WORSHIP & COMMUNITY

Sundays

09:00 am Service

10:30 am Service

10:00 am Sunday School

     (except Feb 26th & Mar 4th)

04:30 pm George's Cafe at Carleton Kirk (need volunteers on Feb 23rd, 2020)

06:00 pm Feb 23rd - Celebration of New Ministry for the Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe

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 - starting Mar 10th

Spring Study - Liturgy of the Ordinary - until  May 26th (except Apr 14th)

Wednesdays

10:00 am - Shuffleboard (gym)

06:00 - 7:15 PM - Youth Group age 8-12 (except Mar 1st & 8th)

07:00 pm - Choir Practice (small hall)

08:00 pm - Westside A.A.

Thursdays

 

06:30 pm 2nd Thursday - L.I.F.T.

07:00 pm 3rd Thursday - VESTRY

Fridays

Saturdays

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

EVENTS AND MINISTRIES

GOOD SHEPHERD NEWS

Parish office hours are Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am to noon.  Phone: 506-635-8145

Baptism and Confirmation Classes:  Anyone interested in attending either of these upcoming classes please contact Rev. Jonathan at 343-7748 or contact Lori at the office number 635-8145.

Youth Group with the Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe will meet Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm.  The Youth Group is for ages 8-12 and there will be crafts, games, bible story, and snacks.  Rev. Jonathan is looking for a few more volunteers to help with supervision.  No experience necessary.

February 23rd at 6:00pm Please join us for the Celebration of New Ministry Service with Bishop David Edwards as we pray for Jonathan and our parish in our new ministry together.

Spring Study: “Liturgy of the Ordinary”

Our Lenten Devotional booklet this year is by Anglican Priest, Tish Harrisan Warren: “Liturgy of the Ordinary". We will read one chapter a week for 11 weeks. Cost: $12. Discussion Groups will meet for eleven weeks on Tuesdays, 7:00pm, from March 10th until May 26th with the exception of April 14th, Everyone is welcome to attend!!!  If you can't commit to attending all the discussions, please feel free to attend the ones that you are able.  Contact our church office at 635-8145 Tue-Fri 9am-12pm or leave voice mail if you want to reserve a copy of the book.  

"Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Anglican priest Tish Harrison Warren, IVP 2016

In overlooked moments and routines, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Each chapter looks at something that the author does during the day. Life is viewed through the lens of liturgy - small practices and habits that form us.

L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Fellowship Together) are please to present Fashion Diva’s and Fabulous Desserts fundraiser to be held on April 4, 2020 at 2pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Doors will open at 1:30 pm. We will have a few vendors for your shopping pleasure. Tickets are $15.00 and are available from LIFT member or by calling the office at 635-8145.

Offering Envelopes:  Offering envelopes are available at the back of the Small Hall where we are worshiping throughout the colder months. Please, feel free to take one and when you first use an envelope be sure to include your name and mailing address. Contact a Warden (Terry or Bruce) or the church office (Lori) if you have any questions. 

 

Communications Alertwe are updating our parishioner files to ensure that we can reach everyone with news about parish events and in the case of bad weather, service changes.  Please complete and submit a parish profile which greeters have available for you.  Be sure to indicate which method of communication you prefer for last minute, weather related notifications.  Thank you.

Tintinnabula Hand-bell Choir will be on hiatus until March 1st, 2020.

The Men's Group often takes care of maintenance issues when needed.  Please reach out to Shayne Galbraith or Bruce MacLeod if you are a “handyman” and can help!

Altar Servers: we are looking for 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

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

St. George's Tintinnabula Hand-bell and Chimes 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.  Tintinnabula Hand-bell and Chimes 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.

WAM YOUTH GROUP (ages 8-12) - WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:15 pm:
Church of The Good Shepherd, 668 Manawagonish Road
New members welcome! There will be crafts, games, bible story, and snacks. Rev. Jonathan is looking for a few more volunteers to help with supervision. No experience necessary.

Choir Practice meets Wednesdays at 7:00pm.  New Members are always welcome!!! 

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 Room.  All women in the parish are welcome!  Earlier in 2019 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.  Our current fundraising effort is our annual "Bakeless Bake Sale", which runs until the end of February 2020.  All donations will be contributed to Safe Harbour House here in Saint John, which provides transitional supportive housing for youth in New Brunswick ages 16 to 19 and community outreach services for youth ages 16-24. The ultimate goal of the house is to provide residents with a supportive environment and offer them programming to help boost self efficacy and equip them for independent living.  Our next event will be our well attended Fashion Show on April 4, 2020 2-4pm (admission $15.00, which includes desserts).  Tickets will be available soon!

Vestry usually meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month; this month we meet next on Mar 19th 7:00 pm in the meeting room.

Saint John Mission to Seafarers Prayer Cycle:

In February, We pray for marine safety, that the International Maritime Organizations and all the Marine Safety inspectors may be blessed in their efforts to ensure that ships are safe and crews are well trained.

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, so any help you can provide with your recycling donations will be most appreciated. Thank you to all who donated their recycling proceeds (about $460) to date, and who continue to do so going forward.

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, since they can purchase more groceries with our dollars than we can purchase at the retail stores!

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; 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

Diocesan Lenten Retreat - "Plowing the Fields" led by Bishop David, will be held on March 6-7 OR 8-9 at the Villa Madonna. For more information and to register, visit: nb.anglican.ca/Lent2020   Preregistration is required by February 29

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:

Feb 18, 2020

https://nb.anglican.ca/newsletters/96/display

NB Anglican - January, 2020:

https://nb.anglican.ca/news/new-brunswick-anglican-january-2020

NB Anglican - February, 2020:

https://nb.anglican.ca/news/new-brunswick-anglican-february-2020

Anglican Journal National News:

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Our Saint John Neighbours

The Monthly Breakfast will be held at St. Luke's Hall, corner of Metcalf and Lansdowne, Saint John on Saturday, February 22, from 8 to 11 a.m. Sausages, bacon, eggs, toast, pancakes, home fries and beverage. $8 per person. A joint presentation of the Saint John Y Service Club and St. Luke's, with proceeds to outreach ministries.

World Day of Prayer 2020- Will be held at the Lancaster Baptist Church, Church Ave on Friday, March 6th, at 2pm.  Reception to follow and all are welcome.

St. Luke's Anglican Church, corner of Metcalf and Lansdowne Avenue, Saint John, invites you to a delightful afternoon of delicious food and fun and games at a Luncheon and Card Party being held on Friday, March 13, at 12 noon. Tickets are $12 per person and available by calling Deb at 847-8006. Proceeds will support St. Luke's Organ Fund.

March 14/20 St. Patrick’s Tea and Afternoon Concert. We are pleased to welcome George Urquhart and Dan McCormick to St. Luke’s, 12 Quispamsis Road, for a special fundraiser concert and tea on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets will be $10, and the proceeds will go to our St. Luke’s Church Building Restoration Project. For more information, please contact Susan 506-847-7609.

The Juno-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir visits Saint John for an intimate concert featuring selections from their new album, Seasons of Life and Landscape, plus a special performance of Where Waters Meet with Mi’kmaw drummer/singer Aaron Prosper.  The concert will take place at Portland United Church on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30PM.  Well-known Saint John baritone and conductor, Christopher Lane, is a part of this national professional choir.  Tickets: $25 for adults, $10 for students. Available at Saint David's United Church, Guardian Drugs (KV), or at the door. For more information, contact 506-651-9694.  

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