WELCOME to Good Shepherd

OUR MISSION:

  • We are a people who hear the Good Shepherd’s voice. We know by faith that we belong to God. We are called to seek and love our neighbors as God loves us.

Our vision:

  • We will be an affirming, welcoming, diverse community of the Jesus Movement within the Episcopal Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

  • We will communicate our faith in God with truth, love, and joy.

  • We will actively pursue peace, well-being, and justice for all people.

 

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We are a located in Silver Spring, Maryland, 818 University Blvd. West, 20901. Enter from University Blvd, W. using the drive next to the Good Shepherd sign and proceed to the parking lot behind the church building. Enter the church through the double glass doors at the end of the ramp leading up from the parking lot.

The church is a short distance from the University Blvd, W & Orange Dr. and University Blvd, W & Caddington Ave. bus stops. We look forward to meeting you!

The nearest Metro Station is Wheaton, the buses shown above will be in Bay D. Good Shepherd is about a 36 minute walk (1.8 miles) from the Wheaton Metrorail Station.    

 

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Upcoming Events 

February 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM

The Lenten Study Group this year will be discussing ministry with a part-time Rector, led by Shaun Hardy and Liz Cocke. The Zoom discussions will be for five Tuesday evenings Feb 20-March 19, 7-8:30 PM, including portions of the book “Part-time is Plenty: Thriving Without Full-time Clergy," available from Amazon; some short articles and one or more YouTube videos. Contact sysadm@gsecmd.org for information.

February 29, 2024 at 9:15 AM

The number to call to join the prayer meeting is 508-924-2778

February 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Would you like to explore ways to deepen your faith during Lent?

Bring your questions, your doubts, and your yearnings to a discussion group on deepening our faith. We will look to the life of St. Peter to help guide our discussion. He was imperfect and he made LOTS of mistakes, but he loved Jesus and did his utmost to follow him. Our sessions will take place on Zoom on Thursdays during Lent, from February 15 through March 21 from 7 PM to 8 PM. If you’d like to know more, please email Deacon Linda Mahler at deacon@gsecmd.org

March 1, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Join Deacon Linda Mahler for Stations of the Cross on Friday Evenings from 7:00-7:40 PM in Lent from February 23-March-22, 2024. The stations of the cross describe Jesus' trial, journey with the cross, crucifixion and burial on Good Friday. It is traditional to pray at the stations of the cross on Fridays during Lent. We will use a virtual version on Zoom that includes both the traditional images and the prayers, You are welcome to come just once or twice or every Friday. Please email Linda at deacon@gsecmd.org to receive a Zoom Link.

March 2, 2024 at 11:00 AM

Food Drive - Good Shepherd Parking Lot
All nutritious staples are happily received. Here are some healthy items to consider:
- Tuna, Salmon, or Chicken, in water
- Dry or canned beans (low sodium, if possible)
- Natural nut butters
- Brown rice (16 oz)
- Whole grain pasta
- Pasta sauce in plastic jars
- Canned vegetables (low sodium, if possible)
- Canned fruit (in juice)
- Fruit cups
- Shelf-stable milk in individual milk boxes
- Cooking oils and spices
(Those of us who deliver have noticed that large boxes of dry cereal are easily squashed when piled up and not the best choice.)

March 3, 2024 at 10:30 AM

The 10:30 am service is in-person in the Good Shepherd sanctuary. Masks are optional. You are, of course, still welcome to wear your mask at any and all times. Additionally, if you know that you have had a recent COVID exposure, we trust that you will mask up and take precautions for everyone's safety.

March 13, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Lunch Bunch welcomes parishioners and friends alike to meet for fellowship on the second Wednesday of each month.

March 16, 2024 at 9:00 AM

We meet in the St. Francis Room.
Knit, crochet, share your craft.
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St. Francis Room: This is a meeting room at the rear of the Parish Hall.

March 16, 2024 at 11:00 PM

Food Drive - Good Shepherd Parking Lot

All nutritious staples are happily received.

- Tuna, Salmon, or Chicken, in water
- Dry or canned beans (low sodium, if possible)
- Natural nut butters
- Brown rice (16 oz)
- Whole grain pasta
- Pasta sauce in plastic jars
- Canned vegetables (low sodium, if possible)
- Canned fruit (in juice)
- Fruit cups
- Shelf-stable milk in individual milk boxes
- Cooking oils and spices