Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

November 7, 2019


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The Adult Ed group will meet  tonight at 7 pm for dinner at Bistro du Coin, 1738 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  We will be discussing chapters 2, 3 & 4 of the Art of Pilgrimage.  We will also meet on Sunday, November 10 at 9:34 am in the Nursery.

More Workers Needed to Make more Sandwiches this Saturday - November is the month when we double the number of sandwiches and bags of carrots that we prepare for residents of the Men's Emergency Shelter in Rockville. This increased amount continues through the winter months when more men access the services of the shelter.  As the saying goes, "Many hands make light work."  That is why we need YOUR hands on the second Saturday of each month from 9:45 to about 10:45 am.  This Saturday, November 9 at 9:45 am in the parish hall is the first Saturday that we need more help. All ages are invited to participate.  Benefits for you include the opportunity for enjoyable social time with others and the knowledge that what you are doing really makes a difference.  For additional information, please contact Nina or Phill Scott, coordinators of this outreach ministry.

November is Shepherd's Table Month! - Debbie Beebe is Good Shepherd's coordinator of our outreach to Shepherd's Table.  She coordinates volunteers from Good Shepherd who help serve dinner at Shepherd's Table the first Friday of every month.  It is a wonderful hands-on opportunity for us to respond to the call of Jesus to "Feed the Hungry."  And, yes, Debbie is looking for new volunteers.  Is God whispering in your ear that this is the time for you to participate in this ministry?  Debbie has all the information you need.  November is Good Shepherd's month to answer the needs of our sisters and brothers in Christ who are experiencing homelessness and, thus, have an extra need to keep warm as colder weather arrives.   New store-bought and/or handmade heavy gloves, knitted hats, scarves, and heavy socks fit the bill.  As showering facilities are offered at Shepherd's Table, what better than  new underwear (for men and women) when one has finished.  Debbie has placed a bin at the back of church.  Let's fill it to overflowing between now and November 24, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and make Debbie happy.  Learn more at the special Shepherd's Table Coffee Hour this Sunday, November 10.

Equal Exchange Products Entice Customers -  
If you missed out on last Sunday's sale of our new shipment of Equal Exchange products, you have another chance this Sunday.  I will refer to the "C" word and encourage you to consider how much your friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, and helpers would enjoy a gift bag containing chocolate bars, a bag of delicious coffee, a bottle of Palestinian olive oil, a can of hot cocoa mix, and/or one of our new Palestinian products..  Our new Palestinian products - Medjool Dates, Maftoul (whole wheat couscous), and Freekah (toasted green wheat) sold quickly on November 3 and will be re-ordered.  Please let Lynn Wood know if you are interested ( greglynn2@verizon.net
).  Product and quantity, please.  Equal Exchange also has a Farmers Box for $40 that contains those three products plus shelled and toasted almonds that would make a unique and unexpected gift for whatever occasion.  Good Shepherd sells these Equal Exchange items at cost to benefit the small, independent farmers who have joined together to seek a better life for themselves and their families.


The Fall Hospitality Committee meeting will be held on Monday, November 11 at 7 pm in the St. Francis Room.  We will be planning activities for 2020!  Everyone is welcome to come and/or contribute ideas for events for the upcoming year.

Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner, 5 pm, Thursday, November 28. Sign-up sheet on the desk in the Narthex

Fall Cleanup, December 15 (date change) after the 10:30 am service. Lunch will be provided.


Our 2020 pledge campaign continues!
Pledge cards can be found on the desk in the Narthex.  Please fill out and place in the offering plate.  Your pledge will help plant seeds so Good Shepherd's vision and mission will continue to grow.

Saint Luke Food Pantry - Yes, indeed, food and feeding are a key outreach goal at Good Shepherd.  We support the work of Saint Luke Food Pantry in its longtime ministry of responding to the needs for primary and secondary nutritional needs in our community.  Those individuals and families who access their resources are referred by social services agencies.  Volunteers at Saint Luke have a system for filling bags with an assortment of nutritious staples provided to them by individuals and faith communities, such as Good Shepherd.  Cans, bags, boxes, jars, tubes.  Staples come in a variety of containers.  Protein (chicken and tuna), vegetables, fruit, pasta and sauce, rice, cereals, PB&J, hearty soups, pasta meals, and chili, beans (black, kidney, garbanzo) - all go out as soon as they come in.  Guaranteed to enhance your grocery shopping experience!  

The Twenty-second  Sunday after Pentecost

First Lesson:   Haggai 1:15b-2:9
Psalm:     145:1-5, 18-22        
Epistle:    2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17    
The Gospel:     Luke 20:27-38

The Week of November 10, 2019


Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8:30 am
Adult ED, 9:35 am, Nursery
Holy Eucharist II, 10:30 am
Coffee Hour/Shepherds Table, 11:45 am, Narthex 
Violin Studio, 2 pm, EW
BSA Troop 97G, 2 pm, PH
BSA Troop 97B, 4 pm, PH
Manantial de Vida Apostolic, 5    pm, Church
Veterans Day
Hospitality Committee, 7 pm, SFR
Manantial de Vida Apostolic, 7 pm,  Church
SDA Meeting, 3 pm
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church
Holy Eucharist/Healing, 11:30 am
Lunch Bunch, 12:30 pm, PH
French Class, 12 pm, EW
Chimes Choir, 7 pm, EW
Choir Rehearsal, 8 pm, EW
Manantial de Vida Apostolic, 6:30  pm, PH
Adult ED, 7 pm, EW
SDA Meeting, 7 pm

SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church
SDA Worship, 9 am, Church
Needlers, 9 am, SFR
SDA Sabbath School, 9:30 am, PH, EW
SDA Potluck, 12:30 pm, PH, Kitchen
SDA Worship, 5 pm, Church
Manantial de Vida Apostolic, 6 pm, EW   
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:30 am
Adult ED, 9:34 am, Nursery
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 am  
Coffee Hour, 11:45 am, Narthex, hosted by Boma Fubara
BSA Troop 97G, 2 pm, PH
BSA Troop 97B, 4 pm, PH
Manantial de Vida Apostolic Church, 5 pm, Church
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.
November 10 Flowers




November 17 Flowers




November 24 Flowers MacArthur Family


MacArthur Family

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