8TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (PENTECOST IX) - AUGUST 2, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you are well and are able to go outside and enjoy some of the wonderful weather we are having this summer.

I apologize as I do not have a video of today's service. We did film one but during the editing process I accidentally deleted it after a solid hour of work on it. I will film next week's service and put it up without incident God willing. If you would like to hear some of the best sermons on the internet then I would recommend checking out https://www.oneplace.com/ and look up some of my favorite preachers: John MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, Dr. David Jeremiah, or Charles Stanley. Any of these preachers are worth your time.

A reminder to you that we will be having a service of Evening Prayer Wednesday at 6:30pm at the church for those who would like to attend. You do not need to pre-register for the service.

God bless and have a good week!

In Christ,

Jonathan

7TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (PENTECOST VIII) - JULY 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

I want to say "thank-you" to all who have been able to continue to financially support Good Shepherd at this time. Your tithes and offerings are really appreciated and essential. The office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00am till Noon if you are not able to make the services but would like to give your regular offering. We also can accept e-transfers if that is preferable to you.

Here is the video from today's service. I hope you are blessed by it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Z3uN-7aU0

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There is an Evening Prayer service on Wednesday at 6:30pm if you are able to attend.

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

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

6TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (PENTECOST VII) - JULY 19, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

 

I pray that you are well.

 

Here is the link to today’s service for those who are not able to attend. I pray that it blesses you. Thank-you to David Mitchell and Sharon Titus and others for the music.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Nfs7nCliA

 

Wednesday at 6:30pm is our service of Evening Prayer. This week it is BCP. You do not need to register for this service but there will be a sign in sheet upon arrival.

 

In Christ,

 

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

5TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (PENTECOST VI) - JULY 12, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

 

I trust you are well. Here is the link for today's service. I hope it will bless you particularly those who are not able to attend our church services. Please keep those in nursing homes in your prayers and those who are on the front lines. I know things have loosened for us in New Brunswick but there are still parts of our country that are deeply affected by Covid 19.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGWJilBff9g

 

This coming Wednesday at 6:30 we will start our summer evening services. There is no need to register beforehand as attendance is not usually that high though we will have a sign in sheet to record the names of those present. We will alternate each week between the BAS and the BCP.

 

God bless,

 

The Rev. Jonathan

4TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY - JULY 5, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

I pray God's richest blessings upon you!

Here is the link for the video from this morning's service (July 5th). I pray it blesses you. Thank-you to Bruce and David for their continued work. Thanks to all who make our services possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBIVFyOBtnc

Starting next Wednesday July 15th we will be holding Evensong Services in the church through August 12th. It will begin at 6:30pm. We will alternate between the BAS and the BCP. All are welcome. Unfortunately we will not be able to sing and physical distancing and masks will be required.

Thank-you,
The Rev. Jonathan

3RD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY - JUNE 28, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

 

I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful weather we have been having. I am glad to see so many of you coming to church these past few weeks. I also understand those who are not able to join us yet. We will continue to produce a video of the service for those who are not able to come.

 

We had communion today for the first time since March and I think it went quite well. Thank-you to our Layreaders, Readers, Greeters, Counters, the Altar Guild and Lori, David, Sharon, Bruce and all who have volunteered to help in adjusting to the new guidelines. I appreciate all of your work and flexibility.

 

The Government of NB has lifted the cap of gatherings to greater than 50 people provided we are able to physically distance from one another while in the church building. For this reason and the time of year we are moving to our normal summer service time of 10:00am starting next Sunday. Please call Lori in the office to let us know that you are planning to attend (unless you signed up today for next week).

 

Here is the link to today's service. I hope you will enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sltJVtA3m9k

2ND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY - JUNE 21, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

 

I hope you are all well. We had our second Sunday of services today at 9:00 and 11:00am and things went quite well. It is good to be able to see people face to face (even while wearing a mask). I wanted to let you know that this coming Sunday June 28th we will be having communion. We will be following all of the measures that the Vestry and I put in place.

 

We will be serving both bread and wine. I will be serving the bread while wearing gloves and the wine will be served in the little cups (we will not share the chalice). Please let Lori know in the office if you are planning to attend so that we can prepare for your arrival (unless you signed up for one of the services this morning). Thank-you for your understanding and patience. Thank-you to all who are volunteering to help screen and direct people during this ongoing situation.

 

In Christ,

Jonathan

 

Here is a link to the video from today's service for those who could not make it today.

May God bless you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv8S5Dh9uWw

1ST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY - JUNE 14, 2020

Dear Parishioners of Good Shepherd,

 

I hope you are starting to enjoy the summer weather. I wanted to send you a quick e-mail update. We had our first services this morning at 9:00 and 11:00am and I think they went quite well. I believe we had 17 at our 9:00am service and 39 at our 11:00am service. Thank-you to Sharon, Lori, Jeff, Bruce, David, Patti, Heather, and everyone who contributed to make the services possible. We were encouraged to see so many people out even with all of the changes we have had to make to mitigate the risk of Covid 19. We wanted to give a chance for feedback of today's services as we will discuss how things went at our regular Vestry meeting this coming Thursday. If you are not attending the services due to restrictions or you wish to give feedback on our operational plan this is your opportunity to do so before our Vestry meeting. If you need prayer or would like a visit please let us know and we will add you to our prayer tree or arrange a visit. Please find attached (at top of this page) our Operational Plan and the invitation for our Online Bible Study.

 

We did record the service on a video camera and Bruce will be putting it up on Youtube in the next few days for those who cannot come to church for one reason or another. We will send out the link once it is on the web.

 

Book your spot for services on June 21st by calling Lori in the church office (unless you signed up for next week's service at today's service.)

 

in Christ,

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

TRINITY SUNDAY - JUNE 7, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

 

I pray God's blessing upon you this day! I look forward to seeing many of you next Sunday in church!

 

I am going to repeat myself a bit in this e-mail as I know that there was a lot of information to process from last Sunday.

 

As you probably know the NB Government has moved us into the Yellow Phase and therefore we will be allowed to offer services for up to 50 people. We will be offering two services which will be identical, one at 9:00am and another at 11:00am. Both services will have music by our beloved David Mitchell but there will be no singing. The reason for not singing is that singing spreads particles from the lungs at a much larger radius than regular talking. Physical distancing will be required for all who attend and we will have pews marked as to where you can sit while maintaining physical distancing of 6ft. We will also be asking everyone 2yrs and over to wear a mask while in the church to provide the safest environment possible especially considering people who are immunocompromised (seniors and people with health conditions). We encourage you to purchase your own mask though we will have a limited supply on hand for $3.00 in case you forget your own. Masks do not have to be a certain material or make but they do need to cover your nose and mouth. We will continue to record the service in some form and make it available to those who are not able to attend one of the services due to health or other reasons.

 

Booking Your Spot

Each week you will need to contact Lori in the church office (Tuesday to Friday 9-Noon) to book your spot at church. I know this may be an inconvenience but it will help us to prepare for your arrival. We need to record the attendance and keep a log of who was at each church service each day in case a need arises to trace a person who may have come into contact with the virus. I know this is not ideal and it will take some getting used to especially if you are used to attending a service at a particular time but it also is preferable to having to turn people away because a particular service is full. We cannot go above 50 people and this includes the Priest, musicians, readers etc. This is why we are going to offer the same service with music at both times. The time in between services will allow one crowd to leave and another to enter and to allow for some cleaning and disinfecting. If you are a scheduled Reader, Layreader, Musician, Greeter, Counter, or performing a position related to the Covid Operational Plan you will not need to book a spot for yourself.

 

We will not have Sunday School but we will have activity sheets for children along with markers of crayons. These will be stored in bags and will not be reused until the following week. We will not be using books as the whole service will be on the overhead. If you wish to bring your own Bible you are free to do so. We will not be passing the collection plate but will have two locations for you to give your offering, one at the entry of the church and one as you exit.

 

If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid 19 for the health and safety of all we ask you to please remain at home and follow the information given on the NB Government website

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html

 

I know that these changes will be uncomfortable. This is not what we are used to and any time there is change it causes discomfort. I would also remind you that these changes are necessary only while we remain in the Yellow Phase. Once we are in the Green Phase our worship will look a lot more like it did before the Pandemic.

 

We will have more information later this week.

 

In Christ, The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

Here is our service for this Sunday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM5EO2UxZhM

Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell, Sharon, Marilyn, and Bruce for their contributions to the service.

 

THE DAY OF PENTECOST - MAY 31, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you are all doing well or as well as can be during this pandemic. We are finalizing the details of the Covid 19 Operational Plan for The Church of the Good Shepherd. We hope to have it finalized by Tuesday and we will send it out for everyone to read. We are planning at this point to open for worship next Sunday June 7th provided the all clear is given by the Province on Friday June 5th.

As you probably know, if the Province moves us back into the Yellow Phase, our services will only allow for up to 50 people. We will be offering two services which will be identical, one at 9:00am and another at 11:00am. Both services will have music by our beloved David Mitchell but there will be no singing. The reason for not singing is that singing spreads particles from the lungs at a much larger radius than regular talking. Physical distancing will be required for all who attend and we will have pews marked as to where you can sit while maintaining physical distancing of 6ft. We will also be asking everyone 2 yrs and over to wear a mask while in the church to provide the safest environment possible especially considering people who are immunocompromised (seniors and people with health conditions). We encourage you to purchase your own mask though we will have a limited supply on hand for $3.00 in case you forget your own. Masks do not have to be a certain material or make but they do need to cover your nose and mouth. We will continue to record the service in some form and make it available to those who are not able to attend one of the services due to health or other reasons.

Booking Your Spot
Each week you will need to contact Lori in the church office (Tuesday to Friday 9-Noon) to book your spot at church. I know this may be an inconvenience but it will help us to prepare for your arrival. We need to record the attendance and keep a log of who was at each church service each day in case a need arises to trace a person who may have come into contact with the virus. I know this is not ideal and it will take some getting used to especially if you are used to attending a service at a particular time but it also is preferable to having to turn people away because a particular service is full. We cannot go above 50 people and this includes the priest, musicians, readers etc. This is why we are going to offer the same service with music at both times. The time in between services will allow one crowd to leave and another to enter and to allow for some cleaning and disinfecting. If you are a scheduled Reader, Layreader, Musician, Greeter or Counter you will not need to book a spot for yourself.

 

We will not be using books as the whole service will be on the overhead. If you wish to bring your own Bible you are free to do so. We will not be passing the collection plate but will have two locations for you to give your offering, one at the entry of the church and one as you exit.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid 19 for the health and safety of all we ask you to please remain at home and follow the information given on the NB Government website

 

https://www2.gnb.ca/cont…/…/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html

 

I know that these changes will be uncomfortable. This is not what we are used to and any time there is change it causes discomfort. I would also remind you that these changes are necessary only while we remain in the Yellow Phase. Once we are in the Green Phase our worship will look a lot more like it did before the Pandemic.

 

We will have more information for you on Tuesday.

In Christ, The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

Here is our service for this Sunday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFrg4FUJyUg

Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell, Sharon and Shayne, Ngaire Nelson and Bev Doiron Norm Toole and Ray Roy Tina Fowler and Sharon Titus Norm Toole and John Kerrigan Ginny Higgins and Susan Taylor, and Bruce MacLeod for their work on this service.

LAST SUNDAY IN EASTER - MAY 24, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

 

As you know the New Brunswick Government announced this past Friday that we have moved to the Yellow Phase of reopening organizations and businesses. This includes religious services of up to 50 people provided physical distancing is maintained. Members of Vestry and myself are working on an Operational plan which must be in place before we can resume services. We will be working hard early on in the week and hope to have an announcement of when services will resume at Good Shepherd in the middle of next week. There are many details that we will be working on to make our worship services as safe as possible for all involved. We will not be able to just open the doors to the public without much planning and consideration. We ask for your patience as we work on the Operational plan. Things are going to look different in how we worship we will have more details to you soon.

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

Here is the link for the Service for May 24th:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQaF7MRVVRA

Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell, Wendy Maxwell, and Bruce MacLeod for their hard work on this!

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

ASCENSION DAY - 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER - MAY 24, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

As you know the New Brunswick Government announced this past Friday that we have moved to the Yellow Phase of reopening organizations and businesses. This includes religious services of up to 50 people provided physical distancing is maintained. Members of Vestry and myself are working on an Operational plan which must be in place before we can resume services. We will be working hard early on in the week and hope to have an announcement of when services will resume at Good Shepherd in the middle of next week. There are many details that we will be working on to make our worship services as safe as possible for all involved. We will not be able to just open the doors to the public without much planning and consideration. We ask for your patience as we work on the Operational plan. Things are going to look different in how we worship we will have more details to you soon.

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

Here is the link for the Service for May 24th:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQaF7MRVVRA

Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell, Wendy Maxwell, and Bruce MacLeod for their hard work on this!

 

6th SUNDAY OF EASTER - MAY 17, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

Thank-you to our staff: David, Lori and Larry for their continued work during this difficult period. Thank-you to Bruce and Patti our Wardens and the member of Vestry for their continued effort. As you know the NB Government has begun to lift some restrictions about movement and gatherings. At this point gatherings of 10 or less are permitted but not more.

In the coming weeks if things continue to go well then we will be able to meet in groups of 50 or less provided procedures like social distancing are maintained. Right now the Vestry and I are forming a committee to walk through how we open again for our services. The Bishop met with the clergy of the Diocese this past week and each parish will need to come up with an operational plan in order to reopen for worship. The operational plan for Church of the Good Shepherd will include: 1) Physical distancing, 2) Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, 3) Screening and monitoring and staying home if you are sick, 4) Cleaning and disinfecting, among other items. We will not open for public services without this plan in place. Please bear with us and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

God bless you,

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

This Week’s Service

Enjoy our service for May 17th. Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell, Ginny Higgins, Susan Taylor, and Bruce MacLeod for their work on this week’s edition.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-MJWUpik4g&t=6s

The Great Rectory Makeover

You should see the transformation that is taking place in the Rectory. Thank-you to the long list of people who have been contributing to this work. The difference is amazing! Follow us on Facebook.

Summer Student
Our Summer Student Alex Small started this past Friday helping to paint walls at the Rectory.

Welcome Alex!

Children’s Activities

Please find activities from a link on the right on our home page.

On Wednesday evening at 6:30pm I have booked a Zoom session so that our children from our Sunday School and Youth Group can say hello to one another. There will be a Bible Story, a game and some prayer. If this one goes well we might try another one!

Jonathan Springthorpe is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sunday School and Youth Group Catch Up

Time: May 20, 2020 06:30 PM America/Moncton

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Online/Phone Bible Study on 1 Peter 2:13-25

Jonathan Springthorpe is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 1 Peter Bible Study

Time: May 19, 2020 07:00 PM America/Moncton

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

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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

5th SUNDAY OF EASTER - MAY 10, 2020

Dear Good Shepherd Family,

Happy Mother’s Day!

Weekly Update:

As you know we are moving in the right direction with the Covid 19 Crisis but we do not have the green light from either the Bishop or the NB Government to meet yet. I will be meeting with the Bishop (and the other clergy) on Monday via Zoom to discuss the situation and to start to put together a picture of what meeting together for public worship might look like. We will be also discussing this on Thursday night at Vestry. We hope to have more to tell you in a week’s time. Stay safe and May God Bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you now and forever more!

Rectory Makeover:

My wife Kristen and I want to thank everyone involved in doing work in the Rectory in preparation and in particular Shayne, Terry and Tim, Margaret Ann, Grenville, Susan and Stephane, Barry, Jerry, Jeff and Nathan, and Bruce. I hope I am not leaving anyone out. The transformation to date is quite striking. Bushes and landscaping has been done, cleaning, carpets removed, and painting among other jobs. You can follow the journey on Facebook by joining the group The Great Rectory Makeover.

Online Service:

Here is the latest installment of our weekly online service. I am not sure if you realize this but to do the online services is quite a process. David Mitchell chooses and arranges the music and records it sometimes with help from Sharon Titus or others. He also records Joyce leading the prayers and reading the Psalm. I prepare the sermon and the rest of the liturgy and then record them usually at home. Then I edit the audio in a video editing software and put it all together. Once I have finished with it then it goes to Bruce MacLeod who creates all of the visuals that you see on the screen. This alone takes hours. Then Bruce uploads it to Youtube and you get to watch and listen to it at home. Many thanks to David and Joyce Mitchell, Elyse Doiron, and Bruce MacLeod for their hard work. We hope you enjoy it and experience spiritual uplifting through the music, prayers and preaching!

Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/EcNT48tMdYg

Newsletter:

Our latest News Around the Flock is available with a big thanks to Deanna for all of her work in formatting it. Thanks for all who contributed to the content. If you haven’t received an e-mail copy or if you would like to receive a paper copy please contact Lori in the church office.

Sunday School/ Youth Group Activities:

There are activities attached to this e-mail that go with the Gospel reading from John 14:1-14.

Thanks to Judy Mae for finding these activities.

Offerings:

Thank-you to all who are able to continue to give financially to our ministry together. Please see our website for information on how you can give.

Online/Phone Bible Study on 1 Peter 2:1-12

Join us for an in depth look into the Scripture.

Jonathan Springthorpe is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bible Study on 1 Peter 2:1-12

Time: May 12, 2020 07:00 PM America/Moncton

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The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER - MAY 3, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

We come to the end of another week in this Covid 19 Pandemic. We have some good news to celebrate here in New Brunswick reporting no new COVID-19 cases for 14 consecutive days and the full recovery of all 118 people who had the virus. Thanks be to God! We wait on the government and the Bishop as to when we can meet again. May God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you now and forever more. Amen.

Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell, Sharon Titus, and Bruce MacLeod for their help in putting the service together. They all do a wonderful job.

Here is the link to this Sunday's Service:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdHpvo7ITCY

Activities for the Sunday School and Youth Groups are attached.

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

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER - APRIL 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

This week has been one of tragedy with the death of 23 people in Nova Scotia and I ask for your continued prayers for the family, friends, and co-workers of the 22 victims. I also ask for prayers for the family, friends, and co-workers of the shooter. God knows all need prayer right now. Patti Skidmore rang our church bells 22 times once for each of the victims in the violent rampage. Many other churches sounded their bells as a way to remember those lives lost.

 

On the one hand this week has been filled with tragedy and on another there are signs of hope that the social distancing has flattened the curve of new cases in New Brunswick and across parts of Canada. We cannot yet meet in person to hold services but there is light at the end of the tunnel. We will wait to hear from Bishop David Edwards as to when we can resume services. I will let you know as soon as I know.

Thank-you to all who have maintained their giving to the church during this difficult time.

If you are able, you can drop off your offering at the office from Tuesday to Friday between 9am and noon. Or you can sign up for e-offering or choose to do an e-transfer of funds. The information is on our website https://www.goodshepherdsj.ca/

Here is the link to the video for tomorrow's service. Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell and Bruce MacLeod for their continued work on these services.

https://youtu.be/_GKUsG72eA0

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

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe
Church of the Good Shepherd
Anglican Parish of Lancaster
668 Manawagonish Road
Saint John, NB  E2M 3W5
506-635-8145

2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER - APRIL 19, 2020

Dear Parish Family,

I hope and pray for you that God is giving you strength during these difficult days.

The Vestry and I met this past Thursday through video/phone conference to talk about a number of issues both related to Covid 19 and ongoing issues. I would like to thank the members of Vestry, our staff, Lori, David, and Larry and the Wardens for their continued work and diligence in these unprecedented times.

Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell, and Bruce MacLeod for their work on another service online.

I hope to offer an online/phone Bible Study on 1 Peter beginning a week from Tuesday. More details to follow.

Here is the Service for tomorrow:
https://youtu.be/cypW_gXwhEc

 

May God bless you and keep you and make His face to Shine upon you now and forever more!

 

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

Church of the Good Shepherd

Anglican Parish of Lancaster

668 Manawagonish Road

Saint John, NB E2M 3W5

506-635-8145

EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 12, 2020

He is risen! He is risen indeed alleluia.

Here is the link for Easter Sunday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL2IpYdOink

Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell, Sharon Titus, and Bruce MacLeod for all of their hard work.

God Bless,

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe
Church of the Good Shepherd
Anglican Parish of Lancaster
668 Manawagonish Road
Saint John, NB E2M 3W5
506-635-8145

A NOTE FROM OUR RECTOR AND LINK TO GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

Dear Good Shepherd Family,


Here is the link for the Good Friday Service for today. May God bless you.

https://youtu.be/7SNA13_x8mc

In Christ,

The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe
Church of the Good Shepherd
Anglican Parish of Lancaster
668 Manawagonish Road
Saint John, NB E2M 3W5
506-635-8145

A NOTE FROM OUR RECTOR AND LINK TO MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

 

Dear Good Shepherd Family,

 

I know this Holy Week is unusual and I don't know about you but it really is difficult not being able to get together in person. Below is the link for the Maundy Thursday Service though it is modified to fit into an online format. Thank-you to David and Joyce Mitchell, Sharon Titus, and Bruce Macleod for all of their work on this service and the Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. May God bless you this Easter weekend. I look forward to when we can meet in person.

In Christ,
The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

Maundy Thursday Service:
https://youtu.be/Ailc38c-6So

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 to the top right of this page or accessed from a link on the home page of this website. 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

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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

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

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