Arise, Shine in Epiphany!
This is the season after Epiphany, a time for learning about how Jesus brings good news of hope and new life to all people. We follow his example by expanding our definition of "neighbor," and seeking wisdom for the work of building bridges between people and groups.

This Epiphany season, we are in discernment about how we - as individuals and as a parish - can help heal the wounds of racial division and work for a just society. Our diocese offers resources for this work here. We are also in conversation with partners in the Watertown community, such as the World in Watertown. We welcome your ideas and hope you will join us in this planning and the work ahead.
We collect non-perishable food for the Watertown Food Pantry every Sunday. The need in our community is great, so please help us help those without. Please bring a donation with you to church!

You are welcome at the Church of the Good Shepherd!
The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal community of joyful believers, where children

are full members of the church. We experience Christ in our liturgy, in prayer, in our work for 

justice and peace, and in each other. We find strength and resilience in the combined abilities of 

all our members. We strengthen our faith and understanding through formation and community 

engagement. We take care of one another and our neighbors. We welcome you.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal community of joyful believers, where children

are full members of the church. We experience Christ in our liturgy, in prayer, in our work for 

justice and peace, and in each other. We find strength and resilience in the combined abilities of 

all our members. We strengthen our faith and understanding through formation and community 

engagement. We take care of one another and our neighbors. We welcome you.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal community of joyful believers, where children

are full members of the church. We experience Christ in our liturgy, in prayer, in our work for 

justice and peace, and in each other. We find strength and resilience in the combined abilities of 

all our members. We strengthen our faith and understanding through formation and community

engagement. We take care of one another and our neighbors. We welcome you.

The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal community of joyful believers, where children are full members of the church. We experience Christ in our liturgy, in prayer, in our work for justice and peace, and in each other. We find strength and resilience in the combined abilities of all our members. We strengthen our faith and understanding through formation and community engagement. We take care of one another and our neighbors. We welcome you. 


Our Rector is the Rev. Amy McCreath.
This Week at CGS
 

Monday, January 26 - Education for Ministry (EfM). EfM is a college-level course of study and formation, giving participants a strong grounding in scripture, Christian history and theology, and teaching them to reflect theologically. You can read more about it here. EfM is on holiday break & will resume next Monday.

Wed., Thurs., Friday - Morning Prayer, 7:15 am. Using the prayer book service and the daily lectionary, we begin our day in the presence of God. 

Thursday, January 29 - Hidden Brook Contemplative Prayer Service, 7:00 pm. Candlelight, prayer, readings, chant, and silence. This meditative service is a holy pause in your busy week.

Friday, January 30 - Pastoral Response Team, 11:00 am. We gather for Noonday Prayer, then share concerns and joys in the community and discern how best to respond. Meets in the parish office.

Saturday, January 31 - Doll and Me Tea, 10:00 am. We're hosting this great Watertown Family Network event for the fourth time. Lots of fun for pre-schoolers! Sign up at the WFN website.

Sunday, February 1 (Eve of the Presentation/Candlemas) 
Holy Eucharist, 10:00 am. The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, preaching and presiding. Help us welcome Bishop Gates to CGS for the first time! Blessing of candles, holy baptism, and conversation with our Bishop following worship. Nursery is open.  
We hosted WFN's photos with santa event in December
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