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Thank you to Joe Burckle and volunteers that helped spread playmat on the play ground last Saturday.

Come & See and Join us for Tea and light 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2-5 pm  .  The Auxiliary Board of the Episcopal Center for Children (ECC) is hosting an Autumn Tea and tour of the Center to benefit the ECC.  A $20 donation is requested.  The Center is located at 5901 Utah Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  Please RSVP: 202-291-2125.  If you are unable to attend this event, but would like to donate to the ECC, you can make your check payable to the Episcopal Center for Children and note in the memo line - "Tea Fundraiser", and give your donation to Patricia Dorn, Janice Ezeani or Irene Fletcher no later than September 16.  (The "Tea" fundraiser event is being held instead of the September Book Fair held at Politics & Prose the past three years.)

Good Shepherd Brains Can Learn French - Fall Session Begins 9/12  Join us for fun and French as we improve our proficiency and prepare for a pilgrimage to France in May!!! We now meet WEDNESDAYS from 2-3 pm in the Education Wing. 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. More info about pedagogical approach at  elevateeducationconsulting.com Cost: $420 for 12 weeks or $105/month for 4 months. Drop-ins welcome for $40/class.-Scholarship help available.

Registration for Oct 19-21 SHRINE MONT Parish Retreat this Sunday - Join us for a fun and relaxing time in Orkney Springs, VA. Contact Susan Callahan or Nell Jeter for more information. Registration forms are on the desk in the narthex. All payments and registration forms must be in by September 30. Place in the lock box on the ushers' desk.

Good Shepherd Church will be hiring a Nursery attendant to work on Sundays from 9 am to 12:30 pm. We need someone who is child care certified and CPR trained. If you are aware of someone interested please have them call the church office 301-593-3282.

Saint Luke Food Pantry - 
Please pick up the yellow card from Saint Luke that lists suggested staples.  All nutritious staples are welcomed, but let's focus this week on canned chicken and tuna, pasta meals, pasta and sauce, chili, rice and beans, and peanut butter and jelly.  Thank you.
Personal Toiletries for Shepherd's Table - Some of us have items from stays in motels that we have not used - soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. - or unused personal toiletries that we purchase for such trips.  Bring them in to the box at the back of church.  They are gratefully used by clients of Shepherd's Table who access their shower facilities.

Good Shepherd's Golden Oldies Recipes -  Celebrating our 50th year at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs VA, we are creating a book favorite recipes from the past. Do you have a memorable recipe from the past you would like to include? We will accept all recipes preferably home made from scratch. Photos are welcome and a short origin story. We plan to have these fun memories available by Christmas. Proceeds will be contributed to Good Shepherd Shrine Mont scholarship fund. Please send 1 recipe per household. Submissions are to be in Word format no later than WORD 2010. Email as an attachment to njeter@aol.com. Deadline for submission November 1.  Questions? Ask Nell Jeter 301-593-9027.
Upcoming Event
Time to start working on  Pumpkin Fest 2018!   What can you do right now?  Root cuttings from your houseplants for the Houseplant Extravaganza Sale; start putting together a basket for the Basket Raffle; consider joining the Communications Team to help with advertising.  Would you like to help run the kids' games and/or arts and crafts?  What about helping to serve our grilled hot dogs?  Please contact Deena Groshong, (301-847-0373 or
crossstitch61@verizon.net) to volunteer.

October 16 at 9 am - All women and girls are invited to attend the 136th Annual General Meeting of the Episcopal Women and Girls. The theme is "We will show you our Faith by our Works". The meeting will be held at St. Barnabas Church, 14111 Oak Grove Road, Upper Marlboro, MD.

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost  
First Lesson: Proverbs 1:20-33
Psalm:    19
Epistle:   James 3:1-12
The Gospel:  Mark 8:27-38   

The Week of September 16-23 , 2018
Holy Eucharist Rite I,  8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10 am, EW
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10:30 Baptism
Boy Scouts, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 5 pm, Church

Sligo Creek Civic Ass. 7 pm PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 7 pm, Church
GS Troop 22, 7 pm, Parish Hall
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church
Holy Eucharist/Healing, 11:30 am
Race & Justice, 1:30 pm EW
French Class, 2pm, PH
Choir Rehearsal, 8 pm, EW
Chimes, 8 pm, EW
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6:30 pm pm, PH
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church, PH, EW 
SDA Service, 9 am, Church
SDA Sabbath School, 9:30 am, PH, EW, SFR, PreS
SDA Board Meeting, 2 pm, EW 
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
Boy Scouts, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 5 pm, Church
Altar Flowers & Presence Light







September 16 Flowers

Frank Desmond

Brandon Perry
September 23 Flowers

Jay & Lyn Womack

Candle Brandon Perry
September 30 Flowers


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