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Brotherhood of St. Andrew’s Luncheon

St. Andrew’s Day Luncheon

The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew is pleased to invite
everyone to a celebratory Luncheon
following the Sunday 10:00AM service
on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Lunch is on us to thank everyone
for their support over the last year.

We are collecting money for Camden Christmas.

We hope you can join us!

Please enjoy the video from Camden Christmas’ first year:

Today’s the Day!!!

Please join us this afternoon. September 7th, 4-8 pm at 315 Highland Terrace, Pitman, NJ 08071.
 
Come join the fun at our bigger and better Block Party!
Compete for first place prize in our Inaugural Corn Hole Tournament led by Brian K Startare. We’ve got DJ Joey Mack and live musical performance by singer Lisa Travis, Face Painting by Cheryl Burness, Inflatable Bounce, Latin food and more, Snow Cones, and the amazing Doughlicous homemade edible cookie dough by Katie Plianthos! We will be on Wildwood Avenue at the corner of Highland Terrace, yes we have a permit to close the street! Yard games are FREE! Come and play!

Sunday School starts this weekend!

As the new leaders of the Sunday School Program, Brad and I would like to welcome you all to the start of the 2019/2020 Sunday School year. We had a wonderful time leading our church’s youngest members in several youth fellowship activities over the summer, and cannot wait to start the new school year.

Sunday school begins this Sunday, September 8th. We will begin the year with a group session so that everyone can meet each other and find out about the activities for the year.

Because we’re new to the program, we’d like to take the opportunity to meet all of the children and their parents in person. For this reason, we have decided to conduct in-person registration for the 2019/2020 year. You can register your child for the upcoming school year at the Church Block Party on Saturday, September 7th, or in the Parish Hall between 9:00 AM and 9:50 AM on Sunday, September 8th. For those unable to register in person, please email me at jaclyndavies77@gmail.com with the following information: child’s name, child’s birthday, child’s grade, parent(s) name, preferred contact number, preferred email address, whether child is a returning or new student.

The schedule for the 2019/2020 school year includes six terms, each consisting of five individual classroom sessions and one group session (exception: term one will have 4 individual classroom sessions and two group activities). We have some great activities planned, but in order to ensure we have another successful year, we need your help! Please prayerfully consider volunteering for one of the many volunteer roles within our program throughout this school year. Contact me for more information

Thanks,

Jackie Davies

Calling all Cookie Bakers!

The Crop Walk Cookie Sale is September 21st at the Pitman Craft show (our table is located between the Library and Broadway). We are currently looking for volunteers to bake cookies and package their cookies 4 per bag. (please let us know what kind of cookie(s) you have made and if there are any with nuts). Cookies need to be dropped off at Connie Parent’s back porch by Friday, September 20th by 7:00 pm or contact Gail Morton at gailmmorton@icloud.com for other arrangements. Thank you for your support!!!!!

Good Shepherd Block Party, Saturday September 7th!

Everyone welcome! New date September 7th, 4-8 pm.

Come join the fun at our bigger and better Block Party!
Compete for first place prize in our Inaugural Corn Hole Tournament led by Brian K Startare. We’ve got DJ Joey Mack and live musical performance by singer Lisa Travis, Face Painting by Cheryl Burness, Inflatable Bounce, Latin food and more, Snow Cones, and the amazing Doughlicous homemade edible cookie dough by Katie Plianthos!

We will be on Wildwood Avenue at the corner of Highland Terrace, — we have a permit to close the street! Yard games are FREE! Come and play!

Invite a friend!!!

We welcome Jennifer Fisicaro to Church of the Good Shepherd!

Jen is excited for the opportunity to be the new organist/music director at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Jen has lived in Pitman most of her life and currently resides here with her husband, Bobby, and two children, Michael and Anna. God’s gift of music has always been an important part of Jen’s life. She has played piano since a young age, accompanied choirs, sang in select choir groups, and performed in musicals. Jen taught piano lessons for many years and was the church organist at several different churches as well. From 2010-2013, she was the music director at Our Father’s House Preschool in Pitman. Jen currently teaches special education at Kingsway Middle School. She hopes to bless others by sharing her passion for worshiping God through music!

Please collect and return your signs.

Due to the extreme, and potentially dangerous temperatures today, this event has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for September 7th.

Would everyone who put up signs for the block party to please take them down this morning, save them, and bring them back to church as soon as you can. They will be reused for the new date in September.

We are postponing the Summer Block Party until 9-7 due to excessive heat

Out of love and an abundance of concern for those who have volunteered, (and those who were planning to attend) we are postponing the Summer Block Party scheduled for tomorrow afternoon due to the forecasted heat emergency.

The new date will be Saturday, September 7th, also from 4:00-8:00 pm.

Since we do not have access to the master eblast file, we would appreciate you sharing this news with any ministries and committees that you are involved with. (Better to hear it more than once rather than not at all…)

We thank everyone who has worked so diligently in planning the event, and trust that the same enthusiasm and support will be put towards the September festivities.

Please stay cool and safe!

Online Building and Room Use Request Forms

These online files have been created so that you can download, fill out, save, and email these electronically to:

goodshepherdpitman@gmail.com

Alternately you can print these and submit them to our office or mail them to:

Church of the Good Shepherd
ATT: Building and Room Use Request Form
315 Highland Terrace
Pitman, NJ 08071
856-589-8209
Fax: 856-582-2306

Building Use Application – 2019 online

Room Use Request Form – 2019 online

 

Music Director / Organist position available

Job Description: The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Pitman, NJ seeks a part-time Music Director / Organist for one 10 a.m. Sunday service and one evening rehearsal per week. Additional required services include, but, are not necessarily limited to, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter morning. Director will partner with the Priest and choirs to lead and develop the music program of the parish.

Primary obligations include all worship accompaniment; leading the congregation in the musical elements of worship; making music selections (in collaboration with the Rector); and leading an adult, youth, and Handbell Choir between September and June. This will include coordinating and conducting their rehearsals. Current Adult and Bell choir rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. Youth choir rehearses after the 10 a.m. Sunday morning service. During July and August, the organist plays at Sunday services, but there are no rehearsals. Occasional compensated participation in weddings, funerals may be requested.

Ideal candidates should be familiar with Episcopal liturgical tradition, comfortable with various liturgical styles, and open to adapting to fit the needs of the congregation. Experience with both the organ and directing a choir is preferred.

We have a library of choral music, and during services we use the Episcopal Hymnal (1982) and Lift Every Voice and Sing II. Our pipe organ is a fully reconditioned 550-pipe 12 Rank Tracker built in 1896 by Bernard Mudler of Philadelphia. There are pianos in the choir room and sanctuary available for rehearsal. Our bell choir has a three-octave set of Schulmerich brass handbells.

Compensation is negotiable starting at $15,000 per annum, commensurate with experience, and includes sick time. For more information about our parish, please visit: https://www.goodshepherdpitman.org.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter, including references, and if applicant desires, links to recordings that highlight organ performance and choral direction to:

Church of the Good Shepherd
Att: Music Director Application
315 Highland Terrace
Pitman NJ 08071

or email to goodshepherdpitman@gmail.com with the subject Music Director Application.

This position is available beginning April 22, 2019. We are currently accepting applications. Interviews and auditions will follow. Position will remain open until filled

A PDF copy of the job listing is available here:

Music Director