Church of the Good Shepherd

The Episcopal Church in Rangeley, Maine

From Bishop Brown

Effective immediately, based on the Bishops recommendation, there will be no Sunday Service at the Church of the Good Shepherd until further notice!

Every faith community in the Diocese of Maine should suspend in-person worship, formation programs, and governance meetings until further notice (as of today, the Centers for Disease Control recommends against gatherings of 50 or more for the next eight weeks). However, we are not closing our churches: in fact, I encourage our congregations to explore options for providing limited access to our buildings for individual and private prayer (within the safe parameters of CDC guidelines).

Giving

Spiritual Gifts

Here at Good Shepherd, we know the importance of praying for our friends, families and members of our community. We pray each week for people on our prayer list at both Sunday services and our midweek Healing Eucharist on Wednesdays. Please call the office (207.864.3381), send us an email (goodshepherdme@myfairpoint.net) or speak with our Priest on Sunday morning to add someone to our prayer list.

We also know how much it means to be able to memorialize deceased friends and family members, and to offer thanksgiving for people and events in our lives. You may choose to offer memorials and thanksgiving by providing altar flowers or by sponsoring the Sanctuary candle for a particular Sunday. Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex or call the church office (207.864.3381). Donations of $4.50 for a memorial lighting of the Sanctuary candle may be sent to the church office. You may provide your own flowers for the altar or send a donation of $30 to the office along with memorial, thanksgiving or celebration information. Please make checks payable to Church of the Good Shepherd-Altar Guild.

We have all been richly gifted by God. At the Church of the Good Shepherd we encourage everyone to discover and use their gifts for the glory of God and for the common good. Some of these gifts include hospitality, creative arts, music, and financial acumen.

Material Gifts

Many parishioners make a pledge to support the church with regular offerings. The pledges are important as we seek to create a budget and be good stewards of the church’s resources. Some members strive to make a full tithe (10% of their income). All pledges of any amount are most welcome. All who give know that they receive much more.

Offering a legacy to the church in the form of an item to enhance worship or a fund to support the work of the church is an appropriate and meaningful way to honor those we love. Please speak with our Priest, about your interest in making a memorial gift.

Church of the Good Shepherd - Rangeley, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion