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The Church of the Good Shepherd Offers Praying With Color: A Workshop In Artful Spirituality In January

 The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is pleased to offer Praying with Color:  A Workshop in Artful Spirituality on January 21st, 2017.

The intersection of the arts and spirituality is millennia old.  From cave drawings, to sand mandalas, to brilliant African masks, to the delicate embroidery of altar linens, to sculpture, painting, beadwork, and the whole kaleidoscope of human expression throughout the centuries, civilizations have sought to communicate with the gods.

Spend a couple of hours learning and playing with art, color, and the Holy Spirit on Saturday morning, January 21st, from 9am to 11am, at The Church of the Good Shepherd.  Rev. Diana will lead you through some gentle art/prayer exercises that might change how you think about prayer, and how you approach art.  No artistic talent required, just curiosity and a desire to try something new.  Bring colored pencils, crayons, markers, if you have them.  There will be an assortment of materials to borrow, if you don’t.

In the depths of winter, take a vacation from “blah” to explore a spiritual “aha.”  Please call the church office at 203-795-6577 to register so we know how many tea bags to have on hand.  This workshop is open to adults and teens from all walks of life and traditions.

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer its affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at The Church of the Good Shepherd on Wednesday, February 15th, 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 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/advantagemembers.

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 @ thegoodspheherd@optonline.net, visit our website @ www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org, and, of course, check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cgsorangect for frequent postings.

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