GOOD SHEPHERD ANGLICAN CHURCH
The Fourth Sunday of Easter: “GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY”
April 22, 2018
WELCOME! The Good Shepherd Parish family welcomes you and yours into our Christian fellowship this morning! We sincerely hope you feel at home and among friends. Please sign the guest card found in the box on the pew in front of you and introduce yourself to the priest. If you would please fill out & wear a name tag, we would love to greet you by name!
WE WELCOME YOU TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION. All persons who have been baptized with water in the name of The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit, have been admitted to Holy Communion in their own church, and accept the teachings on the Holy Eucharist on pp 859-860 of the Prayer Book are welcome to share Holy Communion with us. Those who have not been admitted to Holy Communion may come forward to the altar rail for a blessing. Simply cross you arms over your chest as you kneel to receive a blessing. Please know that we are honored to have you worshipping with us today!
JESUS SAID, "LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME TO ME, AND DO NOT HINDER THEM, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BELONGS TO SUCH AS THESE." Matthew 19:14. In keeping with the words of Jesus, all children are welcome at all services at Good Shepherd Anglican Church. A Cry Room, equipped with TV and Speaker, is provided should your little one become distressed. Thank You!
ANOINTING FOR HEALING AVAILABLE AFTER EACH SUNDAY MASS. Good Shepherd offers a team of clergy and/or lay intercessors who are honored to hear & pray for your requests for intercessions for needs of body, soul, or spirit. Simply linger after the Mass is over, and look for them at the prayer desk located on the “Gospel” side (left of the altar as you look from the nave of the church. You are welcome to stay and pray.
WE WELCOME FATHER DAVID CARDONA as our preacher today!
OUR “FEAST OF TITLE”: ‘GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY’! The 4th Sunday in Easter always includes a Reading that features Jesus “The Good Shepherd”. Our aspiration is that our parish family will be a community in which people experience the healing, nourishing Presence of the Risen Lord Jesus.
TODAY IN CHRISTIAN FORMATION: We continue a series of looking deeply into the thrilling encounters of the earliest Christians with Jesus during these 40 days. Today’s focus: Jesus shepherds and heals Mary Magdalene (John 20:14ff) and Peter (John 21:1-14; I Cor. 15:5).
EASTER IS A 40 DAY SEASON OF RESURRECTION JOY! Then comes the 10 day Season of Ascension-tide, punctuated by Christ’s ascent into Heaven for us. After these 50 days, comes Pentecost.
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION: Wednesday, May 9th. In this Feast, the Church glories, as Jesus bodily ascends into Heaven, taking our humanity to the Father’s presence. 6:30 Mass, followed by dinner.
“NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER”: Thursday, May 3rd at Granbury Convention Center from 6-7:30a.m. Doors open at 5:30a.m. (Free Breakfast).
SIGN UP FOR BIBLE READING MARATHON! Today Gary Werley will be at a table in the Parish Hall with information about the Granbury Bible Reading Marathon.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
4/22 SUNDAY MASS: 9:15 Mass; Refreshments; Christian Formation class
4/22 EVENSONG CELEBRATION OF BP. IKER’S 25TH at St. Andrew’s, downtown FW
4/23-4/27 Morning Prayer in the Chapel, 8 a.m.
4/23 SANDWICH MINISTRY; MONDAYS AT …now at 5 PM in the parish hall
4/24 TUESDAY MORNING Mass, 10 a.m. Bible Study at 11 a.m. in parish hall
4/25 WEDNESDAY MASS IN CHAPEL (6:30 Mass, followed by ‘dinner on the town’)
4/27-5/03 “BIBLE READING MARATHON” at the Courthouse (see Insert)
5/02 ACW MEETING at 5pm in the Parish Hall (Meets every 1st Wednesday of the month)
5/03 “NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER” , May 3rd at Convention Center (see insert)
5/09 DOK MEETING at 5pm in the Parish Hall
5/09 ASCENSION DAY MASS: 6:30 PM in Chapel, followed by “2nd Feast" 5/20 PENTECOST SUNDAY: PIPE ORGAN CONCERT BY ISAAC FOREMAN; 3 PM.
Marti Barber (4/23)
Andy & Laura Groome (4/24), Jim & Sue Norton(4/26),
Gary & Debra Cox (4/28).