Meal Train for Lynne Homeyer

Lynne Homeyer, one of our new members, is having both her knees replaced on Weds., June 29. Her sister is coming to stay with her the week after surgery, because Lynne’s husband, Peter, is driving to and from a hospital in San Jose to do his chaplaincy internship this summer so is gone 12 hours Monday-Friday.

If you’d like to take a meal to Lynne, Morgan and Peter, sign up on Meal Train. Here’s the link:

https://mealtrain.com/w7w7vq

Lynne thanks you all for your prayers, and especially thanks Alicia for lending her crutches, a toilet seat riser with handles, and an ice water circulating machine to keep her knees cool and the swelling down!

Supply the little necessities

We have had, for years, a very effective tradition that helps our budget quite a bit; you might call it our “supply ministry!” As you do your weekly shopping, please pick up some basic supplies to donate to the church—a few rolls of paper towels, dish detergent, or the always essential toilet paper.

We may have a sign up sheet soon on the parish hall bulletin board, but no need to wait for that! Just bring in what you can on Sundays. MUCH thanks, Este+

Announcements for Easter Week, March 27, 2016 – April 2, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Day

The Feast of the Resurrection

Preaching Today is The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor

PresidingToday is The Rev. Dr. L. Wm. Countryman

The texts this week follow the announcements.

Please pray for:  Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Carol White, Jenny Moss,  Raphael Sanchez Casa, friend of Rev. Susan Mills, Katherine Gray Hawes, mother-in-law of Ellen Ekstrom, and we pray for the soul of Jeff Robbert.

This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Urban Adama, a local garden cooperative.

 

SUNDAY MARCH 27, 2016

 

HE IS RISEN!  IT’S EASTER DAY!  JOIN US for a festive potluck lunch – bring a favorite dish to share.  We invite you to help with our annual egg hunt by bringing plastic eggs that can be filled with treats, and/or treats to put in the eggs.  Even better, bring them filled and ready to go!  We’ll have “bunnies” hide the eggs during the service.  And please, invite your family, friends and neighbors to our festive Easter celebration!  Children are especially welcome!

 

JEFF ROBBERT, long time member of Good Shepherd and a lamb of Christ’s redeeming, passed away on Wednesday night, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Our vicar Este was with him three hours before, and administered last rites and anointed his forehead and hands with holy oil.  Jeff will be missed by many.  The memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the church, with a potluc reception following.  May Jeff rest in peace and rise in glory.

EDIE QUINBY is organizing the reception following Jeff’s memorial service  Please call her at (510) 829-2316 if you would like to help.

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE that we will have a men’s spirituality group starting soon.  Please contact Simon Dinglasan at (415) 699-0487 or BsimonD1970@gmail.com.

As our vicar works Saturdays and Sundays, she attempts to take her weekend on Monday and Tuesday. You can help her do this by not emailing or calling on those days EXCEPT OF COURSE in an emergency.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Meditation classes with Dr. Ernest Isaacs will continue March 21, 2016, April 18, 2016, and May 16, 2016.  It will be more of a meditation group and not just a class for beginning meditators, although beginners are welcome and Dr. Isaacs will give instructions as needed. He will start another beginning six week class, where Dr. Isaacs go over the basic teachings of the practice, probably in June.

WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP:  An invitation from our vicar, Este:  For those of you interested in the women’s spirituality group, we are going to wait until after Easter to begin, and it seems that more people will be able to make it on Thursday nights.  The first class will be Thursday April 7 at 7:00 in the sacristy. We will try this night of the week and see how it works. We will begin with contemplative prayer, followed by Lectio Divina, and we may evolve in different directions as time goes on.  Blessings, Este+

ECO-CONFIRMATION, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Lone Tree Point, in Rodeo, California.  This spring’s eco-confirmation will be held at Lone Tree Point above the beach in Rodeo, north of Berkeley on San Pablo Bay.  A beautiful little park with a hill overlooking the bay, a small stretch of beach, “The Beach” has been used by the townspeople of Rodeo for recreation for generations and it has been resurrected from the ravages of local industry thanks to local activists.  All are welcome to attend.

ONGOING SERVICES

WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book.  Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.

BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS.  Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month.  The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.”  Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments.  The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at  1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.

VIRTUAL EVENING PRAYER on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  Please join Ellen wherever you are at five o’clock on Sunday evenings to pray for our community, our nation, our world, and to end hunger and poverty, to have our voices heard by our legislators and leaders.  Use The Lord’s Prayer, The Magnificat, the Trisagion, St. Patrick’s Breastplate, The prayers of Julian of Norwich, or whatever prayers move you to speak with God and creation.

 

 

Announcements for Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday of the Passion of Christ

(Palm Sunday)

Year C

In place of a sermon this morning, we will have a dramatic reading of the Passion according to Luke, offered by Members of the Congregation.  The service will begin on the parish hall porch with The Liturgy of the Palms and a procession into the church.  

PresidingToday is The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor

The texts this week are in a separatement download.

Please pray for:  Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Carol White, Jenny Moss,  Raphael Sanchez Casa, friend of Rev. Susan Mills, Katherine Gray Hawes, grandmother of Nicolas and Carlos Fernandez, and we pray for the soul of Jeff Robbert.

This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Urban Adama, a local garden cooperative.

SUNDAY MARCH 20, 2016 

JEFF ROBBERT, long time member of Good Shepherd and a lamb of Christ’s redeeming, passed away on Wednesday night, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Our vicar Este was with him three hours before, and administered last rites and anointed his forehead and hands with holy oil.  Jeff will be missed by many.  The memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the church, with a potluc reception following.  May Jeff rest in peace and rise in glory.

During the season of Lent it is traditional for those wishing to lift a burden from their conscience to participate in the Rite of Reconciliation, found in the Book of Common Prayer. This is an opportunity to reconcile with God by sharing with a priest those secrets that weigh us down. As we say in our Lenten prayer, from psalm 51, “God, create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.” Contact Este if you would like to participate in the Rite of Reconciliation during Lent.

TODAY after the service, The Rev. Susan Mills will offer a class about The Book of Common Prayer.  If you have a prayer book, please bring it.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED for the Third Sunday of the Month.  If you are available to set up coffee hour, or clean up after, please speak to Teddy Knight.  The training is easy and it’s one Sunday a month.

As our vicar works Saturdays and Sundays, she attempts to take her weekend on Monday and Tuesday. You can help her do this by not emailing or calling on those days EXCEPT OF COURSE in an emergency.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT GOOD SHEPHERD

Sunday March 20, 11:00am: Palm Sunday. We will begin the liturgy with a procession from the parish hall to the church, bearing palms, followed by a dramatic reading of the Passion of Christ.

Wednesday March 23, 7:00pm: Tenebrae. This service is a beautiful candle-lit summoning of the darkness, with chanted psalms, as we head deeper into Holy Week.

Thursday March 24: Maundy Thursday, 7:00pm: A reenactment of the Last Supper. We reenact Jesus’ mandate to love one another with the tradition of washing each other’s feet.

Friday March 25, 12:00 noon. Good Friday.  A meditation on the crucifixion.

Saturday March 26: Holy Saturday: We hold no services on Holy Saturday, but other Episcopal churches will welcome you if you wish to experience an Easter Vigil.

Sunday March 27, 11:00am: Easter!  A joyous celebration of the resurrection!

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

NEXT SUNDAY IS EASTER DAY!  We invite you to help with our annual egg hunt by bringing plastic eggs that can be filled with treats, and/or treats to put in the eggs.  Even better, bring them filled and ready to go!  We’ll need some “bunnies” to help us hide the eggs during the service – please let Este or Ellen know if you can help.  And please, invite your family, friends and neighbors to our festive Easter celebration!  Children are especially welcome!

Meditation classes with Dr. Ernest Isaacs will continue March 21, 2016, April 18, 2016, and May 16, 2016.  It will be more of a meditation group and not just a class for beginning meditators, although beginners are welcome and Dr. Isaacs will give instructions as needed. He will start another beginning six week class, where Dr. Isaacs go over the basic teachings of the practice, probably in June.

WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP:  An invitation from our vicar, Este:  For those of you interested in the women’s spirituality group, we are going to wait until after Easter to begin, and it seems that more people will be able to make it on Thursday nights.  The first class will be Thursday April 7 at 7:00 in the sacristy. We will try this night of the week and see how it works. We will begin with contemplative prayer, followed by Lectio Divina, and we may evolve in different directions as time goes on.  Blessings, Este+

ECO-CONFIRMATION, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Lone Tree Point, in Rodeo, California.  This spring’s eco-confirmation will be held at Lone Tree Point above the beach in Rodeo, north of Berkeley on San Pablo Bay.  A beautiful little park with a hill overlooking the bay, a small stretch of beach, “The Beach” has been used by the townspeople of Rodeo for recreation for generations and it has been resurrected from the ravages of local industry thanks to local activists.  All are welcome to attend.

ONGOING SERVICES

WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book.  Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.

 BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS.  Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month.  The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.”  Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments.  The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at  1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.

VIRTUAL EVENING PRAYER on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  Please join Ellen wherever you are at five o’clock on Sunday evenings to pray for our community, our nation, our world, and to end hunger and poverty, to have our voices heard by our legislators and leaders.  Use The Lord’s Prayer, The Magnificat, the Trisagion, St. Patrick’s Breastplate, The prayers of Julian of Norwich, or whatever prayers move you to speak with God and creation.

 

Announcements for the Week of March 13-19, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016 – 5 Lent – Last Sunday of Lent

Year C

Preaching Today is The Rev.  Dr. Jay Emerson Johnson

and PresidingToday is The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor

 

The texts this week follow the announcements.

Please pray for:  Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Carol White, Jenny Moss,  Raphael Sanchez Casa, friend of Rev. Susan Mills and Katherine Gray Hawes, grandmother of Carlos and Nicolas Fernandez, recovering from surgery.

This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Urban Adama, a local garden cooperative.

 SUNDAY MARCH 13, 2016

 During the Holy Season of Lent, please observe silence when you enter the church this morning, so that your sisters and brothers in Christ may pray and/or meditate in silence.

 During the season of Lent it is traditional for those wishing to lift a burden from their conscience to participate in the Rite of Reconciliation, found in the Book of Common Prayer. This is an opportunity to reconcile with God by sharing with a priest those secrets that weigh us down. As we say in our Lenten prayer, from psalm 51, “God, create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.” Contact Este if you would like to participate in the Rite of Reconciliation during Lent.

TODAY after the service, The Rev. Jay Johnson will offer a class called “Divine Intimacy.”

LAST CALL FOR READERS:  If you serve as a lector (reader) for the Sunday service, please contact Ellen about a part in this year’s Palm Sunday reading of the Passion.  This is not required, but it is powerful and the last few years’ readings have been memorable.  Contact Ellen at goodshepherddeacon@outlook.com.  First come, first dibs on a part!

 COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED for the Third Sunday of the Month.  If you are available to set up coffee hour, or clean up after, please speak to Teddy Knight.  The training is easy and it’s one Sunday a month.

As our vicar works Saturdays and Sundays, she attempts to take her weekend on Monday and Tuesday. You can help her do this by not emailing or calling on those days EXCEPT OF COURSE in an emergency.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

 

COMING UP IN CONFIRMATION CLASS:

 On March 20, 2016 after the service, The Rev. Susan Mills will offer a class about The Book of Common Prayer.

 There is one more meditation class in March, and that on March 14, 2016.  Meditation classes with Dr. Ernest Isaacs will continue March 21, 2016, April 18, 2016, and May 16, 2016.  It will be more of a meditation group and not just a class for beginning meditators, although beginners are welcome and Dr. Isaacs will give instructions as needed. He will start another beginning six week class, where Dr. Isaacs go over the basic teachings of the practice, probably in June.

WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP:  An invitation from our vicar, Este:  For those of you interested in the women’s spirituality group, we are going to wait until after Easter to begin, and it seems that more people will be able to make it on Thursday nights.  The first class will be Thursday April 7 at 7:00 in the sacristy. We will try this night of the week and see how it works. We will begin with contemplative prayer, followed by Lectio Divina, and we may evolve in different directions as time goes on.  Blessings, Este+

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT GOOD SHEPHERD

Please join us for Holy Week and Easter- it is coming up early this year!

Sunday March 20, 11:00am: Palm Sunday. We will begin the liturgy with a procession from the parish hall to the church, bearing palms, followed by a dramatic reading of the Passion of Christ.

Wednesday March 23, 7:00pm: Tenebrae. This service is a beautiful candle-lit summoning of the darkness, with chanted psalms, as we head deeper into Holy Week.

Thursday March 24: Maundy Thursday, 7:00pm: A reenactment of the Last Supper. We reenact Jesus’ mandate to love one another with the tradition of washing each other’s feet.

Friday March 25, 12:00 noon. Good Friday.  A meditation on the crucifixion.

Saturday March 26: Holy Saturday: We hold no services on Holy Saturday, but other Episcopal churches will welcome you if you wish to experience an Easter Vigil.

Sunday March 27, 11:00am: Easter!  A joyous celebration of the resurrection!

 

ONGOING SERVICES

WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book.  Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.

 BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS.  Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month.  The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.”  Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments.  The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at  1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.

VIRTUAL EVENING PRAYER on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  Please join Ellen wherever you are at five o’clock on Sunday evenings to pray for our community, our nation, our world, and to end hunger and poverty, to have our voices heard by our legislators and leaders.  Use The Lord’s Prayer, The Magnificat, the Trisagion, St. Patrick’s Breastplate or whatever prayers move you to speak with God and creation.

Announcements for the Week of March 6-12, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 4 Lent – Year C

Preaching Today is The Rev. William Trego

and PresidingToday is The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor

 Please pray for:  Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Jim Schnobrich, Carol White, Jenny Moss,  Claude “Buzzy” McClure and Mickey Maze, friends of Beth Montano, and Raphael Sanchez Casa, friend of Rev. Susan Mills.  We give thanks on the anniversary of her ordination for the Rev. Susan Mills.

This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Urban Adama, a local garden cooperative.

 SUNDAY MARCH 6, 2016

 During the Holy Season of Lent, please observe silence when you enter the church this morning, so that your sisters and brothers in Christ may pray and/or meditate in silence.

 FIRST SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS with Bill Countryman TODAY after the 11:00 a.m. service.  Bill continues his discussion on the Psalms.  All are welcome to attend, and if you have a Bible, bring it; if not, we have Bibles to share.

 COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED for the Third Sunday of the Month.  If you are available to set up coffee hour, or clean up after, please speak to Teddy Knight.  The training is easy and it’s one Sunday a month.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

 COMING UP IN CONFIRMATION CLASS:

 On March 13, 2016 after the service, The Rev. Jay Johnson will offer a class called “Divine Intimacy.”

 On March 20, 2016 after the service, The Rev. Susan Mills will offer a class about The Book of Common Prayer.

 READERS:  If you serve as a lector (reader) for the Sunday service, please contact Ellen about a part in this year’s Palm Sunday reading of the Passion.  This is not required, but it is powerful and the last few years’ readings have been memorable.  Contact Ellen at goodshepherddeacon@outlook.com.  First come, first dibs on a part!

 MEDITATION classes started on February 8 and will be held through March 14, 2016, on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Church.  The class will be led by Ernest Isaacs, MFT, who offered the autumn series of meditation classes.  Dr. Isaacs has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1977 and has led meditation classes for 25 years.

WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP:  An invitation from our vicar, Este:  For those of you interested in the women’s spirituality group, we are going to wait until after Easter to begin, and it seems that more people will be able to make it on Thursday nights.  The first class will be Thursday April 7 at 7:00 in the sacristy. We will try this night of the week and see how it works. We will begin with contemplative prayer, followed by Lectio Divina, and we may evolve in different directions as time goes on.  Blessings, Este+

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT GOOD SHEPHERD

Please join us for Holy Week and Easter- it is coming up early this year!

Sunday March 20, 11:00am: Palm Sunday. We will begin the liturgy with a procession from the parish hall to the church, bearing palms, followed by a dramatic reading of the Passion of Christ.

Wednesday March 23, 7:00pm: Tenebrae. This service is a beautiful candle-lit summoning of the darkness, with chanted psalms, as we head deeper into Holy Week.

Thursday March 24: Maundy Thursday, 7:00pm: A reenactment of the Last Supper. We reenact Jesus’ mandate to love one another with the tradition of washing each other’s feet.

Friday March 25, 12:00 noon. Good Friday.  A meditation on the crucifixion.

Saturday March 26: Holy Saturday: We hold no services on Holy Saturday, but other Episcopal churches will welcome you if you wish to experience an Easter Vigil.

Sunday March 27, 11:00am: Easter!  A joyous celebration of the resurrection!

ONGOING SERVICES

WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book.  Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.

 BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS.  Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month.  The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.”  Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments.  The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at  1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.

Announcements for the Week of February 21-28, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 2 Lent – Year C

Preaching Today is The Rev. Dr. L. Wm. Countryman

and PresidingToday is The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor

 Please pray for:  Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Jim Schnobrich, Carol White, Jenny Moss,  Claude “Buzzy” McClure and Mickey Maze, friends of Beth Montano, and Raphael Sanchez Casa, friend of Rev. Susan Mills.

This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Urban Adama, a local garden cooperative.

 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2016

 During the Holy Season of Lent, please observe silence when you enter the church this morning, so that your sisters and brothers in Christ may pray and/or meditate in silence.

STRAWBERRY CREEK LODGE Eucharist today at 2:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

CONFIRMATION CLASSES resume Sunday, February 28, 2016, after the 11:00 a.m. service.  If you are interested in confirmation, re-affirmation or reception in the Episcopal Church, please see Este.  The theme of this class will be “Ways to Pray” with a Lenten emphasis. The spring confirmation will be held on May 23 at a location to be determined.

 MEDITATION classes started on February 8 and will be held through March 14, 2016, on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Church.  The class will be led by Ernest Isaacs, MFT, who offered the autumn series of meditation classes.  Dr. Isaacs has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1977 and has led meditation classes for 25 years.

ONGOING SERVICES

WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book.  Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.

BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS.  Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month.  The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.”  Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments.  The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at  1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.

 

 

 


Announcements for the Week of February 14-20, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

1 Lent – (Twelve-Step Eucharist) – Year C

Preaching Today is The Rev. Frank Sterling

and PresidingToday is The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor

Please pray for:  Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Jim Schnobrich, Carol White, Jenny Moss,  Claude “Buzzy” McClure and Mickey Maze, friends of Beth Montano, and Raphael Sanchez Casa, friend of Rev. Susan Mills.

This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Urban Adama, a local garden cooperative.

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2016

 During the Holy Season of Lent, please observe silence when you enter the church this morning, so that your sisters and brothers in Christ may pray and/or meditate in silence.

 THIS MORNING we celebrate the 12 Step Eucharist, as is our tradition on the First Sunday of Lent.  This eucharist recognizes the work of the 12 Step Recovery Programs and all are invited to attend.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

 MEDITATION classes started on February 8 and will be held through March 14, 2016, on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Church.  The class will be led by Ernest Isaacs, MFT, who offered the autumn series of meditation classes.  Dr. Isaacs has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1977 and has led meditation classes for 25 years.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES resume on Sunday, February 20, 2016, after the 11:00 a.m. service.  If you are interested in confirmation, re-affirmation or reception in the Episcopal Church, please see Este.  The spring confirmation will be held on May 23 at a location to be determined.

ONGOING SERVICES

 

WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book.  Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.

 

BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS.  Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month.  The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.”  Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments.  The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at  1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.

 

 

Announcements for the Week of February 7-13, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016 – 5 Epiphany – (Last Sunday of Epiphany) – Year C

Preaching Today is The Rev. Susan Mills

PresidingToday is
The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor

Please pray for: Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Jim Schnobrich, Carol White, Jenny Moss, Claude “Buzzy” McClure and Mickey Maze, friends of Beth Montano, and Raphael Sanchez Casa, friend of Rev. Susan Mills.
This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Urban Adama, a local garden cooperative.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2016

SCRIPTURE CLASS: Today Bill Countryman will lead our monthly Scripture Study from 12:30 to 1:30. We are continuing our study of the Psalms, concentrating this month on Psalms expressing lament, trust, and thanksgiving. Bring your own Bible—or we have a few available to use in class.

STRAWBERRY CREEK LODGE Eucharist Today at 2:30 p.m. Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments. The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at 1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

LENT IS COMING. This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. We will celebrate the Eucharist and impose ashes at 7:00 p.m. Please join us as we prepare for Lent.

MEDITATION classes will be held February 8 through March 14, 2016, on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Church. The class will be led by Ernest Isaacs, MFT, who offered the autumn series of meditation classes. Dr. Isaacs has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1977 and has led meditation classes for 25 years.

ONGOING SERVICES

WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book. Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.

BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS. Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.” Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments. The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at 1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.

Announcements for the Week of January 31-February 5, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

4 Epiphany – Year C

Preaching Today is Ms. Jasolyn Harris, from The Way Christian Center, Berkeley

and PresidingToday is The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor

 

The texts this week follow the announcements.

Please pray for:  Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Jim Schnobrich, Carol White, Jenny Moss,  Claude “Buzzy” McClure and Mickey Maze, friends of Beth Montano, and Raphael Sanchez Casa, friend of Rev. Susan Mills.

This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Urban Adama, a local garden cooperative.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016

BEST. POTLUCK. EVER.  Thank you everyone who brought something to share and everyone who participated in our 2016 Annual Meeting on January 24, 2016!

GOOD SHEPHERD RECEIVED A GRANT of $5,000.00 for Pan de Cielo!

THIS MORNING WE WELCOME as guest preacher Ms. Jasolyn Harris from The Way Christian Center in Berkeley.

CANDLEMAS VESPERS, THIS AFTERNOON at 4:30 p.m.:  St. Mark’s in Berkeley will host a Candlemas Vespers service.  The service will be preceded by a presentation by Matthew Fox and the music for the service will be provided by the incomparable Vajra Voices.  All are invited to what is sure to be a feast for the ears and heart.  The Episcopal Ministry to Cal is sponsoring this event.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

 SCRIPTURE CLASS: Sunday, February 7, Bill Countryman will lead our monthly Scripture Study from 12:30 to 1:30. We are continuing our study of the Psalms, concentrating this month on Psalms expressing lament, trust, and thanksgiving. Bring your own Bible—or we have a few available to use in class.

 MEDITATION CLASSES TO RETURN to Good Shepherd on Monday evenings, starting February 8 through March 14, 2016, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Church.  The class will be led by Ernest Isaacs, MFT, who offered the autumn series of meditation classes.  Dr. Isaacs has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1977 and has led meditation classes for 25 years.

ONGOING SERVICES

WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book.  Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.

BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS.  Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month.  The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.”  Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments.  The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at  1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.