Advent I Compline Service and Labyrinth Walk
Sunday, December 21, 2018
Compline Service at 6:30 p.m.
Labyrinth Walk at 7:00 p.m.
To mark the beginning of the Advent season, we will be gathering for a special Advent Compline service. The service of Compline is a contemplation and prayer that is traditional prayed at the close of the day. The church will be open beginning at 6:00 p.m. for silent prayer, followed by Compline at 6:30 p.m.
Spirituality isn't confined to a worship service. Good Shepherd offers many opportunities to be nearer to God through programs and ministries with a focus on giving, caring, prayer, concern for others and looking deeper into our own faith. Some examples include:
The flowers on our altar on Sundays and at special services are provided for by donations. We have forms in the Narthex and in the office that may be filled out if you wish altar flowers to commemorate a certain person on a particular Sunday.
Blessing of the Animals
St. Francis of Assisi was the champion of the downtrodden and the animals of this world. In his honor, Good Shepherd holds a Blessing of the animals at the courtyard at the church on the Sunday closest to the Feast Day of St. Francis, usually in the beginning of October. Pets of all types are welcome and each will be blessed by name.
Daughters of the King
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service and evangelism. Daughters make a commitment to Jesus as their Savior, and follow Him as Lord of their lives.
St. Martha's Guild
At Good Shepherd, this informal group of volunteers offers hospitality to make it easier for families who have lost a loved one and are trying to plan and prepare for a memorial service and reception. The scripture behind this important ministry comes from the book of Luke: "As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him." Luke 10:38
The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool that helps people find peace, healing and connection with god by the simple act of walking its circular path. We offer facilitated and instructed walks but individuals are welcome to walk the labyrinth on their own. We welcome outside groups who would like to walk the labyrinth as a part of a retreat or other event.
Passing on the Faith
Good Shepherd has an ongoing inter-generational and multi-faceted ministry of support for our baptized children. It includes making wooden "faith chests," knitting receiving blankets, and giving a small stuffed sheep, symbolizing that all baptized here are lambs of the Good Shepherd.
"We Have A Place For You."
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
A Community of Faith in the Jupiter, Tequesta and Hobe Sound Area