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The Episcopal Church Of The Good Shepherd Announces A Lively May Roster

The Church of the Good Shepherd welcomes the community to our lively roster of May activities.

First Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 6:45 p.m.

Save those returnable bottles for First Tuesday!

At our next First Tuesday gathering we will be collecting returnable bottles to raise money for the Nambale Magnet School in rural western Kenya.  The Good Shepherd has helped to support Nambale for many years, a residential school for children either orphaned or rendered vulnerable by AIDS.  Visit its website at www.nambalemagnet.org for full details.  Saving bottles that can be turned into cash is an easy way to raise funds for the most vulnerable children on the planet.  Please have your empty and rinsed bottles to the church by 6:45 pm, Tuesday, May 1st.  Thanks!  All are welcome!

And thank you to the men who donated over 50 pairs of pants for distribution to the needy through Loaves & Fishes as St. Paul and St. James Episcopal Church in New Haven.  You have blessed many vulnerable brothers with your generosity.

Spring Rummage Sale Friday, May 11th , 1 pm -6pm & Saturday, May 12th , 9 am-2pm

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd invites the public to visit our semi-annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 11th from 1-6 pm and Saturday, May 12th from 9am – 2pm.  Shoppers will find a wide array of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with shoes, handbags, scarves, jewelry, accessories, children’s games, puzzles, toys, books, DVDs, housewares, glassware, pictures, linens, etc.  “All are welcome to come by and find that Mother’s Day treasure”, says Elaine Swirsky, long-standing Chairperson of this fun event.

Guided Labyrinth Walks Return

Spring is upon us!  Robins and budding trees and bushes have been sighted!  Our guided labyrinth walks are also returning on Saturday, May 19, at 9am down by Pryde Drive.  Once a month from April to November Rev. Diana leads a guided labyrinth walk.  No registration or fee required.  The labyrinth is located just off Pryde Drive on the church grounds and is available anytime to anyone for walking prayer and meditation.  The Good Shepherd labyrinth is listed with the World-wide Labyrinth Locator at http://labyrinthlocator.com/.

Vacation Bible School 2018

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2018 at The Church of the Good Shepherd starts Monday, July 9th.  VBS will run this year from Monday through Friday, 9 am to Noon, July 9 – July 13.  Campers ages 3 years to rising 4th graders are welcome to enroll; rising fifth graders through rising twelfth-graders are welcome to participate as counselors-in-the-making.  The fee is $50 per child, with a maximum of $100 per family regardless of the number of children.  Scholarships are available.  Pre-registration is requested; walk-in registration is available.  Contact the church office at 203-795-6577 or thegoodshepherd@optonline.net for more information.  Registration forms are available at www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org.  Please contact VBS Director Jennifer D’Inzeo at jenndinzeo@gmail.com with questions.

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 at 10 a.m.  For more information about 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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