At the Church of the Good Shepherd we believe in the inclusive love and goodness of God, whose good news we hear in Jesus, the Good Shepherd, through the Holy Spirit at work in all of creation, and in the gifts each of us brings to our life together as a community.
The community of the Good Shepherd creates and nurtures a place where God’s goodness can flourish and where each of us can grow in compassion, love, and understanding.
COMMUNITY MEETING, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015, 3:00 PM
Join Berkeley Councilmember Linda Maio to discuss the recent shootings in the neighborhood and other concerns for the West Berkeley area as Good Shepherd hosts a Community Meeting in the Parish Hall at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18-24, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015 – 2 Epiphany
Year B, Daily Office Year 1
Preaching today is The Rev. Dr. L. Wm. Countryman
Presiding today is The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor
The Texts This Week:
1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20) + Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 + 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 + John 1:43-51
Hymns: 7, 319, 439 and 371 (1982 Hymnal)
January 18, 2015:
Please pray for: Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Tony, grandson of Tom Slocumb, The family of Andrea Thompson, and Kitty Bosher.
This quarter’s thank offering beneficiary is A Safe Place, a shelter for women and children in Oakland. A Safe Place counsels and works with victims of domestic violence.
DRIVERS NEEDED FOR THE SANDWICH MINISTRY. Anyone who can drive between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on any Monday, please let Este and/or Teddy know. This can be one Monday a month, or we will put you on the list to be called in an emergency (if the scheduled driver cannot make it). We thank Julie for filling in during the December crunch. THE SANDWICH MINISTRY takes place every Monday morning in the Parish Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for making sandwiches and assembling bag lunches, and from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. delivering bag lunches to the Day Laborers.
THE SANDWICH MINISTRY REQUESTS THE FOLLOWING. CAN YOU HELP?
The Sandwich ministry needs mayonnaise. We use about 3 quarts a week. We are now, mid January,
making 120 bag lunches each Monday for day laborers.
If you know of a homeless encampment, let Teddy know. We take any leftover bread and fruit to them.
The kitchen needs donations of dish cloths and cleaning rags. Cleaning rags can be any absorbent cloth — old T-shirts, worn out bath towels.
ANNUAL REPORTS DUE! If you contribute a written report to the parish annual report booklet, please be sure to e-mail your report to Este no later than Monday, January 19, 2015.
DIOCESAN BOOK CLUB CONTINUES THIS WEEK. You are invited to take part in a diocesan book group hosted by Good Shepherd. The book entitled “The New Jim Crow” by author Michelle Alexander discusses the incarceration of young black men in the United States and United Kingdom. The group will meet for the next five Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the church. You may purchase the book from Amazon, or any online bookstore, or your favorite bookshop. Here is the link to the book at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-colorblindness/dp/1595586431/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420489283&sr=8-1&keywords=The+New+Jim+Crow
FUTURE EVENTS AND NOTICES OF INTEREST – SAVE THESE DATES:
Sunday, January 25, 2015 after Coffee Hour: GOOD SHEPHERD ANNUAL MEETING in the Parish Hall.
EVENTS AND GOOD SHEPHERD NEWS
The Reconsecration of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Berkeley
On Sunday, January 11, 2015, The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of the Diocese of California, The Episcopal Church reconsecrated the rebuilt and reclaimed church that was severely damaged in the fire on October 20, 2012. Here are images from the joyous event. This first photograph of our Bishop seeking entrance to the church was taken by a member of the congregation that morning, Brother Simon. All other photographs are courtesy of The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews/Diocese of California.