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."
Lenten Quiet Day
Saturday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at Good Shepherd
All are invited to experience a meditation with contemplative prayer. "Uphold the Cross, For His Sake" is sponsored by the Order of the Daughters of the King, Led by members of the chapter at Good Shepherd. We will have a healing Eucharist midday with Fr. Doug. Bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. contact Laurie if you have questions. Please sign up in the Narthex or HERE.
Lenten Candlelight Compline and Labyrinth Walk
Sunday, March 1, 6:30 pm.
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 1, which is the First Sunday of Lent, traditionally observed as a reprieve from the normal rigors of the Lenten season. The church will be open for silent prayer at 6:00 p.m. followed by Compline at 6:30 p.m. After our service, a candlelight labyrinth walk will be held outside.
Holy Week Schedule
PALM SUNDAY April 5
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 8 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 9 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 10
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 11 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, April 20, at 4:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. Sunrise in the Outdoor Chapel
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist (both services with music)
11:30 a.m. Children's Easter Egg Hunt
Ash Wednesday Services
We will have Holy Eucharist with the imposition of ashes at the following service times on Wednesday, February 26:
2020 Lenten Series
Wednesday evenings, beginning March 4, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, April 8
Learning to Share Your God Story
We are living in a dramatically different religious landscape than just a few decades ago. The language of faith and spirituality is changing in significant ways. The fastest growing segment of our population is the religiously "unaffiliated." In this rapidly changing cultural context, how do we talk about God? How do we talk about our faith? How do we share what we believe? During this season of Lent, we will talk about these important questions and together we will discover effective ways to share our God story with confidence and joy.
Please let us know how many each week will be attending so that we may plan for the simple supper.
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.