Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), in partnership with the Diocese of Central Florida, the Diocese of Georgia, the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, and the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, is giving assistance such as food, water, clothing, shelter and other emergency supplies to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Dorian. ERD is also coordinating with the Anglican Alliance to provide support to the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos as they continue to assess the needs of their communities. To support this work, the Good Shepherd Outreach Committee is offering to match parishioner donations to the ERD Hurricane Relief Fund. Click here to make a donation.
Sacred Ground is a film- and reading-based dialogue series on race and faith. Participants will walk together through America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in the threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. It’s an invitation for small groups to gather to learn, share, and prepare to become Beloved Community.
The Church of the Good Shepherd will embark on this journey onto Sacred Ground this fall. We’ll form dialogue groups which will meet every two weeks to study, listen, and discuss. Please contact the church if you are interested in learning more about the program.
St. Francis Evensong and Blessing of the Animals
on Sunday, October 6th, at 5:00 PM
St. Francis of Assisi is famous for surrounding himself with animals. We will remember his message about God’s love for all creation during an evensong, which will be led by the adult and children’s choirs of Good Shepherd. During the service, there will also be time to give thanks for the pets we have lost this year.
Please bring your pets – big or small, furry or feathery, two legged or four legged – and invite your neighbors and friends to join us. The service will take place in our outdoor chapel or in the parish hall in case of inclement weather.
Following the service, there will be treats for humans and animals.