Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Celebrating St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis Day Eucharist and Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 2, 2016, 10:30 a.m
The Rev. Isaac J. Miller, Celebrant
Roland Woehr, Organist & Music Director
The traditional Blessing of the Animals will be held indoors during Sunday's service, which will include prayers, readings, and music celebrating St. Francis. Service animals and pets with their persons will have the option of attending the entire service or of enjoying some time on the green before coming indoors just for the Blessing, which will take place at about 11:00. Friends, neighbors, and new worshippers are especially welcome to share in this special morning.
Sunday School classes continue on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Classes are geared to children aged 4-10, but older kids are invited too! Children are always welcome to sit with their families and participate in the service. Activity baskets are available, as are copies of the weekly "Sunday Paper" lesson and coloring page, based on the readings of the day.
The Rev. Isaac J. Miller has been engaged as our interim rector, while he and the vestry, in conversation with the Diocese, plan the next steps for Good Shepherd's continued ministry.
Welcome to the Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd
We gather as a community in order to reveal the gifts of the Spirit that are within each of us, and to worship God as faithfully and fully as we know how, endeavoring to fulfill our promises at baptism to seek and serve Christ in all persons, strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. We are a church of traditional Episcopalians, progressive Christians, and committed seekers. Our parish is open to all who wish to test the idea that no life is complete without spiritual life. We cherish diversity and conviction, and respect the exploration of differences. Please join us!
Whoever you are, and wherever you are on the journey of faith, you are welcome at Good Shepherd.