7 PM Ecumenical Services Remaining
April 6: Seeking the joy of the Kingdom,
April 13: Seeking the visitation of Christ, Church of the Good Shepherd, preacher Deacon Al Burleigh
Sundays after coffee hour: Bible Study, Mark’s Gospel
April 17 10 a.m. — Palm Sunday service, Good Shepherd
April 22 Noon — Good Friday Service, The Salvation Army
April 24 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service, St. Mary’s Porch,
April 20 Wednesday Eucharist, 5:30 pm
The seasons go on, at their timeless pace. It’s as Mark says, “…first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.” In a nutshell, that’s what the season of Lent seems like. A time of waiting, a time of growing and preparing to become something new and ripe and full. After Shrove Tuesday on March 8th we will enter this season and walk with Jesus down that last road to Jerusalem. Leslie+
Charlotte Gordon, author of The Woman Who Named God, will be speaking at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 3:00 PM.
Charlotte Gordon Bio
Charlotte Gordon is a writer of poetry, non-fiction and fiction. She began her writing life as a poet and has published two books of poetry, When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louisand Two Girls on a Raft. Her biography of the 17th century poet, Anne Bradstreet, Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet, (Little, Brown, 2005) won a New England Book Award for non-fiction.
More about Charlotte can be found on her website CharlotteGordonBooks.com
The Woman Who Named God
The saga of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar is the tale of origin for all three monotheistic faiths. Abraham must choose between two wives who have borne him two sons. One wife and son will share in his wealth and status, while the other two are exiled into the desert. Long a cornerstone of Western anxiety, the story chronicles a very famous and troubled family, and sheds light on the ongoing conflict between the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds. How did this ancient story become one of the least understood and most frequently misinterpreted of our cultural myths? Gordon explores this legendary love triangle to give us a startling perspective on three biblical characters who–with their jealousies, passions, and doubts–actually behave like human beings. THE WOMAN WHO NAMED GOD is a compelling, smart, and provocative take on one of the Bible’s most intriguing and troubling love stories.
Fall 2010 services start this Sunday, September 12.
What: Annual Fiddlehead Supper
fmi: Joan Logan 532-4196 or The Rev. Leslie Nesin 732-4348
The Rt. Rev. Steven Lane, Bishop of Maine, will be with us at Good Shepherd this coming Sunday, April 11, 2010. The plate offering that day will go to his discretionary fund. Let’s be generous! If you wish to give by check, make it out to Good Shepherd with “BDF” in the notation line.
It’s Easter Season! Check out the schedule to see if you are helping with worship.
While working on the Rotary’s meal dishes last week our 25+ year old dishwasher became temperamental, making unusual noises. Our treasurer, Roger Habrle contacted the Hobart repairman and had the ‘patient’ examined.
It was determined that it could possibly be repaired with no guarantee of how long the repairs would last, at a cost of about $1,000.00. Roger used the internet to research pricing for a new unit. He then consulted with several companies and found the best price for a new Hobart from C. Caprara at a cost of approximately $5,200.00 installed. With Rotary meals and the Fiddlehead supper coming right up, we need a reliable dishwasher. Doing them by hand is not an option If you would like to donate funds toward this purchase, please send a check with the reference ‘dishwasher fund’ in the corner. Any help is much appreciated.
The vestry met on Sunday and approved