WORSHIP & COMMUNITY

Sundays

10:00 am Service followed by fellowship time in small hall.

10:00 am Sunday School resumed Oct 5

04:30 pm George's Cafe at Carleton Kirk 

(Carleton Kirk crew cooking Nov. 3rd)

Mondays

07:00 pm - Rug Hooking Group

                (sunshine Room)

07:00 pm - Still Waters Practice

                 (music studio)

08:00 pm - Westside A.A.

Tuesdays

 

07:00 pm - Dance 2 Fit (Gym)

Wednesdays

10:00 am - Shuffleboard (gym)

06:30 pm - Choir Practice (small hall)

07:00 pm - Cantata Practice (small hall)

08:00 pm - Westside A.A.

Thursday

06:30 pm Nov 14th - L.I.F.T (Ladies in Fellowship Together) - Sunshine Room

Fridays

Saturdays

08:00 pm - West Side A.A. Meeting

EVENTS AND MINISTRIES

GOOD SHEPHERD NEWS

Church Services for the time being will stay on the Summer Schedule with one 10am service, followed by coffee/tea and time to chat in the small hall.

Parish office hours are Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am to noon.

As our Parish Advisory Committee diligently seeks a new shepherd for our flock...

BCP Page 45 #12 - During the Vacancy of a Pastoral Charge

Almighty God, who knowest the needs of thy Church in every place: Look graciously at this time upon the people of this parish; and give to them a faithful Pastor, who shall feed thy flock according to thy will, and make ready a people acceptable unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

L.I.F.T presents: Christmas Concert by St. Mary’s Band on November 28th 7:30pmChurch of the Good Shepherd, 668 Manawagonish Road.  Tickets are $15 and proceeds will go to our Mission Outreach (George’s Café, Outflow, and many other Christian based community groups).  Tickets are available from L.I.F.T members or by contacting the office at 635-8145.

The Men's Group will be tackling a number of maintenance projects at the rectory this fall.  Please reach out to Shayne Galbraith or Bruce MacLeod if you are a “handyman” and can help!

Our Christmas Cantata will be Dec 15th at our 10:00 am Service. You won't want to miss it!

Altar Servers: we are in desperate need of new volunteers for this worthwhile ministry, if you think this is something that would interest you please speak to our Wardens or Lori Maker in the parish office!

Coffee Hour after our 10:00 am Sunday Services: Would you like to volunteer to host a Coffee Hour? Please speak to Lori Maker (office hours Tue to Fri 9:00am-12:00pm) or add your name to the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.  Don't forget to stay for coffee/tea after church to catch up with your fellow parishioners and perhaps meet someone new.

Need a place to hold an event or meeting?  Contact our church office Tue-Fri 9am-12pm (635-8145) for availability and shared cost of using our large hall/gym, small hall or small meeting rooms.  Individuals and companies welcome to inquire.  See facility pics at this link:

https://www.goodshepherdsj.ca/facility-space-availability

Counters and Sidespeople 2019-2020 schedules are available for pick up on the table in the entranceway, if you have not already done so. 

 

ANNUAL BIKER'S BREAKFAST AND BLESSING OF BIKES:  Was held Saturday, MAY 25TH, 2019

Thank you to all who helped out and attended our bikers breakfast.  We had more than 105 bikes and many more people!  Check out the pictures from this year and past bikers breakfasts at the following links:

2019:  Click here for pics on Facebook

2018:  https://www.goodshepherdsj.ca/2018bikersbreakfast

2017:  https://www.goodshepherdsj.ca/2017bikersbreakfast

ONGOING MINISTRIES

Prayer, Mission and Outreach

Our Parish Prayer Tree

A team of volunteers is available upon request, to pray for you or your loved one daily, for two weeks. These prayers will be treated with the strictest confidence. Prayer-requests should be short and to the point, and will be passed on verbatim. The Lord knows what we need best! A follow-up of thanks or an update encourages our intercessors in their ministry.  To initiate the prayer-tree ministry please call your request to our “Captain”, Ngaire Nelson 672-8666

Caring Connection

If you would like a friendship call for yourself or for someone shut-in or lonesome (visit, phone-call, drive to appointment, household chore), please contact the volunteers on our Care Connection team through our dispatcher Olive Estabrooks (672-9682).

St. George's Tintinnabula Hand-bell Choir normally rehearses on Mondays 6:45pm in the Small Hall. They are in need of several new members. No experience necessary! Please call Lynn Adams (635-8474) or Arlene Trask (738-2856) if you may be interested.  Tintinabula Hand-bell Choir will be on hiatus until March 1st, 2020.

Still Waters meet Mondays at 7:00 pm, upstairs in David's Music Studio.

Are you interested in learning to “Rug Hook” or are a “Rug Hooker” now?  Come out on Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Sunshine Room.  If you have an embroidery hoop bring it along.  Please call Deanna Wong at 738-8996 if you are interested.

Saint John and District Senior’s Shuffleboard League: meets on Wednesdays at 10:00am at The Church of the Good Shepherd in the gym.  New members are always welcome for information please contact Ngaire Nelson at 672-8666.

Choir Practice meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  New Members are always welcome!!!  Don't forget that choir practice now includes Cantata Practice on the same night at 7:00 pm.

L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Fellowship Together) holds their regular monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Sunshine RoomAll women in the parish are welcome! We meet next on Nov 14th.

This year we were assigned a new student to sponsor from Bishop McAllister College.  Her name is Amutusiimire Honest and she is 14 years old with 2 older brothers, one older sister, and 2 younger brothers.  She has missed some education because her parents have not been able to pay education fees, so we are very happy to be able to sponsor her education.  We have already received 2 letters from her, and she sounds like a very interesting young woman.  The student we have been sponsoring before her, Tumwekwatse Hellen, completed ordinary level last year and she is now earning a Certificate in Business Administration.  We also enjoyed receiving letters from her during the time that we were her sponsor, and we wish her continued success.

Vestry meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is Nov. 21st.

Saint John Mission to Seafarers Prayer Cycle:

In October, We pray for stevedores, crane drivers and port workers that they may load and discharge ships safely.

Recycling Bottles and Cans! In March 2017 L.I.F.T purchased and placed 3 blue recycle bins around our church hall and gym areas for your convenience. They have also opened up a “Church of the Good Shepherd” account at the Golden Mile Redemption Center, 35 Linton Rd. To donate, all you need to do is take your bottles/cans to the Golden Mile Redemption Center on Linton Road (West SJ) and tell them you want the proceeds put on the "Church of the Good Shepherd" account. Proceeds of donations to this account for now will go to our Sunday School. Thank you to all who donated their recycling proceeds (over $440) to date, and who continue to do so going forward.

George's Cafe

George's Cafe resumed Sunday, September 8th 4:30 pm at the Carleton Kirk United Church Hall.  The Westside Anglican Mission, the Carleton Kirk United Church, and the Church of the Good Shepherd each contribute in some way to this valuable ministry, whether it is financially, cooking, serving, and/or cleanup.  Those helping to serve arrive at 4:00 pm.  We are in need of more volunteers.  Please see sign-up sheets in the Narthex or speak with Jerry Clayton.  Westside Anglican Mission needs volunteers to help Nov 10th and 17th.

Howard’s Pantry

The last Sunday of the month is “Howard’s Pantry Sunday”. This ministry of the Westside Anglican Mission supplements the Food Bank by providing essentials that are not regularly given through the Food Bank. Suggested donation items:  canned meat, soup, canned vegetables, pasta, spaghetti sauce, feminine products, men and women's hygiene/toiletry items, diapers, baby formula, cereal, jam and condiments.

Food Bank

Please remember the West Side Food Bank with a toonie or a loonie in the can in the Narthex, or a donation in a special envelope marked with your name or number. We aim to support the Food Bank by at least $200/month!

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR SPECIAL VOLUNTEER “MISSIONAL” WORK
FOR BLESSING IN OUR COMMUNITY BY MEMBERS OF THIS PARISH:

Alcoholics Anonymous; Bibles for Missions Store; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; St. Rose Breakfast Program; Carleton Kirk Lodge; First Steps Housing; Gentle Path Counselling Services; George’s Café; Hospice Greater Saint John; Howard’s Pantry; Loch Lomond Villa; NB Foster Parents Association; Outflow Ministries; Pregnancy Resource Centre; READ Saint John; Rocmaura Home; Romero House; Safe Harbour Youth Shelter; Saint John Theatre Company; the Salvation Army; the Seafarers’ Mission; Volunteer Services at the Regional and Centracare Hospitals; and the Westside Food Bank.

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DIOCESAN/NATIONAL NEWS

Are you on eNews? The diocese sends out an eNews reminder each Tuesday with a new story and all the news and events to keep you up to date. Join up by emailing the editor:  gmcknight at diofton.ca or find eNews on the diocesan website:

Oct. Nov. 12, 2019:

https://nb.anglican.ca/newsletters/82/display

NB Anglican - October, 2019:

https://nb.anglican.ca/news/new-brunswick-anglican-november-2019

Anglican Journal National News:

https://www.anglicanjournal.com/category/national-news/

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Our Saint John Neighbours

The Lancaster Golden Service club is currently having a membership drive.  The club is made up of retired men from various professions.  All are Welcome.  Our primary objective is to support local children charities.  We do not fundraise.  We meet every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Lancaster Legion #69.  We offer music, trivia and interesting guest speakers.  For more information, contact Ed Bates at 658-6850 or Stuart Groom at 672-5374.

Westside Anglican Mission (WAM) would like to invite youth ages 8-12 to our Youth Group Thursdays starting 6:00-7:30 at 1 Carleton Kirk Place.

 

Christmas Tea & Quilt Show: Crafts, Gifts, Collectibles, Silent Auction and Bake Sale.  Sandwiches and Sweets will also be served on Saturday, November 16th, from 11 am-1 pm at St. Mary & St. Bartholomew’s Church, 646 Westmorland Rd. Tickets are $8 Adults and $4 Children and are available at the Church office 696-1347 or at the door.

The annual Seaside Park Elementary School Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, November 16, from 9 am-3 pm.  Local vendors will be selling crafts, ornaments, jewellery, baked goods, artwork and more.  $2 admission.  Children under 12 free.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.  11th annual Sounds For Sigowet benefit concert, helping orphans go to secondary school in Eldoret, Kenya. Held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Rothesay, featuring Theresa Patterson, mezzo soprano; John Buckley, cello; and Bertis Sutton, piano. Tea, treats, silent auction, with tickets for adults at $20, students $10, available at the church office or at 506-847-1812

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