The Weekly Announcement Page
Friday, June 4, 2021

No more registration for Sunday worship: just come to church!
New Sermon Series Announced (see video).
Morning Prayer and Food Pantry now on summer schedule.
Youth Group will meet through the end of the school year.
Here's what's happening.
Website Remodel

We are in the process of consolidating our websites into one main site. You will now be directed to when you search for us. If you get an error or security message please search and save the new link. We will be updating our site with new pages over the next couple weeks. Be sure to check back regularly! Thanks for your patience while we improve our web presence and reach in the community!
In-person Sunday worship, NOW at 8 (Rite I) and 10 (Rite II)
Registration no longer required. See our new pandemic protocols.

We offer in-person worship, with limited attendance, every Sunday morning at 8:00 AM (Rite I) and 10:00 AM (Rite II).

Please arrive in plenty of time to be seated by 9:55 so that we can begin the livestream on time.
Masks and distancing are still required.

For those not attending in person: the 10:00 service will livestream. Access live-stream from the Worship Page.
Morning Prayer
Live Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am beginning June 1.
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.
New Video Podcast!
Posts every Tuesday
Be ready for Sunday services with this informal discussion about the appointed readings. Hosted by Fr. Doug and David Dixon, Sunday Ready will post every Tuesday for the following week on the Worship page of our website. Click below for this week's discussion.
In-person Youth Group meets Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Join us again this Wednesday for in-person Youth Group on campus from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

These Youth Group meetings have been approved by the Diocesan Re-entry Task Force. Important protocols can be found on the Youth and Family page. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact David Dixon at or 864-541-1861. 
Do you need help with a loved one?

If you are looking for a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) for yourself or a loved one we can put you in contact with a trusted friend of Good Shepherd who has cared for a number of our elderly parishioners over the years. Please contact Merike in the church office.
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:
Israel Asks for a King
Pennies For Heaven

Pennies for Heaven, Good Shepherd's on-site thrift shop, is now open for business, masked and socially distant! Thanks to everyone who supports this important ministry!

HOURS: Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. We are accepting donations during these hours, too!
Remember that we 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 31 families and an estimated 103 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:
  • PB & J; cereal
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: Summer Schedule The Food Pantry is now open on Tuesdays only from noon - 3:00 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 - 3:00 pm.
Standing Notices
Annual Giving Campaign: Have you returned your Estimate of Giving?
Thanks to everyone who has submitted an Estimate of Giving for 2021! We use this information to plan for the coming year, including budgets for outreach, ministry, and staffing. While many of you cannot be with us in person, we encourage you to use our simple online form to submit your estimate of giving. If you haven't responded with your estimate yet, or even if you don't think you can this year, we hope to hear from you either way!

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 - 3:00 pm
Note: limited hours, limited customers at any one time
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 Tuesdays and Thursdays (summer schedule!) 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