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The Church of the Good Shepherd Advent & Christmas Worship Events

The Church of the Good Shepherd Advent & Christmas Worship Events

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd welcomes the community to celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Please join us for joyous music, fellowship, and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  Children and adults throughout the area are invited to participate in the annual Christmas pageant.  The pageant will be held on Sunday, December 17 at the 10 am service.  A holiday wassail party will follow the service.  This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.  There will be a rehearsal on Saturday, December 16 at 10 am.  Interested families may call the office or simply show up to the rehearsal on December 16.

  • Sunday, December 17th, No 8am worship. Christmas Pageant at 10am with Wassail Party following;
  • Sunday, December 24th, Combined 9am service, 4:30pm Carols, 5pm Christmas Eve Service;
  • Monday, December 25th, 10 am Christmas Day Service.

Advent:  After “Thoughts and Prayers”: Actions for Peace, What comes after “thoughts and prayers” are offered? continues in December.  Please join St Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the Church of the Good Shepherd on Friday nights in Advent for a prayer service that will serve as a springboard into action.  As we prepare for Christ’s coming, and seek to stem the flow of violence in our world, let us draw near to the God who calls us to this mission.  This unique prayer service combines the contemplative space needed to confront evil with practical steps that we can take to make the world a better place.  The service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 283 Bridgeport Avenue in Milford on December 8 and 22, and at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road in Orange on December 15, all services start at 7pm.  All are welcome to attend this contemplative service and then take action!

Blue Christmas:  In the midst of joy and the anticipation of Christ’s arrival, a Blue Christmas service sets aside a time to acknowledge the darkness of the loss and pain that are present in our lives.  For some, the loss is new and immediate; for some, the loss is well-worn with time’s passing.  Come on December 17th at 7pm to this contemplative, peaceful service, creating a space for memories that may seem out of place this season.  All are welcome at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 283 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is located on 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, Connecticut.  Sunday service times include Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8am and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music at 10am.  Children’s Christian Faith.  For more information about  The Church of the Good Shepherd’s many other programs, please call the Parish Office at (203) 795-6577, email us at, visit our website at, and, of course, check our Facebook page for frequent postings.

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