The Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, has a busy summer schedule to share with the community. You are invited to participate in its upcoming Healing Prayer Service; Prayer Shawl Ministry; Book Club, Father’s Day Appreciation Car Wash; Youth Group Summer activities; and the popular Vacation Bible School.
All are welcome to join us on the last Wednesday of each month for our Healing Eucharist with a Prayer Shawl Blessing.
The next healing service will be on Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. At that time, everyone will come together to offer prayers and meditations for persons facing health problems. This is a meaningful service that includes a prayer shawl blessing.
For all crafters in the community, join one of the monthly Prayer Shawl Pasta Suppers where crafters come together to knit or crochet prayer shawls. The next Prayer Shawl Pasta Supper will be Sunday, June 28, 6-8 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd’s Parish Hall. RSVP is requested for attending the Pasta Supper.
The lively book club invites avid readers to come on the last Tuesday of every month. In June, the group plans to meet on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss “The Wide and Starry Sky” by Nancy Horan. Then on July 28, they plan to discuss “The Girl on The Train” by Paula Hawkins. Call the Parish Office for directions to one of the book club locations.
On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 our Youth Group is hosting an Appreciation Car Wash before, during and after the 9 a.m. service. Drive by and get Dad’s car washed! The Youth Group welcomes all interested young people in junior high and high school. Other summer activities include a mission trip to Queens, New York the week of June 28 through July 3. Their annual Farmington River Tubing Trip will be July 23 and the Annual All-Nighter will be August 21. RSVPs are required to participate in these Youth Group activities by calling the Parish Office.
For younger children, ages 3-10 years, Good Shepherd is now accepting registrations for its popular Vacation Bible School (VBS) taking place the week of July 13. The theme is “Explore Mount Everest and Conquer the Challenges of God’s Mighty Power.” Suggested registration donation is $35 per child. For more information and the CGS-VBS registration form, call the Parish Office at 203-795-6577 or visit the website at www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org