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Our purpose at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is to be a community of Christian Faith whose members are empowered by the Holy Spirit, nourished in sacramental worship, united to one another in bonds of love and compassionate care, and formed into the living members of the body of Christ sent forth in witness to the hope of the Gospel by our ministry and outreach in the world.

SERVICES TIMES

Sunday Days 2022

8:30 AM - Holy Eucharist - *prelude, postlude and communion music will be provided; but there will be no congregational singing.

9:30 AM - Adult Bible Study / Discussion led by Fr. Mark - Parish Hall

10:30 AM - Holy Eucharist - Organ music AND hymn singing in this service.

Church Services: All services are available for in-person worship while following the guidelines  below. Those who arrive after the church is full will be able to watch the service from Ballenger Hall and Father Mark will bring communion to you.

  • Vaccinated persons may worship indoors without a mask

  • Masks are required for indoor worship for unvaccinated persons

  • Only vaccinated persons may sing indoors, whether in choir or congregation

  • Unvaccinated persons are to maintain 3’ social distancing

If you can not attend our services please consider joining Sunday service at Trinity Cathedral .

ANNOUNCEMENTS

January 15, 2022 

Due to recent storm warnings ALL services are cancelled for Sunday January 16, 2022

January 15, 2022

 

Fellow Parishioners:

 

It is said that good things come to those who wait! Your Search Committee always believed that God had a plan for us and knew who He wanted to be our next Rector, we just had to find him or her. The long wait is finally over. 

 

I am writing to share with you the happy and joyous news that we have a new Rector. Reverend Leslie Ferguson Horvath has accepted the call to be our Rector and Spiritual Leader. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reverend Horvath or Sister Fergie, as she is affectionately known, comes to us with many years of experience. From 2009-2019 she served as a Deacon with St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, SC and also the Convocation Deacon for 8 churches in the Piedmont Convocation. Her responsibilities included outreach, preaching, teaching, pastoral care, diaconal duties in liturgy. Visited the 8 churches in the Piedmont Convocation 1-2 times a year and created convocation outreach and mission trip opportunities, preached and taught Christian Formation. 

 

Sister Fergie has also been a presenter at Diocesan Convention, preacher at Clergy Conference, worked with Disaster Response/Trauma Care, Ecclesiastical Board, Matthew 25 Committee, Diocesan Mission Trip Planner and Coordinator, Diocesan Disaster Response Unit, Bishop Search Committee and Diocesan Cantor for Diocesan liturgies, which she still is. She has also written for the Faith and Values Column which is a weekly column in the Spartanburg Herald Journal and Chaplain for the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

Sister Fergie felt the calling to become a priest and at the present, is a student at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA from which she will graduate in May, 2022. While there she has been a bell chimer, was part of Field Placement Education, Instructor for new deacons, Deacon in the Liturgy and Chaplain- Jr. Class.

 

After graduation, she and her husband, Gary  will make their home in Greer and she will begin her position at Good Shepherd on July 1, 2022

 

We are so very blessed to say that the Reverend Leslie (Fergie) Ferguson Horvath will be our Rector and thank God for bringing us together.

 

We also thank you all for your continued prayers and your patience through this search process and for your continued support. 

Take Care

Heather Smith, Sr Warden,

Good Shepherd, Greer.

Annual Church Meeting, January 23rd, 12:15 PM, Ballenger Hall.  Please bring a dish to pass.  If you have questions please contact Senior Warden Heather Smith,  heather@goodshepherdgreer.org

"Making Marriage Renewal Meaningful. "January 19th, 6:30 PM. Father Mark will lead a discussion on how to make your marriage renewal meaningful. If you have questions please contact Christian Formation Coordinator, Jeanne Brown, jeanne@goodshepherdgreer.org  

Check the church calendar for details of upcoming events.

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