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Liturgists

One very meaningful way you may serve God at the Church of the Good Shepherd is through assisting with the Sunday morning liturgy.  Liturgists frequently help lead the congregation in prayer, read Scripture, and assist with the distribution of the bread and cup during Holy Communion.  If you think you might be interested in serving in this way, please contact Rev. Burgess.

Please note the pronunciation tips provided with many of the lessons listed below. Stress accents are printed after stressed syllables:

'+CAPITAL LETTERS= primary stress
' =secondary stress.  

An italicized i is pronounced like the y in sky.


July Schedule

July 6
10:15 a.m. 

Genesis 24:34-38, 42-29, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

July 13
10:15 a.m. Bill Fiser

Genesis 24:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

July 20
10:15 a.m. Joe Kinego

Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

July 27
10:15 a.m. Barbara Carter


Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-11, 45b; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
 

Prayers for Illumination

The following are time-honored and traditional examples of prayers to be offered before the reading of scripture. Please feel free to choose one from among them to use on the Sunday morning you will serve as liturgist.

O God, who has so made us that we live not by bread alone but by every Word of yours: Cause us to hunger after the heavenly food, and to find in it our daily provision on the way to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God who commanded light to shine out of darkness: We pray you to shine into our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of your glory in the face of Jesus Christ; to whom be praise and honor for evermore. Amen.

Heavenly Father, we pray that your Holy Spirit may rest upon us now, as we approach the study of your holy Word, and that he may make that Word a living message to our souls; thorugh Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord, uphold me, that I may uplift you; and may the words of my mouth, and the meditation of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer. Amen.

Give us grace, O Lord, not only to hear your Word with our ears, but also to receive it into our hearts and to show it forth in our lives; for the glory of your great name. Amen.

O Lord, open to us your Word, and our hearts to your Word, that we may know you better and love you more; for your mercy and for your truth's sake.

Heavenly Father sanctify us by your truth, and grant that the Spirit of truth may guide us into all truth, through him who is the truth incarnate, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
July 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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

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

Thurs Morn Class Prayer Time
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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4 Office Closed for Holiday

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

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5 No Events

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6 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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7 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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8 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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9 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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10 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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11 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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12 No Events

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13 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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14 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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15 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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

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17 Thurs Morn Class Prayer Time
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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18 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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19 No Events

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20 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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21 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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22 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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

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

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

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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25 Rehearsal Carter/Braun Wedding
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
requested 11/13 approved by Mark Burgess. Will set ...

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

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26 Carter/Braun Wedding
Location: Sanctunary
contact Tracy Carter cartertr@dukes.jmu.edu  ...

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27 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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28 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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29 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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

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31 Thurs Morn Class Prayer Time
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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