Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

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ECC Tea  - Thanks to Patricia Dorn, Janice Ezeani, Irene Fletcher and other members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Episcopal Center for Children, the fundraising tea on September 16 was a marvelous experience.  Tea and goodies were accompanied by the music of a harpist and the opportunity to view a video and take a tour of the campus.  Children ages 5-14 who have serious social/emotional issues are well served by a very caring and experienced staff of teachers and mental health professionals.  It is not too late to make a contribution.  You may write a check to Good Shepherd and put ECC on the memo line or write a check directly to the Episcopal Center for Children and give it to one of our three ladies mentioned above.  Good Shepherd has supported the Episcopal Center for Children for decades and will continue to do so.

Good Shepherd Brains Can Learn French - Fall Session began on 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.

Equal Exchange Special Requests - Lynn Wood will place an order for coffee, cocoa, chocolate bars, and Palestinian olive oil at the beginning of October.  This is your opportunity for special requests.  Special requests can be items you would like to make sure we have for sale at church and/or items that you want to order in bulk, say a specific box of chocolate bars, to take home for long term enjoyment.  Feel free to email Lynn at greglynn2@verizon.net or see her at church this Sunday.

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.
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  is November 1.  Questions? Ask Nell Jeter 301-593-9027.

Preschool - The preschool has openings in our 2, 3, and 4 year old classes for the Fall.  If you have friends or neighbors with preschool children please tell them about our excellent program!  Our program runs 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week (depending on the age of the child) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  You may contact Mary Lureau at  the preschool, 301-593-2308
Upcoming Event
Pumpkin Fest - Saturday, October 13  -- Do you have an idea for a basket for the Raffle?  What about a coffee basket, a craft basket, an Italian dinner basket, a bestseller book basket?  Use your imagination!  Baskets should be brought to church on Sunday, October 7 for the Basket Pre-Raffle.  Get a jump on the crowds and participate in the Raffle even if you are not available on Pumpkin Fest day.

Registration for Oct 19-21 SHRINE MONT Parish Retreat - 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.

October 16 at 9 am - All women and girls are invited to attend the 136th Annual General Meeting of 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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost  
First Lesson: Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm:    1
Epistle:   James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a
The Gospel:  Mark 9:30-37  

The Week of September 23-30 , 2018
Holy Eucharist Rite I,  8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10 am, EW
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10:30 Baptism
Violin Studio, 2 pm, EW
Boy Scouts, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 5 pm, Church

Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 7 pm, Church
GS Troop 5016 7 pm, EW
Parent Meeting, 7 pm, PH
SDA Worship, 6:30 pm, Church
SDA Children's Prog., 6:30 pm, PO
Weeding, 7 pm, outside grounds
Holy Eucharist/Healing, 11:30 am
French Class, 2 pm, PH
Choir Rehearsal, 8 pm, EW
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6:30 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 Choir Practice, 4 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 23 Flowers

Jay & Lyn Womack



Brandon Perry

September 30 Flowers



October 7 Flowers


Candle Carol Lewis
October 14 Flowers

Jay & Lyn Womack

Sue & John Womack

Candle Dick & Elsbeth Nunn
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