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eVOICE for January 19, 2023


The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

January 22, 2023

We will be celebrating with Transfiguration Church (via Zoom) at 9:00 am and Holy Eucharist Rite II in-person at 10:30 am at Good Shepherd. Masks are still required. 


Following the sad news of Rev. David Wacaster’s loss of his mother, the Vestry will be sending a memorial gift on behalf of the parish. Details will be made available soon for anyone who wishes to contribute. Please continue to keep David and family in your prayers.

The Reverend Ann Moczydlowski returns to Ascension Church to speak on Hope for American Criminal Justice Reform: Ending Torture, Dismantling Racism, and Developing Restorative Alternatives” Monday, January 23, 2023   7:00 pm via ZOOM. The Reverend Ann Moczydlowski will give an inspiring look at her work with Interfaith Action for Human Rights (IAHR), which brings interfaith-based action to bear on prison reform in our area. Register here. Questions email the Ascension Equity & Justice Committee at ascensionaejc@gmail.com.

The Diocese of Washington is excited to be able to offer a workshop, Healing from Internalized Oppression, from the Episcopal Office of African Descent Ministries. The workshop will be held on the evening of Friday, Feb 3 and and during the day on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at St. Paul’s Rock Creek. Dinner will be served on Friday and a continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Click here to register and for more information. Please be advised: This training is primarily intended for People of Color.

Mark your calendar for the Annual Meeting, which will take place on February 26 after the 10:30 service, in person. We will also ensure a hybrid option so that everyone can participate. More details to come. Rosemary Addy is chairing a nominating committee for vestry candidates (3). If you are interested in serving, please contact Rosemary Addy, Nellie Thompson, George Drumwright, Nina Scott, or Becky Parks. If they contact you to ask you to consider running, please do take the invitation into prayerful consideration.  

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. 

Would you like to win a brand-new Clavinova piano? From Anna Gilcher: My parents sing in the Saint Andrew’s College Park choir, and they are going on Pilgrimage to Salisbury, England in July 2023. Support the choir by taking a chance on winning a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-645, including instruction book, headphones and piano lamp. While traditional on the outside, it’s modern inside, this instrument is a great piano for musicians of all skill levels. Suggested retail price is $4,000. Raffle tickets are only $20 each—email Bill Gilcher at wgilcher@me.com


EPPN Action Alerts 

Reflecting on the 117th Congress Take a look back at some of the successes of our advocacy from the previous session of Congress.

What Happened at the U.S.-Africa Summit?  The summit sent a signal to the world that the U.S. wants to strengthen its partnership with African countries, its people, and its institutions. Learn more!

Episcopal Church Statement on the Asylum and Border Policy Announcement

For any questions please call Lynette Clark at 301-357-1726 or email at ilovegoldens@gmail.com

News from Shepherd's Table: Shepherd's Table is asking for volunteers. Please follow these links for opportunities: to volunteer. Check out Shepherd's Table website: our website or reach out to Daniella Burgos at dburgos@shpeherdstable.org for the full scope of ways to get involved! 

Next Food Drive Collection is January 21

Grocery Shopping for Our Food Collection Outreach - All nutritious staples are happily received.

- Tuna, Salmon, or Chicken, in water

- Dry or canned beans (low sodium, if possible)

- Natural nut butters

- Brown rice (16 oz)

- Whole grain pasta

- Pasta sauce in plastic jars

- Canned vegetables (low sodium, if possible)

- Canned fruit (in juice)

- Fruit cups

- Shelf-stable milk in individual milk boxes

- Cooking oils and spices


Third Sunday After the Epiphany

First Lesson: Isaiah 9:1-4

Psalm: 27:1, 5-13

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

The Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23

The Week of January 22, 2023

Sun 1/22 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom 9 am, Holy Eucharist in-person at GSEC 10:30 am,  Buen Pastor 1 pm, BS Troop 97, 3 pm, M de Vida 5 pm, Pack 249 6 pm

Mon 1/23  M de Vida service, 6 pm

Tues 1/24 SDA service 6 pm,

Wed 1/25 Bible Study 11:30 am,

Thur 1/26  M de Vida 6 pm,

Fri 1/27 Parish Office closed SDA 6 pm

Sat 1/28  Diocesan Convention, SDA service 9 am, SDA service 5 pm, M de Vida 6 pm

Sun 1/29 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom 9:00 am, Holy Eucharist in person at GSEC 10:30 am, Buen Pastor 1 pm, BS Troop 97 3 pm, M de Vida 5 pm


Frank Desmond (GS member),  Lynette Clark (GS member), John Elliott (GS member), Joan DeMoss (GS member), Lou Janesko (GS member), Richard Nunn (GS member) Deborah Stroman (GS member) Ethen O'Brien (family of Lynette Clark), Kay Baker (family of Beth Baker), Jessica Nicol, Kindra Nicol (family of Rosemond Cole), Lucille & Hugh Walters, Lois Clarke & family, Brandon Jones & family (family & friends of Florence Walters), Jon Heilbron (friend of the Lewis family), Ellen Woodward & family (friend of Nina Scott).

Names of Family and Friends will remain on the list for 4 weeks.

Zoom Readers ( 9 am):

Jan 22 Richard Nunn

Jan 29 JasCiel Stamp

Feb 5 Florence Walters

Feb 12 Susan Womack

Feb 19 Deena Groshong

Feb 26 Ray Groshong

LEM & Lector

Jan 22 Debby Beebe, Greg Wood

Jan 29 Donna Clemons-Sacks, Lillian Luksenburg

Feb 5 Diane Russell, Araba Pobee

Feb 12 Debbie Beebe, Anna Gilcher

Feb 19 Liz Cocke, Florence Walters

Feb 26 Donna Clemons-Sacks, JasCiel Stamp

January 22 - 28: Ruby Burckle, Lillian Schupp


Jan 22 Sal Campo, Eric Reiffenstein

Jan 29 Joan Lewis, Kirk Franklin

Feb 5 Diane Janesko, Shaun Hardy

Feb 12 Grace Jallah, Rosemond Cole

Feb 19 Patricia Dorn, Florence Walters

Feb 26 Joan Lewis, Kirk Franklin

Vestry on Duty

Jan 22 Lynette Clark

Jan 29 Nina Scott

Clergy & Staff

Interim Rector
The Rev. Anna Olson

The Rev. Kathryn McMahon

Organist & Choirmaster
George Drumwright

Parish Administrator
Lynn Hutcheson
Vestry & Delegates
Senior Warden
Anna Gilcher

Junior Warden
Rosemary Addy

Lynette Clark
Nina Scott
Vanvisa Sivali
Peter Beyer
JasCiel Stamp
Florence Walters
Ray Battistelli
Debbie Beebe
Becky Parks

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

Ray Battistelli
Elisa Elliot
Kirk Franklin 
Becky Parks
John Rees
Vanvisa Sivali
Florence Walters
Greg Wood
Jim Woodhams
Allen Wyrick
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