Weekly Announcements

June 8, 2024

Summer Sunday Café 6/9 at 9 am FREE!

Hallowed Hike Saturday evening (6/8) at 6 pm

Vacation Bible School begins Monday!

Holy Eucharist and Healing is cancelled on June 12 (VBS)

An Outreach Opportunity for our friends in Bondeau, Haiti

Morning Prayer Tuesday and Friday for the summer

Special Summer Sunday Forum 6/23 and 6/30

Can you help us with Summer Sunday School?

Here's what's happening.



This Sunday at 9:00 am in the Parish Hall

Stay after the 8am service or come early for the 10 and enjoy breakfast with friends! FREE

Hallowed Hike SATURDAY EVENING (6/8)!

June 8th, 2024 at 6:00PM

Juno Dunes Natural Area (East) map

Trail head at 14200 US Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408-4518

This Hallowed Hike will take us along a unique natural feature of Palm Beach County — the east face of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge! It’s an easy loop with a gradual 29 foot incline. The entire paved section is about 1/4 mile to the eucharist location and is wheelchair and stroller friendly. The trail is partially shaded at the beginning and then gets sunny until the gazebo overlooking the scrub and palmetto with ocean views. After the eucharist there is an option to either return to the parking lot via the paved trail OR go off the beaten path on a sugar sand trail through a dense coastal canopy to beach. Expect to see wild grape, sea grape, wild coffee, butterflies, and an array of lizards. We may even see a tortoise! 

Green Spirits

It's not too late to pledge for 2024. Your generosity is a reflection of your gratitude for God's gifts. We are all invited.

Time and time again in Scripture God’s work in the world is compared to a banquet—a feast—a celebration! And each one of us is invited. Good Shepherd has a table there, and we want you to join us! In these next few weeks we invite you to discern what your financial pledge will be to support our communal work in 2024. Exciting things are ahead and we welcome your participation!

You can pledge online at the link below, pick up a card at church or request a card be mailed to you. Give us a call! 561-746-4674.

2024 Pledge Online

Vestry Highlights

As a cornerstone of our commitment to transparency and community engagement, Vestry Highlights offers an in-depth look into the monthly meetings of the Vestry of Good Shepherd.

April Vestry Highlights
Vestry Highlights Online

Volunteers Needed!

As it happens every summer, many of our parishioners head north leaving several volunteer positions open. Consider helping in the Food Pantry on Tuesdays, or Pennies Thrift Shop this summer. Please contact Marilyn Lawrence to help at the Food Pantry, or call the church office. There are many behind-the-scenes jobs at Pennies, as well as in retail sales. Contact Beth Long for more information, 561-406-2923. Thank you for keeping us going during the summer months!

Visit the Pennies For Heaven page

Outreach & Missions

Visit the Outreach Page

Update on St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Last year we started to help St. Raphael’s after the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian. The funds raised in 2023 and 2024 for rebuilding have been received and we invite you to read their letter of appreciation with an update on the progress of this recovering

church community.

St. Raphael's Letter

Food Pantry Needs

Going to the grocery store this week? Want to help people? Click on the button below for a list of food categories we would like to replenish.

Please pick up a few extra items at the grocery store for our Food Pantry! We especially need:

  • Cereal, spaghetti sauce, mac & cheese, rice, beans, tuna

Tuesday, the Food Pantry served 46 families or 160 people. See the list at the link below.

Please remember the Food Pantry all year long by making a donation on our secure giving page. Select 'Food Pantry' from the drop-down menu.

Generosity is our response to God’s unconditional love and an expression of our gratitude.

Shopping List

Pennies For Heaven Thrift Shop

Pennies For Heaven is closed ON SATURDAYS for the summer

Donations are accepted whenever the shop is open.

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 - 4

Pennies For Heaven is the Thrift Shop of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Each year, the shop provides income through the sale of donated items. Last year, over $160,000 of shop proceeds helped to sustain mission and ministry in our parish and the greater community. We are incredibly grateful for our volunteers, our donors, and our shoppers!

Worship and Formation

Summer Sunday Forums on General Convention

June 23rd and June 30th at 9:00am in the Parish Hall

The 81st General Convention of the Episcopal Church meets this summer from June 23 - June 28 and our very own rector, Sanford Groff, will be in attendance as a deputy representing the Episcopal Church in Southeast Florida. Join us at Good Shepherd for two special summer Sunday Forums as we follow some of the major happenings of this year’s General Convention!

On June 23rd Fr. Derek will lead a discussion about how to follow the week’s events and what to watch for, and on June 30th Fr. Groff will share about his experience serving at the Convention. See you there.

More Information

Can you help us with Summer Sunday School?

It's the summer of Water Stories!

This summer there will be a one-room Sunday School program in the back classroom. Children ages 3 through rising 5th graders are welcome to attend. We will explore “water stories” of the Bible, learning about Moses, Noah,Jonah, Jesus and many others. We will create art masterpieces using various painting techniques. And we may even get our feet wet! Adult volunteers are also needed to help with this program – one Sunday or several! Contact Mary Lou Crifasi in the Church Office. (561-746-4674).

Home Communion

Home Communion is available for those unable to come to church. Please contact us so that we may arrange for a home visit.

Morning Prayer 

Beginning the week of May 26, Morning Prayer online will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays this summer. Morning Prayer begins at 9:00 am.

Link to Zoom and Service Leaflets

Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Healing

Every week at 10:00 am (EXCEPT June 12)

Holy Eucharist and Healing is back in the chapel on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM. Join us for this intimate prayer service that features the names of people for whom prayer has been personally requested. If you are in need of prayer yourself, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience spiritual presence in a personal way. You are welcome!

Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers may be given in memory of or in thanksgiving for friends and loved ones. Requests may be made through our online form at the link below. Arrangements adorn the altar on Sundays and are delivered to those who are homebound or in need of a reminder that they are loved.

Donate Altar Flowers
Donate Sanctuary Candle 

Prayer Requests

There is now a Prayer Concern box in the Narthex on the sideboard. If you would like to make a prayer request, please fill in one of the cards beside the box and place it in the box. Your request will be added to our prayer list. Your requests will be offered at the altar during the Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Healing service and weekly during Morning Prayer. Unless otherwise requested, prayer requests will be removed from our prayer list after two months.


Good News Daily is going on hiatus as we transition to a streamlined prayer list updating process.

What’s new?

• Forward Day By Day daily devotional is now on the Prayer page of our website. If you prefer the printed copy or large print copy, they are still available in the office.

To pray for individuals by name, the prayer list is now found on the Prayer page of our website. It is also printed in the announcement page of the Sunday bulletin AND available online where the bulletin is posted (Livestream Page).

If you would like a one-click shortcut set up on your phone, please see Merike Seely in the Narthex any Sunday for assistance.

We have a podcast for Sunday homilies.

Just the homily. On demand. Wherever podcasts are found.


Hear These Words

New episodes are here!

Hear These Words is a weekly podcast discussion of Scripture featuring guests from the Good Shepherd community, clergy, and scholars from around the nation! Available wherever you listen to podcasts! Episodes are also posted on our website under the GROW tab.

Listen Here!
Join the Wait List

Good Shepherd Nursery 9:45 AM every Sunday.

Hey, Baby! Join me in the nursery on Sunday! There is a free, professionally-staffed nursery at Good Shepherd. If you're 0-2 yrs old, like me, you're invited for some nursery play while your parents enjoy an hour in church. Every Sunday at 9:45 AM. 

Family Ministries

Daughters of the King Discernment Series

The Order of the Daughters of the King is planning a Discernment Class to begin in the fall. If you are interested in becoming a Daughter, or would like more information, please speak to any DOK member, or you may email President Laurie Caudle at quazihaas55@gmail.com.

Fellowship Opportunities

Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday is taking a break for summer and will not meet in June, July, or August. We will gather again on September 10. 

Good Guys Men's Fellowship

Good Guys men's ministry breakfast meets Friday mornings in the Parish Hall at 8:00 AM! All Good Shepherd men welcome!

The next meeting will be Friday, May 31, at 8AM

Morning Glory Women's Fellowship

Meets on the second and fourth Friday mornings at The Jersey Diner, 716 N. US Hwy 1 Tequesta, FL, at 8:00 AM. All Good Shepherd women are invited to attend!

The next meeting will be Friday, June 14, at 8AM.

Don't Miss Out!

Visit our YouTube Channel

We post services, morning prayer, seasonal messages, and other special services on our YouTube Channel.

Click on the LIVE tab for livestream services and VIDEOS for Morning Prayer.

Service/Volunteer Opportunities

Pennies For Heaven

Multiple positions available in our bustling thrift shop on campus. Hours available on Tuesday - Friday, 11-4. Sorting, pricing, merchandising, register, online sales, photography, shop keeping. Pennies does great work! Join the team!

Beth, Shop Manager 561-406-2923

Ushers and Greeters

We are in need of people to greet on Sunday mornings and help with certain parts of worship; alms plates and communion. Full training provided.

Contact Mary Lou or Jo. 561-747-4674

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit our webpage for Volunteer opportunities that are available right now! We have a place for you!


The Server Schedule

Looking for the Sunday Server Schedule? You can get to it from the Home page of our website, on the Services page, or on the Volunteer page. June schedule is posted.

Server Schedule
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Join us in gratitude for God's abundance in this life.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Matthew 6:21

Gifts and Pledge

EMAIL: info@goodsheponline.org

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and School

The Rev. Dr. Sanford H. Groff Jr., Rector

The Rev. Derek M. Larson TSSF, Associate Rector