Weekly Announcements

May 9, 2024

VBS Registration is OPEN! (and filling up!)

Hallowed Hike at 7 am on Saturday May 11

Final Bible Study session 5/15

OWLS Seniors' Game Day 5/16

Sunday Forum 5/19

Pentecost (Wear Red) 5/19

Fire Drill after 10 am service 5/19 (It's only a drill)

Tech Tuesday is May 14 at 2 pm

Can you help us with Summer Sunday School?

Summer Sunday Café schedule for summer!

Here's what's happening.



Music Notes - May 12th, 2024

The recessional hymn “See the Conqueror mounts in triumph,” was written by Christopher

Wordsworth. The nephew of poet William Wordsworth, Christopher was both a scholar and athlete in his student days. Later he served as headmaster of Harrow Boys School, which Winston Churchill would attend a century later. As a recognized Greek scholar, Christopher also wrote theological and other works. Of his hymns, he said “It is the first duty of a hymn to teach sound doctrine and thence save souls.”

Do You Read And Speak A Language Other Than English?

We would love to hear your voice at a special service on Pentecost! Along with other voices in other languages, you will be helping to bring the Scripture to life on this principal feast day of the church year.“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (Acts 2:4). Please contact Jo Wood for information or to sign up.

Contact Jo

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

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!

Visit the Pennies For Heaven page

Outreach & Missions

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, chicken, rice, beans, spaghetti sauce, mac & cheese, pasta, peanut butter

Tuesday, the Food Pantry served 53 families or 204 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

St. George Table News!

A big thank you, some remarkable accomplishments, and TWO great opportunities to participate in this vital ministry! Read all about it on the Outreach Page as we highlight this wonderful ministry that serves our brothers and sisters in Riviera Beach. More...

Worship and Formation

Can you help us with Summer Sunday School?

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).

Final Session:

Embracing Divine Love: Exploring the Epistles of John

Final Wednesday (5/15) at 11:00 am in the Parish Hall

May 15 concludes the seven-week spiritual exploration as we delve into the rich and transformative teachings found in the Epistles of John. These insightful letters guide us in understanding God's radiant light, redemption through Christ, and the depths of divine love and identity. We will examine how John's witness highlights our belovedness in God's eyes, illuminated by the resurrection. All are welcome; no prior experience is necessary.

Visit the Study page for specific study focus

Sunday Forum Next session: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 9:00 am

Embodying Our Mission through Our Campus

Delve into the core purpose of our church campus and its multifaceted role in serving both our members and the broader community. Explore the compelling narratives conveyed by our physical structures, from the message they impart to passersby to the atmosphere they cultivate for those who enter our campus. More...

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 is back on the regular weekly schedule. Join this intimate group for a morning dose of spiritual connection.

Link to Zoom and Service Leaflets

Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Healing

Every week at 10:00 am (EXCEPT May 22 and 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.

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!
Information and Registration

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

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 10, 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, May 10, 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. May 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