We hope CGS feels like home…
Visiting a church can be an intimidating experience.  No one likes to be the new person on the block.  At Christ the Good Shepherd or CGS, we strive to be a church with open arms.  People here are given the room to be themselves.  You will find that there are no expectations of perfection, just real people doing life together.  
At CGS, we have designed our church to function like a home.  
  • You are welcomed into the living room (our worship environment), 
  • You are invited to discover Who God is in the kitchen (our Bible Study environments which include Confirmation). 
  • You are encouraged to experience a life in the backyard (our service environments, which include all our ministries especially youth).
Please don't hesitate to call our office if you have any questions.  We look forward to serving you!
Christ The Good Shepherd
Church Council
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1000 N. Winton Rd. 
Rochester NY 14609

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November 2014
Worship Opportunities

  Sunday Services begin at 10:00 AM

Services at Christ the Good Shepherd 
unless otherwise indicated:

November 2
9:00 AM Sunday School, Choir
10:00 AM Service; Communion

November 9
9:00 AM Sunday School, Choir
10:00 AM Service
Anniversary Lunch following worship

November 16
9:00 AM Sunday School, Choir
10:00 AM Service; Communion

November 23
9:00 AM Sunday School, Choir
10:00 AM Service

November 30
9:00 AM Sunday School, Choir
10:00 AM Service; Communion

Upcoming Events:
(Check the Events Tab for Additional Details)

Our 25th Anniversary!
(Actual incorporation date - October 23, 1989)
Looking Back - Moving Forward Celebration
November 9, 2014 
Festive Worship Service - 10:00am
Dinner Immediately Following Worship

Twenty five years ago, Christ Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd came together and became one - Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. To celebrate this occasion we are having a special dinner following worship on Sunday, November 9. 

Dominic and Patti Borrelli will be baking a ham for the main course, side dishes will be prepared by some members of the congregation.

Please join us on the 9th as we reminisce on those 25 years.

There is a sign-up sheet on the door in the narthex with a place for you to indicate how many in your family will be attending. If you choose to, there is a space where you can let us know what you would like to bring for the dinner.

Our Flock Watch newsletter reaches current members, non-members, former 
members and friends of the congregation. Please know that you are all 
welcome. Just call as soon as possible to let us know so we can include you in our planning! We’d love to see you here to share in the fun and festivities.

Church Pictures needed for Celebration, especially from the last 10 years. Send pictures to dawkekapp@aol.com - Subject line - Church Pics.

Most Sincerely,
The 25th Anniversary Committee

Please Help Clean The Church
Saturday, November 8 from 9-noon
Thank you in advance for your time and hard work.

Next Shepherds Meeting 
Monday, November 17 at 1:00 PM

​​Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship 

Tuesday, November 25, 7:00 PM 
Laurelton United Presbyterian Church 
Corner of Helendale Rd. and Empire Blvd.

Sponsored by the Northeast Church Cluster

Please bring canned goods for a local food pantry.

Old School Gospel Choir
under the direction of 
Professor Marvin Rogers
in Concert
You have an opportunity to
come see and hear:

the Old School Gospel Choir 
Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 

Preserving that sound, spirit and deliverance that dwells only in a true gospel song as they pay tribute and homage to gospel music's anointed founders/writers/singers & musicians.

The concert begins a 6 PM and all are welcome!
A free-will offering will be taken. 


November 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Oh Give Thanks

Special Congregational Meeting 
Sunday, December 7, 
immediately following worship, 
voting on the proposed 2015 Budget.

The completed 2015 Budget will be distributed 
after the November 30th Worship Service.

Be a Part of the Angel Tree
(Check the Events Tab for Additional Details)
Christmastime is just around the corner! 
Time to think about the children in our community who are less fortunate.

The angle tree will be in the Narthex in November. If you able, be an angel for a child who may not have any Christmas at all without the kindness of strangers.

Gifts for the Homebound
(Check the Events Tab for Additional Details)
The Shepherds will be distributing Christmas bags 
to our Homebound members. 
Contributions should be in before Sunday, December 7. 

Illumination of Light at St. John’s Home
(Check the Events Tab for Additional Details)
The tree lighting and dedication will be Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 6:30pm. See the difference a shining light can make.

Flock Watch
Deadline for the Flock Watch is the 8th of each month.
Next deadline:​ Saturday, November 8th​ for the December/January issue

Either put in the Flock Watch Envelope in 
Anne’s Church Mail Box, call 385-6265 or email Anne (subject: Flock Watch)

​​ Covenant Developments
(Please See Pastor's Page tab)

Sunday School each Sunday 9 - 10 AM
All Children Warmly Welcomed
Ages 3 & AboveMeet in the Fellowship Hall

The students continue learning the story of Abraham and Sarah. The Sunday School just completed making 20 hearts for Homebound gifts. 

Mark your Calendars - Sunday School 
Christmas Program 
Sunday, December 14

Weekly Bible Class 
Mondays: November 3, 10, 17 
from 6:30 - 7:30 PM 
The class has begun a study of the Minor Prophets - Please join in. 
For more information talk to Jan Bowers.

Choir Practice 
Every Wednesday 
at 7:00 PM

Pins, Needles & Hooks 
(Check the Events Tab for Additional Details)
Still the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Future meetings: 
Nov. 15, Dec. 20, Jan. 17
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Please continue to donate to the Community Food Cupboard. Items especially needed: 
Vegetable Soup, Tuna, Canned Vegetables, 
Peanut Butter, Macaroni and Cheese. 
Cash is also very much appreciated.

​Would You Like to Serve on Church Council?

Council meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 PM.
There will be several seats available in January, 2015. 

Prayerfully consider your participation. 
If you are interested talk to Marie Bonferraro or Dominic Borrelli 
who are members of the nominating committee.

Thank You
Thank you to everyone who donated cookies for the Sunday School. 
It is so appreciated. 

Thank you to Erika Thompson and Sharon White for 
sponsoring the October coffee hour.

From our Benevolent portion of the budget, 
thank you from Lutheran World Relief and 
from the ELCA’s Mission Developers Seminary Scholarship Fund.