As most of your know by now, I have decided to retire from full-time ministry and retire as your Rector on May 1, and April 15 will be my last Sunday at Good Shepherd. It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been almost 13 years since I arrived in Centennial and almost 37 years that I
Over 150 people – the largest attendance in recent memory – attended the 2018 Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 28. Prior to the start of the meeting at 10:45, following the one 9 am service, attendees were treated to a delicious continental breakfast and a 2017 retrospective slide show demonstrating
. . . the program is experiencing a financial shortfall this year due to an increase in the number of prescription medications needed to support its expanded 2 week mission. Any parishioners who would like to donate to the Mission to help them deal with this . . .
You are cordially invited to join the Good Shepherd Choir as they perform with seven other Episcopal Choirs for a Hymn Festival Concert on February 11th at Christ Church Denver.
In response to the Spiritual Life Inventory that was administered to the parish last spring, several parishioners said that they are very interested in learning more about the life of prayer, but that they hadn’t found any opportunities to do this at Good Shepherd. In October a six-week video-based program
Ready for some good food, fun and fellowship!! The Men’s Group will sponsor the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at the Church in the Parish Hall on February 13th from 5-7 PM. We plan to serve all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, drinks along with a super salad bar, so that
This year, the season of Lent will start off on a “sweet” note with Ash Wednesday services scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, Valentine’s Day! Ash Wednesday is the day when we are invited to spend some time in worship reflecting on how we have fallen short in our lives and how
If you are a bluegrass and country music fan, then you won’t want to miss our next Music with a Mission concert on Friday, February 16th when we welcome local artists The Hummin’Birds. Cami and Mike
In December, Deacon Pam Stewart of St. Clare’s Ministries visited during the 10:00 a.m. service to receive a check from the Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. In turn, Pam thanked our congregation for generously supporting St. Clare’s over the years with Pumpkin Patch proceeds, volunteer hours
The much anticipated summer service trips are finalized and registration is open. Here is the information for all three trips YES is offering for 2018.
As of Sunday, January 28, we have received 160 pledges for $399,626 (Average pledge $2,498 per family unit). We are still hopeful of receiving another 8-10 pledges that will help us
As I reflect on my life, I can summarize it succinctly as a constant series of changes. Things are always changing.
From a physical perspective, the matter currently making up my body was unleashed by God,
Sunday school begins at 9:45 every Sunday. As a reminder, there is one Godly Play classroom, for children aged 3 years through 2nd grade. Grades 3, 4 and 5 are using Living the Good News, which is lectionary-based, meaning that the children are interacting with the same
In February, the Men’s Group will meet in the Parish Hall for a full breakfast on February 10th and for coffee and donuts on February 24th. Our program follows breakfast from 8 to 9 AM in the Chapel and we always stop at 9AM. Our programs in February will be from the book “Listening to
Our annual holiday food drive for Covenant Cupboard that was held in November was a huge success. Parishioners donated generously and the food items were delivered to Covenant Cupboard for distribution as part of their Thanksgiving meals.
Here are the Preliminary December financial figures:
- Operating Income: Actual Annual Operating Income of $504,912 is $20,767 over the budget of $484,155.
At the January 28 Annual Parish Meeting, three new members of the Vestry, Good Shepherd’s governing board, will be elected for three-year terms. If you would like to nominate someone to stand for election, please contact one of the members of the Vestry Nominating Committee:
The next date for baptisms at Good Shepherd will be at 10 am on Sunday, January 7, the First Sunday After the Epiphany (the Baptism of Jesus). If you have a child you would like to have baptized, please contact Fr. Craig or Kathy Hunter as soon as possible.
The Annual Parish Meeting, which will take place at 10:30 am on Sunday, January 28, is one of the most important events of our church calendar because we come together to do five significant things:
• Elect three new members of the Vestry (bios and photos of candidates will be emailed to parishioners
As many of you have heard, in November, our Bishop, Rob O’Neill, announced his plans to retire in 2018. In his announcement he called for the election of a new Bishop for the Diocese of Colorado at the annual Diocesan Convention in late October. The election of a new Bishop