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OFFICE CLOSED

The church office will be closed Monday, July 28.


THIS SUNDAY



Please join us this Sunday as we observe this fourth and final Sunday in Advent at 10:15 a.m. with Holy Communion and special music brought by our youth.
 


THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER

Meets Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in Adult Room #2.


2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The 2014 session of the Virginia Annual Conference was held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va., Friday, June 20, to Sunday, June 22. Click here to read about what happened each day.

Joe Kinego, Mark Burgess, Yohan Moon and Lyn Moon attended from the Church of the Good Shepherd. Joe and Mark were our respective lay and clergy delegates. Joe Kinego will share highlights from the conference during the 10:15 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 29. 


A LISTENING II, OCT 19

You’re invited to
 
A Listening II
 
This is the second of two listening events at Church of the Good Shepherd as the Virginia conference embarks on a time of holy conversations about the church’s relationship to and acceptance of LGBT persons. We heard on Oct. 12 from two pastors about different ways persons of faith respond to this issue. Sunday evening, Oct. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Following a light supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. there will be an opportunity for people to share what is on their hearts regarding what they heard on Oct. 12.
 

 

"POWER" UPDATE!


Well, as many of you might have noticed, the power was out at the church most of Tuesday, September 23, as a result of a fault in the Dominion power line leading into the church. However, thanks to Dominion's "all-hands-on-deck" response, the power line was repaired and power restored by early Wednesday morning, September 24. Our Internet service, however, has been interrupted and, as a result, we may not have the ability to communicate by email for a day or so more. 


OA MEETING

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet.

OA members differ in many ways, but we are united by our common disease and the solution we have found in the OA program. We practice unity with diversity, and we welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. Welcome home.

A chapter of OA meets every Monday evening at the Church of the Good Shepherd beginning at 7:30 p.m.


PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

The Church of the Good Shepherd’s confidential “Teens in Turmoil” Parent Support Group monthly meeting will tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 10 (Senior High Room) in the Education Center. The group typically meets the second Thursday night of each month. The group is open to those who need support and prayers for their struggling teenage and young adult children. For more information, contact facilitator Becky Todd York through the church office.

 
 
2 Corinthians 1:4: “Praise be to God who comforts us in all  our trouble so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we  ourselves have received from God.”
  
 

CHURCH COUNCIL, MAY 5

Church Council will meet this Monday evening, May 5, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Gallery.


RUMMAGE SALE, NOV 1

Fall Rummage Sale - Nov. 1, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. These twice-a-year sales raise funds to support Church of the Good Shepherd's outreach efforts, and they serve people in our community who depend on the opportunity to shop at very low prices. These sales are an amazing recycling effort and change one person's castoffs into another person's treasures.  Their success depends directly upon donations of rummage and time from the congregation.  Please start collecting clothing and accessories, jewelry, housewares, appliances, furniture, books, CDs & movies, toys & games, sporting goods, baby items, tools and garden equipment, antiques, handcrafted treasures, plants - most anything in good condition can be sold.  Sizes in clothing are very helpful as are donations of clothes hangers and shopping bags.  Donations can be brought to church between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 26 - 31.
 


WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER

You're invited to join us for prayer each Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. Please feel free to come and pray quietly in the sanctuary and leave, if you need to, or stay and join others as we move to the church's Information Center for intercessory prayer.


CHRISTMAS 2014




Christmas Services

Christmas Eve 2014
Family Candlelight & Carols

7:00 p.m.


Christmas Eve 2014
Candlelight & Holy Communion

11:00 p.m.

1st Sunday after Christmas
December 28, 2014
Holy Communion
10:15 a.m.

2nd Sunday after Christmas
January 4, 2015
Holy Communion with The Rev. Cathy Abbott preaching
10:15 a.m.

 

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY



October 5, 2014
10:15 a.m.

 
World Communion Sunday — celebrated the first Sunday in October — is one of the most venerable of “special Sundays”. The day has taken on new relevancy and depth of meaning in a world where globalization often has undermined peace and justice — and in a time when fear divides the peoples of God’s earth. On this day we celebrate our oneness in Christ, the Prince of Peace, in the midst of the world we are called to serve — a world ever more in need of peacemaking.
 
 

WED. MUSIC REHEARSALS

Bell Choir, 7:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir, 7:30 p.m.


POTLUCK LUNCH, DEC 21

Our next regular Pot Luck lunch will be Sunday, December 21, immediately following the 10:15 service.  You are asked to bring a main dish and either a side or dessert, that will feed 8 people.  That way we can ensure we have enough food to serve visitors.  And please mark your new 2015 calendar for Pot Lucks on the third Sunday of each month, which will be January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, and June 21.


December 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Church Council
Location: The Gallery
Time: 7:00pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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2 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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3 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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4 DCOM
Location: Room 11
Time: 9:30am

Preschool
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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5 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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6 No Events

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7 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am
A quiet way to begin your Sunday morning as the sa ...

Church School
Location: Educational Center
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am
Our 10:15 a.m. service is a joyous time when the e ...

Youth Sponsored Parents Day Out
Time: 2:00pm -7:00pm

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8 Girl Scout Trp 5714
Location: Junior High Room 9
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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9 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Pack 13 Monthly Meeting
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
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10 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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11 Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Parent Support Group
Location: Room 10
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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12 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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13 No Events

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14 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am
A quiet way to begin your Sunday morning as the sa ...

Church School
Location: Educational Center
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am
Our 10:15 a.m. service is a joyous time when the e ...

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15 Trustee's Meeting
Location: Adult 2
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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16 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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17 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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18 Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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19 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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20 No Events

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21 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am
A quiet way to begin your Sunday morning as the sa ...

Church School
Location: Educational Center
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am
Our 10:15 a.m. service is a joyous time when the e ...

Potluck Lunch
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 11:30am

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22 OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

Worship Team
Location: Information Center
Time: 7:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke.

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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23 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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24 Candlelight Service
Time: 7:00pm

Candlelight & Holy Communion
Time: 11:00pm

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25 Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Hot Meals
Location: Kitchen
Time: 2:00pm -5:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke or Laurie Juliana.

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26 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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27 No Events

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28 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am
A quiet way to begin your Sunday morning as the sa ...

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am
Our 10:15 a.m. service is a joyous time when the e ...

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29 OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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30 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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31 No Events

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