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Good Shepherd will worship today, September 16th
Thankfully it seems that the worst of Florence will bypass our area. We continue to pray for those who have received the brunt of the rain, wind and flooding. At this time Good Shepherd plans to offer a basic Eucharist this Sunday (tomorrow) at 10:30 AM for any who would like to attend and CAN SAFELY TRAVEL. This will be a simple recited Rite 2 Eucharist—no music. If you were scheduled to participate in the service, but are not able to travel safely, please don’t worry — we will utilize whoever is there.
*Note to altar guild: church remains “battened down” — Father Dow will help set things up in this morning. No flowers, music, bulletins, etc. - this will be a "no-frills" service! Please note that all other activities set for today at Good Shepherd (Christian Ed classes, town hall meeting, etc.) remain CANCELLED.
The Rev. M. Dow Sanderson, Priest-in-Charge
Good Shepherd’s Priest-in-Charge, Father Dow Sanderson served in full-time ordained ministry for more than 31 years, retiring as Rector of Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston in June of 2017.
Still eager to be helpful in ministry, Dow made his desires known to continue serving beyond retirement to Bishop Adams, and a few weeks later, began his work here. His general schedule is three mornings a week in office, and evening meetings and pastoral calls as needed. He celebrates and preaches every Sunday and has expressed that he is delighted to be here.
Dow and his wife Fiona have two grown sons, Noah (and his wife Sarah) and Nick, all of Charleston. Dow's mom Julia has also joined them in the Good Shepherd family. Dow enjoys reading, music, and being on and in the water. He is a private pilot, and he and Fiona love flying and sightseeing over the beautiful South Carolina coast.
Leadership @ ECGS
The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
The Rev. M. Dow Sanderson
Mission Council Wardens
2018 Mission Council Members
Jo Bonnette (2020) - Home of Hope Link
Cornelia Castleman (2021) - Hospitality Chair & Link
Sandy Harvey (2021) - Liturgy and Music Link
Jane Orenstein (2021) - Pastoral Care Link
Virginia Pennington (2020) - Christian Formation Link
Janet Sachs (2019) - Administration Link
Mark Thomas (2020) - Advocacy and Justice Chair & Link
Ginga Wilder (2019) - Webmaster & Communications Link
Jeff Wolcott (2019) - Outreach Committee Chair & Link