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The Church of the Good Shepherd August 2016 Events

The Church of the Good Shepherd August 2016 Events

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd welcomes all comers to our summer fellowship and worship activities. Worship times are Sundays at 8 am and 9:30 am.

Recreational Fun continues on Wednesday mornings in the Parish Hall from 10:30am to Noon while The Shepherd’s Table, our free lunch and fellowship program, goes on hiatus for the summer. We look forward to seeing our Wednesday regulars this summer as well as newcomers.

On Saturday, August 20th at 9am we walk The Good Shepherd’s labyrinth again with The Rev. Diana Rogers. The great pavement labyrinths first appeared in cathedrals like Chartres and Amien in the 12th through 14th centuries. Used for spiritual meditation and contemplation, walking the labyrinth has been a spiritual exercise for centuries. Come learn more about this enduring spiritual practice. Meet at the labyrinth on the south side of the church off Pryde Drive at 9am.

In August our popular Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on Wednesday August 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Anyone interested in knitting or crocheting a prayer shawl for a person in need is welcome to join us. Open to the public, we craft all year-round and meet regularly. Our prayer shawls are blessed during a Sunday Eucharist and then distributed by our parishioners to friends, neighbors and family members in need and at area hospitals.

Please join us at 7pm on Wednesday August 31st for our monthly Healing Prayer with Holy Eucharist Service in the church. Enter by the front door. All are welcome.

Save the Date! Good Shepherd Sunday, September 11th. Sunday, September 11th, The Church of the Good Shepherd marks the opening of the program year with a festive Holy Eucharist at the 9:30am service. There will be a blessing of the students’ backpacks as they head back to school or advanced education, and an expanded coffee hour to welcome everyone back after the busy summer. We will celebrate our patron The Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, in scripture, prayer and song. Come join us!  All are welcome here.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is located on 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, Connecticut. Sunday service times include Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music @ 9:30 a.m. For more information about the The Church of the Good Shepherd’s many other programs, please call the Parish Office @ (203) 795-6577, email us @ thegoodspheherd@optonline.net, visit our website @ www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org, and, of course, check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cgsorangectfor frequent postings.

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