The Weekly Announcement Page
Friday, July 16, 2021

Pennies For Heaven reopens Tuesday. Back-to-School Supply Drive continues. Prayers for Haiti and Cuba. Sunday worship protocols for July.
Fr. Derek Larson will celebrate at the July 25 services.
Here's what's happening.
Bishop Peter Eaton Message Regarding Haiti
Call to Prayer for the Country
and Church in Haiti
7 July 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Bishop Peter Eaton Message Regarding Cuba
Message from the Bishop
Wednesday after the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
14 July 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In-person Sunday worship, NOW at 8 (Rite I) and 10 (Rite II)
Registration no longer required. See our new July pandemic protocols.
In-person worship 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. New protocols take effect on July 1.

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am during the summer.
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
Our Sunday Ready podcast is taking a break for July.
See you in August!
Watch past recordings on YouTube.
Read Fr. Doug's Letter Regarding New Protocols
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:
God's Promise to David
If you order school supplies online for delivery, please consider Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate to Good Shepherd at no additional cost to you when you order through this link.
Pennies For Heaven

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

REGULAR 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 35 families and an estimated 117 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:
  • Canned tuna; canned chicken & ham
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, OR just bring items to church on Sunday!
Summer Gleaning Opportunities

Hello Gleaners,

Mangoes are ripening fast and it will be just another week or two before we wrap up the 2020-2021 gleaning season. Gleaning for mangoes will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. 

Contact Keith Cutshall at or call him at 561-233-9009 ext 114 or 561-236-8176 to schedule at time in the orchard. 

Happy Gleaning & Summer!
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

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