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Did you get our new email?

Hi Everyone,

Great news! We have successfully launched our new email system, Constant Contact! You were sent our first email from this system at 6:00 am today. But the question is: have you seen it and opened it?

If you haven’t seen the email, click here to view it.

If you don’t see it in your email inbox, then your email program (AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.) may think our email to you is spam. You need to tell your email program that our emails to you from Constant Contact are NOT spam. Click here for information on how to do this.

Once you open the link, scroll down to find your email program on the list (they are in alphabetical order) and follow the instructions so you can receive our Constant Contact emails and stay informed.

Still confused? No worries! Our new Technology Integration Intern, Zack Palmer (Chris and Scott’s son), will help everyone individually who is having difficulty. In fact, Zack will have his laptop with him on Sunday to assist anyone who is having trouble getting set up. So come to our Sunday Pentecost services, and at the Pentecost BBQ Bash after the 10 am service, look for Zack and he will assist you.

As always, let us know if you need any assistance and we shall do all we can to make sure you have what you need to stay connected to Good Shepherd.

We are very excited about this new enhancement, and we’re confident it will be a great tool as we move forward as a community and invite and welcome new members.

See you Sunday!

This weekend at Good Shepherd

Hi everyone – Greetings on this beautiful day! Here’s what’s coming up this week:

Sunday, June 2
8:00 am Rite 1 Eucharist
9:00 am Sunday School Committee meeting
9:45 am Sunday School & MS Youth
10:00 am Rite 2 Eucharist with hymns
11:30 am Events Committee meeting

Sunday is the last day to sign up for our Hudson River Cruise, coming up this Saturday, June 8! Please check out the information in the Breezeway and sign up for a great trip! All are welcome.

Wednesday, June 5
Bible Study, noon-1:30 in the Guild Room.
Senior Crafts with Arleen 1:00-4:00 pm in the Parish Hall

Next Sunday, June 9 is Pentecost!
Everyone wear red and get ready for a great celebration at the 10:00 am service:

  • Begin in the Memorial Garden
  • Family Sunday
  • The High School Youth leaders will give reflections on their time in Youth Group
  • After the service, we will have a HUGE parish BBQ to kick off hot dog season! Check the Breezeway for the signup.

It’s going to be a fun day!

Ascension Day & Steakfest – TONIGHT at 6:30 pm!

Happy Ascension Day to all!

Tonight we celebrate Ascension Day with Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm, followed by our awesome Annual Steakfest! Please plan to join us for what is always a great time.

We can use some help with setup beginning about 5:30 pm, and with clean up after the event. Thank you!

steak

Collect for Ascension Day
Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

This week at Good Shepherd

Services for Connie Lyons – Your prayers and presence are requested
Today, Friday, May 24
Visiting Hours, 2:00-5:00 pm
Clark Funeral Home, 2104 Saw Mill River Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Saturday, May 25
10:30 am – Funeral Mass
Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY 10527
The burial will take place immediately following the service at Amawalk Cemetery, 2445 Quaker Church Road, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598. Immediately following the burial, all are invited to a reception in our Parish Hall at Good Shepherd.

Sunday, May 26
8:00 am – Eucharist (Rite 1)
9:45 am – Sunday School & Middle School Youth
10:00 am – Eucharist with hymns & Baptism (Rite 2)

Thursday, May 30 – Ascension Day & Steakfest!
Everyone is invited to our awesome annual celebration of Ascension Day. The service is at 6:30 pm, followed by our amazing STEAKFEST! Sign up in the Breezeway to tell us you’re coming, and consider bringing a side, dessert, or beverage to round out our meal. Donations to the Fellowship Fund to help defray the cost of the steak are also welcome. Thank you! We’re looking forward to a fabulous evening – invite your friends! Who doesn’t want a free steak dinner?

Saturday, June 8 – Hudson River Cruise
Sign up in the Breezeway for this year’s cruise on the Hudson River. **NOTE TIME CHANGE** The cruise will be from 4:00-6:30 pm. All are welcome to enjoy this fun outing.

Renegades Game
Due to a lack of interest, the trip to the Renegades game has been canceled.

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On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember and give thanks for all of the men and women who gave their lives in the service of our country. May we live lives worthy of the sacrifice they made.

Sad news: RIP Connie Lyons

Dear people of God,

It is with sadness that we share the news that Connie Lyons, Judy Lyons’ mother, died Monday evening. Connie, her late husband Charles, and their daughter Judy have a long involvement in Good Shepherd. Indeed, they have lived around the corner from our church since 1948 and Charles even helped build both our rectory and sanctuary. Charles passed away last September, just days before their 72nd wedding anniversary. Judy, their only child, is and has been a regular at our 8 am Rite 1 service for decades. Connie was 93 years old.

Arrangements are as follows, and your prayers and presence are requested:

Friday, May 24
Visiting Hours
2:00-5:00 pm
Clark Funeral Home, 2104 Saw Mill River Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Saturday, May 25
10:30 am
Funeral Mass
Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY 10527

11:15 am
Burial immediately following the service
Amawalk Cemetery, 2445 Quaker Church Road, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598

Immediately following the burial
Reception in our Parish Hall at Good Shepherd. All are invited.

Let us pray:
God our Creator, your grace gives life to all; receive Connie into your keeping and give her the new life promised through Jesus Christ our Savior, who once was dead and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all those who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

This week at Good Shepherd

Hi everyone,
We’re looking forward to a beautiful weekend at Good Shepherd. Here’s what’s coming up:

Saturday, May 18
Middle School Youth Group will stock shelves at the Community Center of Northern Westchester

Sunday, May 19
8:00 am – Eucharist (Rite 1)
9:40 am – Sunday School meets in church
10:00 am – Eucharist with hymns & Baptism (Rite 2)
11:30 am – Middle School Youth builds owl houses with Fr. Hal

COGS Fun Outing to a Renegades Game – Last chance to cast your vote!
We are trying to schedule a fun trip to see a Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball game. In an effort to find the date that works best for a majority of interested parishioners, we’ve created an online survey “doodle” which will allow you to choose the dates that work best for you and your family. We’ll schedule the most popular date from the survey. Click here to choose your family’s preferred dates before all the picnic spots are taken! Thanks for your input.

Check the Breezeway and sign up for these coming events:
Thursday, May 30 – Ascension Day & Steakfest – Invite your friends!
Saturday, June 8 – Hudson River Cruise – All are welcome!

See you Sunday!

Buy your plants at Good Shepherd this Sunday!

Our High School Youth will be hosting our Mother’s Day discounted plant sale this Sunday, May 12, beginning right after the 8:00 am service. This year we have annuals, perennials and vegetable plants. Come check it out!

Sunday is not only Mother’s Day, but it is also Good Shepherd Sunday, our feast day! Come celebrate with us at our regularly scheduled worship services at 8:00 am and 10:00 am.

COGS Fun Outing to a Renegades Game – Have you voted yet?
We are trying to schedule a fun trip to see a Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball game. In an effort to find the date that works best for a majority of interested parishioners, we’ve created an online survey “doodle” which will allow you to choose the dates that work best for you and your family. We’ll schedule the most popular date from the survey. Click here to choose your family’s preferred dates before all the picnic spots are taken! Thanks for your input.

REMINDER: Senior Saturday – Begins tomorrow at noon
Just a reminder we are having our Senior meeting and lunch TOMORROW, Saturday, May 11, 2019 starting at 12:00 noon at church. Hope to see you all then!

Have a great week!

One Service Only: Sunday 9:00 AM

Remember that we will have one service only this Sunday, at 9:00 am!

Bishop Andrew St. John will be our special guest, Celebrant and Preacher. After confirmation at 9:00 am, we will host a potluck brunch reception to celebrate the confirmands and those being received into the Episcopal Church.

Please click here for the signup genius and sign up to help us create a great Good Shepherd fiesta!

Sunday at 4:00 PM – Benefit concert for the Community Center of Northern Westchester (CCNW)
All are invited to the Antioch Baptist Church Choir’s annual gospel concert benefiting CCNW, followed by a reception at the Bedford Hills Community House. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted and will be put toward enriching the programs which serve our neighbors in need.

COGS Fun Outing to a Renegades Game – Help us find the best date!
We are trying to schedule a fun trip to see a Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball game. In an effort to find the date that works best for a majority of interested parishioners, we’ve created an online survey “doodle” which will allow you to choose the dates that work best for you and your family. We’ll schedule the most popular date from the survey. Click here to choose your family’s preferred dates.

Confirmation & Receptions are Sunday at 9:00 AM!

Hi everyone,

This Sunday is going to be AWESOME! Remember that we will have one service only this week, at 9:00 am, so that the entire congregation can celebrate together.

After confirmation at 9:00 am, we will host a reception to celebrate the confirmands and the people being received, with Bishop Andrew St. John as our special guest!

We will be do what we do best: a potluck brunch! And to do it well, WE NEED EVERYONE’S HELP!

We have created a sign-up genius so people can have an idea of what we need.

Please click here to check it out and sign up and let’s get ready for a great Good Shepherd fiesta!

We’re all looking forward to fabulous celebration and can’t wait to enjoy the day with the whole parish. See you Sunday!