eVOICE for September 14, 2023


The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 17, 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. 

We are a people who hear the Good Shepherd's voice.

We know by faith that we belong to God.

We are called to seek and love our neighbors as God loves us!


The Parish Administrator will be on vacation September 8 - September 17.

Food Drive this Saturday 11 am until noon.

Sign up by September 15 for 2023 Shrine Mont Parish Retreat October 20-22. Complete the form and submit it today! For questions contact Nellie Thompson thompsonsnest@aol.com.

Adult Education in October - Are you looking for your next great read? Wondering how the church will be able to survive and even thrive in these challenging times? Join Deacon Linda Mahler and Rosemary Addy for a lively discussion of Stephanie Spellers' groundbreaking book, The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community. We will meet weekly on Zoom for five 90-minute sessions. The first meeting will be on Thursday October 9th from 7:00-8:30 PM. For more information or to sign up, please email Deacon Linda at deacon@gsecmd.org or Rosemary Addy at rma16@verizon.net.

Coffee Hour Sign-Up Sheet: A sign-up sheet for the September-December coffee hours on the first and third Sundays of the month is on the table in the narthex.  For more information contact Marca Woodhams at 301-587-8834 or woodhamsmarca2@gmail.com

Wednesday Bible Study - 11:30 am led in-person by Deacon Linda Mahler.

Join Needlers the third Saturday of each month (September 16) at 10 am in the St. Francis Room. Knit, crochet, share your craft. Questions contact Marca Woodhams.

Telephone prayer meeting every Thursday 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. 

Lunch Bunch welcomes parishioners and friends alike to meet for fellowship on the second Wednesday of each month. If you would like to know more contact Vonnie Schoppelrei at vonnie3339@gmail.com.

Join Needlers the third Saturday of each month at 10 am in the St. Francis Room.

Knit, crochet, share your craft. Questions contact Marca Woodhams.


Shepherd’s Table is celebrating 40 years of serving our neighbors in need and showing the power of community giving. Please help by donating to the globe offering at our Sunday worship services and/or by volunteering to prepare or serve food at Progress Place. Please follow these links for opportunities to volunteer or reach out to Daniella Burgos at dburgos@shpeherdstable.org. Thank you!

EPPN Action Alerts 

Tell Congress to Invest in Securing Our Elections Urge Congress to provide robust funding for these grants to help states ensure the integrity of our election systems, which in turn can bolster public confidence in our election processes.

State Level Advocacy! While OGR focuses on federal level advocacy, we recognize there are important issues at stake at the state level. Here are some resources for state and local advocacy.

Resources for Recess! Check out our tips to engage with Congress while they’re back home for “district work periods.”  

For any questions please call Lynette Clark at 301-357-1726 or email at ilovegoldens@gmail.com

Next Food Drive Collection is Saturday Sept 16 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


The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

First Lesson: Exodus 14:19-31

Psalm: 114

Second Lesson: Romans 14:1-12

The Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35

The Week of September 17, 2023

Sun 9/17 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom 9 am, Choir 9 am, Holy Eucharist in-person at GSEC 10:30 am, Panda computer class, 1 pm, BS Troop 97 3 pm, M de Vida 5 pm,

Mon 9/18 M de Vida service 7 pm

Tues 9/19 SDA service 6 pm,

Wed 9/20 Bible study 11:30 am, Vestry 7:30 pm

Thur 9/21 M de Vida service 5 pm,

Fri 9/22 Parish Office closed, SDA 6 pm

Sat 9/23 SDA service 9 am, SDA service 6 pm, M de Vida service 6 pm

Sun 9/24 Virtual Eucharist via Zoom 9:00 am, Choir 9 am, Holy Eucharist in person at GSEC 10:30 am, Panda Computer class 1 pm, BS Troop 97 3 pm, M de Vida 5 pm

Zoom Readers ( 9 am):

Sept 17 Jasciel Stamp

Sept 24 Elspeth Nunn

LEM & Lector

Sept 17 Liz Cocke, Greg Wood

Sept 24 Linda Campo, Anna Gilcher


Sept 17 Patricia Dorn, Florence Walters

Sept 24 Sal Campo, Eric Reiffenstein

Vestry on Duty

Sept 17 Liz Cocke

Sept 24 Anna Gilcher


Frank Desmond (GS member),  John Elliott (GS member), Joan DeMoss (GS member), David Jeter (GS member), Rita Brown (family of Florence Walters), Rev. Kent Marcoux (Transfiguration), Rev. Virginia Brown-Nolan.

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

Clergy & Staff

Interim Rector

The Rev. Anna Olson



The Rev. Linda Mahler


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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