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The Shepherd’s Voice Newsletter ~ May 2018

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Current & Upcoming Events

EasterSunday, April 8th at 10am: Festival of Easter Lessons and Hymns

On Sunday, April 8th we will also have our annual United Thank Offering (UTO). This collection is organized by the Episcopal Church Women (ECW). UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day and to give thanks to God for those blessings by making an offering for each one. 100% of what is collected is used to support innovative mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church.

Sunday, April 22nd at 10am: Episcopal Charities Sunday. Our speaker will be someone from the Episcopal Conference Center. Gail Lexner and Carol Keiser will co-chair the Charities’ campaign and will answer any questions you may have.

 

A letter from Fr. Ed Boucher

Dear Gillian and all the members of The Church of the Good Shepherd:

 Janice and I enjoy so much reading the newsletters of Good Shepherd Parish.  Thank you for sending them to us – we can see that there is never a dull moment in your fellowship and God willing, never will be.  I continue to assist the Rev. John Higginbotham, Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Tiverton, RI (I affectionately call it Holy Trinity on the Sakonnet!)  Like Good Shepherd, it too is a warm and inviting congregation, blessed with caring leadership.

 Janice and I are well and so is our family.  We hold dear in our hearts the wonderful times we shared with the Good Shepherd family.  We wish all of you a Blessed Eastertide.

 Faithfully yours, 

Father Ed

Children

Fill us at daybreak with Your love,
That all our days we may sing with joy.
Psalm 90:14
Children
Perhaps the world’s greatest pilgrims
Are found among our loving children.
A hundred questions fill their day,
Both at school and then at play.
Each day they cry or make us laugh,
And help us all relive the past.
They give us hope and bring us faith,
And fill our hearts with love and grace.
Oh, Lord, You are the children’s Friend,
And know the love in all of them.
You help them learn and watch them play,
And hear them praying every day.
Lord I pray our children flourish,
Learn to love, and practice courage.
Lord, I ask our children prosper,
Know Your peace and feel Your laughter.
John Frederick Zurn
Treasures of the Heart ~from the Salesian Collection
Pages 16-17