Hello everyone, it’s Name Tag Weekend!
March 10 and 11
Please wear your name tag if you have one
Name tags will be available from the Ushers and Greeters
and at the Parish Breakfast
Remember to set your clocks forward, it’s Spring!
The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Pitman is pleased to announce that it will again hold its annual “Holly Fair” on Saturday, December 2nd 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 done 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 cookie 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.
Homecoming Weekend Barbecues
Saturday and Sunday, September 9 & 10
Following each service, the Vestry is serving hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, salads, and water ice.
Everyone is invited to bring baked goodies to share.
Whether you’re a ‘regular’, only come every few weeks, haven’t attended in months or have never been at all–come join us for our Homecoming BBQs and enjoy the wonderful fellowship Good Shepherd has to offer!
Because of the Resurrection Service for Father Cook
The 5:30 PM Saturday service may start a little later.
Both Deacon Carl and I will be attending the Celebration of Father Cook’s Resurrection at 4 PM in Woodstown. At the conclusion of that service I will return here as quickly as possible and begin our 5:30 PM service.
To all those who attend that service, I ask for your patience. I will be here.
There will be a 5:30 PM service on Saturday, but it may begin a little later than 5:30.
The Resurrection Service for Father Cook
The service will be on Saturday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m. at
There will be a reception after the committal.
After retirement until his death, Father Cook was a Supply Priest and Assistant at St. Luke’s in Woodstown.
May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
We are having a planning meeting for the Annual Women’s retreat on Monday, February 27th at 7:00 PM at church. We would love everyone’s input and ideas as we begin the planning process!
Hopefully you can join us!
Jenniffer & Diane
Join us for a night of fun.
I would like (indicate how many) at $8 each:
_____ Italian Wedding
_____ Chicken Noodle
_____ Vegetarian Chili
Paid/Owes:________ Pick-up Date:_______
Church will be open for Parish Breakfast at 9:00 am followed by Sunday Service and Sunday School at 10:00 am. Please be sensible, take care, and don’t venture out if the roads are not safe in your area!
Join us for Name Tag Sunday
Sunday, January 8
Hosted by the Good Shepherd Greeters
During the Parish Breakfast and 10:00 service
If you are serving, please wear your name tag.
If you are a server but not serving, you are welcome to wear your name tag.
You can even bring your own snazzy name tag, if you like!
Plenty of name tags will be available.
How many people do you recognize but don’t know (or remember) their name?
We at Good Shepherd are known for our warm welcome,
Let’s warmly welcome each other by name!
Ho Ho Ho!
The Holly Fair is coming!
Saturday, December 3
Lots of jolly joyful ways to join the fun!
Here’s how you can show your love:
- Be an angel and cook a chicken!
- Roll up your sleeves and bake …
Bake for the Cookie Room, Bake Shop, Restaurant
Organize a baking party!
- Volunteer as a Cashier – that’s a job that’s easy on the feet!
- Cook another chicken!
Chickens, chickens, we need lots of chickens!
If you can help out in any of these ways, please let us know!
Contact Jenniffer Harrington
Please take a few moments and fill out our Sunday School Survey. You can return it to the Parish Office or drop it off during the weekend services. Thank you.
The Inquirer’s Class for adults next meets this summer on August 7 to discuss “Embracing Mystery” from the series “Living the Questions.” In our conversations all are free to share openly regarding their beliefs and/or struggles with questions surrounding our faith. We continue to meet on the first Sunday of the month in the Conference Room following the 10 a.m. service. Please join us!
Adult Christian Education Survey
Age 18 – 30 ____ 30 -45 _____ 45 – 60 _____ 60+ _____
Have you attended Adult Bible Study in the past?
If you have, why have you stopped attending?
If you haven’t, why have you never attended?
Would you attend a Bible Study at a time other than Tuesday at 7PM?
Would you consider attending a Bible Study at a location other than the Church?
Do you have difficulty attending Bible Study because of babysitting/ childcare issues?
Would the possibility of a light meal before a Bible Study make you more likely to attend?
Would you be interested in a Bible Study that involved a video followed by discussion?
Is transportation difficult for you for an evening Bible Study?
Please offer your comments on Adult Christian Education
Your Name _____________________________________________ (optional)
Comedy Night – March 12th -6pm
Come on out for this hilarious night of comedy and help raise money for Family Promise of Gloucester County
Tickets are one for $40 or two for $70 and can be purchased
online at www.familypromisegc.org/events/ or
Tables can be reserved with the purchase of 8 tickets
Food, Chinese Auction, 50/50 and cash bar
Doors open at 6pm St. Michael’s Mutual Club
406 Memorial Ave Gibbstown
Our line-up includes Tony Parlente, Al Smith, Tim Grill, Greg Rapport and our headliner Jimmy Graham
Annual and event sponsorship opportunities are available. Benefits of sponsoring a Family Promise event :
- Your business will be supporting our efforts to provide food and shelter to homeless children and their families within Gloucester County.
- Your business will help us purchase a new 14 passenger van that is used to transport families to overnight shelter and air mattresses that our families need to sleep on while at the shelter.
Please download attached sponsorship forms for more information.
Hope to see you there!
Family Promise of Gloucester County Board of Trustees
The Church of the Good Shepherd’s pictorial directory is now available for purchase. The cost is $25.29. Simply go to the website Blurb.com click on the search button and type in “Church of the Good Shepherd”. When the photo directory link appears just click on it. You will see three versions of the directory, two in hard hard cover and one that is a softcover. The softcover version costs $25.29. The website also allows you to preview the directory prior to purchasing. If you decide to purchase a copy, it will take approximately a week and a half to receive your photo directory.
Should you have any questions feel free to contact me by email at L.Fedullo@Verizon.net or call me at 856-589-3952.
Thank you and I hope you enjoy the new 2016 photo directory