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Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

. . . 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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"Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much." Luke 16

This Coming Sunday

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

22 September 2019

10:30 a.m. Service - Holy Eucharist Rite II-C
Celebrant, The Rev. Deborah Woolsey

Upcoming Meetings and Events

(Also check The Campus Community for additional happenings.)

Free Lunch
Every Wednesday at noon in Nehls Hall

Choir Rehearsal
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.
September 24, home of Julie Nehls
October 8, Lindley Inn

Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m.

English Renaissance Music
September 27, 5:30 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Aeolin-Skinner Pipe Organ
September 29

Crop Walk
October 6, 2 p.m., Community Center

"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 Aeollian-Skinner organ, installing building-wide air conditioning, a full fledged kitchen upgrade, and more. Check Bright and Beaufiful Projects for the most recent update.

Organ Project

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.

EnglishRenaissancePainting The first one will be Music of the English Renaissance on Friday, September 27, at 5:30 p.m. and will feature Paul Reilly, retired professor of guitar at Ball State University (brother of Allyn Reilly), Taylor Mayne, tenor Choral Scholar and Marsha Reilly, organ. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the organ fund.

Organ Chamber Screen Sunday, September 29 after church "Meet and Greet the Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ" (11:30 a.m.) -- John Muller, president of the Muller Pipe Organ (the company which services our instrument) will present a demonstration of the workings of the pipe organ and discuss the reasons for the work which needs to be done in the organ chamber. The organ chamber is where the pipes are located. It is visible high on the wall behind the screen in the chancel.

Evensong Manuscript Page 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.

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 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
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