Sad news: RIP Rick Slattery

Hi everyone,

It is with sadness that I inform you that Rick Slattery died last night shortly after receiving Ministration at the Time of Death (Last Rites) and being removed from the life support machines at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He was surrounded by Amanda and Stephen, their son. He died peacefully.

Amanda and Stephen are extremely grateful for your constant expressions of concern, support, prayers, and love. It has meant a great deal to them, and Rick often told me how much it meant to him, too. They thank you deeply.

Rick’s funeral, the celebration of his life and Christian faith, shall be held at Good Shepherd on Saturday, September 16 at 11 am. A reception shall follow in our parish hall. Your prayers and presence are requested. Rick’s ashes shall be interred in his family’s plot in Albany.

Please keep Amanda and Stephen in your prayers at this difficult time.

Through the mercy of God, may Rick’s soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.



Support Connection Support-A-Walk October 1, 2017

Support Connection is a truly unique organization. Since 1996, they have helped thousands of people with breast and ovarian cancer, as well as their family and friends. Support Connection provides critically needed counseling, support groups, educational programs, wellness workshops and resource information. All of these services are FREE.

If you are interested in donating to this wonderful organization and/or walking with our team, please see me or use the link below.  Cash or a check are fine, too!

Thank you for your support!

Diane Buschel

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.


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!!