Friends of The Good Shepherd,
Hello everyone! What a great celebration on Tuesday evening! It was truly a celebration of not only my ministry, but our ministry together. Thanks to all who participated. I feel very blessed to be the rector of the Good Shepherd faith community.
This coming weekend is the Cranberry Harvest Fest, at which we will be selling cranberry apple crisp. This is one of our major fund raisers. If you haven’t signed up to help, it’s not too late. For more information about how you can help, call Judy Govoni @ 508-295-4187.
Due to the Columbus Day Holiday weekend, there will not be Church School on Sunday (October 9th).
See you in church on Sunday!
Below are some other important parish announcements and reminders…..
Parish Announcements and Reminders
A Celebration of New Ministry Thank You!
I want to thank all of you who participated in my celebration of new ministry, as I was instituted as the Rector. It was a wonderful, joyful celebration. Thank you Choir and musicians for the beautiful music. Thank you ECW for the social and the goodies after the Service. Thank you presenters of the symbol of my ministry among you. Thank you liturgical ministers. Thank you Search Committee and Vestry in you calling me to serve you. I feel blessed to have been called to serve you as Rector! Please continue to pray for me, as I do for you each day.
Cranberry Harvest Festival – Parish Fund Raiser
On Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th, Good Shepherd will have a cranberry apple crisp booth at the Makepeace Harvest Festival. This is one of our major fund raisers, and everyone’s help is needed! We need volunteers to make apple crisp and to work at the booth. If you can help, please speak with Judy Govoni and sign up on the sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall. As has been said so many times before, many hands make the work fun!
The next meeting of the Vestry is Thursday, October 13th, beginning at 6:30PM. Possible agenda items need to be submitted to either Chuck Soule (Senior Warden) or Pastor Dan by October 6th (one week prior to the meeting).
Parish Usher (Hospitality Ministers) Meeting & Refresher Training
On Sunday, October 16th, from 9-9:45AM there will be a meeting of the parish ushers (Hospitality Ministers). The meeting will be held in the parish hall. The meeting will be lead by Judy Govoni and Pastor Dan. We will be discussing the procedures for the Hospitality Ministry, and Pastor Dan will be speaking with us about the ministry of hospitality. All ushers are asked to be present in order to receive important information and in order to share your thoughts as well. If you are unable to be present please speak with Pastor Dan about your situation. On Sunday, October 23 there will be a blessing for the parish Hospitality Ministers at the 8AM and 10AM Services.
Youth Group Family Nights
Both the Middle School and the High School Youth Groups are hosting Family Nights (Middle School on October 12th and High School on November 7th) from 5:30-7PM. Please note the change in the dates from what was previously announced in the parish newsletter. These Family Nights will include dinner, and will give parents the opportunity to check out what is happening with our Youth Groups. If you have a child who is in Youth Group, please plan to attend. Older and younger siblings are also welcome. Please confirm your attendance with Dale Winters, including how many are going to attend from your family, so we can plan for dinner.
Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser for Our Youth Groups
On Friday, October 14th, from 5-7PM the Good Shepherd Youth Groups invite you to a spaghetti supper in the Church Hall. The Supper includes beverages, salad, spaghetti and dessert. Please plan to attend and bring family and friends!