Food Drive Saturday August 6 at 11 am. See Social Outreach section for additional donation items.
Sunday, we welcome the Rev. Anna Olson as preacher and celebrant and Jason West as substitute organist. Remember masks are required!
Parish Administrator away August 5 returning August 15.
Lunch Bunch will not meet in August. Next date is September 14.

A note from Lara Case, Good Shepherd Postulant:
Dear Good Shepherd,
I wanted to write and say first that you all and your transition are in my prayers. I am grateful to announce that I have been hired to be the Director of Family and Youth Ministries at Grace Church, Bainbridge Island, WA. I am sad to be so far from you all, though I feel you with me here. I believe you would like Grace a lot, they have similar values to Good Shepherd. It is a blessed opportunity to grow in my ministry and learn new things. It is also a joy to be near my parents and my sister and her three little boys. Thank you once more for your guidance and support. Hopefully I will see you soon!
Peace and Blessings to you all, Lara

At the end of August we will begin the official reservations and payment. If you are interested and want more information email Brian and Nellie at to let them know of your interest.

EPPN Action Alerts
Tell Congress to Help Stop Illegal Deforestation. Urge your representatives to cosponsor the FOREST Act of 2021 (S.2950/H.R.5508). This bipartisan legislation would improve trade transparency to help ensure our nation’s imports are not connected to illegal deforestation in other countries. It is a step to ensuring that U.S. companies and citizens are not indirectly supporting illegal deforestation and its related activities.
A Closer Look with OGR: Religious Liberty and the Supreme Court with BJC. Holly Hollman, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, joined OGR and Mary Kostel, Chancellor to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, for a conversation about the implications of recent Supreme Court decisions on religious liberty. The discussion addressed the case of the praying football coach, and taxpayer support for religious schools in Maine, and helped shed light on the framework for these decisions and what it means for those of us committed to religious freedom. A recording of the event is available on our website’s events page.
Upcoming: EPPN Advocacy Training Day: The Environment. Wednesday, August 10th from 2:00-4:30 pm EDT. Join the staff of the Office of Government Relations for a network wide virtual EPPN Advocacy Training Day to address Creation Care! During this advocacy training, we will help you go deeper in your advocacy with training from Office of Government Relations staff as well as the chance to connect with other advocates. You will come away with best practices for setting up, conducting, and following up on advocacy meetings, ideas for how to expand your advocacy meeting into a longer-term relationship building, and tips for building an effective strategy for engagement. This training day will focus on climate provisions, where our experts will share details about an advocacy ask that we will use as an example during the training. Then, once the training is over, we want you to go out and advocate! 
For any questions please call Lynette Clark at 301-357-1726 or email at

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. 
Update from the Wardens
Greetings from Agen, a lovely town about one hour from Toulouse where I am presenting and coaching at a wonderful language teacher’s conference. (George and our dog Sophie are staying in Toulouse this week because Sophie needed some time “at home” after the trip to see my French family last week.)

Debbie Beebe took fantastic notes at the Q and A session with the Rev. Dr. Anne-Marie Jeffries on June 19. This was the session where we learned more about the transition process. You can access the notes here. Thank you, Debbie! A lot of us were able to stay for the meeting, so if you weren’t able to be there, do ask around if you have further questions and thoughts! 

At last week's Vestry meeting the Vestry voted to ask JasCiel Stamp to fill the vacancy on the Vestry that was created by the resignation of Garrett Nicholson. JasCiel has agreed to serve out the term, which ends in February 2024. We are excited for JasCiel to join us during this important time for Good Shepherd.

Mother Anna began serving as our Interim Rector Monday, August 1st. We're thrilled for her to officially join us.

As a reminder, each week, a member of the Vestry takes on the role of the Vestry member on duty (“VonD”). That person’s name and phone number is in the bulletin each week. If you see anything that needs attention at the church, or if you have questions, thoughts, concerns, please let the “VonD” know about it.

With love and blessings, 
Anna & Rosemary

PS If you would like to see pictures of Anna and George's trip click here.
Immigrants from south of the border: Saturday, August 13 Deacon Kathryn will be happy to go down to St. Thomas to observe and donate any items collected, leaving Good Shepherd around 10-11 am. 
These are some of the items needed most immediately: FUNDING, COVID tests, interpreters/translators, water (gallons), juice boxes, shaving cream & razors, toothbrushes & tooth paste, deodorant, feminine products, acetaminophen & ibuprofen, anti-diarrhea & anti-acid medication, first aid kits, diapers, baby wipes, bottles, gently worn baby & toddler clothing, underwear for babies, children & adults, shoes We will collect these items JUST AS WE DO FOOD: You can bring it to the bins in the narthex or to the Food Drive, or you can call or email Deacon Kathryn (, 202-510-3716) and make a time to meet her at the church. Do NOT bring them to the church and leave them in the office – they will not be collected there.

An Opportunity to Help Students - Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is once again offering an opportunity to support students. It is easy to do. Google Click on Back to School Fair and follow the instructions. There is an opportunity to support students at all grade levels with both school supplies AND new school shoes.  

Continued support for Ukraine
1. Episcopal Relief and Development -
2. Razom for Ukraine -

Next Food Drive Saturday August 6
Grocery Shopping for Our Food Collection Outreach (1st and 3rd Saturdays). Updated Manna Food Center List Link. Even though there is a shortage of baby formula, Food Distribution organizations are asking that you not purchase baby formula to donate.

News from Shepherd's Table: 
You can volunteer (in person) to serve meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner) at Progress Place (downtown Silver Spring) or hand out prepared meals for families at Parkland Middle School and Riverdale Elementary School!! You must sign up on the service hub: and if you need assistance, please let Debbie Beebe know (240-393-5614). Other ways to help include Clothes donations (bring to New4YouThrift Store in Bethesda (4909 Cordell Avenue; or to Interfaith Works Clothing Center at 751 Twinbrook Parkway) (   Monetary donations to Shepherd's Table are also welcome and can be made via the Hunger Globe by check noting "Hunger Globe" in the memo line, mailing your check to the church or placing it in the collection tray. Thank you!!
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Psalm: 50:1-8, 23-24
Second Lesson: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
The Gospel: Luke 12: 32-40

The Week of August 7, 2022
Sun 8/7 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom 9:00 am, in-person at GSEC 10:30 am, Buen Pastor 1 pm, BS Troop 97 3 pm, M de Vida 5 pm
Mon 8/8 Panda Camp 9 am, Wordly Play 9 am, M de Vida service, 5 pm,
Tues 8/9 Panda Camp 9 am, Wordly Play 9 am, SDA service 6 pm,
Wed 8/10 Panda Camp 9 am, Wordly Play 9 am, Bible Study 11:30 am.
Thur 8/11 Panda Camp 9 am, Wordly Play 9 am, M de Vida 5 pm,
Fri 8/12 Parish Office closed, Panda Camp 9 am, Wordly Play 9 am, SDA 6 pm
Sat  8/13 SDA service 9 am, M de Vida 5 pm, SDA 6 pm
Sun  8/14 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom 9:00 am, in-person at GSEC 10:30 am, Buen Pastor 1pm, BS Troop 97 3 pm, M de Vida 5 pm
Joan DeMoss (GS member), Lynette Clark (GS member), John Elliott (GS member), Sandra Santana (friend of Patricia Dorn), Max Miller & Barb Rowe (friends of the Campos).
Names of Family and Friends will remain on the list for 4 weeks.
Zoom Readers ( 9 am):
Aug 7 Greg Wood, Lillian Luksenburg
Aug 14 Ray Groshong, Deena Groshong
Aug 21 Elspeth Nunn, Richard Nunn
Aug 28 Araba Pobee, Laura Meissner-Denmark

LEM & Vestry on Duty
Aug 7 Diane Russell, Florence Walters
Aug 14 Liz Cocke, Debbie Beebe
Aug 21 Linda Campo, Peter Beyer
Aug 28 Donna Clemons-Sacks, Ray Battistelli
August 7 - August 13 Birthdays: Ana Janckson-Curtis, Christopher Ogg, Becky Battistelli, Boma Fubara, Brian Thompson, Jassayan Jallah

Aug 7 Diane Janesko & Shaun Hardy
Aug 14
Aug 21 Patricia Dorn, Florence Walters
Aug 28 Eric Reiffenstein & Sal Campo
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