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The Church of the Good Shepherd July 2016 Events

The Church of the Good Shepherd July 2016 Events

 

July 1st, 2016: 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.

Vacation Bible School 2016 Deep Sea Discovery kicks off on Monday, July 18th at The Church of the Good Shepherd. Sessions start at 9 am and go to Noon and will run through Friday July, 22nd. The tuition is $50 per child, scholarships are available. Please contact the parish office at 203-795-6577, via email at thegoodshepherd@optonline.net or through our website www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org to register.

The Church of the Good Shepherd congratulates parishioner Charlotte D’Inzeo on being one of the eight students chosen to represent the Episcopal Church in Connecticut in the Dominican Republic for nine days this summer. While there, the students will be coordinating crafts and games for a Vacation Bible School at Iglesia Santa Margarita, a mission in Santo Domingo.

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, July 18th at 9am all are invited to walk The Good Shepherd’s labyrinth 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.

Our CGS Book Club meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month. July’s meeting will host a night out to the movies on Tuesday, July 26th. Please contact the office at 203-795-6577 or via email at thegoodshepherd@optonline.net for details.

In July our popular Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on Wednesday July 20th 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 July 27th for our monthly Healing Prayer with Holy Eucharist Service in the church. Enter by the front door. All are welcome.

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/cgsorangect for frequent postings.

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