In last month’s “Sheepskin" article, reflecting on the Roman god Janus, I wrote that now is our time to begin journeying together, I would like to comment a bit more fully on that this month, pointing to two specific ways we’ll be doing that: the “Season of Discovery” and the Invite/Welcome/Connect initiative!
We are pleased to announce our new Senior and Junior Wardens, as well as new members to the Good Shepherd Vestry, which were all elected at our Annual Meeting on January 27.
Unless sufficient additional funds are raised, paid staff positions for our Sunday Children’s Program, Youth Program, Communications Director, Business Manager, and Bookkeeper will have to be discontinued, and our music program will be reduced to only having an organist.
Welcome to the Good Book Club! We invite you to explore Christ’s redeeming love by reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans each day throughout the season of Epiphany 2019.
Do you have a no-longer-needed baby monitor (now that the squirrels are no longer in the garage)? If so, Good Shepherd could use a couple.
There is still space available for the 2019 Men’s Retreat, which will be held on February 8-9, 2019. You may sign up in the Narthex, or by clicking the button below to sign up online.
Don’t miss the last Music with a Mission concert of the season when we welcome Bennie L. Williams Spiritual Voices on Friday, February 22 at 7 pm.
Starting March 3, Elaine Oxenbury is offering a 6-week Communion instruction series during the normal Sunday school class time. It will be presented as part of the 3rd-5th grade Sunday school class, but is open to all children pre-k and above.
What does it mean to be a part of a community that at its core is bound together in Christ—in Holy love? During Fall Quest we pondered our personal relationship with God and how we can listen to God’s still, small voice in our daily lives. But we know that we were never meant to go on our journeys of faith alone.
In February, the Men’s Group will meet on February 8 & 9 (Men’s Retreat 2019) and our regular meeting on February 23rd.
A graphic representation of finances as of December 2018
Many of you may know that the month of January was named for the Roman god, Janus. He was, (according to the Wikipedia entry,) "the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings.
READING ROMANS! This Epiphany Season, the entire Episcopal Church is invited to read Paul’s Letter to the Romans. And we, at Good Shepherd will accept the invitation!
You won’t want to miss our next Music with a Mission Concert when we welcome parishioner, John Mumford and Mile High Banjos as they present an evening of Ragtime & Dixieland Jazz. The concert begins at 7 pm on Friday, January 11, so get here early for best seating.
The next date for baptisms at Good Shepherd will be at 10 am on Sunday, January 20, the Third Sunday after the Epiphany.
Good Shepherd’s annual meeting will take place on Sunday, January 27, immediately following only one scheduled worship this day at 9 am. All parishioners are invited to attend worship and the meeting that follows, and enjoy a specially prepared brunch.
Are you new to the Episcopal Church? Or, are you a long-time attendee who’s trying to remember stuff about the church learned long ago? Well, it’s time for Episcopal 101! This six-week program will cover the following topics:
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 want to thank all the parishioners who have pledged for the 2019 Capital Campaign. As of 12/26/2018 we have received 127 pledges for $344,110 for an average of $2709 per pledge.
During Christmas and the Advent season, it is easy to get swept up into our culture’s way of viewing this holiday. It is no secret that we live in a consumer-based economy, and our human nature drives us to want as much “stuff” as we can possibly get our hands on. I