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
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1000 N. Winton Rd. 
Rochester NY 14609
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April 2014
Worship Opportunities:
  Sunday Services begin at 10:00 AM
Services at Christ the Good Shepherd unless otherwise indicated:
We continue to worship together during Lent.
The midweek services alternate between:
 Christ the Good Shepherd on Wednesdays and
Transfiguration on Culver Road on Tuesdays.

The Lenten services are preceded by a light supper that begins at 6PM.

Tuesday, April 1 
Lenten Worship - “Change of Heart”
6:00 PM Light Supper at Transfiguration; 3760 Culver Rd
Sunday, April 6
9:00 AM Sunday School; Choir Practice
10:00 AM Serivce: Communion
Wednesday, April 9 
Lenten Worship - “Change of Circumstances”
6:00 PM Light Supper at Christ the Good Shepherd
7:00 PM Service at Christ the Good Shepherd
Sunday, April 13 
Palm Sunday
9:00 AM Sunday School; Choir Practice 10:00 AM Service
Monday, April 14 
Ecumenical Tenebrae Service
7:30 PM Peace of Christ at St. Ambrose
25 Empire Blvd.; Rochester; sponsored by NECC
Thursday, April 17 
Maundy Thursday Worship
7:00 PM Service at Transfiguration; 3760 Culver Rd; With Communion
Friday, April 18 
Good Friday
7:00 PM Tenebrae Service at Christ the Good Shepherd
Sunday, April 20 
Easter Sunday
8:30-9:45 AM Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM Festive Worship Service with Communion

Sunday, April 27 
Sunday, April 27 
9:00 AM Sunday School; Choir Practice
10:00 AM Service
Begin your Easter at
Christ the Good Shepherd with
Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:45 AM
Festive Worship Service
With Communion
10:00 AM
No Sunday School on Easter










Thank You to everyone who has made the Lenten series possible; much appreciation to all who participated. It was wonderful to learn more about you personally while enjoying the delicious food. The services were thoughtful, precipitating growth and change.
Thank you to all who helped make the dinner delightful and delicious; gratitude to all who pitched in. Thank you for making soup and the other fantastic food. Thank you for setting up, cleaning up, for offering help and lending a hand wherever and whenever it was needed. Gratitude to those who planned and led worship.
The collective effort has been meaningful. We are so blessed.

Sponsors Needed:
Coffee Hour
Sponsor Needed for Coffee Hour
after Service
To sponsor speak to Marie Bonferraro
Flock Watch
Deadline for the Flock Watch is the 8th of each month.

Next deadline:
Wednesday, April 8, 2014
For the May issue
Either put in the Flock Watch Envelope in
Anne’s Church Mail Box, call or email Anne (subject: Flock Watch)
Upcoming Events:
(Check the Events Tab for Additional Details)
 Pins, Needles & Hooks
Saturday, April 19
10 am—1 pm
 First Communion Instruction
First Communion instruction has begun.
For all interested students 4th grade and above
If you have questions about Communion
instruction please talk to Anne Kapp
 Easter Lily Order Deadline:
PLEASE NOTE: There are no altar flowers during Lent.
Deadline for ordering Easter Lilies
is Sunday, April 6
Cost of Lilies is $7.50 for an oriental lily
Save The Dates:
 Giant Garage Sale
Friday, May 16 & Saturday, May 17
Chaired by Monica and Cameron Mahood

Strawberry Social & Sticky Lips Bar-B-Q
Friday, June 6
3:30-7 PM 
Chaired by Kirk Aderman & Bob Potter
 Please Consider Donating:
  • Request: Anyone have a small analog TV with game system connectivity?  (the red, yellow and white holes)
    Cheryl is looking for old TVs (1-3) to go with donated game systems for kids on her case load.
  • Needed: Oreos and Other Sunday School Treats - Put Labeled Donations in Kitchen
  • Brrr! Hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters are needed — for children and adults. These can be hand-made or purchased. Donations will go to Catholic Family Services (via Cheryl Moeller) and/or other organizations traditionally helped by our Church.
  • "Dress a Girl Around the World": See our bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for information about the "Dress a Girl Around the World" program. Patterns & fabric are available! You can sew at home, at our monthly meeting, or join the group that meets at St. Cecilia's.