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Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
64 University Terrace, Athens, Ohio 45701
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. . . seeking and serving Christ in all persons.

The Episcopal church in Athens, Ohio (Since 1875) 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.

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Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness." Matthew 9:35
YOU Are Invited To share your prayers
in the Church of the Good Shepherd's

Outdoor Votive Prayer Hill.

In-House worship services have been suspended until the crisis abates.

Per the directive of the Bishop, worship services and group meetings will be suspended until the virus abates and we are given the go ahead to reconvene worship services.

We encourage you to explore the growing number of online worship and connections options becoming available during this difficult time.

Please check recent issues of the CHOGS E-News for more information regarding our own online reaching out and that of other churches.

Friday evenings and Sunday mornings are good time to check the CHOGS E-News.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Until further notice the Church building will be closed to all public and church-related group meetings and events, the Chapel closed, CrossRoads Cafe closed, and Wednesday Lunch will not be offered.

Office hours will be from 10:00 - 12:00
Monday-Thursday, please knock.

"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. inside the console itself.

Thermometer$$ 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, just click 'no thanks' if you don't have a Facebook account.)

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The Rev. Deborah Woolsey 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.

Many Blessings, Mother Deborah

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 revdebwoolsey@gmail.com.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GOOD SHEPHERD please contact David Burton, Senior Warden, at 740-593-5634 or by e-mail at drabeja02@yahoo.com or The Rev. Deborah Woolsey at 937-689-8895 or by e-mail at revdebwoolsey@gmail.com.

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

Phone:   740-593-6877

E-Mail: chogs@chogs.org
Internet: www.chogs.org

Office Hours:     The office is open from
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