May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Good Shepherd's 12th Annual Golf Outing

We are excited about our 12th annual golf outing to benefit our mission work in Santa Maria, Honduras.  The outing will be held at the Lake Wales Country Club; the cost to golf is $75 per person or $280 per foursome. Those wishing to eat dinner only and not golf may join us at 6 PM for a cost of $10.  Don't golf, but still want to support the mission?  Become a hole sponsor!  Hole sponsors start at $100.  Please see the flyer, attached below, for details.  See you on the golf course!

Golf flyer, hole sponsorship and registration form

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May
20
9:30 AM09:30

Graduation Sunday and Picnic on the Grounds

On Graduation Sunday, we will honor our high school and college graduates as well as our volunteers. After the service, we will enjoy a complimentary picnic on the grounds across the street under the tent (near the Campbell building.)  We will have a bounce house and activities for children.  Please feel free to dress casually.

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Jun
14
10:30 AM10:30

Stay-at-Home Work Camp Lunch

Can you help us feed 100+ hardworking teenage campers and their counselors?  We are hosting a lunch for the Care Center's Stay-at-Home Work Camp.  We can use several volunteers to prepare and serve the meals.  There is no cost to you except your time!  Please contact Lisa Carter in the church office if you can help.  Thank you!

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Jul
9
to Jul 13

Stay-at-Home Work Camp Breakfasts

For the first time this year, we are offering a week of both hot and cold breakfasts to 100+ hungry high school age campers and their counselors from the Lake Wales Care Center's Stay-at-Home work camp.  Each summer, middle and high school students help families in need in our community with painting, yard work, and other projects.  Let's help them get a great start to their work days!  We need 10 volunteers each day; thanks to Theresa and Fleet Ryland for leading this effort.  Please either click on the link below, call the office at 863-676-8578 or email Lisa Carter at office@goodshepherdnews.com if you can help for a couple hours each morning, or even a few mornings, that week.  Thank you!  

 Volunteers please sign up here!

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Jul
24
10:30 AM10:30

Stay-at- Home Work Camp Lunch

Can you help us feed 100+ hardworking teenage campers and their counselors?  We are hosting a lunch for the Care Center's Stay-at-Home Work Camp.  We can use several volunteers to prepare and serve the meals.  There is no cost to you except your time!  Please contact Lisa Carter in the church office if you can help.  Thank you!

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Apr
1
8:00 AM08:00

Easter Sunday

The choir will sing at both services, and the EYC will host an Easter egg hunt for the children after the 10:15 service.  We will also have a cake and punch reception in the courtyard of the memorial garden.

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Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Maundy Thursday Service

A simple agape meal of bread, wine and homemade lentil soup will be served in the parish hall after the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the church. Jesus' final prayer for the church will be shared from John's gospel.  The evening will conclude with the stripping of the altar.

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Mar
24
8:30 AM08:30

Daughters of the King Quiet Day

Our Daughters of the KIng will host their 4th annual Quiet Day of prayer, meditation and reflection.  The theme is "A New Take on the Prodigal Son" and is led by Rev. Joanie Brawley.  The cost is $8 which covers a continental breakfast and lunch.  Please RSVP by March 22nd to Lisa Carter in the church office at 863-676-8578 or office@goodshepherdnews.com.  Everyone is welcome.

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Dec
10
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Banquet and Pageant

This festive evening begins with wassail in the courtyard, followed by a delicious dinner of beef tips, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and chocolate cheesecake at 6 PM.  Afterward, we will move into the church and enjoy a handbell concert.  This is followed by our traditional Christmas Pageant which tells the story of Jesus' birth.  The pageant, which features our children, is a 77-year tradition. Many parishioners say that this is their favorite evening of the year.  The cost for dinner is $5 per person or $15 for families with children, whichever is less.  Tickets for dinner will go on sale Sunday, November 26th.  We hope you will join us!

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Farewell Party for Father Tom

We will have a farewell dinner for Father Tom, who is retiring at the end of this year, at Lake Ashton.  Dinner tickets are one sale now for $20 per person (adults only, please.)  Please call Lisa in the church office at 863-676-8578 or email her at office@goodshepherdnews.com if you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend this event.  

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Nov
10
to Nov 12

Puravida (Formerly "Happening")

Puravida is a Christian experience presented by teenagers for teenagers at Camp Wingmann with the help of clergy and adult lay leadership, helping teenagers respond more readily to the call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the world.  The theme this year is "Know Your Selfie."  Speak to Youth Leaders Christopher Maslanka or Julie Stewart about registration and scholarship assistance.

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Nov
5
to Nov 12

African Team Ministries Sale of Handcrafted Wood Items and Jewelry

Come and take a look at the handcrafted wood items, musical instruments, ceramic trays and jewelry from African Team Ministries. You may purchase items after both church services on November 5th and 12th, on Wednesday evening November 8th, and during our office hours of 9 AM - 3 PM.  These items make great gifts (for yourself or someone else!) and all proceeds benefit orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa.

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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

FallFest

Join us for our fourth annual FallFest!  After the Wednesday night dinner at 6 PM, children of all ages are welcome to join us on the playground for games, treats, face painting, and more.  Children are welcome to wear costumes.  Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

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Oct
22
to Nov 5

Care Center's Thanksgiving Food Drive

We are supporting the Lake Wales Care Center's Thanksgiving Food Drive.  We will distribute bags and a list of suggested food items today and next Sunday, October 29th.  Bags may be returned any time before November 6th, when they will be picked up by Care Center volunteers.  Thank you!

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Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

International Justice Mission

Father Tom will show a video after each service on this Christian organization which partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems for victims of human trafficking who are raped, enslaved and abused.

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Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Two services resume

Following Hurricane Irma, we will return to two services on Sunday, September 17th at 8:00 AM (Rite I) and 10:15 AM (Rite II.)  A hot breakfast will be offered after the 8:00 AM service.  (The cost is $4 per person for eggs, bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy.  What a deal!)  We hope to see you Sunday!

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesday Night Dinner and Programs Begin

Our Wednesday night dinner and programs will begin for the fall season.  We offer dinner at 6 PM.  This usually includes an entree plus our popular salad bar!  The cost for dinner is $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Toddlers eat free.  At 6:30 PM, we offer programs for all ages. Nursery care is also available.  

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