Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9am-12pm

Visit

2165 NE Coachman Rd Clearwater, FL 33765

Call

727-461-1717

Email

goodsamaritanchurch2165@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 17, 2020 – 52nd Diocese of Southwest Florida Annual Convention – Live Streamed.  Please go to Diocesan Website on the home page. 

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Life Line Screening will be at Good Samaritan.

You can receive all five screenings for $139! They include Carotid Artery/Plaque Screening, Heart Rhythm Screening (Atrial Fibrillation), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening, and Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. Register by calling: 1-866-229-0469 or online at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word CIRCLE to 797979

SALE!!!     SALE!!!    SALE!!!

Thrift Store Sale!

October 24, 2020 – 8:00AM to 3:00PM

Volunteers are needed to sort out and prepare the goods for the big sale! If you have time to give, please contact Diane Sharp at: sharpdc@hotmail.com and let her know you are available between Wednesday October 21 and Friday, October 23 to help organize and set-up.

The Thrift Store will be open at this time as well and will close at the usual time of 4:00PM. We hope to have a lot of traffic as this is also the day of the pumpkin give away in our parking lot – so many hands are needed on the 24th as well. All safe distancing procedures will be in effect, so please bring a mask!

REV. JAMIE HAS A NEW EMAIL!

If you have a need to contact the Rev. Jamie, please send her an email at:  RevJamie@GoodSamClearwater.org

Fellowship hour Re-ZOOMs!

Starting on October 18th, an after worship fellowship will begin at the 11:30 AM service so people can have some fellowship time after they get home from the 10:00AM service. You can even tune in to this fellowship hour if you attended the 8:30AM service – or even if you skipped church! We simply want more opportunities to get together and catch-up

Remembering the Saints in Your Life

On All Saints’ Day, we remember those saints in our lives who have died in the past year—since last year’s All Saints celebration on Nov. 3, 2019. If you would like to have someone remembered on All Saints’ Sunday, November 1, please contact the Jan by Tuesday, Oct. 27, and we will be sure to include them in the prayers for that day. Please put “All Saints” in the subject line and email to: goodsamaritanchurch2165@gmail.com


FAST Annual Rally (Faith and Action for Strength Together) 

October 26th  –  6:45 pm 

Via Zoom 

 

Join with 44 interfaith congregations to select a new issue for FAST to address to those in power to make change for a more just community. 

FAST will continue our issue work in the areas of Criminal Justice, Mental Health Care and youth suspensions.  We will monitor our success in Affordable housing of the 4.1 % of the Penny for Pinellas Tax Money to go for affordable housing over the next ten years; that was written as a resolution in 2020 and passed by our County Commissioners. 

 Via Zoom, hundreds of house meetings throughout Pinellas County have been held, to listen to the concerns from our citizens.  At our Annual Assembly, we will vote on what issue of concern we will address in the next year.   We will hear testimonies from people in our community who have experienced unfair practices. 

Our Annual Assembly is Monday, October 26th at 6:45 pm via zoom.  A link will be sent to you from Good Samaritan.  To vote at the Assembly, because we are doing this virtually, we need to pre register for the Assembly. Please contact Donna Davis, to register or contact church office and leave name and email address and/ or phone number.

Stewardship!

It is time to prayerfully consider your pledge to the mission and ministry of Good Samaritan. We all know that in the midst of a pandemic it is difficult to see what lies ahead, but that does not mean we can stop planning for our future and the future of our parish. Please respond when you receive your pledge card so that together we might map a way forward for us as individuals and as the congregation of the Good Samaritan.

Join us as we journey together on Sacred Ground

The deanery of Clearwater is introducing the National Episcopal program of Sacred Ground beginning the week of November 16, the first week of Advent. The 10-session program educates participants about race and racism, which is part of the United States history, through films and literature.

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

The 10-part series  focuses on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

All the sessions will be held through Zoom. This program is being offered to any church who has not already started a program or any individual who would like to participate. If you would like more information about the deanery program or are considering participating, please contact

The Rev. Deacon Sandy Jamieson at: tooth1966@gmail.com.

Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

For more information about Sacred Ground please visit: https://episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground

FOOD COLLECTION FOR RCS!

Please remember to bring in self-stable food items for RCS food distribution.

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