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Good Shepherd Welcomes Ministry Architects We want to hear what you have to share about the children’s and youth ministry. MA consultants will spend the majority of the time listening to you, with these goals in mind:
Upcoming Events Evensong & Chorister Promotions
Vacation Bible School
First Thursday Book Group
Be the Church
Church Under the Bridge
Guatemala Mission Trip
Daughter’s of the King Tea
European Choir Tour
Listening: People who care about the children’s and youth ministry will have a chance to share frustrations and dreams, identify challenges, and talk about our hopes for the future.
A Clear Plan: MA will provide an overview picture of where the church is now relative to where it would like to go, and then give a detailed proposal and timeline for how to move forward in building a sustainable children’s and youth ministry.
Focus: This process is designed to build unity around the desire for change and the belief that you can change and create the openness to embrace an intentional, deliberate game plan for making those changes.
Hope: MA is saying, “You CAN have the kind of programs God wants to lavish on your church. It’s going to take some work, but you CAN do it.”
Parents, Sunday school teachers, volunteers, youth, church members, vestry, all are welcome! Come be a part of sharing your hopes and dreams for our children’s and youth ministries!
Schedule of Events Friday, June 7 ~ Listening Groups 12:30 p.m. Consultants meet with Fr. Brian 2:00 p.m. Day School Teachers & Staff 3:30 p.m. Consultants meet with Deacon Lauren 5:00 p.m. Godly Play Teachers & Older Elementary Teachers 6:30 p.m. Parents of Older Elementary Children 8:00 p.m. Church Members at large Saturday, June 8 ~ Listening Groups 9:00 a.m. Youth Parents 10:30 a.m. Middle School Youth 12:00 p.m. High School Youth 1:30 p.m. Nursery Workers & Parents of Infants 3:00 p.m. Parents of Young Children 4:30 p.m. Youth Workers & Volunteers 6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry Steering Committee Members Monday, June 10 ~ Presentation of Findings 3:00 p.m. Meet with Rector, Wardens, Vestry and Liaisons for Children & Youth 6:30 p.m. Presentation to Congregation
For more information, contact Deacon Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org Church Office (859)252-1744
Be the Church Would you like a fun and easy way to love and serve our community? Then join us for Be The Church on Sunday, June 9! We will gather in the Undercroft after the 10:00 a.m. service, enjoy lunch together, and then head out for an afternoon of serving the Lexington community in a variety of ways. We will return to the church by 3:30 for reflection and prayer and should be finished by around 4:00 p.m. It’s easy to do! Simply sign up in the Loggia
Theology for NOW or e-mail Lauren Goodpaster at email@example.com. Please indicate your name, how many in your family will be there, and if there are any children under 12 who will be staying at the church for their very own special service project. We can’t wait to see you there! “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…” (Mark 10:45)
1st Thursday Book Group
Contemporary readings about the world we live in and the God we worship. Justice, Meaning, Faith, Hope: theology tackles the most important issues of our lives. For five weeks this summer, come hear new and surprising voices express the most ancient of truths. This reading and discussion group will meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the library and run between June 19th and July 17th. Readings will be available a week ahead of time under the “Adult Classes” section of the Good Shepherd Web Site and in the church office. Led by the Rev. Dominic Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
The book selection for June 6 is a story collection called After Rain by William Trevor and the book selection for Tuesday, July 9 (make sure you catch the fireworks on Thursday, July 4!) is a poetry collection called Thirst by Mary Oliver. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. in the library for great discussion with Kim Edwards at email@example.com
Summer Camp at The Cathedral Domain The Cathedral Domain is a camp committed to providing a facility and atmosphere that promotes spiritual renewal, recreation, relaxation, and education in a Christ centered environment. Like the mountain on which it rests, the Cathedral Domain is ageless and truly is the “The Heart of the Diocese.” One trip to the Cathedral Domain and it becomes clear why those who attend camps become Domain Kids for life. The spirit and peace residing in these hills is what makes the Cathedral Domain so special and definitely a “Mountain to Remember.” For more information and registration form check out www.cathedraldomain.org Senior Conference June 16 - 22 Graduates of Grades 9 - 12 Fee: $375.00 Mini Camp I June 23 - 26 Graduates of Grades 1 & 2 Fee: $190.00 Mini Camp II June 26 - 29 Graduates of Grades 1 & 2 Fee: $190.00 Reading Camp Graduates of Grades 1 & 2 For dates & fee information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Conference June 30 - July 6 Graduates of Grades 7 & 8 Fee: $375.00
Boys Camp I July 21 - 27 Graduates of Grades 3 & 4 Fee: $375.00
Girls Camp I July 7 - 13 Graduates of Grades 3 & 4 Fee: $375.00
Boys Camp II July 21 - 27 Graduates of Grades 5 & 6 Fee: $375.00
Adventure/Mission July 14 - 20 Co-Ed Graduates of Grades 7 - 12 Campers will be sleeping in tents & working on a mission project Fee: $375.00
Camp Jim Bickford (Environmental Education) July 28 - August 3 Co-Ed Environmental Science for Grades 4 - 7 Fee: $375.00
Girls Camp II July 14 - 20 Graduates of Grades 5 & 6 Fee: $375.00
Co-Ed 3/5 July 28 - August 3 Co-Ed Graduates of Grades 3 - 5 Fee: $375.00
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Evensong & Chorister Promotions Join us Sunday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. for Evensong. Choristers who are advancing to their next level of choristership in the Royal School of Church Music will be recognized at this service. Music for this service will include Radcliffe / Responses Stanford / Evening Service in C Bairstow / The King of Love Goodenough / I will sing with the Spirit Childcare will be available in the nursery. A reception follows in the Undercroft.
God’s Big Backyard Under the Stars
Church Under the Bridge
Vacation Bible School for all children ages 3 and up begins this week. On Sunday, June 2 we will begin with a potluck lunch at 11:20 and start VBS with the children from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Children will return Monday through Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A program and presentation by the children will be on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and is open to all parishioners and guests! Volunteers are still needed for many different positions. Contact Deacon Lauren at 252-1744.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 16th at 3:00 p.m. After gathering for an outdoor community service of prayer and singing, we will be serving dinner for our less fortunate neighbors at The Mission House. For more information about this ministry please contact Pam Noyes at email@example.com
Daughters of the King
Habitat for Humanity
Have you ever wondered about the Daughters of the King? Who we are? What we do? Did you know there are Junior Daughters? We would like to invite all Women and Girls, ages 10 and over, to join us for an informational tea in the Undercroft on Sunday, June 23 from 3:00 to 4:30. We will have refreshments, fellowship and a program to tell you all about Daughters of the King and what we do in the church and our community.
Good Shepherd is one of the member churches in the Coalition of the Willing (C.O.W.) with First Presbyterian, Second Presbyterian, Christ Church Cathedral, and St. Andrew's. COW will be sponsoring a Habitat for Humanity build beginning July 10. Gift in Kind donations are now being accepted. Contractors should contact Dana Stefaniak at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about volunteering contact Kathleen Eastland at 859.351.1349 or at email@example.com.
This month's Hopemobile sandwich team is Ann Plummer's team - Ann, Cynthia Matthews, Barbara Baldwin, Beth McGee, Anne Peschke, Marsha Kowalski and Carol Forester. Sandwiches are to be delivered to the church by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12 or directly to the Hopemobile in the parking lot of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, 180 East Maxwell Street. For more information about Daughters of the King contact Ann Plummer, Chapter President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Newsletter Good Shepherd will begin a monthly edition of the Shepherd’s Voice as of July 1, 2013. The newsletter will be at least 8 pages and will be filled with articles concerning our many ministries. Watch for the new edition this summer!
Thoughts & Reflections from Fr. Brian Dear Friends, This summer at Good Shepherd, we have several special offerings ahead. The initial organ recital on the 21st of June, Ministry Architects consultation, Habitat for Humanity Build and Vacation Bible School are all time specific and either one time only or seasonal in nature. While I realize many of us travel on weekends during the summer, please be aware many of these summer offerings will take place during the week and allow us all several ways to stay connected to each other throughout the year. Along with these seasonal offerings, I am excited to announce that we will also begin a Centering Prayer time on Friday, June 7th at 7 a.m. in the Library. I am including a website link that gives a great definition of centering prayer. In a world where we are often bombarded with noise, centering prayer allows us a place and time for sacred and healing silence. In the Christian faith, where we are often overwhelmed with words about the Word, centering prayer offers us a place to "be still and know" God in a counter cultural way--by anchoring ourselves in a time of silence, praying with other brothers and sisters who are fed by the "language" of contemplative silence. We will begin right at 7 a.m. each Friday, beginning on the 7th of June. We will gather in a circle in the library and a portion of the Psalter will be read before our prayerful silence begins. We will keep silence for about 20 minutes and then complete our silence with a final spoken prayer or additional reading from the Psalter. At this time, you may depart to begin the work day. If you are able to remain, coffee will be available in the office workroom. At Good Shepherd, we are formed as a Eucharistic community in many ways. Song and outreach, proclamation and praise, formation offerings and pastoral care giving, bread and wine and welcome of the stranger all are opportunities to be shaped more fully into the people of God. In centering prayer, we will have a chance to listen to God's Spirit in the still, small voice that has "spoken" to fellow pilgrims across the ages. http://www.centeringprayer.com/ Peace,