Sad news – RIP Sheila McCluskey

Hi all – It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that former parishioner Sheila McCluskey has died. Sheila was a long-time member of Good Shepherd, and had moved to Hampton, VA to be with her daughter and her family. Although Sheila had found a new parish home in Virginia that she loved, she remained an active member of the Good Shepherd prayer group, and was still in touch with many parishioners. She will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace.

God our Creator, your grace gives life to all; receive Sheila 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.

WOCOGS BOOK CLUB – SEPTEMBER MEETING

Hi Everyone

At our last book club meeting we decided to take July and August off and get together again in September.

The book chosen for September review is  “The Search”  by Nora Roberts.

(A silent nine-year-old Czech boy, a survivor of Auschwitz, flees a refugee center in postwar Germany and is found by an American G.I. At the same time, the boy’s mother, the sole surviving member of his family, searches refugee centers for her son.)

Our next scheduled meeting is Friday, September 8th at 7:30 PM in the Guild Room.

We are always happy to have you join us.

Happy Reading!

Arleen Flury

Relay for Life is tonight!

Somers Relay for Life is tonight at Somers Middle School – rain or shine!
Our assigned spot is #12, and people are encouraged to join us anytime after around 6:00 pm. We will stay through the Luminaria ceremony, which usually concludes by 10:30-11:00 pm.

Please plan to join us, for any part or all of this time. Bring chairs to sit in, snacks to share, and a desire to participate. Wear your Good Shepherd or Relay for Life swag if you have it!

Thank you for helping us to support the American Cancer Society through this great community event.

Father’s Day Coffee Hour

Calling all women!   We would like to honor all Fathers this Sunday, June 18th, for Father’s Day with a very special coffee hour. All women are invited to help us make this a very special Coffee hour. We will have a BBQ ~ the hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs are covered. Other suggestions of things you could bring: sausage and peppers, salads, fruit, beverages and desserts. Please feel free to bring whatever you like!

Thank you and see you all Sunday!!

 

 

This week at Good Shepherd

Hi everyone – See below for the events coming up this week at Good Shepherd, and plan to join us!

Saturday, June 10 – Parish Trip to the Cathedral
Meet at Good Shepherd at 7:45 am; bus leaves at 8:00 am. The Sunday School and Youth Group will attend focused guided tours and workshops. Adults not engaged in chaperoning will have an informal walk-about the Cathedral with Fr. Hal. Bring your own picnic lunch. We will supply water bottles for all. We will return to Good Shepherd by 4:00 pm.

The cost is $20 per person to ride on the bus. Please bring either a check made out to the Church of the Good Shepherd or cash on Saturday. (Scholarships are available).

We have room for 8 additional people. If your would like to join us, please email Megan at meganswiderski@hotmail.com by Friday, June 9th at noon.

Sunday, June 11 – Another busy Sunday at COGS
Trinity Sunday & Birthday Sunday
8:00 am – Rite 1 Said Eucharist
9:00 am – Monthly breakfast with the 8:00ers
10:00 am – Rite 1 Said Eucharist with Hymns
Sunday School Graduation & Family Sunday
11:15 am – New Member Welcome
Casual, information-sharing session in the Guild Room for all those that have joined Good Shepherd in the past year. It’s an invitation to come and learn more about the community, in a low-key environment.

Community Center of Northern Westchester
Please keep the CCNW in your mind when you’re doing your own shopping. Their needs for the standard non-perishable foods are ongoing. In addition, right now they have made a special appeal for supplies for the 45 local kids ages 8-14 they’re sending to sleepaway camp. Their fees are covered, but they need help from the community ASAP to ensure they have the necessary gear. Please donate new or gently used sleeping bags, beach towels and duffels, as well as sunscreen and insect repellent. Let’s help them give these kids a great summer!

Tuesday, June 13 – Trip to the Botanical Garden
All are welcome to join the Seniors on this trip! We will meet at the COGS parking lot at 9:30 am and carpool down. Lunch will be on your own, there are two restaurants on the grounds or you may bring a picnic lunch. The admission cost will be $18.00. Please note that there are trams available which will take the group to selected sites on the grounds so that walking is minimized. We plan to be back at COGS by 4:00 pm.

Wednesday, June 14 – Bible Exploration 12-1:30 pm
This will be our final session before the summer. We will reconvene in the Fall.

Thursday, June 15 – Vestry meeting

Friday, June 16 – Somers Relay for Life at Somers Middle School

Botanical Gardens trip postponed to 6/13

Due to the forecasted rainy weather, our trip to the Botanical Gardens (originally planned for tomorrow) has been postponed to the rain date, next Tuesday, June 13. All other details of the trip are the same.

We will meet at the COGS parking lot at 9:30 am and carpool down. Lunch will be on your own, there are two restaurants on the grounds or you may bring a picnic lunch. The admission cost will be $18.00. Please note that there are trams available which will take the group to selected sites on the grounds so that walking is minimized. We plan to be back at COGS by 4:00 pm. All are welcome!

Parish Trip to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine This Saturday 8am-4pm

This Saturday June 10th we will travel by bus to visit the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Here is the schedule for the day.

8:00 am Bus leaves for the Cathedral. Please try to arrive by 7:50 :)

10:00 am The Sunday School and Youth Group attend focused guided tours and workshops. Thanks to the Fulton children’s Fund for providing the registration fees for the children and youth’s workshops and tours! Adults not engaged in chaperoning will have an informal walk-about the Cathedral with Fr. Hal.

1:00 (approximately) bring your own picnic lunch with our parish family in the Cathedral park. We will supply water bottles for all.

2:30 (approximately) Bus departs for Church of the Good Shepherd

4:00pm we arrive home at our church.

The cost is $20 per person to ride on the bus. Please bring either a check made out to the Church of the Good Shepherd or cash on Saturday. (Scholarships are available).

We have room for 8 additional people. If your would like to join us, please let us know by Friday June 9th at noon. Please contact Megan at meganswiderski@hotmail.com

Its going to be a fun educational day!

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