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."

The Rev. Dr. Douglas F. Scharf

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September Sermon Series:  Radiating God's Love

During the month of September, Fr. Doug will be preaching a four-week series based on our congregational Mission and Vision statements. Why do we exist as a congregation? What is the particular mission and purpose that God has called us to fulfill? How will we accomplish this mission? These are the fundamental questions that every congregation should be able to answer. The answers to these questions shape our common life together and equip us move forward in confidence and faith. So, join us, starting September 9, as we explore our mission and vision together! 

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​The month of September marks the beginning of our new program year, which means that many of the ministries or programs that take a break over the summer are gearing up for another exciting year of mission and ministry.  I want to briefly call your attention to some of the content you will encounter in our newsletter this month.

Strategic Planning – On September 9, we will be gathering for a special congregational meeting where we will present exciting information about the specific projects and initiatives that we will be launching this year as part of our Strategic Plan.

 Staff Changes – As we begin this year program year, we are also making some adjustments to our staff, which will enable us to foster continued growth in the areas of Sunday School, Youth Ministry, and our Music program.

 The Rector’s Forum – This fall, we will be continuing the monthly Rector’s Forum on Sunday mornings. The forum is an opportunity for us to engage in meaningful conversation about important issues in our culture and society.

The Episcopal Way – This new class is specifically designed for newcomers or anyone interested in learning more about life in the Episcopal Church.  Sign up for the next class on September 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. of get more information

 These are just some of the events and ministry opportunities that are taking place during this upcoming fall season. I encourage you to take some time to carefully read this edition of Tidings and see how God is calling you to be a beacon of God’s love in our community and beyond!

 In Christ,