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."
Daughters of the King Lenten Quiet Day
Sunday, March 31, beginning at 3:00 p.m.
"Pathways to God: Moving from the Head to the Heart"
Led by The Rev. Wendy Williams
What this Quiet Day offers is a spiritual sampler of different pathways to God: Silence, Personal Prayer, Community, Worship, Labyrinth
You are invited to sample as little or as much of the day as you wish through stand-alone segments. Come stay for the whole day, or come and go as you wish. Please sign up so we have an idea of how many to expect, especially for the light supper.
Sunday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
During the season of Lent, we will focus on the spiritual practices of reflection and self-examination. This candlelight service of Compline will provide a time for contemplative prayer as we prepare to celebrate the Paschal mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection. We will gather for Compline on March 31, which is the fourth Sunday of Lent, traditional observed as a reprieve from the normal rigors of Lenten season. The church will be open for silent prayer at 6:00 PM, followed by Compline at 6:30 PM. After our service, a candlelight Labyrinth walk will be held outside.
Holy Week Schedule
PALM SUNDAY April 14
Palm Sunday marks Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and is the beginning of Holy Week. Please join us at either the 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. service for the Liturgy of the Word. Sunday School students and teachers are asked to arrive by 9:30 a.m. to prepare for the procession into church with palms.
TENEBRAE SERVICE April 17 7:00 p.m.
The service of Tenebrae, at 7:00 p.m., is based upon an ancient monastic tradition. The name Tenebrae is the Latin word for "darkness" or "shadows." One of the most conspicuous features of the service is the gradual extinguishing of candles until only a single candle, considered a symbol of Christ, remains. As it gets darker and darker, we are reminded of the emotional and physical pain experienced by our Lord. Toward the end of the service, the Christ candle is hidden, typifying the apparent victory of the forces of evil over good. At the very end, a loud noise is made, symbolizing the earthquake at the time of his death (Matthew 27:51) and his resurrection (Matthew 28:2). The hidden candle is then restored to its place, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. By this single light, the congregation departs in silence.
March 28 is also the final session of our Lenten program For the Life of the World at 6:00 p.m. Please be sure to sign up so we will know how to prepare for the supper.
MAUNDY THURSDAY April 18 7:00 p.m.
Please join us at 7:00 p.m. for a Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday is about following Jesus' example and obeying his command to "love one another as I have loved you." Elements of this service include remembering Jesus' last supper with his disciples through Holy Communion; Foot Washing, which reminds us of the humility and intimacy of that night; and the Stripping of the Altar, representing Jesus' own life being "stripped" from him. An All-night Vigil, symbolic of Jesus' plea to his disciples to stay awake with him in the garden of Gethsemane, will begin at 9:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 a.m. on Good Friday.
GOOD FRIDAY April 19
Stations of the Cross at, 12:00 noon, is a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion with accompanying prayers. Good Shepherd's images are a special series of encaustic wax painting rendered by distinguished contemporary artist Dorothy Masom.
A Service of Taizé, at 7:00 p.m., is a moving candlelight worship service of the Word, with meditative live music, singing, silence, scripture and prayer. Taizé finds its origin in an ecumenical Christian monastic order from Taizé, France, which expresses strong devotion to peace and justice through prayer and meditation. Attending the Taizé service at Good Shepherd is a unique experience that will certainly enhance your Lenten spiritual journey.
HOLY BAPTISM April 20 4:00 p.m.
Lent is a time for the whole congregation to be reminded of their baptismal commitments and to be encouraged to more fully live into their baptismal identity as children of God. Please join us in a service of Holy Baptism on Saturday, March 31, at 4:00 p.m.
EASTER April 21
“The Lord is risen, indeed!”
We will begin with a 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service in the Outdoor Chapel.
At 8:00 a.m. there will be a Festival Eucharist in church.
Our third service, at 10:00 a.m. we will be a Festival Eucharist followed by a Children’s Egg Hunt at 11:30 a.m.
We encourage families to celebrate Easter with their children at 8:00 or 10:00 a.m. At the 10:00 service, children will be invited to flower the cross, so please be sure to bring a fresh stem flower as we transform a barren wooden cross into a vibrant, colorful symbol of new life. Sunday School will offer an optional children's activity, gathering at 9:45 a.m., along with a fully staffed Nursery for children younger than three.
Please let us know how many each week will be attending so that we may plan for the simple supper.
Becoming a Beloved Community
Racial Healing, Reconciliation, and Justice
Sunday, March 24 | 9:15 AM
This month we will continue our discussion of the Presiding Bishop’s vision for the church as well as the broader issues of racial healing and reconciliation. At the most recent General Convention of the Episcopal Church, our Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, outlined a vision of becoming God’s beloved community. This vision focused on the continued work of racial healing and reconciliation in our churches and our nation. Our own diocesan Bishop, the Right Rev. Peter Eaton, has required mandatory training for all clergy based on the Episcopal Church’s national program entitled Becoming a Beloved Community.
Services with the Imposition of Ashes will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at:
8:30 a.m. (School Chapel Service)
10:00 a.m. (Holy Eucharist & Healing Service)
Morning Prayer will be held daily throughout Lent at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. for Holy Eucharist & Healing.
2019 Lenten Series
Wednesday evenings, beginning March 13, at 6:00 p.m.
We will be exploring the spiritual practices that enable us to follow The Way of Love. More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It's a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. Join us on Wednesday evenings during Lent, at 6:00 p.m., for a sinple soup supper followed by the Lenten program. Please RSVP.