The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd celebrates the Thanksgiving season with a thoughtful calendar of worship activities. Sunday Worship times are at 8 am and 9:30 am.
The Church of the Good Shepherd invites the public to visit our semi-annual Rummage Sale on Friday, November 4th from 1-6 pm and Saturday, November 5th from 9am to noon. Shoppers will find a wide array of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with shoes, handbags, scarves, jewelry, accessories, children’s games, puzzles, toys, books, DVDs, housewares, glassware, pictures, linens, etc. “There is something for everyone! Make sure to stop by and peruse our treasures”, says Elaine Swirsky, long-standing Chairperson of this fun event.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is open for prayer during voting hours on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th. Please stop by the church between 8am and 8pm for prayer and contemplation. Prayers for peace and the nation will be offered on the hour. All are welcome.
On Saturday, November 12th at 9am we walk The Good Shepherd labyrinth again with The Rev. Diana Rogers. Please join us for our monthly labyrinth walk. Used for spiritual meditation and contemplation, walking the labyrinth has been a spiritual exercise for centuries. Come learn more about this enduring spiritual practice. Meet at the labyrinth on the south side of the church off Pryde Drive at 9am, rain or shine.
Wednesday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm please join us for our Thanksgiving Eve Service with Holy Eucharist.
On Sunday, November 20th at 7pm the Good Shepherd is participating in the annual Orange Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service at the Orange Congregational Church. The Rev. Diana Rogers will be preaching along with other Orange clergy and Good Shepherd parish members are singing with the Interfaith choir.
Confirmation at The Good Shepherd Starts this Fall. Persons interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal Church should contact the office (203-795-6577) as soon as possible. Teenagers in 10th grade or above, and adults 18 years of age and older are encouraged to become students. The teenage program will last the academic year. The adult program will run for about four months. Join us as we learn about the rich history and tradition of the Episcopal Church, the deeper spiritual teachings of the Bible, and our call to work for the common good of all persons.
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 @ 9:30 a.m. For more information about the The Church of the Good Shepherd’s many other programs please call the Parish Office @ (203) 795-6577, email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website @ www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org, and of course, check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cgsorangectfor frequent postings.