The Weekly Announcement Page
Friday, September 10, 2021

Confirmation updates.
Bible Study.
GROW Sunday: Formation for Everyone.
Fall GriefShare 13-week series begins on Monday.
Tidings Autumn 2021 has published.
Here's what's happening.
Current Pandemic Protocols
A Call To Prayer

We have much to pray for. Please see Fr. Doug's Call to Prayer at the link below.
In-person Sunday worship at 8 and 10.
Masks required in all campus buildings.
In-person worship every Sunday morning at 8:00 AM (Rite I) and 10:00 AM (Rite II).

The 10:00 service will livestream. Access livestream from the Worship Page. Please note, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy when attending a livestream service in person. There is no livestream at the 8:00 service.
Morning Prayer
Live weekdays at 9:00 am.
Now exclusively on Zoom, or watch it later on our web site, Facebook or YouTube channel.

  • Print or download the bulletin for each day on our Prayer & Study page.
Sunday Ready Podcast
Posts mid-week
Be ready for Sunday services with this informal discussion about the appointed readings. Click HERE for this week's discussion.

Watch past recordings on YouTube.
Haiti Earthquake Relief through the Bishop's Appeal

We have been following the news from Bondeau since the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last month. To help our friends in Bondeau and the surrounding areas recover, your donations are greatly appreciated. Please select Haiti Earthquake Relief as the dropdown fund.
New GriefShare series begins THIS Monday, September 13 at 6:30pm
Do you know someone who is grieving the recent loss of a loved one? Connect them with a community of those who understand.

GriefShare will meet on Zoom for the first session and then we will be transitioning to a hybrid in-person/zoom format. Please call the church or register online and receive program materials in advance:
(561) 746-4674
GROW Sunday: Formation for Everyone
Sunday, September 19, at 9:00
Every third Sunday monthly
The Episcopal Way on Saturday; Youth Confirmation meets Sunday
Confirmation Formation for Youth
Youth Confirmation will have an organizational meeting after the 10:00 service on Sunday, September 12 for all high school students wishing to be confirmed in October 2022. We will set a day and time for our weekly meetings that will take place throughout the school year, and preview what to expect.

The Episcopal Way:
Confirmation / Reception / Reaffirmation for Adults
The Episcopal Way Christian formation class will be offered by Fr. Doug and Fr. Derek on Saturday, September 11. We will meet late morning through mid afternoon - lunch will be provided! Please contact the office or register at the link below.
Clergy Bible Study:
A Five-week Study of the Letter of James
Wednesdays 11 AM in-person / 3 PM on Zoom
Series start - Sept. 8 Join Anytime

How do we respond to pain and suffering? How do we deal with conflict? Why should we closely monitor what we say and how we speak? How should we think about and plan for the future? These are just some of the practical questions that are addressed in the New Testament Letter of James. Join Fr. Doug for this important study of one of the Bible s most celebrated and controversial books.

For the online link, please visit the Prayer and Study page.
Rise and Shine at Sunday School

Children and Families: continue to connect to church and each other on Sunday mornings through Sunday School !
  • Download the Together@Home weekly virtual lesson - available now!
  • Read the lesson as a family, then do some of the related fun activities
This week's lesson:
Speak Kindly
St. George's Request

Your recent donations of clothing and personal items for our friends at St. George's were greatly appreciated! We were able to deliver many bags of shirts, shorts, hats, ponchos, and much more. The unmet hygiene needs are currently:

  • sample size soaps
  • shampoo
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • comb/brush
  • mouthwash
  • lotions
  • hand soap

Items may be delivered to the church office, brought to church on Sunday, dropped off at the Food Pantry on Tuesdays from 11-2, or left with the Pennies For Heaven marked "For St. George's." Your assistance means more than you think.
Pennies For Heaven

Pennies for Heaven, Good Shepherd's on-site thrift shop, is open and offering great deals on everything from clothes to housewares, jewelry to furniture. Thanks to everyone who supports this important ministry!

REGULAR HOURS: Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. We are accepting donations during these hours, too! Like us on Facebook!

Remember that we also have a new phone number:
561-406-2923. Give us a call!


Or, from any browser, you can search 'Ebay Stores' and enter 'Pennies For Heaven Thrift' to find us!
Food Pantry News
"For I was hungry, and you gave me food." - Matt. 25:35

This week, we served 26 families and an estimated 95 individuals. Your food donations make a real difference: you are helping real people, many of whom never expected to ever have to ask for assistance. Remember: needs change rapidly!

Supply request of the week:
  • Peanut butter; canned meat; canned tuna
For a full list of needs, check out our stop-light encoded supply list. Many staples are currently in the red!

In addition, we always welcome:
  • Reusable cloth bags to distribute food
  • Publix gift cards in $5 or $10 amounts help folks supplement with milk and eggs, too!

Your faithful support of this ministry is truly a blessing. Please keep our team of dedicated volunteers in your prayers.
Notice: The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays only from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Food Donations may be left with an attendant during those hours OR may be left at Pennies for Heaven during their business hours of Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, OR just bring items to church on Sunday!
Standing Notices

In accordance with Diocesan guidelines, continuation of improved metrics, and acceptance of our Reopening Plan, the following are scheduled:

In-person Worship
Sundays, at 8:00 am, Rite I

In-person Worship
& Livestream Worship for ALL
Sundays, at 10:00 am, Rite II

Office (limited hours)
Weekly Schedule: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pennies For Heaven Thrift Shop
Weekly Schedule: Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Beware of phone and internet scams!!
PLEASE be alert to telephone and internet scams. We have received information about a few phishing scams that send emails to parishioners as if Fr. Doug has written them. He has not. Fr. Doug will never ask you to buy gift cards or other items for him because he's too busy. To be sure a message is from the real Fr. Doug, always look for the and not Gmail, Comcast, Yahoo, or any other email server.

AND...also be careful about phone calls you receive from callers identifying themselves as the IRS or Social Security. They will never call you either. And they certainly will not ask for credit card information or bank account numbers. Don't worry about being polite. Just hang up.
Church Online
Each Sunday, the worship service broadcasts live on our website, YouTube, and Facebook at 10:00 am. There is no livestream of the 8:00 am service. Visit our website at the link below. You can find weekly services, resources for daily prayer, service opportunities and other important updates about how we can stay connected during this time of social distance.

Morning Prayer
We gather online weekdays at 9:00 a.m. for live Morning Prayer on the Prayer & Study page of our website. You can access an Order of Service for Morning Prayer there, too. Can't make it at 9:00? Watch the recording on our You Tube channel, Facebook, or on our site at 10:00.

Online Giving
Your continued giving allows us to bring church into your living room each week. We are still working to bring you digital content, community support, fellowship, and pastoral care. Even if you are not utilizing digital resources fully, know that in this uncertain time, people everywhere are hungry for spiritual connection and are visiting Good Shepherd from around the country and around the world. Please visit the Giving Page on our for ways you can be a beacon of faith, hope, and love.

Office Hours
Church offices are open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, as part of our LEVEL TWO reopening plan. Outside of these hours, the staff will work remotely from home and will continue to check phone messages and e-mails daily.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and School
The Very Rev. Dr. Douglas F. Scharf, Rector
The Rev. Derek Larson, Assistant Rector