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!
What can you do to address the needs of the world during this season of so much violence and loss, world-wide? Episcopal Relief and Development invites you to....
... support the humanitarian work of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Gaza.

You are welcome at the Church of the Good Shepherd!
The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal community of joyful believers, where children

are full members of the church. We experience Christ in our liturgy, in prayer, in our work for 

justice and peace, and in each other. We find strength and resilience in the combined abilities of 

all our members. We strengthen our faith and understanding through formation and community 

engagement. We take care of one another and our neighbors. We welcome you.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal community of joyful believers, where children

are full members of the church. We experience Christ in our liturgy, in prayer, in our work for 

justice and peace, and in each other. We find strength and resilience in the combined abilities of 

all our members. We strengthen our faith and understanding through formation and community 

engagement. We take care of one another and our neighbors. We welcome you.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal community of joyful believers, where children

are full members of the church. We experience Christ in our liturgy, in prayer, in our work for 

justice and peace, and in each other. We find strength and resilience in the combined abilities of 

all our members. We strengthen our faith and understanding through formation and community

engagement. We take care of one another and our neighbors. We welcome you.

The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal community of joyful believers, where children are full members of the church. We experience Christ in our liturgy, in prayer, in our work for justice and peace, and in each other. We find strength and resilience in the combined abilities of all our members. We strengthen our faith and understanding through formation and community engagement. We take care of one another and our neighbors. We welcome you. 


Our Rector is the Rev. Amy McCreath.
This Week at CGS
Monday, Sept. 8 -- Education for Ministry (EfM), 6:30 pm. This college-level survey of scripture, theology, and Christian history meets weekly throughout the academic year. For more information, click 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 10 -- Vestry Meeting, 7:00 pm. All members of the parish are welcome at this monthly meeting of our Vestry (Church Council).

Thursday, Sept. 11 -- Hidden Brook Contemplative Prayer service, 7:00 pm. 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.  

Friday, Sept. 12 -- Pastoral Response Team Meeting, 11:00 am.  Gather for noonday prayer and planning to respond to the joys, needs, and concerns of the community. All are welcome. We meet in the parish office.

Saturday, Sept. 13 -- Consecration of the Rev. Alan Gates as the 16th Bishop of the Diocese of MA. Agannis Arena at Boston University. Many members of our parish will attend or sing in the choir at this great celebration in the life of the church. More information here.

Saturday, Sept. 13 -- "Living in a Violent World," a Potluck Dinner and Conversation open to the community, 6 pm in the upper parish hall at Good Shepherd. Join others for reflection on the barrage of bad news and violence that has filled the news this summer: How can we respond? How and where do we find hope? Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice, and the Environment. Bring a dish to share, or some lemonade.

Sunday, Sept. 14, (14th Sunday after Pentecost) Holy Eucharist, 10:00 am.
Sharon Bogue, preaching; The Rev. Amy McCreath, presiding.  Children's formation begins today for K-7th gr: Enter through the large door by the playground to meet your teacher. Children meet for formation from 10:00 to 10:40 am, then return to worship service for the Eucharist. More info hereNursery care provided for wee ones. Refreshments following, as well as a conversation with two members of the parish who participated in the Women's Witness Trip to Palestine in May.

Sunday, Sept. 14  -- Middle School youth group apple picking trip -- meet at Christ Church, Waltham at 1 pm.

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