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ACOLYTES

An Acolyte serves in a supporting role at most worship services, including Sunday and daily Masses, weddings, and funerals.  The group is always eager to accept new members.  Adult men attaining the position of Subdeacon must be approved by the Vestry and licensed by the Bishop.

 

 

ALTAR GUILD

The Altar Guild is defined by its title - members take care of the Altar in its appointments, preparing all things necessary for all services.  It is a great privilege to serve our Lord this way, and all members of the church are welcome to join in this very rewarding work.

 

 

CHOIR

Under the direction of Dr. William Gatens the Choir has faced new challenges in its composition and repertoire with resounding success.  Members are exposed to fine examples of choral music and are encouraged to reach high standards of musical performance.  New members are always welcome!  Auditions are by appointment with the Choirmaster.

Choir Page

 

 

CONFRATERNITY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament is a devotional society of the Anglican Community particularly to honor the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament of His Body and Blood.

 

 

GROUNDS COMMITTEE

The goals of the Grounds Committee are twofold:  to create a beautiful setting for the Church and to provide a warm and welcoming environment for its members of all ages.  Contributions to the work of the Grounds Committee are very welcome, as well as assistance in the garden or suggestions for landscaping restoration.

 

 

HEALING MISSION

The Healing Mission of the Church of the Good Shepherd seeks to follow the scriptural witness to pray for healing.  Following the example of the Burrswood Christian Centre for Healthcare and Ministry, they seek to minister to both body and soul.

Healing Mission Page

Burrswood Christian Center Website

 

 

HIGH HOPE INTERNATIONAL MISSION

High Hope Mission was founded upon a Christian commitment to provide moral, spiritual, and financial support for Uganda's destitute and orphaned.  High Hope seeks to serve the most needy of Uganda's population by spreading the Gospel and by promoting social development through access to education and health services.  Volunteers and sponsors are welcome.

High Hope International Mission Website

 

 

LECTORS

The Lectors of Good Shepherd play a significant role in our Lay Ministry.  Composed of volunteers, lectors are responsible for the first reading at the 10 AM Mass on Sunday mornings and on major feast days.

 

NOEL

NOEL (National Organization of Episcopalians for Life) is a fellowship of Anglican Christians who bear witness within our church and culture to the sanctity of life and the sacredness of the family.  NOEL believes that life is created by God and is a gift to be cherished, supported, and defended from the moment of conception to the time of natural death.  NOEL affirms God's unique plan for the family as the place ordained of Him for the creation and nurture of life.

NOEL Page

 

 

SAINT BARNABAS MISSION

The Church of the Good Shepherd continues to support the Saint Barnabas Mission, which shelters homeless families.  Donations are accepted on a regular basis.  Food (nonperishable) can be left in the Tower basket; other items can be left in the Kemper Great Hall box (bagged, not loose).

 

 

SAINT JOHN'S HOSPICE

This ministry supports Saint John's Mission in Philadelphia.  The Mission feeds 500-700 homeless men each weekday and houses about 40 more.  We aid this good work with an annual cash gift from our extra-parochial giving.  More importantly, a number of individuals at Good Shepherd provide direct assistance to the homeless by preparing a casserole each month for the daily meal which is served.  Anyone can participate in this good work.  If you place the completed casserole in our freezer (located in the closet accessed from the stage in the Kemper Great Hall), St. John's will pick it up on the last Thursday of every month. 

 

 

SHEPHERD'S NOOK

The Shepherd's Nook was created primarily to make available to the parish religious goods and books for spiritual enrichment.  The Nook is open for business during coffee hour and is located in Kemper Great Hall.

 

 

THRIFT SHOP

A very important ministry in the life of the parish, the Thrift Shop provides opportunity to reach out to the local community.  Men and women of the parish work together for its benefit, providing an on-going staff.  Parishioners and others donate the items to be sold.  The Good Shepherd Thrift Shop is open for business Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM.

 

 WEBSITE

This website is currently in an early stage of development.  We have plans for expanding the outreach of this ministry to include valuable resources on the faith as expressed in the Anglican Tradition.  In addition to our normal web address of http://www.goodshepherdrosemont.org  you may also use the substitute address http://213.232.89.75 in the event the first does not resolve properly.