This week at Good Shepherd

Hi all – this is what’s coming up this weekend:

Saturday, September 16
Funeral service for Rick Slattery at 11:00 am with reception to follow. Your prayers and presence are requested.

Sunday, September 17
8:00 am Rite I traditional Eucharist
9:00 am Community Forum: Our new Sunday School, Middle School Youth, & Senior Youth Programs
9:45 am Sunday School begins
10:00 am Rite II Eucharist with Hymns
11:00 am Seniors Group meeting in the Guild Room

Looking ahead:

Next Sunday, September 24
Kathy Quinn, Executive Director of Support Connection to speak at our Community Forum at 9 am in the Parish Hall.

Thursday, September 28
The Seniors Group is sponsoring lunch and a trip to Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s home in Hyde Park, NY. Sign up in the breezeway.

Friday, September 29
Michaelmas and Oktoberfest
Bishop Shin shall be celebrating and preaching.

Remember to get your reusable bags to fill and return on September 29 with non-perishable foods to share with our partners at the Community Center of Northern Westchester.

Sunday, October 1
Support Connection Walk
Blessing of Phil & Joyce Levy at the 10:00 am service, for the next phase of their journey.

Saturday, October 7
Funeral for Sheila McCluskey at 11:00 am with reception to follow.
Your prayers and presence are requested.

Funeral arrangements for Rick Slattery

Hi all,

Rick’s funeral service will be celebrated this Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 am at Good Shepherd, with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Your prayers and presence are requested, and all are welcome to attend both.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Le Moyne College, lemoyne.edu or Graymoor Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, atonementfriars.org.

Amanda and Stephen are grateful for all the love, kindness, and support they have received during this difficult time.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Rick. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

Calling all 9th Graders for Confirmation Class!

Dear Church of the Good Shepherd Family,
Fr. Hal will be leading a confirmation class for all interested 9th graders in our parish. Other adult members of our parish will be assisting Fr. Hal in this program.
We will meet on the third Sunday of every month from 4:30-7:00pm in the rectory. The specific dates are 9/24; 10/22; 11/19; 12/17; 1/21; 2/18; 3/18; 4/15; 5/20; 6/10 and 6/24. Participants are expected to attend all of the classes. There will also be a retreat to Holy Cross Monastery as part of the class- more details to follow.

The confirmation class will be an exciting journey with multidimensional scriptural, and experiential learning. We will meet, prepare our dinner,  share our gifts and talents as we grow together in our Christian faith. Please contact Fr. Hal or Fay with any questions.

We need to confirm your participation in this faith journey. Please email Fay at fwphdrn@gmail.com by Friday 9/22.

Also if you are interested in being received or are older than a 9th grader- please contact Fr. Hal with your questions.

Please keep the confirmation class and leaders in your prayers

Peace,
Fay

 

Holy Cross Day is Thursday, 9/14

Join us tomorrow evening as we celebrate Holy Cross Day!

We begin at 6:30 pm with a 30-minute Rite 3 Eucharist, followed immediately by our 8th annual Chickenfest!

Bring your own chicken dishes, appetizers, sides, desserts, and drinks to share. Soda and water are provided. Lori & Fr. Hal are bringing some genuine southern Jambalaya, and Chris is bringing wings. What about you?

All are most welcome to come and share in the fun and fowl fellowship. Hope to see you there!

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Welcome Back Sunday is tomorrow!

Grab your backpack and a friend or two, and head over to Good Shepherd tomorrow 9/10 for our fantastic Kick-Off of the new program year!

We will celebrate our annual Blessing of Backpacks at the 10:00 am service, Sunday School registration will begin, and we will honor Grandparent’s Day with special prayers.

After the 10:00 service, the celebrations continue with a huge parish picnic and BBQ. The church is providing burgers, dogs, all the fixin’s, and a BOUNCY CASTLE! Please come to be fed and have some fun with your parish family.

It’s a great Sunday to invite friends to join us and get to know our community. Please tell your friends and come enjoy this fun and festive day.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow as we kick off the 2017-2018 Program Year!

Program Year Kick-Off – Sunday 9/10

Please plan to join us next Sunday, September 10 for our fantastic Kick-Off of the new program year!

We will celebrate our annual Blessing of Backpacks at the 10:00 am service, Sunday School registration will begin, and we will honor Grandparent’s Day with special prayers.

After the 10:00 service, the celebrations continue with a huge parish picnic and BBQ. The church is providing burgers, dogs, all the fixin’s, and a BOUNCY CASTLE! Please come to be fed and have some fun with your parish family.

It’s a great Sunday to invite friends to join us and get to know our community. Please tell your friends and come enjoy this fun and festive day.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back next Sunday as we kick off the 2017-2018 Program Year!

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.

Faithfully,

Hal