Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

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January 6th Coffee Hour -  Coffee hour this Sunday is hosted by all parishioners after both the 8:30 and 10:30 am services. Bring your leftover sweet treats and goodies and let us enjoy them so you don't have to! We will make the coffee.

Please note: going forward family and friends named on the prayer list will remain on the list for 4 weeks and then be removed. This does not include parishioners.

The Globe Has Burst Open! - Your faithful Sunday commitment to the Globe has resulted in an end-of-the-year distribution of $840 each to the five organizations we support with your contributions:  Center Global, Shepherd's Table, Diocesan Hunger Fund, Ministries United Silver Spring Takoma Park (MUSST), and Episcopal Relief and Development.  Thank you.  

Saint Luke Food Pantry - You have a reputation among the volunteers at Saint Luke Food Pantry, a good reputation for your generous contribution of staples that help relieve food insecurity in our community.  The holidays and school vacation may interrupt many daily routines, but not the need for nutritious staples during these colder and darker days of the new calendar year.  A secure source of nutritious food brings light and hope.  Let us remember that as members of a faith community, we share this food with others in Jesus' Name.    
Good Shepherd Brains Can Learn French - Winter Session Begins 1/9  Join us for fun and French as we improve our proficiency and prepare for a pilgrimage to France in May 2020! We meet Wednesdays from 2-3 pm in the Parish Hall. All levels of French welcome & all ages. No homework or grammar exercises. Your brain acquires the language while you connect with the wonderful people around you. Comprehensibly taught by Anna Gilcher, PhD. Questions? Email  anna.gilcher@gmail.com  or call 301-467-8664. To register or to learn more about pedagogical approach, go to  elevateeducationconsulting.com/your-brain-can-learn-french  . Cost: $420 for 12 weeks (comes out to $35/class) or $140/month for 3 months. Drop-ins welcome for $40/class -- try us out on 1/9 and see what you think! Scholarship help available. *NEW*! Are you only free in the evenings? I've got an online (video conferencing) class for Beginners that begins Monday 1/7. Time - 6:30-7:30 pm.  Cost: $350 for 10 weeks (comes out to $35/class) or $117/month for 3 months. 

It's never too late to pledge!  Pledge cards can be found on the desk in the Narthex and may be placed in the offering plate or in the lockbox on the Narthex desk.

Preschool Open House - January 17 and 18 9:30 to 11:30 am. Can't make it to the open house? Call to schedule a visit 301-593-2308. 
The Good Shepherd voting list has been posted on the Parish bulletin board in preparation for the annual meeting February 17th. Any questions see Father David.

The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ
First Lesson: Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm:  72:1-7; 10-14 
Epistle:    Ephesians 3:1-12
The Gospel:  Matthew 2:1-12

The Week of January 6, 2019
Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10 am, EW
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10:30 am
Coffee Hour, 11:45 am, hosted by GS Parishioners (leftover goodies)
Boy Scout Troop 97, 4 pm, PH
Manantial de Vida Apostolic Church, 7:30 pm, Church

GS Troop 22, PH 

Manantial de Vida Apostolic Church, 7:30 pm, Church

SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church, EW
Holy Eucharist/Healing, 11:30 am
Lunch Bunch, 12:30 pm, PH
Calendar Planning, 1:30 pm, PO
French Class, 2 pm, PH
Choir Rehearsal, 8 pm, EW
Manantial de Vida Apostolic Church, 6:30 pm, Church, PH

SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church, PH, EW 
SDA Worship, 9 am, Church
SDA Sabbath School, 9:30 am, PH, EW
Bag Lunches, 9:45 am, PH
SDA Worship, 5 pm, Church
Iglesia Manantial de Vida , 6 pm, PH  
Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10 am, EW
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10:30 am
Boy Scouts, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 5 pm, Church
Altar Flowers & Presence Light


January 6 Flowers

Sue & John Womack 


Carol Lewis

January 13 Flowers

Carol Lewis


Carol Lewis

Sue & John Womack 

January 20 Flowers


January 27 Flowers

Millie Mautz 

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