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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!

Mamma Mia! This week at Good Shepherd

Hi everyone,

TOMORROW: Saturday, April 27 – Mamma Mia at the Yorktown Stage!
Come join us for a fun afternoon of food and fellowship! We will meet at the Yorktown Coach Diner in Yorktown for lunch at noon (NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE), then attend the 2:00 pm show for Mamma Mia at the Yorktown Stage.

We had to change the lunch venue so that our group could be accommodated. The address of the Yorktown Coach Diner is 340 Downing Drive (same road Turco’s is on). The phone # is 914-245-2191. We have a 12:00 reservation under “Barber”. A carpool will depart Good Shepherd at 11:45 am, so feel free to meet at church if you prefer.

None of the other details has changed. The cost of the play is $25 per ticket and lunch is on your own. Everyone is welcome to attend. We’re looking forward to a great afternoon – come and join us!

Here’s what else is coming up at Good Shepherd:

Sunday, April 28
8:00 am Holy Eucharist (Rite 1)
9:45 am Sunday School & Middle School Youth
10:00 am Holy Eucharist with hymns & baptism (Rite 2)
11:00 am Sunday School Committee meeting

Old magazines needed this Sunday
The MS Youth will be doing a project this Sunday at 10:00 am that requires old magazines. If you have any to share, please leave them in the Guild Room before the 10:00 am service this Sunday. Thank you!

Sunday, May 5th – ONE SERVICE AT 9:00 AM! Confirmation & Receptions
We are delighted to welcome Bishop Andrew St. John to Good Shepherd on May 5th at 9:00 am for Confirmation & Receptions! REMEMBER: ONLY ONE SERVICE ON MAY 5th, at 9:00 am. If you are interested in being received, please contact Fr. Hal as soon as possible. It’s going to be a wonderful day!

Mark your calendars:

  • Wednesday, May 1: Bible Study resumes, noon-1:30 in the Guild Room. Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss the upcoming Sunday Gospel lesson. No bible or experience necessary.
  • Saturday, May 4: Middle School Youth trip to St. John the Divine
  • Sunday, May 5: Confirmation & Receptions: ***ONE SERVICE AT 9:00 AM***
  • Sunday, May 12: Good Shepherd Sunday, Mother’s Day, Youth Group Plant Sale – buy your plants here!
  • Saturday, May 18: Senior Saturday
  • Thursday, May 30: Ascension Day & Steakfest!

Have a great week!

The Easter Vigil approaches!

Hi everyone,

It’s forecast NOT to rain at 7:30 pm, when we start the Vigil in the Memorial Garden. So come and enjoy! In case it does rain (which it won’t), we shall light the Paschal Fire in the Guild Room fireplace. Either way, it’s going to be a fun and joyous celebration. Come!

And don’t forget to come at 6:30 pm for Pizzafest, where our awesome Youth will make you a personal, customized pizza!

Easter services continue tomorrow at 8:00 am and 10:00 am with our Easter Egg-stravaganza at approximately 11:15 with over 1,500 Easter eggs. Come enjoy the fun!

Easter blessings to you and yours,
Fr. Hal

April Shepherd’s Voice + Holy Week + Easter

Hi everyone – Click here to check out the latest issue of the Shepherd’s Voice. Tons of pictures and events!

Tonight, Friday, April 12 – WOCOGS Book Group at 7:30 PM in the Guild Room

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 13 – High School Youth annual Palm Sunday sleepover at church.

Middle School Youth Group needs old magazines for a project after Easter… if you have any to share, please bring them in the next few Sundays. Thanks!

As we enter Holy Week, please take note of the many services and fellowship opportunities coming up this week. These liturgies are among the best of the entire church year, and are not to be missed!

April 14, Palm/Passion Sunday
8:00 AM Palms & Said Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM Palms, Procession & Holy Eucharist with Hymns (Service begins in the Memorial Garden)

April 18, Maundy Thursday
4:00 PM Prep and set up for dinner – all are invited to come help and have some fun in the kitchen!
6:30 PM Agape Dinner: Mediterranean Potluck
7:30 PM Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

April 19, Good Friday
8:00 AM Morning Prayer
10:00 AM Children’s Stations of the Cross
12:00 PM Stations of the Cross
6:30 PM Soup & Bread Potluck Dinner
7:30 PM Good Friday Liturgy

April 20, Saturday, Easter Eve
6:30 PM Pizzafest
7:30 PM The Great Vigil of Easter, starting in the Memorial Garden

April 21, Easter Sunday
8:00 AM Said Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Hymns
11:00 AM Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt & Festive Potluck Coffee Hour