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
Please join your Good Shepherd family
Celebrate in worship and fellowship with thanks
at First Advent services this weekend
November 28 and November 29
We will joyously welcome our new rector
Mother Susan Osborne-Mott
as she begins her ministry with us!
So Much to be Thankful for!
At this momentous time, we wish to recognize the marvelous leadership of the Rev. Dr. David L. Snyder during our parish’s transition period. During what could have been a trying time in the life of a church, Father Dave provided us with a stabilizing influence, wise and insightful instruction, and a well-timed sense of humor! Thank you, Father Dave. And thank you to your wife, Susan, who supported you and brightened Good Shepherd with joy and love. We wish you both the best and we appreciate your gifts to us.
Father Dave’s ministry at Good Shepherd was celebrated at services November 21 and 22 with the Farewell Liturgy for an Interim Priest. We presented Father Dave with a special gift from our parish, a stained glass replica of the Good Shepherd Window, one of only fifty pieces commissioned for our centennial celebration in 2007. We pray that it will remind him of his year with us as our Temporary Shepherd.
God Speed, Father Dave!
Sunday School Calendar
2016/2017 (Changes will be communicated via email and text alerts)
- Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Start of Term 2
- Sunday, November 6, 2016
- Sunday, November 13, 2016 – First Solemn Communion/Children’s Service (No Sunday School)
- Sunday, November 20, 2016 – End of Term 2
- Sunday, November 27, 2016 – Start of Term 3
- Sunday, December 4, 2016 – Youth Fellowship Lesson
- Sunday, December 11, 2016
- Sunday, December 18, 2016 – End of Term 3
- Sunday, December 25, 2016 – Christmas Day (No Sunday School)
- Sunday, January 1, 2017 – New Year’s Day (No Sunday School)
- Sunday, January 8, 2017 – Start of Term 4
- Sunday, January 15, 2017
- Sunday, January 22, 2017
- Sunday, January 29, 2017 – End of Term 4
- Sunday, February 5, 2017 – Start of Term 5
- Sunday, February 12, 2017 – Youth Fellowship Lesson
- Sunday, February 19, 2017
- Sunday, February 26, 2017
- Sunday, March 5, 2017 – End of Term 5
- Sunday, March 12, 2017 – Start of Term 6
- Sunday, March 19, 2017
- Sunday, March 26, 2017
- Sunday, April 2, 2017
- Sunday, April 9, 2017 – End of Term 6/Youth Fellowship Lesson
- Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday (No Sunday School)
- Sunday, April 23, 2017 – Start of Term 7
- Sunday, April 30, 2017 – Youth Fellowship Lesson
- Sunday, May 7, 2017 – End of Term 7/Last Day of Sunday School
- Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day/Sunday School Awards
Contact Lori Bathurst at (856) 415-9283 or Pat Braidwood at (856) 228-0737 with any questions
September 13 – Homecoming Sunday – Children will attend service with families. – Blessing of Sunday School Students’ Backpacks during service- Sunday School Registration following service –
September 20 – Sunday School Week #1 – First Week for Term 1 Teacher
September 27 – Sunday School Week #2
October 4 – Sunday School Week #3 – Instructed Eucharist – Grades 4/5, 6-8, and 9-12 attend service
October 11 – Sunday School Week #4
October 18 – Sunday School Week #5
October 25 – Sunday School Week #6 – Sunday School Photo in courtyard (good weather) or parish hall (inclement weather) at 10:10 a.m. (abbreviated lesson)
November 1– Sunday School Week #7
November 8 – Sunday School Week #8
November 15 – Sunday School Week #9 – Youth Fellowship in Parish Hall – no small class instruction
November 22 – Sunday School Week #10 – Last Week for Term 1 Teachers
November 29 – No Sunday School – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 6 – Sunday School Week #11 – First Week for Term 2 Teachers –Youth Fellowship/Advent Celebration in Parish Hall – no small class instruction
December 13 – Sunday School Week #12
December 20 – No Sunday School – Bishop’s Visitation – Rite of Confirmation
December 27 – No Sunday School – Christmas Holiday
January 3 – Sunday School Week #13
January 10 – Sunday School Week #14
January 17 – Sunday School Week #15
January 24 – Sunday School Week #16
January 31 – Sunday School Week #17
February 7 – Sunday School Week #18 (Ash Wednesday is on February 10.)
February 14 – Sunday School Week #19
February 21 – Sunday School Week #20 – Last Week for Term 2 Teachers – Youth Fellowship in Parish Hall – no small class instruction
February 28 – Sunday School Week #21 – First Week for Term 3 Teachers
March 6 – Sunday School Week #22
March 13 – Sunday School Week #23
March 20 – Sunday School Week #24 – Youth Fellowship/Palm Sunday Celebration in Parish Hall – no small class instruction
March 27 – No Sunday School – Easter Sunday
April 3 – Sunday School Week #25
April 10 – Sunday School Week # 26
April 17 – Sunday School Week #27
April 24 – Sunday School Week #28 – Youth Fellowship in Parish Hall – no small class instruction
May 1 – Sunday School Week #29
May 8 – No Sunday School – Mother’s Day
May 15 – Sunday School Week #30 – Final week of classroom instruction – Last Week for Term 3 Teachers
May 22 – Youth Sunday- Children will attend services with families. Children may be involved in participation in services. All children will be recognized for their Sunday School participation.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is hosting Family Fun Night at Friendly’s! Come join the fun on Wednesday, September 30, from 5-8 p.m. We’ll get a percentage of all sales.
1100 Delsea Drive
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Sunday, June 14th is New Consecration Sunday at Good Shepherd! This will mark the culmination of our new annual stewardship campaign. There will be a bountiful luncheon in the Good Shepherd tradition to follow the 10 am service. New Consecration Sunday is a stewardship education program which teaches stewardship from a spiritual perspective rather than from a fund-raising perspective: the emphasis is on the need for individual disciples to Give rather than the church’s need to Receive. This new stewardship program has been adopted and embraced by our Vestry, especially during our transition. When we welcome our new Rector we will have already completed our stewardship program for 2016! What a blessing! Our guest preacher on New Consecration Sunday will be The Rev. Canon Rob Droste, Canon for Congregational Development and Mission for the Diocese of New Jersey. Stay tuned for more information in the next few weeks.
SUNDAY OF THE PASSION
Saturday, 5:30 pm – Palm/Procession & Holy Eucharist
Sunday, 10 am – Palm Procession & Holy Eucharist
April 2 – MAUNDY THURSDAY
6 pm – Agape Meal
7 pm – Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar
8 pm – Watch before the Blessed Sacrament / Labyrinth in Parish Hall
April 3 – GOOD FRIDAY
10 AM – Children’s Interactive Stations of the Cross
Noon – Stations of the Cross
7 pm – Good Friday Liturgy with Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
April 4 – HOLY SATURDAY
5:30 pm – The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter
April 5 – EASTER DAY
10 am – Festival Eucharist & Flowering of the Cross
11:30 am – Easter Egg Hunt for our younger children
The final Friday evening Stations of the Cross liturgy (on Friday, March 27th) will be preceded by a simple Lenten soup and bread supper which will begin at 6:30pm. Please plan to join us for this time of fellowship and the final Stations of the Cross devotion before the beginning of Holy Week.
February 22 The Giver by Lois Lowry
March 22 Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
April 19 The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Page Turners meet once a month, immediately following the 10am Holy Eucharist, in the Conference Room. Please come and join us for some very interesting discussion and sharing.
Please come and join us for interesting exchange of ideas.
Enjoy a great meal at Jake’s on Broadway in Pitman and the owner will generously donate 10% of your tab back to our Church! Jake’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, eat-in BYO or take-out. The food is fresh, home-made, delicious, and beautifully presented. The menu is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall. Hours are 8 – 3 Tues – Wed, 8 – 8 Thurs – Sat, and 8 – 3 Sun. Parishioners are welcome at all times. To participate in the give-back program, tell your waiter/waitress that you are from Good Shepherd, they will enter your tab in the “book.” Be sure it is the Good Shepherd list! Any questions contact Deb Prieto.
The annual women’s retreat will be held at Stella Maris Retreat Center May 31 – June 2. Anyone who would like to help plan the retreat is welcome to attend our first planning meeting on Wednesday January 28th at 7 PM.
If you are interested please contact Cindy Taglienti.