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The Church of the Good Shepherd Events

 The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd continues our First Tuesday’s program of community, learning, service, and prayer starting at 6:45pm on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:45 pm.

What will it look like?  First Tuesdays will begin at 6:45 with a contemporary topic from scripture discussion, followed by a service project, and ending with a simple time of night prayers and healing in the columbarium chapel off the parish hall.

Will I be welcome?  All church members and the public are welcome at every liturgy of the Good Shepherd, and this is true for First Tuesdays.  Designed to be family and child/youth friendly, people of all ages, manner of life, doubters, seekers, and believers are welcome.   We aim to be finished by 8pm.

What do you mean by service?  Each month we will either complete a service project on the spot or discuss a group visit to be of service at places like Loaves & Fishes, Spooner House, Beth El, etc.

What are night prayers?  We’ll be using the office of Night Watch to offer our prayers to the Holy One, and there will be an opportunity for anointing with oil for healing.

Why should I try First Tuesdays?  Why not?  Give it a try to see if it fits for you.  Please contact the church at 203-795-6577 or email with any questions or join us in the Parish Hall on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:45 pm.  All are welcome.  Community service hours are available for students.

All are welcome at our Thanksgiving Eve Service with Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm.

Good Shepherd Christmas Pageant Open To All Children

Children throughout the area are invited to participate in the annual Christmas pageant at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Orange.  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.  The church particularly encourages families who do not regularly attend services to participate.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Older children are needed for narration and speaking parts.  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.  Both the rehearsal and pageant will be held at the church which is located at 680 Racebrook Road in Orange.  If you have any questions or require more information, please call the church office at (203)795-6577.

Lifeline Screening

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is pleased to host Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, offering its affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at The Church of the Good Shepherd on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.  Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6450 or visit

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 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music at 9:30 a.m.  For more information about the 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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