8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I - The service begins in the courtyard and the congregation will process in after the Liturgy of the Palms.
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II - The service begins in the courtyard and the congregation will process in after the Liturgy of the Palms. Special music by cellist Barbara Corcillo.
Sunday school meets at 9:45 AM on Palm Sunday to prepare for the procession in church.
We will have nursery for children through age 2.
5:00 PM Church on the Green - Join us for Church on the Green on Sunday, April 10, 2022 as we celebrate Palm Sunday. Palm branches, which represented victory, triumph, and peace in the ancient world were waved and laid in the path of Jesus as he entered Jerusalem at the beginning of holy week. Here in Palm Beach County, the palm continues to be a central image in our lives. Come reflect with us on the significance of the palm branch as we enter this sacred week before Easter. Bring the palms received at the morning’s service for more special prayers.
Prayer Cards may be filled out and left in the church for the All Night Vigil beginning Maundy Thursday and concluding on the morning of Good Friday. Each prayer will be individually through offered throughout the night. If you are unable to be present to fill out a prayer card please send us your request online.
This video will show you how to fold your palm frond into a cross.
7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist - The Thursday in Holy Week is part of the Triduum, or three holy days before Easter. We commemorate the institution of the eucharist by Jesus “on the night he was betrayed.” After the eucharist, the altar is stripped and all decorative furnishings are removed from the chancel (the area inside the altar rail). We will not have foot washing this year. Immediately following the service the All-night Vigil begins.
9:00 PM All-night Vigil (sign up in the Narthex or call the office at 561-746-4674)
"So, could you not stay awake with me one hour?" The All-night Vigil commemorates Jesus' final night when he feels alone and abandoned as his disciples fall asleep instead of praying by his side. At Good Shepherd, parishioners come and go throughout the night, taking turns praying for at least one hour in the chapel area. Please sign up so that we have all time slots covered.
Noon Stations of the Cross - On Good Friday we will present The Way of the Cross, A devotion to the Passion of Christ which recalls a series of events at the end of Jesus' life from his condemnation to his burial. The Way of the Cross imitates the practice of visiting the places of Jesus' Passion in the Holy Land by early Christian pilgrims. It is held in the church and led by clergy and features a series of original encaustic was painting by artist Dorothy Masom. ABOUT THE ART
6:00 PM Stations of the Cross - This outdoor presentation features stations representing the final day of Jesus' life, designed by our Youth Group. This event is held in the courtyard.
7:00 PM Taizé Service - “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 Taizé is an ecumenical monastic community in France dedicated to spreading the message of peace and reconciliation among all the people of the world. The Taizé service is a form of contemplative worship that incorporates music, prayer, chants, and silence. It is a candlelight only service that incorporates the Eucharist and veneration of the cross. It is truly a unique worship experience.
We have offered an online version of the stations of the cross since 2020, available at the link below.
8:00 PM The Great Vigil - The service begins in darkness, between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter, and consists of four parts: The Service of Light (kindling of new fire, lighting the Paschal candle, the Exsultet); The Service of Lessons (readings from the Hebrew Scriptures interspersed with psalms, canticles, and prayers); Christian Initiation (Holy Baptism) or the Renewal of Baptismal Vows; and the Eucharist.
*This service will not livestream.
Fr. Doug and Fr. Derek prepared a brief video message describing this ancient traditional service.
The history of the Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. From these initial efforts which focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created.
Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the three dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children.
This year we are celebrating a century of gifts and rejoicing in 2,000 years of Good News. For 100 years, Episcopalians have generously shared their love, compassion, and financial gifts to support the ministry of the Anglican Communion Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of many people in the homeland of Jesus and beyond.
You may donate toward Easter flowers, in memory or in thanksgiving, to adorn the altar on Easter morning by submitting the online form at the link below. After the services the flowers will be delivered to the homebound and those receiving pastoral care. Thank you for your kind donation. Forms due April 12.
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in-person
Begins Wednesday March 9, at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall
How do we discern when God is speaking to us? How has God spoken in ages past? How are we empowered to find our own voice of faith? Join us this Lenten season as we focus on five distinct moments when God speaks directly to men and women in the Bible. In each case, the voice of God is responding to the particular emotional and spiritual needs of the person. At times, God’s response is comforting, at other times, challenging. In each case, the person is empowered to find their own voice of faith.
Each Wednesday in Lent, we will focus on one biblical story and character, including Moses, Hagar, Elijah, Rebekah, and Paul. During our small group discussions, we will share and explore our own stories of faith as they relate to the Bible. Join us this Lent as we gather for prayer, fellowship, and an inspirational time of spiritual formation.
Witness at the Cross: Looking at Good Friday from Every Angle
Begins Wednesday March 9, at 11:00 AM in-person, 2:00PM via Zoom
This five-week study will focus on the story of the crucifixion of Jesus as told by the four gospel writers. However, what will make this study unique is that each week we will view the events of the crucifixion from the perspective of a different person or group who was present when Jesus died. The study will be based on a recent book by New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine, but the book will not be required. Join Fr. Doug for this fresh approach to Holy Week and the biblical stories that shape our understand of Jesus’ death.
Practicing Resurrection: God Transforms Our Daily Lives
During the seasons of Advent and Epiphany, we focused on our call to practice incarnation, the call to practice the presence of God in our daily lives. As we enter the seasons of Lent and Easter, we will turn our attention to our call to practice resurrection. What difference does it make that Jesus was raised from the dead? How does the reality of the resurrection transform and shape our daily lives and our mission in the world? How do we embody God’s new creation as we strive for justice and peace among all people? We will explore these questions and more during the Rector’s Forum in the coming months.
Part One: Transforming Lives – March 20
The resurrection of Jesus changes everything. During this first part of our series, we will explore the ways in which in the resurrection transforms our daily lives. A whole new way of living has been opened to us – a life charactered by healing, reconciliation, purpose, and joy. But how do we begin to practice resurrection every day, even in the midst of the mundaneness of our ordinary lives? Join Fr. Doug as he reflects on the meaning of Jesus’ resurrection for the here and now!
Part Two: Celebrating the Resurrection – April 17
This year, Easter Sunday falls on the third Sunday of April, which is the date we would normally gather for GROW Sunday. Of course, due to the busyness of that particular Sunday, we will not be holding our usual Rector’s Forum. But it is fitting that as we reflect on our call to practice resurrection, we will be gathering to celebrate the resurrection and once again renew our faith in God’s power over death.
6:30 AM Sunrise Easter Eucharist in the Outdoor chapel. This intimate service is held in our outdoor chapel. Nature bursts forth on Easter morning with birds flying overhead and sunshine streaming through the canopy of leaves. He is risen, indeed!
8:00 AM Easter Eucharist - Rite I with Music. This service is held in the church.
10:00 AM Festival Eucharist - Rite II with Music and Flowering of the Cross. Bring fresh cut flowers to adorn a barren cross that will be transformed to a bright and beautiful symbol of new life. This service is held in the church.
11: 30 AM Children's Easter Egg Hunt - For children up to 5th grade. Bring a basket in case you find any eggs! We will gather IN the Parish Hall immediately following the 10:00 service to get into age groups. All families are invited to enjoy cake and coffee while the children hunt for Easter eggs.
(IF you would like to contribute eggs to the egg hunt, please bring them, filled with wrapped candy or small toys, and leave them in the Narthex before the service. Thank you!)
The pictorial representations associated with the Stations of the Cross at Good Shepherd are encaustic wax paintings by renowned artist Dorothy Masom. Her paintings reflect a personal and subjective artistic language which deals with the impressionist's delicate balance between subject and image.
What exactly is encaustic painting? The word itself has a Latin origin from the Greek "enkaustikos", meaning, "to burn in". Also known as hot wax painting, it involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments and damar resin are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface such as prepared wood, canvas, and masonite. It is one of the most ancienttechniques and longest lasting examples by Egyptian artists dating back as far as the 1st century B.C.
Good Shepherd purchased the fifteen paintings of The Stations of the Cross in 2007 to enhance worship and provide religious inspiration. They are on display in the church lobby throughout the year.
Good Friday Taizé Service of Candlelight and Shadows
April 15, 2022
This service streams live at 7:00 PM.