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).

Educational Ministries

Children’s Faith Formation

Our children’s growth in knowledge and faith is important to us. We welcome children of all ages to our Sunday School.

Children gather at 9:00 a.m. in their classroom and are introduced to the story of the day. At 9:30 a.m. they accompany their teacher to the worship service and participate in hymns, prayers, and scripture readings. After the reading of the Gospel, our priest or preacher shares a brief word with the children. They then return to their classroom to explore the lesson of the day through games, coloring sheets, crafts, and other activities. When the communion is distributed they receive it in their classroom or rejoin the congregation at the altar rail. Through this schedule, the children learn about faith in ways appropriate to them and also know that they are part of our vibrant worship community.

Sunday School Committee Members: 

  • Heidi Ross
  • Ana Wetherill

“Ms. Heidi” is our current Sunday School Leader.

Youth Faith Formation

Older members of the Sunday School may receive Acolyte Training and become more involved with the worship service by serving in this way.

Other programs for youth are developed as the need arises.

We support the youth of our church by supporting their attendance at Diocesan youth events, including events and retreats at Camp Bishopswood.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult faith formation takes place Sunday and Wednesday worship services, and in special Bible Study. Soup Supper Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., September – June. Contact us here at the Church for more information (207.864.3381). A Men’s Bible Breakfast meets twice a month at a local restaurant during the summer. Contact Deacon Ben for more information (207.864.3678).

At Good Shepherd we aspire to be like Mary of Bethany, “who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.”  (Luke 10:39)

 

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