The Vestry’s focus for the August meeting was on Homecoming Saturday and Sunday, September 9 & 10. We are planning BBQs on both days with festive outdoor seating in the courtyard. We are making “Ask Me About” Buttons for ministry leaders to wear. This will also be Name Tag weekend. Parishioners are invited to bring baked goodies to share. We welcome everyone: parishioners, friends, family, and neighbors to join us for worship and celebration.
Renovation of the Choir Room is just about done with new lighting and paint. Generous donations include a new file cabinet for music, an upright piano (from Roi and Judy Tucker), and an electric piano for the parish hall.
Good Shepherd’s pilot program of Summer Lunch for Kids, coordinated with the Food Bank of SJ and staffed by a large group of parishioner volunteers, will end on August 30 as school is starting.
Planning for the upcoming season includes Sunday School starting Sept 17, Confirmation Classes with Confirmation candidates and their parents meeting on September 24, and Crop Walk on Oct 15. Deacon Carl announced that Camden Christmas will move this year to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Camden with St. Nicholas Sunday on December 3 and Epiphany (Three Kings) on January 7.
Please stay in communication with your Vestry. Let us know what else we can do together to bring the peace of Jesus to the world both inside and outside our red doors!
The Vestry: Sue Burkhard (Jr Warden), Len Clark, Jack Daugherty, Frank Jackson, Gail Morton, Elizabeth Nelson, Connie Parent, Deb Prieto (Sr Warden), Chelsea Richmond, Wayne Szalma, and Jim Wynkoop. We are supported and guided by: Chuck Lezenby (Clerk), Diane Wall (Asst Clerk), Lee Braidwood (Treasurer), George Funk (Asst Treasurer), Deacon Carl Dunn, and Mother Susan Osborne-Mott.