Please join us for our next Taize Service this Saturday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Church. We will have chant, scripture readings and quiet meditation followed by Holy Communion. All are welcome to join us – invite a friend!
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315 Highland Terrace
Pitman, NJ 08071
Join us for Contemplative Prayer during Holy Week! We meet at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room on Wednesday, April 17. We will begin with meditative prayer, followed by a teaching by Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor on “Paying Attention”. All are welcome!
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 email@example.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
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April 2019 is the 49th Anniversary of Earth Month! The Washington Township Environmental Commission is hosting several events to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day.
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
Thursday Bible Study begins a new study on April 4. We will be using Peter Enn’s book “The Bible Tells Me So”. We meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. Order your book today and prepare by reading Chapter One. All are welcome – bring a friend!
Our March Taize Service will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for this time of quiet contemplation, chant and scripture readings followed by Holy Communion. Consider inviting a friend to join you as all are welcome!
The next Contemplative Group meeting is Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. We begin with 20 minutes of contemplation/meditation. Following will be a brief video of Fr. Richard Rohr on contemplation and discussion. All are welcome!