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Vacation Bible Camp – Register now!

Hello COGS Family,

Good Shepherd’s 5th Annual Vacation Bible Camp will be held on August 22-24 from 9:00-12:30 each day. The theme of the camp is “Making Good Choices” including Loving choices with Animals, Respectful Choices for the Environment, and Making Caring Choices.

The cost is $30 for the first child attending and $10 for each additional sibling. Campers are ages 4-12 and Counselors are ages 13-18. (Teachers are adults.)

We hope to fill the camp with 30 children from the local area. While we love that many of our Sunday School, MS Youth and HS Youth will participate – we also find the experience to be very enriched by including other friends, family and neighbors.

Please consider this – do your children want to come? Do they have friends who might like to attend too? If you don’t have school aged children – What about your neighbors with school age children? Maybe even your grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or cousins? Our camp is great and will be even better with more kids from varying backgrounds.

For more information see the attached flyer or contact to Megan Whalen at!

Summer issue of the Shepherd’s Voice

Hi everyone – The Summer issue of the Shepherd’s Voice is now available. Check out the news and photos from the community:

July & August 2018 Shepherd’s Voice

If you would like to include something in the September newsletter, please send your submissions to anytime BEFORE August 15, 2018.


Exciting sermon coming up Sunday!

Hi everyone,

Coming up on Sunday is one of Father Hal’s favorite gospel passages, and he promises a very animated, memorable sermon on the healing of the woman with the hemorrhage. Don’t miss it!

8:00 am Rite 1 Eucharist
10:00 am Rite 2 Eucharist with hymns

Throughout the summer, we offer Craft Sundays during the 10:00 am service – all kids pre-K through 8th grade are welcome.

Botanical Garden trip
The Seniors Group is coordinating a trip to the New York Botanical Garden on Thursday, July 19 to view the gardens and the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit. Sign up in the Breezeway – all are welcome!

Coffee Hour Hosts
One of the things many of us look forward to each week is our wonderful fellowship time after church, and we need hosts for our fantastic coffee hour! Unfortunately, no one is signed up for any Sunday in the summer, so please take a look in the Breezeway and consider hosting. Thank you for your support!

CCNW School Supplies drive
Please help our awesome Middle School Youth Group support CCNW with their school supply drive. A list of needed items is posted in the Breezeway. As always, thank you for your generosity!

One service at 9:00 am, then brunch with the Bishop!

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Sunday, June 24 is Confirmation and Reception Sunday. We have ONE SERVICE ONLY at 9:00 am. Bishop Dietsche is our special guest and will be our Celebrant and Preacher.

After the service (at 9:00 am!!) we will have a fabulous potluck brunch. A reminder that bagels, brats, and cake are covered. Please bring what you think is appropriate for a brunch buffet with breakfast and lunch items. Soft drinks (juices, seltzer, soda, iced tea, lemonade, etc.) are also needed.

It’s going to be a fabulous day, and we look forward to seeing everyone there.

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 Dietsche as our special guest! We will be do what we do best: a potluck brunch!

Bagels are covered, we have a cake, and there will be brats and baked beans. Please bring what you think is appropriate for a brunch buffet with breakfast and lunch items.

We desperately need soft drinks (juices, seltzer, soda, iced tea, lemonade, etc.)

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

Spaghetti, Seniors, & Father’s Day

Hi everyone, here’s what’s coming up this weekend:

Friday, June 15
Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner
All are invited to a spaghetti dinner tonight in our Parish Hall to raise funds for Phase 2 of our Peace Pole Project. Come join the fun and enjoy some pasta for a great cause!

Saturday, June 16
Seniors Saturday
Come hang out at church from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. We’ll start with the Seniors meeting, then share lunch and fellowship. Please join us – all are welcome!

Sunday, June 17
Father’s Day
8:00 am Rite 1 Eucharist
9:45 am Sunday School & Middle School Youth Group – special lessons and crafts for Father’s Day
10:00 am Rite 2 Eucharist with hymns
11:00 am Special Father’s Day coffee hour

CALLING ALL WOMEN – please bring sides for Sunday’s coffee hour, as we celebrate Dads and all those who nurture others. Thank  you!

Next Sunday, June 24 is Confirmation & Reception Sunday
Bishop Dietsche will be our Celebrant and Preacher.
After the service, all are invited to our potluck Family Heritage brunch! Everyone is encouraged to bring any dish that is important to their family. There’s a signup sheet in the Breezeway. It’s going to be a great parish celebration!

Enjoy your day, and we’ll see you at church!

Busy weekend at Good Shepherd!

Check out what’s happening over the next few days at COGS!

Saturday, June 2
Eagle Scout Project
Our sponsored Boy Scout Troop 376 will be here from 9:00-3:00 pm working on an Eagle Scout Project, building a nature trail at Good Shepherd. All are invited to come by and help, or just come for the BBQ lunch! If you have a wheelbarrow to lend for the day, that would be a big help in moving all that mulch.

Family Paint Party 2:00-4:00 pm
This is going to be a great event!

Sunday, June 3
Worship Schedule
8:00 am Rite 1 Eucharist
9:45 am Sunday School & Middle School Youth
10:00 am Rite 2 Eucharist, including High School Youth Group Transition Ceremony. The co-leaders of the Youth Group will offer reflections.
11:00 am Coffee/lunch hour
11:15 am High School Youth Group will participate in a Visioning Workshop

Celebrity Scoop at Rita’s in Yorktown
Fr. Hal and other leaders from our Interfaith Group will be scooping ice cream. 20% of proceeds plus all tips will be donated to relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Stop by between 4:00-6:00 pm and join in the fun!

Mark your calendars:
Saturday, June 9
Financial Planning Committee 9:00-11:00 am

Sunday, June 10
Family Sunday – Sunday School & Middle School Youth graduation at 10:00 am service. We shall also recognize our support for The Putnam Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center as Anne Nadig, Associate Executive Director, receives checks of support.

Final confirmation class at the rectory, 4:30-7:00 pm.

Friday, June 15
Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner to raise funds for Phase 2 of the Peace Pole Project. 5:30-7:30 in the Parish Hall.

Saturday, June 16
Senior Saturday 11:00-3:00 pm
Senior Group meeting from 11-12, followed by lunch and activities. All are welcome to join the fun!

Sunday, June 24
Confirmation & Reception Sunday
Bishop Dietsche will be here to celebrate and preach.
Sign up in the Breezeway to bring your favorite brunch item to our Potluck Brunch!