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Welcome! The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Athens, Ohio is a diverse, welcoming, growing parish congregation, located on the campus of Ohio University - - Seeking to know and serve Christ in loving service to the Campus, the Community, and the world.
- - - SEASON OF ADVENT - - -
“Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” Matthew 11
This Coming Sunday
Third Sunday of Advent
15 December 2019
10:30 a.m. Service - Holy Eucharist Rite II-A
Celebrant - The Rev. Deborah Woolsey
Upcoming Meetings and Events
(Also check The Campus Community for additional happenings.)
Every Wednesday at noon in Nehls Hall
Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. during the school year unless otherwise noted
Prayer Shawl Meeting
Group meets on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m., Hobson
Quiet Morning for Advent
Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m., Hobson
Family Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 4 p.m.
Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 10:30 p.m.
Christmas Day Service
December 25, 11 a.m.
"All Things Bright and Beautiful"
Great things are happening -- the Church is in the process of a number of facility upgrades including restoration work on the historic Aeollian-Skinner organ, installing building-wide air conditioning, a full-fledged kitchen upgrade, and more. Check Bright and Beautiful Projects for overall plans.
Due to the many generous contributors the kitchen, the air-conditioning and sound system projects are largely completed. The emphasis now will be Phase 3 of the organ project -- the restoration of the organ's deep insides.
THE ORGAN RESTORATION PROJECT: The goal of this project is to restore the organ to “like new” condition. So far Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been completed. Phase 1 involved the refurbishing of the keyboards and the purchase of a new organ bench. Phase 2 was the replacement of wires, switching systems, etc. of the inside of the console. |
Phase 3 of restoration, the most detailed and expensive phase, will involve complete replacement of the leather, felts, etc. for EACH of these myriad pipes in the organ chamber. Total funds needed for the organ project are $90,000. Completion will insure another 50+ trouble free years to life of this instrument.
To help raise funds toward this restoration work the Organ Project now has a Facebook page: Aeolian-Skinner Organ at Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens, OH. (You may be asked to Log In.)
To help raise funds toward restoration work on the Church's historic Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, we are in the process of developing a series of public programs, often on Fridays at 5:30, but occasionally on other days and times.
To mark your calendars in advance, below is one item being planned in lieu of our usual annual Advent Lessons and Carols.
Friday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m., Solemn Choral Evensong (formerly Advent Lessons and Carols)
Due to a conflict with a major university concert on December 8 we have decided to offer a Solemn Choral Evensong instead of our usual Advent Lessons and Carols. It has been several years since we have scheduled a Solemn Choral Evensong so we are delighted to have this opportunity to bring this beautiful Anglican liturgy to the community. Donations will be taken for the organ fund.
Welcome to our Website! We are honored that you are visiting this site and hope that it will be a helpful way to learn more about this parish, our ministries, and our mission. Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself in your life, I hope you felt called to visit us, and will find what you need here.
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd has a history of taking the words of the Bible seriously that say we are to: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.” It is our belief that these words, which are found in both the Old and New Testament, are the foundation of the way we are to live out our mission collectively and individually. We believe God loves us, and that every human being is created in God’s image. For us, that is really where it begins: and it means that we intentionally welcome all people regardless of gender, age, race, color, sexuality, socioeconomic status, marital status, politic, or physical condition.
At the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd we not only want to welcome you, we want to invite you to join us in growing in faith and love of God, and to live out our mission of seeing Christ in all persons and serving all persons in Christ. We believe that only together we can do the work of Jesus in loving God and loving our neighbors. In our parish’s life, we have found living this mission to be at times challenging and exhilarating, joyful and fulfilling, and that there truly is a place for all of us.
It is my prayer that you will find at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd a safe place for spiritual exploration and healing, a place where you find our words of welcome are really more than words and will join us in living out God love.
The Rev. Deborah Woolsey is the Rector for the Church Of The Good Shepherd. Check HERE for biographical information.
WELCOME TO THE EPISICOPAL CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD! Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey of faith, we welcome you in the name of Jesus.
FOR PASTORAL NEEDS please contact The Rev. Deborah Woolsey at 937-689-8895 (C) or 740-593-6877 (Church) or by e-mail at
937-689-8895 (C) or 740-593-6877 (Church) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GOOD SHEPHERD please contact David Burton, Senior Warden, at 740-593-5634 or by e-mail at email@example.com or The Rev. Deborah Woolsey at 937-689-8895 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH are the whole People of God. To inquire about various ways to participate, please speak to one of the clergy or staff. Please consult Ministries and Ways to Serve for more information on what we do.
Rev. Deborah Woolsey, Rector
David Burton, Senior Warden
Marsha Reilly, Music Director
Barbara Martin, Office Administrator
Church of the Good Shepherd
64 University Terrace
Athens, Ohio 45701-2913
Office Hours: The office is open from:
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday.
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