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eVOICE for March 16, 2023


The Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 19, 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 optional. 


This Sunday we welcome the Reverend Ann Moczydlowski as celebrant and preacher at the 10:30 am service.

Mask Optional comes to Good Shepherd

Dear ones, the moment has arrived. COVID transmission is low in Montgomery County. Spring is upon us and we made it through the triple threat of COVID, Flu and RSV. You are of course still welcome to wear your mask at any and all times. Additionally, if you know that you have had a recent COVID exposure, we trust that you will mask up and take precautions for everyone's safety, just as I did with COVID's recent visit to my household. As always, if this (or anything else, for that matter) raises doubts, questions or anxiety for you, talk to me! -- Anna O+

Spring Clean-up - will be held April 16 after the 10:30 service. Lunch will be provided. Be prepared to work outside and in - organizing the kitchen and unassigned storage areas. Items without a home will be thrown away!

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. 

Easter Flowers – If you would like to contribute toward Easter Flowers in memory or celebration of someone please fill out an Easter envelope found on the desk in the Narthex. Cost is $60.00. Hand the envelope to an usher or put it in the lock box on the desk by Sunday April 2.

Virtual Community Good Friday Service – Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church will be sponsoring an online service via Facebook, YouTube and Zoom on Friday April 7 at 3:00 pm. Rev. Olson will be participating. A link will be sent out closer to the date.

Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday April 6, 7:30 pm

Good Friday Liturgy April 7, 7:30 pm

The Great Vigil April 8, 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday April 9, 10:30 am

Interim Rector's Annual Report

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’ No, ‘if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. 

This is the written version of my Interim Rector’s report at the Annual Meeting. I started by reading Romans 12:9-18, as good a summary of the marks of Christian life in community as I have found in Scripture.  READ More..


The Episcopal Church Women of EDOW will host its baked goods booth at the annual Flower Mart. ECW welcomes donations of baked goods. Interested in donating - email ecw@ecw-edow.org. Volunteer to man a booth - sign up here. All Hallows Guild has hosted the Flower Mart since 1939. All proceeds support the Cathedral's grounds and gardens.


Episcopal Relief and Development is collecting for the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. For more information or to donate click here.

EPPN Action Alerts  

Support a Truth and Healing Commission for Indian Boarding Schools! It is time for Congress to act on this critical issue the Church is also addressing institutionally. Click here.

Taking Stock of U.S. Engagement in Africa Join us March 21st at 2pm for a special conversation on advocacy and church engagement across the continent. Zoom here. For any questions please call Lynette Clark at 301-357-1726 or email at ilovegoldens@gmail.com

Next Food Drive Collection is Saturday March 18 at 11:00 am.

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


Fourth Sunday in Lent

First Lesson: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Psalm: 23

Second Lesson: Ephesians 5:8-14

The Gospel: John 9:1-41

The Week of March 19, 2023

Sun 3/19 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,

Mon 3/20 M de Vida service, 7 pm, BS Pack 249 6 pm

Tues 3/21 SDA service 6 pm, Lenten Book discussion 7:30 pm

Wed 3/22 Zoom Bible Study 11:30 am

Thur 3/23 M de Vida 7 pm,

Fri 3/24 Parish Office closed SDA service 6 pm

Sat 3/25  SDA service 9 am, SDA service 5 pm, M de Vida 6 pm

Sun 3/26 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), Richard Nunn (GS member) Phyllis Radovich (GS member), Vonnie Schoppelrei (GS member), David Jeter (GS member), Ellen Woodward & family (friend of Nina Scott), Christina Ogg (daughter of Pat Ogg), John Strom, Merri, Cecelia (friends of Hardy-Wyricks), Sue Reiffenstein, Bill Applegate (family, friend of Reiffensteins), Nico Linsalata, John Scarrow (friend, family of the Campos).

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

Zoom Readers ( 9 am):

Mar 18 Lillian Luksenburg

Mar 26 Laura Meissner-Denmark

Apr 2 JasCiel Stamp

Apr 9 Florence Walters

Apr 16 Susan Womack

Apr 23 Deena Groshong

Apr 30 Ray Groshong

LEM & Lector

Mar 19 Liz Cocke, Dorothy Turner-Jones

Mar 26 Linda Campo, Elspeth Nunn

Apr 2 Diane Russell, Arlene Mahon

Apr 6 Liz Cocke, Greg Wood

Apr 7 Linda Campo, Araba Pobee

Apr 8 Donna Clemons-Sacks, E. Elliot, A. Gilcher, D. Russell, A. Mahon, J. Stamp

Apr 9 Debbie Beebe, Anna Gilcher

March 19 - March 25 Birthdays:


Mar 19 Patricia Dorn, Florence Walters

Mar 26 Sal Campo, Eric Reiffenstein

Apr 2 Joan Lewis, Kirk Franklin

Apr 6 Diane Janesko, Shaun Hardy

Apr 7 Sal Campo, Eric Reiffenstein

Apr 8 Diane Janesko, Shaun Hardy

Apr 9 Grace Jallah, Rosemond Cole

Vestry on Duty

Mar 19 Liz Cocke

Mar 26 Vanvisa Sivali

Apr 2 Shaun Hardy

Apr 9 Anna Gilcher

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

JasCiel Stamp

Peter Beyer

Shaun Hardy

Florence Walters

Ray Battistelli

Debbie Beebe

Becky Parks

Liz Cocke

Nina Scott

Vanvisa Sivali


Rosemary Addy

Eric Reiffenstein

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

Ray Battistelli

Elisa Elliot

Kirk Franklin 

Arlene Mahon


Becky Parks

John Rees

Vanvisa Sivali

Florence Walters

Greg Wood

Jim Woodhams

Allen Wyrick

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