Living Water Spiritual Retreat

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  This year’s Spiritual retreat on August 26 has the theme of Living Water: an appropriate topic for our event setting at beautiful Popham Beach.  From 9:00-2:00 we will have the opportunity to explore Biblical passages about wells and water to more fully develop the image of “living water” which Jesus uses throughout the Gospel of John.  We will also explore how this biblical image of living water can impact our understanding of  literal water issues locally and globablly. The retreat will be held at Popham Chapel in Phippsburg, Maine. The schedule includes times for worship, discussion, and walks along Popham Beach to reflect upon the texts under discussion.  Luncheon will be provided from Percy’s Store in Popham.  Advance registration is requested.  Thanks to the generosity of the New England Synod of the ELCA, the cost for this event is only $5 per person.  To register online, email your name, address and telephone number to: gslc@myfairpoint.net.  You may register in person at Good Shepherd.   For more information, check out our August newsletter by following the link below. August 2016...

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Annual Meeting of the Congregation

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be Sunday, January 31 following worship services.  Everyone is welcome to attend and find out more about the congregation’s plans for 2016, its leadership and how we use the generous gifts you give for ministry.  To find out more about the Annual Meeting of the Congregation and other January events, follow the link below to our January newsletter. January 16...

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December Upcoming Events

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in News | 0 comments

December Upcoming Events include a free community breakfast on Saturday, December 12 from 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to stop by and have some tasty food and great conversation.  On December 20 following our 9:00 worship service we will decorate the sanctuary to prepare for Christmas, enjoy a soup luncheon then head out caroling at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  The carolers will return to Good Shepherd for cookies and hot drinks. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried this before: newcomers are always welcome. This event is always great fun and it’s an easy way to meet new people, enjoy good food and do some good for people at this festive season.   Our Christmas Eve worship services will be at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.  The 8:00 service is the candlelight service and features more music and the full liturgy.  Holy Communion is offered at both services.  Christmas Day worship is at 9:00 a.m.  Our annual Lessons and Carols worship will be December 27.  The Celtic Evening Prayer service continues every Sunday evening at 5:30 and “God Talk”, our Thursday evening gathering that includes time for conversation and sharing of faith concerns and ending with evening prayer will continue each week at 6:30 pm.  except for December 24 and December 31.  We hope you will join...

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Living Generously

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Living Generously is more than the catchy theme for our 2015 Stewardship Campaign: it is a way of life.  See how our congregation is putting into practice this concept in our November 2o15 newsletter. Nov 2015 newletter

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October 2015 Newsletter

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The October 2015 Newsletter features information about our upcoming Day of Service for the Community (Free Community Breakfast at church from 8-10 am and participation in the Brunswick Walk for Alzheimer’s downtown) as well as service around our own front yard with the annual Fall Clean Up.  Learn more about a brand new worship opportunity called God Talk as well as Bible Study opportunities.  And don’t forget to check out the Photo Gallery from our Mystery Theater Event held Sept. 19 which raised $329 for Warm Thy Neighbor, the local fuel assistance program. To read about these and more activities, click this link.  October 2015...

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Grandparents Day

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in News | 0 comments

July 2015 newsletter (1)  Our next “big thing” will be an opportunity to “Do Something Grand” on Grandparents Day, September 13.  We are hoping to have a day filled with thankful recognition of the gift of grandparents and those people who have been like grandparents to us.  As part of that thankfulness, we will be inviting everyone to join with us in participating in a day of service to our community.  God’s Work, Our Hands day is also on September 13.  On that date ELCA congregations across the nation engage in public service in their communities as a way of visibly demonstrating their faith at work.  We at Good Shepherd will be building therapy devices for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease and making activity mats for Alzheimer’s patients, but we hope to have other service activities as well.  Read all about this  (and the latest news!) in our July-August newsletter by clicking the link at the beginning of this paragraph....

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