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).

Altar Guild

 

Altar Guild members with Rev. Jenny (l-r): Ivy Berry, Heidi Ross, Rev. Jenny and Marcia White. (Not shown: Shirley Heaton, Shirley Hebert)

In the Altar Guild we care for and prepare all linens and vessels used at the altar.

Our duties include:

  • setting up the elements of communion,
  • preparing the altar vestments which coordinate with the liturgical seasons for both Sunday services and for special services as needed,
  • place the flowers,
  • water the plants,
  • refill the candles,
  • wash used linens,
  • dispose of leftover communion elements according to tradition,
  • gather before Christmas and Easter to clean and polish all the silver and brass, and
  • coordinates the donations of altar flowers.

There are currently 5 members serving on the Altar Guild. If you would like to learn more about the Altar Guild, please contact Ivy Berry  at 207.864.5583.

The work of the Altar Guild is one of the most important “hidden” ministries of our church, keeping our communion services holy and hospitable to all.

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