We will be performing an Easter Cantata on April 7th at 7:00 pm. A small reception will follow the Cantata in the Parish Hall. We will also be using this performance to raise donations for the H.A.V.E.N. and a kick-off for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The reason it will be the Saturday after Easter is due to so many things also happening at Good Shepherd during Holy Week. This will give a us a great opportunity to have a greater attendance from the community. Besides, Easter is not just a one day occurrence, it is a celebration of who we are as Christians, e.g. hopeful, grateful and blessed.
Keith Christensen, Director of Music and Pastoral Care Services.
Exhibition of quilts expressing life's journeys: Joy, Inspiration, Spirituality, Healing, Grief, Peace. Open Sunday 1-5pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-6pm in the Good Shepherd Parish Hall. No admission charge. For further information about the traveling exhibit, visit www.sacredthreadsquilts.com
Don’t miss it. Real from scratch buttermilk pancakes (a special recipe made with fresh eggs, buttermilk, butter, special flour). Also, local Bitter Creek Extra Lean Handmade Sausage, warm maple syrup, apple sauce, apple or orange juice, great coffee and tea. Gluten Free Pancakes on request.
Brought to you by the young men of the Order of Saint George with help from the parish, family and friends. All proceeds will go to children and youth ministries. Cost is $ 6.00 for age 12 and older and $3.00 for 11 and under. Tickets on sale in the Parish Hall on Sunday Feb. 11 and at the door.
Invite your neighbors and friends for a simple but great meal served by our youth. Best pancakes in Western North Carolina and North Georgia. The secret is in the special flour.
Oh, and by the way – this is Valentine Eve – so bring that special person for early Valentine dinner.
December 23rd 6:30pm.
Christmas Cookie Sharing during intermission
Caroling sing-along after intermission.
Admission cost is a nonperishable food item that will be donated to Local Food Pantries in Towns and Clay counties.
Attire “Christmas Casual”.
Calling All Super Seniors to come and bring your friends to the third annual Christmas luncheon on Tuesday, December 12 at noon in the parish hall.
Please bring a wrapped “white elephant” gift. Join us for caroling, gifts and fun! For information and to RSVP contact Helga Reaves. You may also sign up in the hallway.
“Candler School of Theology enjoys an extensive collection of the work of Los Angeles artist John August Swanson. Noted for his finely detailed, brilliantly colored paintings and original prints, Swanson has works displayed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, The Art Institute of Chicago, London’s Tate Gallery, the Vatican Museums’ Collection of Modern Religious Art, and the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, among others. Candler’s holdings – currently 55 pieces – comprise the largest single collection of Swanson’s art in the world.”
Participation is limited by Candler to 12, so sign up in the hallway to reserve your space. We will carpool from Good Shepherd at 9:00A, eat lunch in Atlanta before the tour, and arrive back in Hayesville around 6:30P.
ALL ARE WELCOME — ALL SKILL SETS NEEDED
For example: Landscaping projects, food bank, community gardens, schools. Jobs for the young and old and in between. There will be information meetings Sunday, March 5 and Sunday, March 12 at noon. Additional information is available at www.annunciationepiscopal.com.
A Message from Fr. George
Dear People of Good Shepherd,
At the end of the Eucharist, we are always dismissed with one of four lines. One of those lines is "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord." We respond, "Thanks be to God." I like all of the dismissal lines. This dismissal line in particular reminds us of our vocations as Christians to "go" and to "serve." We all have some kind of a ministry to which we are called.
We may be called to serve in our homes, at Good Shepherd, in Hayesville and the surrounding community, in the Diocese of Western North Carolina, or in the world. Some of us live out some ministry combination of the previous list, and see it as part of our mission as Episcopalians.
I particularly like literal Mission Trips. People are transformed by them in spiritual ways that were not there before they left to go on the Mission Trip. My bias for mission has been the times I have gone to New Orleans to serve in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is a different and diverse culture in and of itself. When the groups I have been with in two other parishes have served in a myriad of ways, we have served the Lord in the people we work with and with those whose lives we touch.
November 29 through December 3, a group from Good Shepherd will team up with some parishioners from the Church of the Annunciation (annunciationmission.com/guesthouse) to work in certain areas of New Orleans and do various projects from rebuilding houses to serving in soup kitchens to other areas of ministry - there will be something for everyone to do.
Even if you cannot go on this Mission Trip, you can participate through prayer and financial support. To that end, there will be a Spaghetti Dinner on June 28 where you can buy a ticket or tickets. The money raised from the Spaghetti Dinner will go directly to support the Mission Trip to lower the total cost of each participant. There will also be other opportunities to participate. For example, you may sponsor a Missionary in order for them to have little or no financial obligation to participate on this Mission Trip.
I will be writing articles and making announcements from time to time so that this manner for Good Shepherd to "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord" will be kept before our hearts and minds, as well as in our prayers. Turner Guidry and Jim Redmond are also involved in the planning of this trip, so please feel free to ask them for additional information.
May God bless you in your ministry,
We ask that all parishioners submit their pledge card, and time and talent card, by Sunday, October 15 or bring those with you on October 15 as we will offer them to God in trust that God will use and multiple those gifts for the work of the Kingdom through this parish. Join us that day at 9:15am for our stewardship in-gathering celebration brunch. All are invited to bring a breakfast item to share.
Recognizing the extraordinary life of long time Good Shepherd Episcopal Church parishioner and Towns County resident, retired executive and philanthropist Duane Miller. Funds raised support Bethel-Guidry College Scholarships Fund for qualified Clay County and Towns County high school graduates. Georgia Bethel and Turner Guidry served the public school systems and community for over sixty years. Hosted by Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Hayesville, N.C.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
At the Ridges Country Club in Hayesville, North Carolina
12:30 Shotgun Start Best Ball 18 Hole Scramble
Includes 11:00 Golfers Lunch, 5:00 Reception/Cash Bar 6:30 Celebratory Dinner
Prizes for putting, hole in one, longest drive, closest to pin and gross team score.
The individual, team, and sponsorship forms can be downloaded by clicking the button below.
2017 Sponsorship Levels
Hole sponsor. One 18x24 white Tee box sponsor sign on the course. On listing handout and in golfer gift bag. Listed on clubhouse posters and at reception and dinner and at clubhouse throughout tournament.
Includes recognition above plus. Larger 24x36 yellow sponsor T Box sign. Listed on club house posters and sponsor board. Two dinner tickets.
Includes recognition above plus. One complimentary tournament golf registration. Two mulligans. Listed on rotating GPS cart system.
Includes recognition above plus. Two complimentary tournament golf registrations with dinners. Four team mulligans. Larger sign with logo at top of sponsor board, and special listing newspaper post-tournament ad.
Hole-in-One Sponsor $250
One 24x36 yellow sponsor sign at hole T box and recognized at reception and dinner and at clubhouse throughout tournament.
Refreshment Cart Sponsor $250
Two 24x36 yellow sponsor signs on refreshment cart and at reception and dinner and at clubhouse throughout tournament.
Golfer Lunch Sponsor $250
One 24x36 yellow sponsor sign at golfers lunch, at reception and dinner and clubhouse throughout tournament
Putting Contest Sponsor $250
One 24x36 yellow sponsor sign at practice putting green, at reception and dinner and at clubhouse throughout tournament.
Checks Payable - Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. All other donations also welcome. For information contact Kanute Rarey 502-525-7272 email@example.com or Jim Redmond 248-425-0307 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1997, parish priests, interim priests and supply priests have come and gone at Good Shepherd; parishioners have joined and parishioners have moved away – many to their eternal home; children have grown up and gone off to continue lives elsewhere; the parish hall/kitchen was torn down and rebuilt ; bathrooms and an elevator were added; ministries have come and gone. Good Shepherd has experienced nothing but change and transformation throughout its history, but there are four persons who have been an abiding presence – Father, Son, Holy Spirit -- and Turner Guidry!
Okay, so I may be guilty of blasphemy (but reportedly, I’m in good company with this summer’s campers at Camp Henry). But think about it: Turner has been a constant presence at Good Shepherd throughout good times and bad, gracefully assisting each priest at the altar during Eucharist, and supporting them behind the scenes in ways we will never know. He has preached powerful sermons and privately counseled unknown numbers of youth and adults through the crises in their lives. You may think you haven’t been impacted directly by Turner Guidry, but believe me, everyone one of us has benefitted from his ministry at Good Shepherd and in the community.
There are three ways you can help celebrate Turner’s 20-year milestone as a deacon: You can write a note of your appreciation or send in a picture or story -- especially if it’s humorous! You can attend the Turner Guidry Roast and Dinner at 5:30 on September 23rd, And, you can contribute to the Bethel-Guidry Scholarship fund in his honor.
The September 23rd “Roast” will be a Louisiana-themed dinner to honor Turner’s heritage. Jambalaya and beverages will be supplied by the church with suggested side dishes and desserts to be provided by the congregation. A sign-up sheet will be posted soon. Wine and beer will be available. Doors will open at 5:30 with supper to be served at 6pm. The dinner will include opportunities to write a note to Turner as well as to contribute to the scholarship fund if you have not already done so.
The Rev. Dr. Delmer Chilton will be Master of Ceremonies for the program, so you know we are in for an evening of laughter and surprises. We need more photos and stories to go into a scrapbook and DVD for Turner to keep. Please send your contribution to email@example.com or put it in her Vestry mailbox. And, of course, Dog Breath will be worked into the celebration in several ways. (If you don’t know what that is, come find out!)
SIXTH ANNUAL PET CELEBRATION ON THE SQUARE
Saturday September 23rd 8 a.m. Good Shepherd is once again having a booth at this event! Harry Baughn is providing a table and tent.
Dwain Zagrocki A/K/A DR. Z. will be bringing his portable ultra sound unit so the children may view the insides of their dogs! The children will also be able to look into the ears of their dogs and listen to their heartbeats!
Fr. George is doing The Blessing of the Animals.
Also, we’re providing a watering station for the pets and will be handing out 200 goodie bags (with our business cards attached) to the participants.
What is missing? Two things: 1) DOGGIE TREATS: We would really appreciate doggie treats to put into the goodie bags (please put them in the blue box in the Parish Hall) and 2) VOLUNTEERS to fill the bags (Sat 9/9 @ 10:00 a.m., Undercroft) and the day of the event. Carole Webber is coordinating this event. 828 389 1026 --- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you ahead of time if you are able to help in any way!
Arts and Spirituality - Angel Wings Project Workshop
Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Learn how to unlock your spiritual and artistic gifts; create your own angel wings through painting, journaling, prayer and meditation. A light lunch will be catered by Evie’s Trolley Stop.
The cost of the Workshop is $25 per person.
Spiritual Coach: Carolyn Cline Griffiths Artistic Coach: Jennifer Sutherland Cline
More information coming soon
The men of the parish and their friends are invited to a men's baseball outing to see the Asheville Tourists take on the Hickory Crawdads on Friday, July 14. Game time is 7:05 pm. We will leave from the Good Shepherd parking lot at 5:00 pm. It will be $1 dog night. Please contact Fr Bill for more information.
Theme: Love on Parade Friday, June 16, 2017
PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Have you marked your calendar for the 5th annual Parade of Tables and Silent Auction on Friday, June 16? Tickets will be sold after each Sunday service on May 21, May 28, and June 4. Only $20 per person buys your choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian entrée along with appetizers, sides, desserts and your beverage of choice (wine – with or without alcohol). Tables will be assigned by number when you purchase your ticket, so if you want to sit with anyone in particular, you must buy your tickets at the same time. Table hosts will not know their table number until right before the event.
Table hosts are working hard on their theme tables, showcasing “Love on Parade.” Put your own love on parade by submitting special photos or messages for Fr. Bill’s slide presentation. Email your messages (e.g., Happy 50th Anniversary, Sweetie Pie!) and photos (JPEG format) to Fr. Bill. If all you have is a print photo, you can come by the church office and scan your photo. Remember, we’re celebrating all kinds of love, not just of the romantic sort. Love of animals, nature, skydiving or whatever your passion, it will fit right in. Questions? Call Suzi Herbert (828-389-9929).
Most of us can find something to donate for the Silent Auction. High quality collectibles, gift certificates, home accessories, jewelry, weekend get-aways, home services, decorative glass or pottery (not ordinary glassware), almost anything (of appropriate quality) goes. Be creative! We will be accepting donations May 28 through June 5 in the Parish Hall. If you’re not sure about your item or service, call Joy Fox (828-389-4763).
Jason Lee Edwards will present a talk on Finding the Forgotten: The African-American Families of Towns and Clay Counties at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Hayesville on Saturday, June 10, from 10:00 until 12:00. Everyone is invited.
Jason will share his findings about the African-American families of the Hiawassee and Brasstown Valleys during the period from the 1790s to the 1910s. Jason was the 2017 recipient of the Joseph Wilson Boone award for the most outstanding history major at Young Harris College. After moving to Young Harris, he was appointed Deputy Historian of Town County in 2016. At Edwards' talk at Good Shepherd, refreshments will be served, and after the talk, the audience will visit the Fort Hembree cemetery in Hayesville, where some African-Americans are buried.
For more information see the related press release on this website.
If you love riding your motorcycle on our beautiful mountain roads, you know that these roads can also be treacherous. You'll feel safer if you have your bike blessed. Join us on Sunday, June 4, after the 10:45 service to have your bike blessed. For further details, contact Susanne Treacy.
Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan is a festival happening on Saturday, June 3, 2017 on the stunning grounds of Lake Logan Episcopal Center featuring Grammy-award winning band the Steep Canyon Rangers and others. The event will raise awareness and funds for Lake Logan and Camp Henry. In addition to an evening of top-notch musical talent, the festival will also feature a kids' area, food vendors, and after-party at the Sit 'n Whittle lodge.
The earlybird discount pricing ($15 off regular price) ends on April 1, so don't delay -- buy yours today! Visit www.coldmountainmusic.org for more info.
On Wednesday evening May 24 at 7:00 pm we will be showing the movie To Kill a Mockingbird in the Parish Hall. The movie is coordinated with an upcoming book study called The Mockingbird Parables, (see Christian Education for schedule and full description), but you do not have to sign up for the class in order to enjoy the movie! Popcorn and sodas will be available.
Did you know our church organist, Jerry Taylor, actually collects old reed organs (Whaaat)? And is a history buff? And is a fantastic storyteller?
The Arts and Spirituality Ministry invites you to take a trip with us to Jerry’s Organ Loft in Young Harris on Tuesday, May 16, at either 11:00a.m. or 2:00p.m. to experience the sights and sounds of the combined three. Jerry will not only be showing off his ‘babies,’ but will be playing them while he explains, with humor and passion, about their history, how and why he purchased them and how they ‘got to’Young Harris from far and wide. Jerry owns over 30 reed organs and a player piano that all have unique stories of their own. You won’t want to miss this experience, so save the date.
Join us on April 16 at 9:15 am in the Parish Hall. Please bring a dish to share.
Egg Hunt will be held immediately following the 10:45 service.
Contact Mary Rose Figura at email@example.com for information
Photographers will be on hand following both Sunday services to take your picture for Good Shepherd's on line directory, if you are not currently pictured. You may sign up for a time slot in the hallwsy in April.
Arts and Spirituality Ministry Invites You To Create Your Prayer Card Collage
Spend a creative afternoon in a quiet, meditative atmosphere as we respond to the Spirit and to scripture while playing with scissors and glue. No experience required.
Tuesday, March 28, 1 to 5 pm with Rachel Baughn 828-361- 3033
In the undercroft and library. Bring friends!
Please sign up in the hallway.
You're invited...and bring friends! Twenty million daffodils in bloom at Gibbs Gardens. Saturday, March 25.
Let's carpool from the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m.. Return late afternoon. Lunch at Gibbs. Sign up in the hallway. Contact Kathy Rarey at 502-525-7256 for more information.
Don’t miss it. Real from scratch buttermilk pancakes (a special recipe made with fresh eggs, buttermilk, butter, special flour). Also local Bitter Creek Extra Lean Handmade Sausage, Bitter Creek Premium Bacon, warm maple syrup, apple sauce, apple or orange juice, great coffee and tea. Gluten free Pancakes on request.
Brought to you by the young men of the Order of Saint George with help from family and friends. All proceeds will go to children and youth ministries.
Cost is $ 6.00 for age 12 and older and $3.00 for 11 and under. Tickets on sale in the Narthex on Saturday February 25 and Sunday February 26 and at the door.
Invite your neighbors and friends for a simple but great meal served by our youth. Best pancakes in Western North Carolina and North Georgia
Join us and LET GO WITH YOGA.
Join the adventure as we journey through fun, fellowship, restoration and good health. In these classes we will practice centering, breath work and yoga postures. We will work towards gaining flexibility and strength, and growing in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. All are welcome: classes are open to men and women of all ages, levels and backgrounds. No prior Yoga experience is necessary.
Cost: $40.00 for 6 week series of one hour classes or $8.00 drop in fee.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
February 7 - March 16, 2017
Please sign up in Hallway or contact Barb Redmond 828-389-2480
Fr. Bill Breedlove and Harry Baughn will represent Good Shepherd in a mission trip to the LAMB Institute in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. They take with them 35 quilts made by the quilt ministry to be given to the girls in the orphanage. Thirty quilts were provided to the boys in 2015 when a group of eight parishioners made the trip.
Too early to think about Valentine’s Day? Absolutely not! It will be here before you know it. Actually, Good Shepherd will be celebrating this special holiday just a little early on Friday, February 10th, with our 5th Annual Parade of Tables Dinner and Silent Auction, themed appropriately “Love on Parade.”
And such a deal! Nowhere else will you be able to get a fabulous meal, including appetizers, entrée (choice of prime rib or eggplant rolatini), dessert, and beverage (includes complimentary beer and wine) for only $20 per person. Plus, you’ll enjoy dancing to music from the 50s to the 80s (or maybe just watching those brave enough). You can even send your valentine a special message in a slide presentation prepared lovingly by Fr. Bill. We may even have a few more surprises in store for you!
Suzi Herbert will collect ‘significant other’ photos and messages for the slide presentation. Please place these in her mailbox in the closet next to the office. Messages and photos can also be sent via email to Fr. Bill. Names need to be on photos to be returned. The deadline for submissions is January 31.
You’ll notice some changes this year. Table hosts will remain unknown to those buying tickets, and tables will be numbered and filled as tickets are purchased. Even the table hosts won’t know who’s sitting at their table until right before the event! No one will be able to 'reserve' a spot for others. If you want to be seated with anyone in particular, you’ll need to purchase the tickets together at the same time. No one receives a spot until a ticket is purchased.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 21 and will be available for purchase after church services until February 5. You are encouraged to pay by check since it will be shown on the church giving statement as a tax-deductible contribution.
You won’t want to miss this fun and important fund raising event. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Wright (828-389-1995) or Suzi Herbert (828-389-9929).
Out of respect for former choir member Duane Miller, whose funeral is at 5pm Dec 17, we are cancelling the Cantata to allow the congregation to fully participate in the funeral and following reception.
Good Shepherd Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata and Cookie
Celebration, Saturday, December 17, 6:30 pm. Everyone is invited to
come out and bring friends and your favorite Christmas cookies to
share in the Parish Hall. Food items will be collected for Matt’s
Ministry. Contact Kathy Rarey firstname.lastname@example.org or 502 525 7256.