Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd
Friday, October 20, 2017

2012 Postings

postings from 2012:
This year's Christmas Pageant on December 23 will be held as the second lesson in the 10:30 a.m. service. 
Jake Thain will read the Christmas story from Luke, and the other children will enact tableaus of the holy family, shepherds, and angels, directed by Allison Davenport. 
Any  children who attend the service will be invited to take part. 
After the lessons and pageant, Fr. Jon will deliver a special children's sermon,
then everyone will celebrate Communion together. 
All are welcome!
Beginning in August, the Sunday School has met each week for prayer circle, lessons, and activities, led in turns by many members of the congregation, including Timothy Shepherd, Barbara Berkowitz, Larry Swesey, Gina Pappas, Georgia Peters, Martha Añez, Cathy Shelton, Donna Capozzi, Allison and Andy Davenport, and Dianne Manges.  Tania and Ally have led the effort to see that the Sunday School loft stays organized and tidy.  Jake, William, and Daniel have coordinated the acolyte schedule and will train the junior acolytes who serve with them.  In November Andy and Allison and the kids continued the Sunday School's tradition of supporting the Empty Bowl Dinner to benefit the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network.  And everyone in church on baking day enjoyed the yummy aroma of lemon pound cake and chocolate bundt!
The children now gather in the front pews each Sunday at 10:30 for the opening of worship, then go to the Parish Hall for prayers and a lesson based on the readings for the day. At about 11:15 the children re-join the rest of the congregation for Holy Communion.  Donna, Allison, and Dianne are currently taking the leadership for scheduling teachers and planning lessons from the online curriculum published by The Episcopal Church.
The Sunday School website hasn't been updated recently, but you can still click to view our past pictures and read about all the things we've done for the past several years. 

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