Weekly Announcements

June 28, 2024

Special Summer Sunday Forum 6/30 at 9 am

We have a new Presiding Bishop!

And a staffing announcement, too

Church Office Closed 7/4 and 7/5

Pennies for Heaven Closed 7/4 and 7/5

Good Guys Cancelled 7/5

Happy Fourth of July!

First Sunday Family Lunch at Fr. Derek's 7/7

Summer Sunday Cafe 7/14

An Outreach Opportunity for our friends in Bondeau, Haiti

Morning Prayer Tuesday and Friday for the summer

Can you help us with Summer Sunday School?

Nursery Attendant Needed - Paid position

Here's what's happening.



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

Meet our presiding bishop-elect!

The Rt. Reverend Sean Rowe was just elected and confirmed at the 81st General Convention! Read the Episcopal News Service article at the link below.

Bishop Sean Rowe
Read Fr. Groff's letter here

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.

May 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!

Hiring: Nursery Attendant

Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30. Must be experienced, reliable and caring. Safe Church certification and background check are mandatory. This is a paid position. Please contact Merike Seely to apply.

Outreach & Missions

Backpack School Supplies Drive Begins July 14

The annual school supply drive for Warfield School launches Sunday, July 14. You can help our community partners by bringing donations of supplies to the Narthex. We will be accepting donations beginning Sunday, July 14, until Sunday, August 4. (The sales tax holiday for school supplies begins Monday, July 29.) Lists of recommended supplies will be in the Narthex on July 14, or you can print the list from the Outreach page at GoodShepOnline.org/outreach. Supplies may also be ordered online and shipped directly to the school! Thank you!

Visit the Outreach Page

The Food Pantry is in need of food donations!

Every little bit helps! Please let your friends and neighbors know how much our community depends on this resource even during summer. During the off season, the food pantry needs your support more than ever. Let's keep our shelves full!

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:

  • Tuna, peanut butter, mac & cheese, rice, beans, cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, chicken, fruit

Tuesday, the Food Pantry served 46 families or 180 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 Holiday hours: We will be closed on July 4th and 5th

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!

Visit the Pennies For Heaven page

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 

Morning Prayer online will is 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

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!

The Summer Adventures of Samuel the Sheep

Adapting the popular idea of Flat Stanley, the Sunday School children of Good Shepherd have created Samuel the Sheep. The children and their families are invited to include Samuel the Sheep on their summer adventures – whether at a backyard cookout or a trip to Europe. Traveling with Samuel the Sheep will remind you of your Good Shepherd family as well as Jesus, who is our Good Shepherd. Include Samuel the Sheep in your family photos as you enjoy your summer adventures. Email your photos to mail@goodsheponline.org. It will be so exciting to see what our church families are doing this summer. (If you are interested, there are extra sheep available at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex.)

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

Fellowship Opportunities

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! Good Guys will not be meeting July 5th.

The next meeting will be Friday, July 12, 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, July 12, 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. July 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