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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:

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
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:

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 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

William H. Brower

Age 85 of Glen Mills, PA formally of Ocean View, DE and
Pitman, NJ died on March 17, 2019. Bill died at home
with bravery and at peace with his wife and son by his
side. Born in Woodbury, NJ, he was the son of Blodwyn
Hughes Brower and William H. Brower, Sr. Bill was a
graduate of Haddonfield High School and attended
Glassboro State College now Rowan University. He
proudly served in the U. S. Navy Air during the Korean

During his career he enjoyed being an entrepreneur and
he started various businesses. In 1971 he founded NER
Data Products in Woodbury, NJ. Bill devoted time,
energy, and love: to NER while growing· the business.
He had a large heart and a larger zest for life. His goal
each day was to get people to smile. Family and friends.
knew Bill as· “the hugger”. Bill was naturally outgoing
and sociable an” took great pleasure in spending time
with family, friends, and neighbors. People knew him to
be a kind, compassionate, and a generous man with a
positive attitude about life.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Radcliffe),
devoted son, Bill (Madge), and grandsons, Will, Jack,
and Nate. He loved his grandsons and was proud of
their every accomplishment. His daughter, Katharine,
predeceased him in 2005. He will be sadly missed by
his sisters-in-law Karen, Maureen, and husband Joseph
Cigala, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6th at:

Maris Grove Chapel
100 Maris Grove Way
Glen Mills, PA 19342.

Visitation will be from 10 am to 11 am. The
Service will begin at 11 am. Interment will, be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be
sent to the Rowan University Foundation, with
Katharine Brower Endowment on the memo line, 201
Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J 08028.

Founds-Feryo Funeral Home
229 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Holly Fair 2018

A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Holly Fair a success. Our church family never ceases to amaze us with your generosity of time, talent and dedication to Good Shepherd. You are so very appreciated!

Jennifer and Rich Harrington


The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Pitman  is pleased to announce that it will hold its 50th annual “Holly Fair” on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Popular with area residents celebrating the start of the Christmas season, the Holly Fair features 25 area crafters with a wide array of unique handmade gifts, including home-made crafts created by Church parishioners.

Food abounds in the Good Shepherd Restaurant, featuring homemade soups, sandwiches for breakfast and lunch and more! Take out service is also available. A variety of delicious holiday favorite homemade baked goods will also be offered and our popular cookies by the pound offer is returning!

The popular St. Nick’s Children’s Craft Center is returning, and bargains galore can be found in the Christmas Store, the Dollar Store and the More than a Dollar Store featuring new and gently used holiday decorations, household items, gifts and trinkets.

A limited supply of fresh wreaths and grave blankets will be available for sale, but come early as they are always a sell-out.

The Good Shepherd Choir will be performing throughout the day to entertain you while you shop. With caroling, the smell of soups and baked goods, and the colors of Christmas abounding, you’ll really get into the spirit of the season!

Good Shepherd is conveniently located at 315 Highland Terrace (at Wildwood Avenue) in historic Pitman, Gloucester County. It is easily accessible from Route 55, Delsea Drive (Route 47), Woodbury-Glassboro Road (Route 553) and Broadway/Main Street.

For more information call the church office at 856-589-8209.

Veteran’s Day 2018

On Sunday, November 11th we will be celebrating both Veteran’s day and the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I during our 10AM Sunday Service. If you have your uniform,  memorabilia or photographs of you or your family members time in the military, please bring it with you to share with everyone that day. We will be setting up space in the Parish hall for display. Local veterans groups have been asked to join us for our service as well.

Our monthly breakfast will also start that day beginning at 9AM.

Homecoming Sunday!

We’re starting off with a bang this fall! Everyone
needs a Homecoming celebration. Let’s have one
here! Maybe, for one reason or another (you may not
even remember why!) you have just not been
attending church for the past few weeks, months,
maybe years.

Homecoming Sunday gives you the
opportunity to check us out again! Refresh your
memories of Church of the Good Shepherd.
Reintroduce yourself to the flock! Become
acquainted or better acquainted with our wonderful,
meaningful ministries, both inreach and outreach.
Enjoy the company of your Good Shepherd Family!

On Saturday, September 8, after the 5:30 PM
service, we celebrate Homecoming Eve. On
Sunday, September 9, after the 10 AM service, we
celebrate Homecoming Sunday.

Come enjoy hot dogs and chips, corn on the cob, lemonade and
other treats!

Please bring your favorite dessert to share!