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Our next Food Drive is this Saturday, November 20, 11-12 am in the Good Shepherd Parking Lot. Bring in those canned goods! I have a bag of toiletries, so I’ll be bringing those to Transfiguration Parish after our Food Drive for them to take to Samaritan Ministry. Also blankets are still welcome for Shepherd’s Table. And if you happen to have items for immigrants setting up house, I’ll get them to Margaret Foster. Pots and pans, silverware, jackets, baby clothes – it’s all grist for the mill!  Hope to see you Saturday! Deacon Kathryn
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
:  Mail in ballot applications have now been m
YOGA EN ESPAÑOL - bilingual class via Zoom - fundraiser for a wonderful family in urgent need Saturday, November 21 1-2 pm
Do you practice yoga? Do want to improve your Spanish? Do you want to do some good in the world?
This is your opportunity to practice your yoga, improve your Spanish (or just enjoy hearing the language), and make a difference! The class will be held on Saturday, November 21 from 1-2 pm and will be taught by the fabulous María Elena Montero (you can read more about it here .We are raising money to help our friends Julio & Milagro and their two children Belén (5) and Axel (1) with their expenses for legal fees. They have applied for asylum and their next hearing is coming up on December 11. Suggested donation for the 1-hour class is $10-$20 — give more if you can! Thanks Anna Gilcher (co-sponsor with Willow Street Yoga.

Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7 pm, Wednesday, November 25 via Zoom. Link will be sent via email announcement.

Looking for a family activity for Advent? (The first Sunday is November 29th!) Heifer International provides Fill the Ark, a four-week family devotional with a focus on gratitude for our blessings and a generous spirit of giving to our neighbors in need. This resource is free to download. Bringing family together during this hectic time of year is an excellent way to prepare our hearts for the celebration of our Savior’s birth.

Is your 2020 pledge up-to-date? If not, we ask that you bring it up-to-date as soon as possible. Please also consider pre-paying your November and December 2020 pledge payments. Do you make a plate offering? Not physically being in church these past eight months has significantly reduced our plate offerings. Would you consider making a financial donation to Good Shepherd to offset the shortfall? You can either send in a check to the church office, or go to the Good Shepherd website to donate online. Thank you for your continued and faithful support. Pledge on-line! Make your 2021 pledge on-line by clicking on this link. Or with your pledge card mailed to you in the Stewardship packet. 

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. 

Kemp Mill Village virtual event - Be Web Safe and Savy, Monday November 23 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Must register by Sunday November 22. Click here for additional information.
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SOCIAL MINISTRIES
New Blankets for Shepherd's Table - New blankets, not too large, please, are preferred. There are a number of stores where blankets do not cost an arm and a leg. Some of these offer "sales" and coupons. For suggestions, contact Lynn Wood or Debbie Beebe. Debbie is our coordinating link with Shepherd's Table. Please know that Shepherd's Table, MCCH, Bethesda Cares, and other such groups work tirelessly to move all their clients into warm, secure housing. None of them thinks that blankets to keep people warm who sleep outside is a permanent solution. Despite their best efforts, however, they still have clients who for their own reasons spend their nights outside. These folks are children of God. We as their brothers and sisters see in them the face of Jesus and respond as we are able. In the cold weather to come, blankets are essential.  Blankets may be dropped off at the Good Shepherd parking lot Saturday, November 21, between 11:00 and 12:00 noon. 

Shepherd's Table Wish List - A second way to respond to the needs of Shepherd's Table is through the WISH LIST link on their website:  https://shepherdstable.org.
LESSONS AND CALENDAR
The Last Sunday after Pentecost 
First Lesson: Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24
Psalm: 100
Epistle: Ephesians 1:15-23
The Gospel: Matthew 25: 31-46

The Week of November 22, 2020
Sun 11/22 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom for Good Shepherd at 10:30 am
Live webcast: 11:15 am @cathedral.org, Manantial de Vida 2:30 pm Church
Mon 11/23
Tues 11/24
Wed 11/25 Thanksgiving Eve service 7:00 pm via Zoom
Thur 11/26 Thanksgiving Day
Fri 11/27 Office closed
Sat  11/28 Telephone Prayer Meeting 9:15 am, SDA 9:30 am Church
Sun  11/29 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom for Good Shepherd at 10:30 am. Live webcast: 11:15 am @cathedral.org, M de Vida, 2:30 pm.
OFFER PRAYERS INTENTIONALLY TO GOD FOR ALL HIS PEOPLE: Irene Fletcher, Barbara Young, Oscar Mujica-Martorell (friend of Lillian Luksenburg), Winetta Moses, William Kocian, Stacy Scott (friend & family of the Scotts), June Samuelian (family of the Campos), Patrick and Tony Callahan (family of Susan Callahan), Scott DeMoss (family of Joan DeMoss).
Zoom Readers:
Nov. 22 JasCiel Stamp, Linda Campo
Nov. 26 Susan Womack, Donna Clemons-Sacks
Nov. 29 Florence Walters, Diane Russell
Dec. 6 Greg Wood, Laura Meissner-Denmark
Dec. 13 Lillian Luksenburg, Liz Cocke
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
November 22 - November 28: Melissa Elliot, Madeline Hall, Jennifer Casey, Shaun Hardy, Nial Shmueli, Pat & Eugene Ogg (15th)
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
Jennifer Hendricks

Rosemond Cole
Shaun Hardy
Lillian Luksenburg
Joe Burckle
Boma Fubara
Jose Obando
Lynette Clark
Nina Scott
Vanvisa Sivali

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