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January 9, 2020

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There will be no 11:30 am Holy Eucharist service on Wednesday, January 15.

The Vestry Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Vestry candidates for 2020-2023: Lynnette Clark, Nina Scott, and Vanessa Sivali.   The Senior Warden candidate for 2020-2022 is Deena Groshong.   Our Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 2 in the Parish Hall following one service at 9:30 am.  The list of members eligible to vote at the 2020 annual meeting is posted on the bulletin board outside of the  copier room. Questions please see Father David.


"Are you there, God? It's me Parent" - Ever feel this way? Parenting in our world today is not for the faint of heart. Every family is unique, but we all face common struggles. One way we can reduce our stress is to share the burden we may be carrying around - with our friends and our God. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is in the process of forming a parent support group. Our goal is to create a safe space where we can connect, listen, vent, pray, provide support and share resources.  Join us for our inaugural gathering!  We look forward to hearing your ideas for making this group meaningful in your life. Good Shepherd Parent Group  Sunday, January 19, 5-6:30 pm  Education Wing, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.  Light refreshments will be served   RSVP Here  
Call or text Buffy Elliott at 703-298-5674 with any questions. 

Lunches with David RodrickSeveral parishioners are hosting our Seminarian David for lunch.  With all 4 lunches there is room for approximately 24 other parishioners to join the lunch.  If you are interested in joining one of the lunches, each Sunday the sign-up sheets will be in the Narthex for:  Jan 19, Feb 23, and March 1 and March 8.  Lunch will be at approximately 12:30 in the home of the host/ess. If you cannot locate the sign-up sheets, but are interested in coming to one of the lunches, contact Liz Cocke at  eacocke@hotmail.com.

January 26, 2020  - Bishop Michael Curry "More Jesus More Love Revival," 2 pm at the Entertainment & Sports Arena, 1100 Oak Street, SE, Washington, DC .

Annual Meeting February 2. One service at 9:30 am. Potluck contributions for lunch after service. Reports from Committee chairs are due to the office (Word documents only) no later than January 26 for inclusion in the printed Annual Report.


Planting Seeds  -  It is never too late to pledge.  Thank you once again to all who have pledged for 2020.  Pledges can be made at any time.
Saint Luke Food Pantry  -  Through our contributions of staples to Saint Luke Food Pantry, we make it possible for those we may not know to be able to feast and share food with their friends and family members.  Freedom from food insecurity is a marvelous gift.  Let's focus on those staples that we would want to serve our own families and friends, with, of course, nutritious in mind.

While doing your online shopping go to smile.amazon to generate a donation for Good Shepherd!   You can do this throughout the year when you place an Amazon order.

The First Sunday after the Epiphany

First Lesson:  Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm:   29          
Epistle:    Acts 10:34-43                     
The Gospel:   Matthew 3:13-17   

The Week of January 12, 2020


Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:30 am
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 am
Funeral Service for Jack Mitchell, 2 pm
BSA Troop 97B, 4 pm, PH
Manantial de Vida Apostolic, 4   pm, Church
Manantial de Vida Apostolic, 7 pm Church

SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church

Chimes Choir, 7 pm, EW
Vestry, 7:30 pm, Narthex
Choir Rehearsal, 8 pm, EW
Manantial de Vida Apostolic, 6:30 pm, Church
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Parish Hall
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church
SDA Worship, 9 am, Church
Needlers, 9 am, SFR
SDA Sabbath School, 9:30 am, PH, EW
SDA Potluck and meetings, 12:23 pm, PH, EW
SDA Worship, 5 pm, Church
Manantial de Vida Apostolic, 6 pm, EW   
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:30 am
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 am
Coffee Hour, 11:45 am, Narthex, hosted by the Thompsons' 
BSA Troop 97B, 4 pm, PH
Manantial de Vida Apostolic Church, 5 pm, Church
Parenting Support Group, 5 pm, EW
Altar Flowers & Presence Light
Please note: Altar flowers are ordered at the beginning of each month.  if you sign up later in the month we cannot guarantee delivery of the arrangement.
January 12 Flowers

Patty & Hailey Mitchell



January 19 Flowers

Carol Lewis



January 26 Flowers Millie Mautz



February 2 Flowers

Candle Carol Lewis
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