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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 LENT - - -
"For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
They shall bear you in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone." Psalm 91:11,12 --
First Sunday in Lent
14 February 2016;
8:00 a.m. Service: Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m. Adult Forum
10:30 a.m. Service: Holy Eucharist Rite II-A
Officiant: The Rev. Deborah Woolsey
8:00 a.m. Service - Holy Eucharist Rite I
(This early service, no music, is in the Bishop Black Chapel downstairs.)
9:00 a.m. - When noted above, Sunday School and/or Adult forum take place.
10:15 a.m. - Fully Staffed Nursery A fully staffed nursery is provided downstairs for children age 5 and younger. (However should parents prefer, children of all ages are of course always welcome throughout the entire service in the main church.)
10:30 a.m. Service - Holy Eucharist Rite II This is a full service with music and choir (choir is on vacation in summer), upstairs in the Nave.
Lindley Inn: On the fourth Sunday of the Month at 2:00 p.m. we celebrate Holy Eucharist at Lindley Inn, 9000 Hocking Hills Dr., The Plains.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Prayer Shawl meeting
Tuesday, February 9, home of Doris Green
Shrove Tuesday Dinner
Tuesday, February 9, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Ashes to Go
Wednesday, February 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10, noon
Wednesday, February 10, 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
Second Sunday Brunch
Sunday, February 14, following 10:30 a.m. service
Wednesday, February 17, noon
Wednesday Soup and Spiritual Practices
Wednesday, February 17, 5:30 p.m., Nehls Hall
Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 19, 5:30 p.m., Hobson Lounge
Sunday, February 21, home of Reb. Deborah Woolsey and Michael Luelloff
Prayer Shawl meeting
Tuesday, February 23, home of Lois Wagner
Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 9, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 64 University Terrace
(side door, lower level)
Freewill Donations Accepted
Proceeds to the June Black Memorial Music Fund
Prayers & Ashes, Wednesday, February 10, 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Front of Church (weather permitting) or just inside front door.
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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 Priest-In-Charge 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 740-249-4497 (H) or 740-593-6877 (Church) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GOOD SHEPHERD please contact Allyn Reilly, Senior Warden, at 740-592-2596 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, Priest-in-Charge
Allyn Reilly, 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.