This Week at Good Shepherd

Monday, January 15 -- Education for Ministry (EfM) - 6:30 pm. A college-level exploration of scripture, Christian history, and theology and introduction to the practice of theological reflection. More information about EfM is here.

Tuesday, January 16 -- Women's Spiritual Memoir Reading Group, 6 pm. Meets in the side chapel. We are discussing Terry Tempest Williams' book, "Refuge."

Wednesday, January 17 - Youngish Adult Group, 6:30 pm. Dinner and conversation about living faithfully in a complex world. Meets at the rectory, 19 Russell Ave.

Wed., Thurs. and Friday -- Morning Prayer, 7:15 am. Using the prayer book service and the daily lectionary, we begin our day in the presence of God. 

Thursday, January 18 -- Hidden Brook Contemplative Prayer, 7 pm. Candlelight, prayer, poetry, chant, and silence. A holy pause in your busy week.  

Friday, January 19 -- Pastoral Response Team, 11 am. We pray noonday prayer and consider how best to respond to the needs and joys of the parish and the community. Meets in the parish office.

Sunday, January 21 (3rd Sunday after the Epiphany). The Rev. Frank Fornaro, preaching, and the Rev. Amy McCreath, presiding at both services.

~ 8 am - Contemplative Eucharist. A simple, beautiful mass without music. Children welcome. 

~ 9 am - Children's Formation. K-3rd grade meets on the stage 4th-5th grade meets in the parish office. Middle & high school students meet to travel to Greek Orthodox Church for visit.

~ 10 am - Festive Holy Eucharist with Music.   Nursery open & available for wee ones. Refreshments following.

The church office is open Tuesday mornings (9 am to 1 pm) and Thursday afternoons (noon to 5 pm). Pastor Amy and Deacon Ken are also available most days of the week by appointment.

coming up @ cgs

Saturday, February 10 - CGS hosts the annual “Doll and Me Tea” with Watertown Family Network. Contact Pastor Amy to help greet or bring snacks.

The Holy season of Lent begins on February 14.  Help plan Good Shepherd’s observance of Lent by joining in a gathering after church on January 21. We’ll consider lifting up a theme, inviting people into particular spiritual practices or retreats, and the shape of the liturgy. This is a great chance to learn more about the liturgical year and the seasons: all are welcome.

Eucharistic ministers are trained to assist the clergy in sacramental worship. They carry the cross, light the candles, ring the bells, and help set & clean up the table at the eucharist. Please contact Pastor Amy to learn more. Altar guild prepares the space for sacramental worship: cleaning and setting out holy vessels, bread and wine, and preparing the lectern Bible.  Please contact Jim Donna to learn more.

Sunday, February 4 - Parish Annual Meeting at 9 am with breakfast (replaces 8 am and 10 am service).

Sunday, February 11 - Bishop Gayle Harris visitation to CGS at 10 am. No 8 am service today.

Wednesday, February 14 - Ash Wednesday service, 7 pm. (Lent begins).


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