This Sunday, Good Shepherd welcomes Misa Magdalena, a Latino/Hispanic Episcopal Mission, formerly housed at St. Mary Magdalene in Wheaton. Misa Magdalena will hold services in the sanctuary and use the church building on Sunday afternoons going forward.
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
PANDA COMPUTER CAMP
Panda Programmer Summer Camp – will be using space at Good Shepherd for their Kids Coding Camp beginning June 20. The camp offers in-person half and full day weekly sessions Monday through Friday for kids in grade 1 to 8. For additional information click here.
On Sunday May 15 after the 10:30 service the Tending Our Soil Team invites you to share your experiences with your neighborhood expeditions. We will meet in the sanctuary. There's still time before then to explore any part of the neighborhood you want. Follow this link for a worksheet to guide you and have fun! If you take any pictures, send them to deborah.p.beebe@gmail.com. Even if you don't have a chance to do this, everyone is welcome to join the discussion with us!! 

Friday, June 24 at 11 am there will be a funeral for Ursula Dobson, long time parishioner.


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. 

Altar Flowers - Due to inflation and the cost of gasoline, the price for altar flowers is now $60.00.

Finance Committee - meets Monday May 16 at 7 pm via Zoom.
SOCIAL OUTREACH
 A Prayer for Ukraine - God of Peace and Justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment, and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. AMEN.  You can donate financially through the following organizations:
1. Episcopal Relief and Development - https://www.episcopalrelief.org/ukraine-crisis
2. Razom for Ukraine - https://razomforukraine.org

From Deacon Kathryn:
One of our Afghan refugee families is looking for a Dari translator to help.  The husband speaks good English, but his wife does not and could use help. Contact me (deacon@gsecmd.org) or the Rev Sara Thorne, Saramthorne@aolcom. 
 
The Red Cross is seriously low on blood supplies.  Ascension Episcopal Church is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, June 2, 1:30-7 pm, 633 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, MD.  To register call 1-800-733-2767, or register online at www.redcrossblood.org

Next Food Drive Saturday May 21.
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: https://shepherdstable.volunteerhub.com 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; www.New4youthrift.org) or to Interfaith Works Clothing Center at 751 Twinbrook Parkway) (https://www.iworksmc.org/about-us/programs/interfaith-works-clothing-center-2/).   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!!
LESSONS AND CALENDAR
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 11:1-18
Psalm: 148
Second Lesson: Revelation 21:1-6
The Gospel: John 13:31-35

The Week of May 15, 2022
Sun 5/15 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom 9:00 am, in-person at GSEC 10:30 am, Misa Magdalena 1 pm, BS Troop 97 3 pm, M de Vida 5 pm
Mon 5/16 M de Vida service, 5 pm, Finance Cmte. 7 pm via Zoom
Tues 5/17 SDA service 6 pm, GS Troop 22 7 pm
Wed 5/18 11:30 am HE, Vestry 7:30 pm, 8 pm Choir Rehearsal
Thur 5/19 M de Vida 5 pm
Fri 5/20 Parish Office closed, SDA 6:30 pm
Sat  5/21 SDA service 9 am, Needlers 10 am, Food Drive 11 am, M de Vida 5 pm, SDA 6 pm
Sun  5/22 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom 9:00 am, in-person at GSEC 10:30 am, Misa Magdalena 1pm, BS Troop 97 3 pm, M de Vida 5 pm
OFFER PRAYERS INTENTIONALLY TO GOD FOR ALL HIS PEOPLE:
Joan DeMoss (GS member), Barbara Young (GS member), Anna Gillespie (GS member), Lynette Clark (GS member), John Elliott (GS member), Stephanie, Sean & Seance Powell, Caleb Walters (friends & family of Florence Walters), Patricia (friend of Lillian Luksenburg, Alexis Bliss (Don Lewis' daughter), June Samuelian, Nico Linsalata, John Scarrow, David & Leslie Goldstein (family, friends of the Campos), Kathy Desmond (family of Frank Desmond), Pat (friend of Sue Womack), Calandra Jackson (friend of Drumwright family), Paul Larson, Baby William, Morgan Swagart, Fiona Jones, Tyler Roche (family, friends of the Scotts), Christina Ogg, Don Farr (family of the Oggs), Regina Cardillo (friend of Elisabeth Nicholson), Ethen O’Brien (family of Lynette Clark). 

BEGINNING TODAY NON PARISH FRIENDS AND FAMILIES NAMES WILL REMAIN ON THE PRAYER LIST FOR FOUR WEEKS ONLY.
Zoom Readers ( 9 am):
May 15 Greg Wood, Arlene Mahon
May 22 JasCiel Stamp, Florence Walters
May 29 Araba Pobee, Laura Meissner-Denmark

LEM & Vestry on Duty
May 15 Linda Campo, Peter Beyer
May 22 Donna Clemons-Sacks, Rosemary Addy
May 29 Liz Cocke, Florence Walters
May 15 - May 21 Birthdays: Melissa Garcia, Howard Levine, Laura Meissner Denmark, Nellie Thompson, Elspeth Nunn

Please Note: For accuracy we will only print birthdays in the eVoice and bulletin going forward.
Clergy & Staff
Rector
The Rev. David 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
Anna Gilcher

Junior Warden
Rosemary Addy

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

Delegates
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 
LauraMeissner-Denmark
Becky Parks
John Rees
Vanvisa Sivali
Florence Walters
Greg Wood
Jim Woodhams
Allen Wyrick
GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH
818 UNIVERSITY BLVD. WEST SILVER SPRING, MD 20901
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