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A NOTE ABOUT PARISH OFFICE HOURS


On Monday June 26 and Friday June 30, the Parish Office will be closed.

In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact The Revs. Susan Naylor or Leslie Scoopmire, whose contact information is in the parish directory.


Confirmation Class is Around the Corner!Confirmation is available to anyone who has been baptized and wants to make a more mature commitment to the faith. Our Bishop will be visiting on August 6, which is a great opportunity to be confirmed OR to be received into the Episcopal Church. If you have a child/grandchild who is interested in LEARNING MORE about Confirmation (no decision is required at this point), please start attending My Faith, My Life classes on Sunday mornings at 9 AM. These classes will all be led by Pamela and are appropriate for middle school and high school students; we will meet every Sunday between June 11 and July 31, except for July 2. Regular attendance is required. If you are an adult who would like to learn more about Confirmation, Reaffirmation, or Reception, please contact Rev. Pamela directly. Thank you !
HIRING A NEW PARISH ADMINISTRATOR

An update from Senior Warden, Joanne Owen

 

As many of you may know, our parish administrator, Andrew Suitter, will be leaving us at the end of June.  His last day is Tuesday June 27th.  If there are things you need from him while is still here, please work out those needs by Tuesday June 20th!

While we are sad to see him go, we are happy that Andrew will be serving as a Curate (a priest on staff) at St. Augustine’s, Wilmette, a growing church on Chicago’s North Shore in the Diocese of Chicago.

We are now searching for an new administrator.   This will no longer be a shared position with St. John’s, so we will be looking for someone to work roughly 20 hours per week.  Since this is a part-time position, health and pension benefits are not included.  If you know of someone (who is not family) who might be interested, please let either Pamela, Andrew or Joanne Owen know – or ask the individual to send any inquiries or résumés to: office@goodshepherdec.org.  In the meantime, if you are willing to volunteer in the Parish Office a few hours a week, please let Pamela and Andrew know ASAP so they can organize a calendar of helpers.  Thanks!

COGS CHOIR MEMBER CONNOR DONNELLY IN COCA’S 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

The amazingly talented Connor Donnelly will be playing Gaston at COCA in the upcoming performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!  There are evening performances Friday – Sunday July 21-23 and matinees on Saturday and Sunday.  Some members are planning to attend the Sunday matinee at 1:00.  Tickets are $14 and $18 and may be purchased in advance online at www.cocastl.org/event/disneys-beauty-and-the-beast.  Want to carpool? See Joanne Owen.  Way to go, Connor!

BLESSING OF THE BICYCLES
Saturday July 15th, 8 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church, CWE
600 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis.

 

Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are invited to bring their bikes to Trinity Church in the Central West End to be blessed with prayer and holy water. After the blessing, experienced road cyclists 18 and older are invited to a 10 MPH group ride to the Mississippi and back.  Snacks and fellowship will follow the ride, and participants will receive a prayer card featuring the Patron Saint of Cyclist Madonna Del Ghisallo to put in their jersey for safe travels. Join us!

July 15th @ 8 AM at Trinity Church, 600 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis.


Let’s go to the ball game on Sunday October 1! 

Tickets have been purchased!  Please see Pat Wieneman to pay!  $30 per ticket.  If you signed up, we will expect you to pay! THE PLAN is to gather after church to have lunch here and then head to the 2:15 game

Good Shepherd 

It’s time to clean out closets, basements, and everywhere else you might find those no-longer-needed items. Ask family and friends to do the same. We’re taking clothes, kitchen items such as pots, pans, small counter top appliances in working order, lamps, knick knacks, pictures, frames, etc. We will also accept small furniture such as night stands, side tables, but we ask that the furniture not be brought to the church until the week of the garage sale. We will not be able to handle large pieces. You will need to be able to get the furniture to the church. We also need hangers and bags.

If you have questions as to the size of a piece of furniture check with Brenda Finch. Please be sure your items are clean and in working condition.

ALTAR FLOWERS & SANCTUARY LAMP

SPONSORSHIPS & DEDICATIONS

 

ALTAR FLOWERS: Throughout summer, we hope to see flowers from the home gardens of our parishioners on our altar.  Whatever it is your garden grows, we encourage you to share them in our worship.  If you don’t have a garden, but want to supply flowers from a store, that is welcomed too.  Please see Sally Albers with questions.

SANCTUARY LAMPS: We have heard from some of our members that since we have moved to a volunteer model for our Sunday flowers for much of the year, they miss the chance to make offerings in memory of loved ones or in thanksgiving for special people or life events, such as birthdays and anniversaries. As an alternative, Good Shepherd is adopting a practice of dedications for our sanctuary light.

The sanctuary light, to the left of the altar near our Pentecost banner, burns day and night as a constant reminder of the presence of Christ in our lives and in the reserved elements of communion (housed in the tabernacle directly below the light). This candle is lighted from the Paschal fire, and the flame is passed to a new candle each week.

For an offering of any amount (suggested donation is $20 or more), your dedication will be printed in the bulletin insert. For example: “The sanctuary light is dedicated this week in honor of our graduating seniors, from the clergy and staff of Good Shepherd.”  We hope you will enjoy this new way of remembering and honoring the special times and people in our lives.

Ordinations!

June 29 at 6pm: The Ordinations of transitional deacons, Leslie Scoopmire, Andrew Suitter & Maria Evans, to the priesthood, at the Cathedral. Join us!

August 6 at 10 am: The Bishop’s Visit to Good Shepherd, with confirmations, reaffirmations, and receptions.

A word about Confirmation: Because the Bishop is visiting on August 6, we are preparing for Confirmation during the summer.  The first “official” preparation session will be on Sunday, June 4.  Anyone interested in being Confirmed will be expected to join us for the 2pm movie, as well as the worship and dinner afterward.  Please contact Rev. Pamela with any questions.

We are a praying community!  

Please email Andrew the names of people for whom we can pray, both individually and as a church community.  We remove any name after six weeks, unless it is requested that they remain on the list for a longer period of time. Please pray for:Barbara, Cheri, Kara, Kate, Pete, Savannah, Melodie, Marc, Brigida, Samantha, Holly, Tom, Ruth, Annie, Rick, Jan, Peter, Nikki.