Easter is coming:
 Join us Saturday, April 4 at 7 pm for the Easter Vigil, and Sunday, April 5, at 10 am for Easter Day service!
Sermons from CGS

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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.
Holy Week at CGS
Sunday, March 29: Palm Sunday
Jerusalem Marketplace, 9:00 am. We bring to life the energy and diversity of the Jerusalem Jesus rode into on           that first Palm Sunday, with goods to purchase from         Palestine, Middle Eastern foods and teas, and games for     learning about Jerusalem then and now. Proceeds support our sister parishes in the West Bank.

Palm Procession and Holy Eucharist, 10:00 am. The 
        Rev. Amy McCreath, preaching and presiding.  Nursery is     open. A festive procession leads us into a full Palm Sunday liturgy, as we begin this Holy Week.

Monday, March 30 - 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.  

Wed., Thurs. and 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, April 2 - Community Supper, 5:30 pm, followed by Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00 pm. A meal offered in love to all, followed by our remembrance of the Last Supper, with foot-washing, and stripping of the altar.

Thursday, 9 pm - Friday, 7 am - Night Watch. In remembrance of our Lord's last nigh, we follow his commandment to keep watch, preparing our hearts for Good Friday.

Friday, April 3:
Noon - 3 pm: Mid-day Quiet Devotions. The church is
open for quiet prayer and meditation, with short devotions on the hour, as we mark the time of our Lord's death.

Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday, 7 pm. Traditional liturgy marking God's love for us as demonstrated on the Cross, with special music, singing of the passions narrative, and veneration of the cross.

Saturday, April 4 - The Great Vigil of Easter, 7 pm. A full, beautiful, candlelit worship service, telling the story of salvation in scripture and song and announcing the Good News of the Resurrection. Festive reception following. Bring a bell to ring!

Sunday, April 5 - Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, with Baptisms - 10 am (egg hunt following!). Lots of Easter joy, special music, and good news. Activity table for small kids. Nursery is open.

The "alleluia's" remain buried in the snow, but we are planning for an egg hunt on clear lawn for Easter!
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