The Parish of the Good Shepherd

Episcopal Church of Waban in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mass.

1671 Beacon St, Waban, MA 02468

Dear Friends,

This Fall, we are guided first and foremost by the public health information available, prayerfully considering the health and well being of our parishioners and community. Secondly, we are guided by the needs and desires of our parishioners, recognizing that people at various stages and places of life require different means of engagement. To these ends, here are our Fall offerings beginning Sunday, September 13:
Here is an important document about our 2020-21 regathering efforts.

9:00 am — Holy Eucharist in the church
10:00 am — rebroadcast the 9:00am Eucharist
  • For those accustomed to 10:00 am., this is 90% likely at this time.

10:30 am — Worship on the Good Shepherd Green
  • Mixed service offerings of Eucharist and Morning Prayer
  • Two singers will lead our worship
  • Attendance is limited to 60 people outside, reduced to 40 if inside due to inclement weather
  • Universal masking except when serving a role in the liturgy
  • Congregational singing suppressed outside (cover mouth with masks) and not allowed inside
  • Service will last one hour outside and approx. 40 minutes if inside
  • This service will not be broadcasted on our website and YouTube channel
  • Sign up in advance to attend. Those not registered can only be accommodated if space is available.

Christian Ed for children - hybrid
  • Weekly video available for all children
  • 10:00 am in the Loring Room for Elementary age
  • 10:30 am in the Loring Room for preschool children during 10:30 service
  • Mid-week Zoom call for children to gather informally
  • Each in-person gathering is limited to ten children and capped at thirty minutes per group.
  • Universal masking.
  • Drop-off and pick-up will be through the outside stairwell to the Loring Room, at the rear driveway.

Christian Ed for teens - hybrid
  • One Sunday/month
  • Grouped by all youth, middle school, high school
  • We will offer limited in-person gatherings outside but engage primarily via Zoom.

Christian Ed for adults - online
  • Adult Forum—Sundays at 11:45 am-- beginning 9/20/20
  • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

Wednesdays 7:00 pm - Evensong in the church
  • One singer/ cantor
  • Attendance limited but open to the parish
  • Universal masking except when serving a role in the liturgy
  • Suppressed singing if large distances available, otherwise no congregational singing
  • Service will last approx. 40 minutes
  • Service will be broadcasted here on our website and YouTube channel

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Regular Sunday Services

  • Holy Eucharist, Rite I

    9:00 a.m.
    Indoor* / Livestream Service
    *limited to 30 persons, masks and pre-registration required

    10:00 a.m.
    Rebroadcast of 9:00am Service
    (Online only)

    10:30 a.m.
    Outdoor, Socially-distanced Service
    (not streamed & weather permitting)

    Be sure to subscribe to Good Shepherd's Newsletter for further updates.
  • Welcome to the Good Shepherd!

    Since 1896, Good Shepherd has served a faithful, welcoming community of Christians in the heart of Waban. We value excellence in worship, music, Christian education, and outreach.

    We think you will love the beauty of our services, the warmth of our community, and our commitment to care for people of all ages and backgrounds. Come for a visit and stay for a lifetime!
    The Front of the Church
    The Altar and Organ