GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Just a reminder that there will NOT be a Food Drive this Saturday, Sept. 12; this is our off week. We will have the next one on Saturday, September 19, 11-12 am. Use the Sign-Up Genius link here to volunteer to accept food donations at Good Shepherd or to drive the goods to Manna. 

Our Virtual Lunch Bunch will be meeting next Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1 pm. Here’s what you do to participate: Use any phone to call 1-518-318-5354. When prompted, say your name and join the conversation. When you are ready to leave, just hang up.
 
This year's Heifer Project was certainly weird, wild, and wacky. Who would have imagined that our Ingathering would take place in July . . . in the Good Shepherd parking lot? But, I'm in Hog Heaven as I announce that we collected $2,301.25 this year! That is 19 pigs, people! Thank you to all for donating! Deena

Is your pledge up-to-date?  Please take a moment to catch up; go onto our website to donate or mail in a check. Thank you for your faithfulness and support.

Telephone prayer meeting every Saturday at 9:15 am. The number to call to join the prayer meeting is 508-924-2778. If you have any questions contact Lynette Clark at 301-357-1726. 

ANNUAL MEETING EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN Women of the diocese are cordially invited to attend the 138th Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  The  meeting will be held on Zoom and will be accessible by computer, tablets, and telephone. Check-in for the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the two-hour meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The guest speaker for the meeting is the Reverend Dr. Maria A. Kane, Rector of St. Paul's, Piney Parish, in Waldorf.  Women are encouraged to complete the online registration form at ecw-edow.org, no later than September 20, 2020.  Confirmations will be sent to all who register for the meeting.
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SOCIAL MINISTRIES
Shepherd's Table - You are encouraged to check out their website and facebook page for updates and suggested ways to help. They always appreciate a financial contribution sent to:
  Shepherd's Table
  8106 Georgia Avenue
  Silver Spring, MD 20910

Saint Luke Food Pantry - Contributions continue to be needed to help them purchase 100 Giant cards for distribution each week. A check can be written to Saint Luke Lutheran Church, with Covid-19 on the memo line and sent to:
  Saint Luke Lutheran Church
  9100 Colesville Rd.
  Silver Spring, MD 20910

I Want to DO Something to Make a Difference!   
1. Episcopal Public Policy Network  A grassroots network of Episcopalian dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to "strive for justice and peace" through the active ministry of public policy advocacy.
 
2. Poor People's Campaign This is the Rev. William Barber's group. Their goal is to reach people in a variety of ways to encourage them to vote. additional info
 
3. SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)  A national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work for racial justice through community organizing, mobilizing, and education. There are local chapters in Montgomery County and DC.
 
4. Bend the Arc - Jewish Action  Their goal is to stand with communities under attack through phone banks, post card writing, holding elected officials accountable, etc. You do not need to be Jewish to join. information
 
5. CASA de Maryland  Advocacy and assistance for Latino and immigrant communities in the DMV: healthcare, employment, housing, language/literacy, citizenship and legal services. website
 
6. Center Global (website) Local organization that welcomes and supports LGBTQ asylum-seekers who have fled persecution in more than 50 countries. Provides free legal services in partnership with Immigration Equality (website)
LESSONS AND CALENDAR
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
First Lesson: Exodus 14:19-31
Psalm: 149
Epistle: Romans 14:1-12
The Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35

The Week of September 13, 2020
Sun 9/13 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom for Good Shepherd at 10:30 am
Live webcast: 11:15 am @cathedral.org.
Mon 9/14
Tues 9/15
Wed 9/16 Healing Eucharist via Facebook 11:30 am
Adult Ed - Sacred Spaces 6 pm
Vestry Meeting 7:30 via Zoom
Thur  9/17
Fri 9/18
Sat  9/19 Telephone Prayer Meeting 9:15 am
Food Drive 11 am - noon
Sun   9/20 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom for Good Shepherd at 10:30 am.
Live webcast: 11:15 am @cathedral.org.
SUNDAY ZOOM READERS:9/13: L Luksenburg, Liz Cocke, 9/20: F Walters, D. Beebe
9/27: G, Wood, D, Groshong
Birthdays and Anniversaries
September 11 - 19: Cecily Thorne Jacqueline Lunsford, Erin Morrison, Eric Schupp, Garret Nicholson, Vanvisa Sivali,
Clergy & Staff
Rector
The Rev. David C. Wacaster
rector@gsecmd.org

Deacon
The Rev. Kathryn McMahon
deacon@gsecmd.org

Organist & Choirmaster
George Drumwright
music@gsecmd.org

Parish Administrator
Lynn Hutcheson
assistant@gsecmd.org
Vestry & Delegates
Senior Warden
Deena Groshong

Junior Warden
Jennifer Hendricks

Rosemond Cole
Shaun Hardy
Lillian Luksenburg
Joe Burcle
Boma Fubara
Jose Obando
Lynette Clark
Nina Scott
Vanvisa Sivali

Delegates
Cecily Thorne
Ray Groshong
Counters & Recorders (All serve on a rotating schedule, two counters and one recorder each Sunday)
Counters: 

Ray Battistelli
Frank Desmond
Kirk Franklin 
Becky Parks
Vanvisa Sivali
Adrienne Womack
Greg Wood
Jim Woodhams
Allen Wyrick
GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH
818 UNIVERSITY BLVD. WEST SILVER SPRING, MD 20901
gsecmd.org