Many of you will recognize “Taz", the “Tasmanian Devil”, from the old Warner Brothers Looney Toons cartoons. There’s a lot that can be said about the character, but the things I remember the most were that he could arrive in a whirlwind and eat almost anything in his path.
Throughout our clergy transition, we have spoken of how we all are the church. You and I are Good Shepherd. Well, we are part of a wider church as well – The Episcopal Church in Colorado, our diocese.
The offload of the pumpkins begins at 9 am on Saturday, October 6th. We are hoping for a huge turnout so we can get the pumpkins off the truck and onto the palettes in record time. Bring friends, family and anyone who needs community service to lend a hand.
Join us Friday, October 19th at 7 pm for our first Music with a Mission concert featuring award-winning guitarist Mark Kroos, who plays two guitar necks at the same time with a tapping technique that involves both hands fretting the strings.
Why do we need a new organ at our church?
Here are a few of the reasons that we would like to invest in a new Rodgers organ for our parish. The organ at Good Shepherd is 35 years old. (Imagine using a computer that is that age!!!)
On December 2nd, our Good Shepherd choir, guest soloists, a small orchestra, and organ will present "Magnificat" by Buxtehude. It is in three short sections and will be presented as part of the regular worship that day during the 10:00 a.m. service.
Many thanks to the parishioners who volunteered their time and musical talents, in order to enrich our worship services this summer!
These include our ensembles -- MorningSong and EveningSong, our adult choir and women's ensemble, and the Black Sheep choir.
How the program works:
When you pay $25 for a reloadable King Soopers or Safeway grocery card, it is your $25 to spend at the store -- it is not a fee you are paying.
We have received 28 pledges from individuals/ families for a total of $31,800. Even though we are short of our initial goal of raising $60,000 to completely pay off our mortgage, the good news is that we are roughly $32,000 closer to being debt free.
Our 2019 Stewardship Campaign, “Hope Grows Here”, will officially kick off on Sunday, November 4th , with a special celebration we call “Commitment Sunday.” On this day we will celebrate the future of Good Shepherd by submitting our pledges for 2019 and uniting in fellowship after all three services. We plan to have a breakfast after the 7:45 am service, a light lunch after the 10 am service, and surprise treats after the 6 pm service.
This month’s Vestry devotion is submitted by Vestry member Chris Hall.
Recently some Good Shepherd members and I spent a Saturday attending a seminar at St. Gabriel’s Church. The Seminar was to learn about the Invite Welcome Connect (IWC) ministry. The purpose is to help congregations like Good Shepherd’s grow by assessing and improving how they Invite, Welcome and Connect community members to their church.
Join us Sunday October 28th from 11-1 pm at the Pumpkin Patch for the Fall Family Carnival! There will be face painting, carnival games, a hot chocolate bar, and much more. Family fun for all ages, invite your friends and family!
Godly Play and Route 52: Grow up in Christ are the two offerings for children on Sunday mornings, beginning at 9:45 am. Please note that if you are running late, kids are always welcome, so come on down when you arrive at church!
The 2019 Men’s Retreat will be held on February 8-9, 2019. The title for this year’s retreat will be “Leading Men in the Episcopal Church into Future Men’s and Youth Ministry”. We are delighted to have Mr. Jeffrey Butcher, President of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew as our leader and speaker.
In October, the Men’s Group will meet on October 13th and October 27th. We’ll meet in the parish hall for a full breakfast on October 13th at 7:30 am and there again for a light breakfast on October 27th at 7:30 am. A short program follows breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 am in the Chapel, with our meetings ending generally at 9:00 am.
Here are the August Financial figures:
Operating Income: Actual Year-to-Date Operating Income of $265,022 is $21,446 under the budget of $286,468.
Have you noticed we are growing as a congregation? Not necessarily in numbers, but in taking on more responsibilities at Good Shepherd. When Fr. Craig left, he gifted each vestry member with a manual of all the things that he does to keep Good Shepherd running. Things such as turning off lights,
If you’ve been listening to the prayers of the church each Sunday, you know we’ve been praying for those who will select a new Bishop for Colorado and a new Priest for our church. Now, you can do more than pray, you can help with the choice. Three Priests have gone through
Good Shepherd routinely supports outside organizations that serve the poor or needy. You may often hear of St. Francis Center, Covenant Cupboard, or St. Clare’s Ministries in conversation or in the weekly bulletin, but perhaps you haven’t visited or learned firsthand about their missions. Over the course of September, the church will provide opportunities for
It's hard to believe that we are embarking on the fourth season of our Music with a Mission Concert Series. Thanks to all of you who once again contributed to our cause. Your efforts have enabled us to land a great lineup of artists this year, ranging in style from opera to ragtime, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.