Church of the Good Shepherd Announces New Programs

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Sep 032013

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

Church of the Good Shepherd, Orange announces upcoming events


7:45 a.m.- Morning Mass

9 a.m.- Church Alive- Families with Children, 50 minutes and Sunday School included.

10:30 a.m., Traditional Eucharist with the choir

12:30 p.m., Financial Peace University (begins Sept. 22)

6:30-8 p.m., Sing, Sing, Sing

7 p.m., Yoga Body Prayer

Church Alive comes to Church of the Good Shepherd, Sunday Mornings at 9 a.m. beginning Sept. 8. Children, their families, and the young at heart are invited to join together for praise, and worship in a relaxed, child-friendly service that is highly participatory and interactive and is guaranteed to be over in under an hour. Children of all ages are encouraged to set the table, read the lessons, help with communion and grow in their love of Jesus. The Worship Band will play at this service.

Traditional Choral Eucharist returns to Church of the Good Shepherd , Sundays at 10:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 8. In a world that is always changing, experience a traditional worship service with communion, hymns and a message of God’s love that will help you put your faith into practice and navigate life’s ups and downs. Church of the Good Shepherd is a place to belong, a place to grow and a place to make a difference in the world.
Financial Peace University, Introductory Class offered at Church of the Good Shepherd, Sunday, Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m.—In just nine lessons, learn to take control of your money, invest for the future, and give like never before. Don’t worry! You won’t be asked to share any personal financial information during the class.

Sunday Evening ,Yoga Body Prayer 7 p.m. Beginning Sept. 8 —  the Vinyassa Yoga Method and taught by certified Yoga Instructor Maryanne Haverstock, begin your week with Yoga and centering prayer and meditation. This class is for all levels of yoga practice and experience. Bring a yoga mat or towel, water and wear comfortable clothes. Free will offering accepted.

Sing Sing, Sing!—Did you sing in High School ? Do you sing in the shower? You are invited to experience choral music singing, community and fun with Dr. Don Wiggins and the Good Shepherd Choir. Rehearsals begin Sunday, Sept. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. The choir sings at 10:30 each Sunday. Don is an experienced singer, teacher and director and enjoys working and developing voices of all ages. For more information call 203-795-6577 or email dgwiggins@gmail.com


10 a.m., Women’s Spiritual Journey Group

7 p.m., Bible Study

New Bible Study at Church of the Good Shepherd. Have you always wanted to understand the Bible more? All are welcome to explore God’s story on Monday Evenings beginning Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in a judgment free zone where questions and lively discussion are encouraged. No prior Bible knowledge needed and all are welcome. $20 for materials and scholarships are available. Questions call 203-795-6577.

Women’s Spiritual Journey Group — Mondays 10 a.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd beginning Sept. 9. Women of all ages and those with small children are invited to gather weekly to discuss the spiritual issues women face in their daily lives and explore where God is present through the lens of scripture, prayer, Christian thought and faith. This group is intended for mutual support and encouragement in a safe and judgment free environment.


10:30 a.m. Power of Prayer

7 p.m., Evening Service of Prayer and Healing with Communion

The Power of Prayer at Church of the Good Shepherd—Join us for intercessory prayer and meditation on Wednesday morning from 10:30–11:30 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Prayer and Healing service with Laying on of Hands and Eucharist Every Wednesday Evening at 7 p.m.

Upcoming Events At The Church of the Good Shepherd

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Aug 222013

8172462777_e4c87abf3a_zChurch of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange announces upcoming events:

Weekly Services


8:00 a.m. spoken Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Eucharist with music

Coffee and conversation after the 10:00 am service.


7:00 p.m.

Evening Service of Prayer and Healing with Communion
Fall Worship Schedule- Starts September 8, 2013

7:45 am- Morning Mass

9:00 am- Church Alive- Families with Children, 50 minutes and Sunday School included.

10:30 am, Traditional Eucharist with the choir


Vinyasa Yoga for the Family.  Have you always wanted to try yoga? Classes are designed to help children and adults strengthen both physical and mental well -being.

Participants will practice at their own level and be willing to set aside time to enjoy a practice that integrates a flowing physical practice with mindful meditation.

The teacher is certified and member RYT.

Class meets on Mondays @ 5:15- 6:15 pm in the Parish hall, Church of the Good Shepherd 680 Racebrook Road.

Please bring a yoga mat and blocks if you have them.

Please call to confirm class being held that evening 203.795.6577 or email. maryann_pyog@yahoo.com

Are You Ready For Sunday’s Memorial Day Parade?

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May 252013

IMG_1707Orange Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade, which will take place on Sunday, May 26.

Kevin Gilbert once again will serve as Parade Organizer.  Parade ceremonies will commence promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center Field.

The parade will step off immediately following the ceremony down Orange Center Road past the reviewing stand with services following at the Orange Center Cemetery.

Orange Congregational Church Nursery School will host its annual bake sale at the Memorial Day Parade in Orange on Sunday May 26, starting at 11 a.m.

The group will be selling not only delicious desserts, but hot dogs and hot and cold beverages.

Don’t rush off after the last fire truck passes by, head on down to the Orange Center Cemetery (across from Mary L. Tracy School) and be there for the memorial service. This is never too long but very meaningful to all the veterans and their families who’ve lost someone in a war.

File photos from the 2011 Orange Memorial Day Parade.

Originally Published on: May 20, 2013 @ 1:23 p.m.