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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February 2015
Worship Opportunities

  Sunday Services begin at 10:00 AM

Services at Christ the Good Shepherd 
unless otherwise indicated:

Ash Wednesday Worship 
at Christ the Good Shepherd 
Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 PM

February 1 
9:00 AM Sunday School; Choir Practice
10:00 AM Service; Communion

February 8 
9:00 AM Sunday School; Choir Practice
10:00 AM Service

February 15 
8:45 - 9:45 AM “Have a Heart” Pancake Breakfast - RESCHEDULED to March 1 due to inclement weather.
9:00 AM Sunday School; Choir Practice 
10:00 AM Service; Communion

Wednesday, February 18 
Ash Wednesday Worship
7:00 PM Service with Communion
Imposition of Ashes; The Reverend Jim Dugan presides

February 22 
9:00 AM Sunday School; Choir Practice
10:00 AM Service

Wednesday, February 25 
Lenten Worship 
6:00 PM Light Supper at Christ the Good Shepherd
Sponsored by Worship & Music and Choir
7:00 PMService at Christ the Good Shepherd

“Have a Heart” Pancake Breakfast - 
to March 1 from 8:45 - 9:45 AM 
Please plan on joining us and bring a friend. 
On January 18
Christ the Good Shepherd welcomed our friends 
from Resurrection as they joined us 
for service while their elevator was being repaired at a 
Coffee Hour following worship*

Lenten Services:
Christ the Good Shepherd and Resurrection Lutheran 
will be sharing worship throughout our Lenten journey.

We begin Lent on February 18, Ash Wednesday. 
The service, at Christ the Good Shepherd, will include 
Communion and the Imposition of Ashes.

We will continue to share worship during Lent on 
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. The services will alternate 
between Christ the Good Shepherd and Resurrection. 

All of the midweek services will be 
preceded by a light supper that begins at 6PM.

Wednesday, February 18 ..... Ash Wednesday Worship
7:00 PMService at Christ the Good Shepherd 
with Communion and Imposition of Ashes
The Reverend Jim Dugan presides

Wednesday, February 25 ..... Lenten Worship
6:00 PMLight Supper at Christ the Good Shepherd
Sponsored by Worship & Music and Choir
7:00 PMService at Christ the Good Shepherd

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

Off-Monroe Players present 
A Victorian Valentine
An original revue of love songs by 
Gilbert and Sullivan ..and others.
Friday, February 6 at 8 PM 
Saturday, February 7 at 8 PM 
Sunday, February 8 at 2 PM

at Christ the Good Shepherd
1000 N. Winton Rd. 
Rochester NY 14609

free ... but donations appreciated

“Have a Heart” Pancake Breakfast 
originally scheduled for February 15 
was rescheduled due to inclement weather. 
now: March 1st

“Have a Heart” Pancake Breakfast 
Serving 8:30 - 9:45 AM - Bring a Friend 
Sponsored by the Men’s Group

Next Shepherds Meeting 
​Monday, February 9 @ 1 pm

Flock Watch
Deadline for the Flock Watch is the 8th of each month.
Next deadline:​ Sunday, February 8th​ for the March 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
Every Sunday in February
Call Anne Kapp 385-6265 with questions

Weekly Bible Class 
Mondays: February 2, 9, and 23 
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Everyone invited to study the book of Hosea. 
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: 
February 21
(Sandy Potter hosting -NOTE END TIME CHANGE: 10:00 – 1:00)
March 21
April 18
10 AM—2 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.

Needed: Goldfish Crackers for 
Sunday School Treats (Cheddar or Pretzel)
Put Labeled Donations in Kitchen Thank You!!!

Needed: Good Durable White or Black Plastic Hangers for Church.
Please bring them in and hang them on the rack or drop 
them in the church office. Thank you in advance.

Needed: People Pushers
Please Lend a Hand
Sunday, February 22
St. John’s Nursing Home needs People Pushers to help 
the residents make their way to the church service. 
Participants need to be at St. John’s by 1:30 PM. 
The church service starts at 2:00 PM. 
Questions? See Marie

Please check out the bulletin board for information about:

FREE HOME REPAIR PROGRAM—for home owners who are elderly, low- income and/or disabled. 
 Labor and materials are free for qualifying households. 
(done by teenagers with adult supervision).
There is an application deadline - Friday, Feb. 27th. 
The work camp is from July 27th - July 31st
This is provided by Action for a Better Community. They will paint inside & outdoors. Fix porches, construct or repair wheel chair ramps, and other minor repairs. A phone # to contact for more information is 325-7550.

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

The Community Food Cupboard thanks everyone who has helped with gifts of food and money throughout the year. Food needed most during these cold winter months are canned soups, peanut butter, and macaroni and cheese.

Thank you to all who came out to give our church a cleaning.

Thank you to everyone who made the Sunday Brunch with Resurrection such a wonderful, delicious, successful event. Thank you especially to the Borrelli Family.

Thank you from Helen Krause for the Christmas gift bag she received from the Shepherds.

A personal thank you from Marie Bonferraro for the kinds words of condolence and for the many lovely cards received.

Thank you to all who helped make the Christmas season Blessed and Bright for Others. A big THANK YOU to all who donated to the: Angel Tree; Homebound Baskets; Hats, Mittens and Scarves.

Thank you to the Mahood Family and Erica Thompson for hosting the delicious Coffee Hour that followed the Sunday School Christmas Program.

Thank you to Dolly Tyler for the goodie bag for each Sunday School student.

A special thank you to a church member who donated the money for a new dishwasher for the kitchen. It is now installed. The folks who do the coffee hours surely will appreciate this!

A note received from the Eastern Service Workers Association (ESWA) for our allowing them the use the hall to pack food for families during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A note and a check from Dance Connection (building on the corner of Winton and Tryon Pk.) for allow¬ing the use of our parking lot in the evenings for families to park when street parking was not available.

To the congregation at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:
Thank you for the box of yarn and Campbell’s labels in November. Our sewing group (which includes knitters and crocheters) is growing after many years of being defunct! The supplies are greatly appreciated.

We had a wonderful Fall with two Cross-Cultural Immersion Events. One group was youth from the Disciples of Christ. The other was Lutherans from PA, OH, MN, and MT. These are always such won-derful times of learning for all of us!
Blessings!Pastor LindaOur Saviour’s Lutheran Church; Box Elder, MT

Dear Congregation,
Thank you for your gift of $125 to Bivona Child Advocacy Center. Across the country and right here in our own neighborhoods, children are the victims of devastating abuse, both sexual and physical, every single day. Your generosity has a direct and measurable impact on the lives of the abused children we provide comprehensive investigation and treatment services to here at Bivona.
Before we opened our doors in 2004, abused children and their families had to navigate through a complex and chaotic system, resulting in further trauma. Today we offer coordinated care with 21 partner agencies in one child -friendly, welcoming location. Every step of the way, the comfort and needs of the child are our first priority. And, we are the only organization in the community to provide these types of services.
We cannot do this important work without your help. On behalf of more than 12,000 children we have served since opening our doors ten years ago, thank you for your caring support.
Warmest regards,Jessie KeatingDirector of Development

We received thank you notes from these agencies for the gifts they received from our benevolence budget:
  • Upstate New York Synod for Mission Support
  • Grace Community Services

Photos From Christ The Good Shepherd 
& Resurrection Coffee Hour - January 18, 2015