Good Shepherd Church will hold our annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 3 at 10:30 AM in the parking lot of the church, 5122 W. Esplanade Ave in Metairie.
We invite ALL PETS, regardless of their religious affiliation or beliefs to join us! We only ask that pets make make certain their humans are wearing a face mask and have brought an appropriate leash or cage to keep you safe.
Good Shepherd Church thanks Fluffy Mutt Grooming Salon for supporting our Annual Pet Blessing!
This is to advise all Men’s Club members and any man who would like to become a member that our next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020. We will meet in the Church’s Sanctuary starting PROMPTLY at 6:00 P.M.
This is a very important meeting. We MUST vote on a couple of very important items.
NO food or drink will be served. ALL attendees MUST wear a mask and social distance.
I hope to see all of the Men’s Club members there!
D. J. Estopinal
GSC MC President
The monthly meeting of the Good Shepherd Church Council will be held this Sunday, October 4 following the 10:00 AM service. Council members, please mark you calendar as this month's meeting is one week earlier than normal.
We are looking forward to formally welcoming NEW MEMBERS to our church family on Sunday, October 11. If you would like to officially join the rolls of Good Shepherd Church, please let Rev'd Graf know so that your name can be included in our welcome on the 11th!
Do you enjoy reading uplifting and inspirational books? If so, this Sunday, we'll have a table set up in the narthex with a stack of books that have been generously donated by Ms. Patsy Engles.
They are free for the taking and whatever books don't go will then be donated to the garage sale. All of these books are in mint condition, many are by Christian authors, and all offer encouraging messages!
Comfort For Troubled Times
Chicken Soup For The Soul
Making Sense of the Bible
An Anchor for the Soul
Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians
Time With God
How God Takes Our Little and Makes It Much
Live It Up
The Smartest Words Ever Spoken
A Year of Positive Thinking
Think Positive Thoughts Every Day
If you ordered a Book of Common Prayer (BCP) we have GREAT news! They have arrived!
This Sunday, September 20th, at both our 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM Services of Holy Eucharist, the BCPs will be blessed and then distributed to those who have ordered and paid for their copies.
We pray that your very own copy of the prayer book deepens your Christian faith as it strengthens your walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Good Shepherd Church will host our annual garage sale on Saturday, October 10. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sale will take place in the parking lot of the church. In advance of Saturday, pricing and placement of items on tables will take place in the fellowship hall throughout the later part of the week.
Two ways you can assist:
1. If you have items to donate to the yard sale, please bring them to church on Sunday mornings and place them in the conference room or see our building manager Mel Aucoin who can direct you toward storage space to place them. PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ITEMS AT CHURCH during the week leaving them outside. If for some reason you cannot bring them on a Sunday morning, see a member of Church Council in order to make other arrangements.
2. We need assistance setting up, manning tables, and tearing down the rummage sale. Set up will begin earlier in the week. The garage sale will be open from 8:00 AM unitl 1:30 PM on Saturday. Tear down will commence at 1:30 PM. Assistance in all aspects is greatly needed. A volunteer sign-up sheet is hanging on the bulletin board in the narthex.
The annual Synod of the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast will occur the first weekend in November, but this year it will be held online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Diocese is recruiting choir members from all local churches to participate in the virtual choir for the opening Holy Eucharist service. Each participant will download their music part (S, A, T, or B) and a music .mp3 file to practice their part. When they are ready, they will then have a recording made of them singing their individual part (while listening to the instrumental track through earbuds).
If you are a vocalist (whether you are a member of the GSC choir or not) and are interested in participating in the virtual choir by being recorded singing your part, please let our music director, Rinda Coleman know and arrangements will be made to have you receive your practice part and an appointment made to have you recorded.
The September edition of the Shepherd's Voice Newsletter is available for download with hard copies available in the narthex of the church.
Some Special Dates:
Saturday, October 3 @ 10:30 AM
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 10 @ 8 AM-1:30 PM
GSC Rummage Sale
Sunday, October 11
Visit from Bishop Clark Lowenfield with Confirmation and reception of new members at our 10:00 AM service.
Tuesday, November 3 @ 6:30 PM
Election Day Service of Holy Eucharist
(No matter who the president may be, Jesus is always King)