Food Drive for Manna this Saturday, April 3, 11-12 am, ending with Noonday Prayer. If you can help drive the food to Manna, let us know. We are always looking for new drivers. Also it’s the chance to pick up communion wafers. Wafers are packaged 8 to a bag - one wafer for each Sunday of Easter through to Pentecost. Please pick up wafers for yourself and immediate family members only. Have a lovely Easter Week!

What do you call a row of rabbits hopping backward? A receding hare line! Thank you to everyone who donated to our 2021 Lenten Heifer project! Stay tuned for the total amount collected and how many Baskets of Hope Good Shepherd will be able to provide.
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Holy Week Virtual Services: (Links sent 3/31 in Holy Week email)
  1. Maundy Thursday April 1 7:00 pm
  2. Good Friday April 2 noon (pre-recorded)
  3. Good Friday 7 Last Words 3:00 pm Luther Rice Memorial Church  
  4. Good Friday April 2 7:00 pm
  5. Easter Sunday April 4 10:30 am
  6. The Second Sunday of Easter April 11 11:15 am worship online at the National Cathedral (there will not be a Zoom service).

The Church Office will be closed April 2 through April 5. Father David will be on vacation until April 12th.

New EPPN Action Alert
The legislation OGR is prioritizing now is Support Gun Reform to Strengthen and Expand Background Checks. Recent tragedies have generated more attention on gun violence. While addressing this issue, we must also remember the less visible but daily toll that gun violence takes on our communities through suicide, domestic violence, and other means.
To register for Action Alerts, go to: episcopalchurch.org/ministeries/office-government-relations/ For any questions or help contact Lynette Clark at 301-357-1726 or ilovegoldens@gmail.com

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. 
SOCIAL OUTREACH
Feed the Globe - Big Globe misses its Sunday visitors.  NOTE: If you can't make it to a food collection, you can mail a check to the church. Make the check out to Good Shepherd and write "Globe" on the memo line. The groups we support through the Globe still need our assistance. These groups are Shepherd's Table, Saint Luke Food Pantry, Center Global, and MUSST. Thank you  

Shepherd's Table Wish List - A way to respond to the needs of Shepherd's Table is through the WISH LIST link on their website:  https://shepherdstable.org.

See an update from MCCH here.
LESSONS AND CALENDAR
Easter Sunday
First Lesson: Acts 10:34-43
Psalm: 118: 1-2, 14-24
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11
The Gospel: John 20:1-18

The Week of April 4, 2021
Sun 4/4 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom at 10:30 am. Live webcast: 11:15 am @cathedral.org, Manantial de Vida 2:30 pm Church
Mon 4/5 Office closed
Tues 4/6
Wed 4/7 Virtual choir practice 7:30 pm
Thur 4/8
Fri 4/9 l
Sat  4/10 Telephone Prayer Meeting 9:15 am, SDA 9:30 am Church
Sun  4/11 Live webcast via Facebook at 11:5 am @cathedral.org, M de Vida, 2:30 pm.
OFFER PRAYERS INTENTIONALLY TO GOD FOR ALL HIS PEOPLE:
John Elliott, Don Schimmel, Norma Anderson, Lisa Mondori, Jackie N (friends of Florence Walters).
Zoom Readers:
4/1 Jillian Newby, Deena Groshong
4/2 Elspeth Nunn, Richard Nunn
4/4 Jasciel Stamp, Deena Groshong
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
April 4 - April 10: Keelin Pegg, Chole Pegg, Emily Campbell & Ian Henderson.
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
Rosemary Addy

Joe Burckle
Boma Fubara
Jose Obando
Lynette Clark
Nina Scott
Vanvisa Sivali
Peter Beyer
Garret Nicholson
Florence Walters

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
Lyn Womack
Adrienne Womack
Greg Wood
Jim Woodhams
Allen Wyrick
GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH
818 UNIVERSITY BLVD. WEST SILVER SPRING, MD 20901
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