Our annual community event, the Advent
Festival of Lessons and Music, will take place
Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 4:30 in the
afternoon at the Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, 64 University Terrace. Following Advent Music Festival, the "Marthas" will be selling cookies at the Holiday House, as a fundraiser.
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Welcome! The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Athens, Ohio is a diverse, welcoming, growing parish congregation, located on the campus of Ohio University “Seeking to know and serve Christ in loving service to the Campus, the Community, and the world.”
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8:00 a.m. Service: Holy Eucharist Rite I
Officiant: The Rev. Rev. David McCoy
10:30 a.m. Service: Holy Eucharist Rite II-B
Presider and Preacher: The Rev. David McCoy
Celebrant: The Rev. Katharin Foster
This Sunday is Ingathering Sunday (Nov 23)
This Sunday is the last Sunday of the church year and the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It is the optimal time to give thanks to God for our many blessings and to commit our time, talents, and financial resources to support the mission of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. During the offertory you will have the opportunity to present your pledge card before the altar (at the 8:00 am service, place the pledge card in the offering plate). Additional pledge cards are available from the ushers. Our walking forward to present our commitment is a physical sign of our discipleship.
As the organ plays, the vestry members will bring forward the basket and their pledge cards. The ushers will follow with the bread and wine. During the singing of the hymn, as the collection is being taken, the congregation is invited to bring their pledges forward, place them in the basket, and then return to their seats.
8:00 a.m. Service - Holy Eucharist Rite I
(This early service, no music, is in the Bishop Black Chapel downstairs.)
9:00 a.m. - Christian Formation - Sunday School, for children aged five to twelve, in Nehls Hall, and youth/adult Bible study in Hobson Lounge. Both classes will begin at 9:00 and end at 10:00. A short coffee break follows between 10:00 and 10:25 followed by our regular 10:30 worship service, then coffee hour.
10:15 a.m. - Fully Staffed Nursery A fully staffed nursery is provided downstairs for children age 5 and younger. (However should parents prefer, children of all ages are of course always welcome throughout the entire service in the main church.)
10:30 a.m. Service - Holy Eucharist Rite II (This is a full service with music and choir, upstairs in the Nave.)
Lindley Inn: On the fourth Sunday of the Month at 2:00 p.m. we celebrate Holy Eucharist at Lindley Inn, 9000 Hocking Hills Dr., The Plains.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Advent Festival Rehearsal, Sunday, Nov. 16, starting 12:15 p.m.
Free Lunch, Wednesday, November 19, 12:00 noon
Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:00-7:15 p.m.
Advent Festival Rehearsal, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
Vestry Meeting, Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Soul Biscuits Friday, November 21, 5:00 p.m.
Ingathering Sunday, November 23
Advent Festival Rehearsal, Sunday, November, after church.
Lindley Inn, Sunday, November 23, 2:00 p.m.
Free Lunch, Wednesday, November 26, 12:00 noon
First Sunday of Advent, November 20
Advent Festival Rehearsal, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Advent Festival Rehearsal, Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:00 a.m.
Advent Festival, Sunday, December 7, 4:30 p.m.
The Church of the Good Shepherd currently inFor more information please consult our
a transition between Priests.
WELCOME TO THE EPISICOPAL CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD! Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey of faith, we welcome you in the name of Jesus.
Good Shepherd currently in transition between Priests.
FOR PASTORAL NEEDS please contact The Rev. Katharin Foster at 740-541-2292 (C) or 740-593-8615 (H) or by e-mail at email@example.com.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GOOD SHEPHERD please contact Allyn Reilly, Senior Warden, at 740-592-2596 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH are the whole People of God. To inquire about various ways to participate, please speak to one of the clergy or staff. Please consult Ministries and Ways to Serve for more information on what we do.
Allyn Reilly, Senior Warden
The Rev. Katharin Foster, Priest Associate
Marsha Reilly, Music Director
Barbara Martin, Office Administrator
Church of the Good Shepherd
64 University Terrace
Athens, Ohio 45701-2913
Office Hours: The office is open from:
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday.
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