A Poem for 
Holy Week  
"The Coming" by R.S. Thomas

And God held in his hand
a small globe. Look, he said.
the son looked. Far off, 
as through water, he saw 
a scorched land of fierce
colour. The light burned
there; crusted buildings
cast their shadows: a bright
serpent, a river 
uncoiled itself, radiant
with slime.

On a bare
hill a bare tree saddened
the sky. Many people
held out their thin arms
to it, as though waiting
for a vanished April
to return to its crossed
boughs. The son watched
them. Let me go there, he said.

We collect non-perishable food for the Watertown Food Pantry every Sunday. The need in our community is great, so please help us help those without. Please bring a donation with you to church!


You are welcome at the Church of the Good Shepherd!
We gather together in the name of Christ in worship and in community. Together, we pray, learn, love, and share. Together, we reach out in hope to those within our parish and beyond. Together, we empower one another to live the love of Christ in the world as good shepherds. We celebrate our diversity and we welcome all.

Our Rector is the Rev. Amy McCreath.
This Week at CGS
Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 pm -- Education for Ministry (EfM). EfM is an in-depth look at scripture, theology, and Christian history, in which participants learn and practice theological reflection on their lives. More information is here.

Wed., Thurs., Fri.Morning Prayer7:15 am. A quiet service of scripture and prayer to start your day, using the Daily Office of the Episcopal Church.

Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm -- Hidden Brook Contemplative Prayer Service. Candlelight, prayer, chant, poetry, and silence. A chance to rest, reflect, and breathe in the Spirit's presence. A quiet pause in your busy week.

Sunday, April 27 (2nd Sunday of Easter Season) - Holy Eucharist, 10 am. The Rev. Tim Rogers, preaching and presiding. The nursery is open throughout the service. Refreshments and fellowing following.
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