A NOTE FROM OUR RECTOR - APRIL 4, 2020

Dear Good Shepherd Family,

Here is a link to the Palm Sunday Service recorded for tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LoIKOMwNqc

I pray it will bless you in this difficult time. Thank-you to David Mitchell, and Joyce Mitchell and the Bruce MacLeod for their help in putting this service together. As you know we are still prohibited from meeting as we endeavor together to "flatten the curve" and slow the spread of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are putting together services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. We are looking at putting on an online Bible Study in the coming weeks.

If you need to talk or would like a prayer then please contact us and we will be in touch.

May God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you, now and forever more. Amen

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe
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"No greater love has no man than this that He lay His life down for His friends" John 15:13

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe
Church Of The Good Shepherd
www.goodshepherdsj.ca


Jonathan's Cell: (506) 343-7748
Church Office: (506) 635-8145
Church e-mail: goodshep@nb.sympatico.ca

A NOTE FROM OUR RECTOR - MARCH 27, 2020:

Dear Parishioners,

 

Until further notice our parish has been directed by the Diocese and the government to cease worship services and all non-essential gatherings of any kind. We will do our best in the coming days and weeks to communicate updates as this situation unfolds.

Here is this week’s church service online. Thanks to David Mitchell, Joyce Mitchell, and Sharon Titus for their contributions.

Click this link to watch it: https://youtu.be/fI8HtowNEOQ

 

Feel free to share the service with anyone you wish.

 

You will need a Book of Alternative Services if you wish to pray through the liturgy. You can download one for free at https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/BAS.pdf

 

Thank you to everyone who is able to still continue with your regular offerings - electronic or otherwise. Lori will be in the church office for her regular hours (Tuesday-Friday 9:00- noon) if you need any help. I can be reached directly on my cell phone – 506-343-7748.

If you need any practical help for example a drive to the grocery store or pharmacy please contact the church office as there are people who are willing to help you in this difficult time.

 

In Christ,
The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe
--
"No greater love has no man than this that He lay His life down for His friends" John 15:13

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe
Church Of The Good Shepherd
www.goodshepherdsj.ca
Jonathan's Cell: (506) 343-7748
Church Office: (506) 635-8145
Church e-mail: goodshep@nb.sympatico.ca

A NOTE FROM OUR RECTOR - MAR 19, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly. Until further notice our parish has been directed by the Diocese and the government to cease worship services and all non-essential gatherings of any kind. We will do our best in the coming days and weeks to communicate updates as this situation unfolds.

In the meantime, here are some important things to note:

We will be producing and posting a Service of the Word each week with music, readings, prayers, and a sermon. We will have it posted to Youtube by Saturday each week. The first is available here at this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkhz_9s1uyw&t=842s You will need a Book of Alternative Services if you wish to pray through the liturgy. You can download one for free at https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/BAS.pdf

The Diocese is producing an online and over the phone Litany Service at 6pm from Monday to Saturday. It is called Litany @ 6. We will publish a link on Facebook (and here on our website).

Thank you to everyone who is able to still continue with your regular offerings - electronic or otherwise. Whether you are able to still give offerings or not is secondary to the trust that we have in God that our needs both as individuals and as a church family can be met. Lori will be in the church office for her regular hours (Tuesday-Friday 9:00- noon)

If you are willing to consider E-Offering, please look at the application form attached. Lori Maker (635-8145) is your contact if you have any questions or wish to begin with E-Offering.

Pastoral care is still offered as usual with the exception that access has been restricted at the hospitals unless there is a life-threatening emergency - and even then only one visit will be allowed. Please let Jonathan know if you are admitted to the hospital under these conditions or if you would like a pastoral visit (506)-343-7748.

If you need any practical help for example a drive to the grocery store or pharmacy please contact the church office as there are people who are willing to help you in this difficult time.

If someone is on your mind then reach out and call them. Look to God the author and finisher of our faith. He is able to uphold us and help us to stand even in the darkest hour. May God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you now and forever more.

In Christ,

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

--

"No greater love has no man than this that He lay His life down for His friends" John 15:13

 

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe
Church Of The Good Shepherd
www.goodshepherdsj.ca
Jonathan's Cell: (506) 343-7748
Church Office: (506) 635-8145
Church e-mail: goodshep@nb.sympatico.ca

Follow along in the Book of Alternative Services for a Service of the Word.

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