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
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.
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.
OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
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.
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 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.
Christian Center Website
HOPE INTERNATIONAL MISSION
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.
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
(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.
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,
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 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
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 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://184.108.40.206
in the event the first does not resolve properly.