A Community of Faith in the Jupiter, Tequesta and Hobe Sound Area



The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

"We Have A Place For You."

Hurricane Information

Hurricane Irma​​
9/14/2017 at 10:15 a.m. Updated Schedule

Friday, 9/15, Good Guys will meet in the Parish Hall at 8:00 a.m.

Friday, 9/15 & Saturday, 9/16, Youth Lock-in beginning at 7:30 p.m.  

Saturday, 9/16, Chalk for Peace will happen in the north parking lot of Good Shepherd, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 9/20, Outreach and Missions Committee will meet for an hour, at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 9/20, The Difference Heaven Makes, dinner at 6:00 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, 9/22, Coffee House Open Mic Night, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9/24, Instructed Eucharist at 8 & 10

Sunday, 9/24, Newcomers' Coffee with Clergy

9/13/2017 at 12:22 p.m.  Updated Schedule

Wednesday, 9/13, Community Eucharist at 7:00 p.m.  In church.

Wednesday, 9/13, St. George's Food Ministry, cancelled

Wednesday, 9/13, Youth Group informal "catch up" meeting after Community Eucharist.

Wednesday, 9/13, The Difference Heaven Makes:  Presentation cancelled. Please join us for Eucharist at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 9/14, Finance Committee Meeting is cancelled

Friday, 9/15, Coffee House Open Mic night POSTPONED to Friday, September 22, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

9/8/2017 at 9:22 a.m.   Outreach project with Habitat For Humanity Paint the Estates has been postponed.  New date TBD.

9/7/2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Sunday Services for September 10 have been cancelled

9/7/2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Message from Fr. Doug

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We are now less than 48 hours away from the time when our area will most likely be impacted by Hurricane Irma. The most recent forecast projections continue to bring tropical storm conditions or worse to our area during the day on Sunday. Given this forecast and the anticipated deterioration of weather conditions, our regularly scheduled services and other Sunday activities have been cancelled. Please check the church website for updated information regarding when the church office will reopen and other important announcements.
Please be safe during this very dangerous storm. Below I have included a prayer for all those impacted by Irma and for all those who are responding to those in need. May God bless you always!
In Christ,

Lord of heaven and earth, of sea and sky, look upon our sisters and brothers in the paths of storms, beset by rising waters and violent winds. In such times, we turn to you.You are our shelter, you are our strength. You are our comfort and protection. Make us these things for our brothers and sisters. Make us shelter, make us strength. Make us comfort and protection. We are your children, your image and likeness. Make us more like you, O God of all goodness. And so, let waters recede, to be replaced by a rising tide of compassion. Let winds dissipate to be replaced by the roar of justice, that all might know your mercy and find safety and hope in the midst of storms. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

9/7/2017 at 1:15 p.m.

The office will close for the weekend beginning at 4:00 p.m. today.  On Friday, September 8, we will send an email update about Sunday services. At this point, it looks unlikely that we will have any events on Sunday, and possibly Monday.  Our wardens and staff are planning on meeting at church, as they are able, after tropical storm force winds have subsided, next week.  We will assess the damage and report on the earliest opening for the office at that time. 

Message From Bishop Eaton

9/6/2017 at 1:15 p.m.

Clergy and staff have made the decision to cancel church activities for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week due to preparations of our campus and for parishioners, volunteers and staff to prepare their own homes.

On Friday, after review of the latest track, we will make a decision about Sunday services. Our protocol is to follow emergency management guidelines. If there are tropical storm force winds or greater forecast, we will not have services.

We will be posting the latest programming updates on our website www.goodsheponline.org. As of Wednesday, September 6, at 1:00 p.m. the following updates are in effect:

Wednesday evening program, The Difference Heaven Makes, is unchanged. We will have dinner at 6:00 and program at 7:00 p.m. Childcare will be provided.
·         Youth Group will meet at 6:00 p.m.
Upcoming calendar activities cancelled/closed:
·         Good Shepherd School is closed Thursday and Friday
·         Pennies For Heaven is closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
·         Thursday, Newcomer Committee meeting, cancelled.
·         Thursday, Literary Circle, cancelled.
·         Thursday, Outreach & Missions Committee meeting, cancelled.
·         Thursday, NPB Deanery Convocation at Bethesda-By-The-Sea, cancelled.
·         Friday, Good Guys Breakfast, cancelled
·         Friday, Morning Glory Women's Fellowship Breakfast, cancelled
·         Saturday, Youth Group Lock-in, postponed one week
·         Sunday, Children's Choir and Sunday School Start up, postponed one week

·         Friday, Harmony (Women's 12-step) will meet in the Parish Hall.

Our protocol is to follow emergency management guidelines for Sunday services. If there are tropical storm force winds or greater on Sunday morning, we will not have services.