The Weekly Announcement Page
Friday, November 20, 2020

Annual Giving Campaign: It's Inspired!
Pennies For Heaven Flea Market sale 9-2 on Saturday (tomorrow!).
GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays this Monday at 6 pm.
Here's what's happening.
Office Hours Thanksgiving Week: Open Tuesday and Wednesday 10-2. Closed Friday.
Food Pantry Hours Thanksgiving Week: Tuesday noon-2, Wednesday 1-6, Thursday 10-12
GOOD SHEP FLEA! It's tomorrow!

Saturday, November 21
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
All proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Mission and Ministry. 400 Seabrook Road, Tequesta
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!
Consider all that God has blessed us with:
  • Review the Good Shepherd Generosity statement, which was based on your responses last year to our "Why" campaign
  • Watch the short ministry videos to see the many ways that your estimate helps to pursue our mission
  • Please submit your 2021 giving estimate - Inspired Giving 2021 - as Good Shepherd strives to fulfill our mission to be a beacon of faith, hope, and love in the coming year.
In-person Sunday worship

We continue to offer in-person worship, with limited attendance, every Sunday.
Click on the video link for requirements for registering and in-person worship.

For those not attending in person: the service will be air live at 10:00 am. Access live-stream from the Worship Page. Consecrated bread from the reserved sacrament will now be offered each Sunday from 1:00 - 1:30 pm.
Sunday Communion, 1:00 - 1:30 pm
Holy Communion is offered each Sunday from 1:00 - 1:30 pm at church. This is social distanced, safety compliant, and brief. While you'll only be here for 5-10 minutes, you will still experience the sacred space in a different and wonderful way.

Please wear a mask and expect a temperature check before entering.
Morning Prayer
Live Each Weekday at 9:00 am on Facebook and (new!) on Zoom, or watch it later on our YouTube Channel.
Missing Good Shepherd's music program?

Check out the archive of Sunday anthems and hymns recorded by Music Director Timm C. Johnson-Reynolds and the Good Shepherd quartet!

Click here for a wide selection of our music, then close your eyes and imagine you are in our worship space!
Sunday Coffee Hour Fellowship
Missing your church family? Drop in to Good Shepherd's Courtyard Connection at 11:30 am on Zoom.
Sunday evening Youth Group
Join us again this Sunday for in-person Youth Group on campus from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.

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. 

We are still going to provide the option to Zoom on Wednesday nights from 7:30pm-8:00pm and everyone is encouraged to join in. If you have any questions please feel free to contact David Dixon at or 864-541-1861. 
GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays - Monday, November 23 at 6:00 pm
The holidays can be a hard time for anyone who has lost a loved one, particularly if during the past year. Please know that you are not alone! Contact us to receive materials to guide you through this special one-night GriefShare offering to help you cope.
Please contact Beverley Cunningham to register or for further details.
Please Share!
You can help us to bring digital content to others in a very easy way. Please share our posts, videos, services, website, messages, blogs, and events! We're on You Tube, Facebook, and Instagram. (links at bottom of email)
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
  • Watch the video lesson, featuring a teacher or family, which will premiere at 8:00 am Sunday; be the first to discover our weekly guest star(s)!
This week's lesson:
The Sheep and the Goats
Youth Christian Formation
Calling all Youth! We have Christian formation that you may view at a time of your choosing. We'll post by 9:00 am Sunday but you can watch at 11:00 pm Monday! Just come prepared to join the discussion at Wednesday Youth Group.
Help Needed for Hurricane Victims
Our ministry partners at Our Little Roses and Osman Hope (through Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders) are in a dire situation in Honduras following Hurricanes Eta and Iota. Find our how you can help at the link below.

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!

Pennies will be open Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. We are accepting donations during these hours, too! And, we have a new phone number: 561-406-2932. Give us a call!

Food Pantry News
"For I was hungry, and you gave me food." - Matt. 25:35

Yesterday, a week before Thanksgiving, the Food Pantry set a one-day record of serving 33 families. We saw many new clients. Through your food donations, 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:
  • Click below to see needs for Thanksgiving
For a full list of needs, check out our stop-light encoded supply list.

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.
The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 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 - 3:00 pm.
Standing Notices

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

& Livestream Worship for ALL
Sundays, at 10:00 am

In-person Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
Sundays, from 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Office Reopening (limited hours)
Thanksgiving Week Schedule: Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pennies For Heaven Thrift Shop Now Reopened
Weekly Schedule: Tuesday - Friday,* 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
* Closed Thanksgiving Day *
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. Visit our Virtual Church 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.

Daily Morning Prayer
We gather online every weekday for Morning Prayer on Facebook. You can access an Order of Service for Morning Prayer on the Virtual Church website. Not on Facebook? Watch the recording on our You Tube channel.

Online Giving
Your continued giving during the pandemic allows us to bring church into your living room each week. We love you and miss you and can't wait to be together again, but until that happens 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 virtual website 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 ONE 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