We’re looking for you for breakfast! Invite a friend, your neighbors, and your children for an early morning visit,
7:30 a.m. July 3, 2014 PAPPY’S (2627 Ryan St.)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? Meet with Anita Luff on Monday, August 4 in the upstairs conference room at 10 a.m. to plan the date to begin and get a supplies list. Anita and fellow Daughters of the King knit and crochet prayer shawls for members & friends of Good Shepherd who are sick and need our prayers surrounding them.
Sunday Morning Breakfast Teams
THE BREAKFAST TEAMS ARE TAKING A BREAK DURING THE SUMMER. THEY WILL RESUME AFTER LABOR DAY.
IMPERIAL CALCASIEU ORDER OF ST. LUKE HEALING HOUSE
The Order of St. Luke- Healing House is now open. Healing Services will be held on the first Monday of each month at 12 noon and the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Currently the services will be held at St. Michael’s Church. Prayer teams are asked to arrive 30 minutes before the services to pray and prepare. Questions can be directed to Holly (802.8331) or Nyhlia (478.3772).
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE -June 15th through August 31st
8:00 A.M - Rite I at Good Shepherd
9:00 A.M. Rite II at Good Shepherd
11:00 A.M. Informal Eucharist at Big Lake at Chapel of the Holy Spirit
6:00 P.M. – Rite II Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd will be on the move this summer!
As you all may recall, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Big Lake has a long history of worshipping on Sundays from Easter through Labor Day at 11:00 a,m. Unfortunately we are running short on clergy to celebrate Holy Communion and last summer only offered a few Eucharists, relying instead on Morning Prayer for a majority of the gatherings.
Faced with the same problem this year, Father Jack is adjusting the Sunday morning worship schedule at Good Shepherd so he will have enough time to scoot down to Big Lake and celebrate Holy Communion at 11 A.M.! It is the Vestry’s and Fr. Jack’s hope that many of us at Good Shepherd will attend the Big Lake service from time to time in order to make it extra special. More information will be coming but if and when you attend Big Lake, bring a lawn chair and something to enjoy for a “Tail Gate Fellowship” following the service.
New Gluten-Free Communion Wafers
One of the issues discussed at the last meeting of the Altar Guild with the diocesan Altar Guild trainer was the need to provide an alternative wafer for communicants with food allergies. As a result, the Altar Guild has acquired wafers that are gluten-wheat-yeast-dairy-egg-soy-nut-and-corn-FREE.
The Altar Guild also discussed with Fr. Myers how he would like to integrate these wafers into the Eucharist service. It was decided that to receive communion in the form of one of these wafers, communicants should simply face the palms of their hands downward instead of upward when they kneel at the altar rail. This will signal the clergy to provide a gluten-(etc.)-free wafer.
Communicants who would prefer not to consume any wafer at all are reminded that wine alone, just as bread alone, constitutes a communion experience.
A small ciborium with blessed, gluten-(etc.)-free wafers will be available in the tabernacle reserve for lay Eucharistic ministers delivering home communions where gluten-(etc.)-free wafers are needed.