The month of May is a natural time of transition. Students graduate from high school; homeowners prepare their homes for sale; brides make last minute decisions as wedding season begins. Regardless of the transition, preparation is essential. Students may spend months visiting universities or
Dear People of Good Shepherd:
Here is a prayer we have written together from the index cards that were submitted at the Transition Prayer Station. It is our Common Creative Prayer, composed of many voices. In this prayer, we express to God our hopes, dreams and wishes for Good Shepherd, and thank Him
Dear People of Good Shepherd:
We know that our church has a heart for outreach and generous giving. Our giving heritage includes the Rector’s Discretionary Fund which addresses the immediate needs of the church and wider community, including alms-giving to the poor and homeless for items such as food
Exciting things are happening at Good Shepherd as we move forward with the process of calling our Priest in Charge! This is a time for us to come together as a parish – to discern our wants, to discover who we are, and if nothing else, to have others to connect with in the process of change.
Everyone at Good Shepherd loves our annual Pumpkin Patch, and part of our responsibility as parishioners is to spread the news of our patch to the community. Last year our patch was voted #5 on the Kids Out and About Website for best things to do with kids. Votes are now
Pumpkin Patch 2018 is coming!! Mark your calendars now for the fun, family friendly offload scheduled for 9 am Saturday, October 6th. Last year we were able to give our 5 outreach partners $2680 each. Tina Hubbard and Sally VanWelden have agreed to co-chair the Pumpkin Patch for 2018. However, if Good Shepherd wants to continue
In reflecting on the devastating impact of brain tumors to our parish family - past and present – we have chosen to serve those who have been stricken both inside and outside Good Shepherd by joining
Mark your calendars and join us Saturday, June 9th for our Spring Clean-Up Day which will be held from 9 am to noon. All members are invited to help us, and we will have many different jobs available both inside and outside the church. Families are welcome! Stay for an hour, or for the
Last Sunday I attended a transition meeting and one of the questions posed was, “What do you most value about Good Shepherd?” As our Music with a Mission coordinator, I was so proud to hear so many people talk about how much they value our concert series. Many people mentioned the obvious benefits
To all those choir singers and "shower" singers in the congregation,
Here's a great way to sing your praise to the Lord. Come and sing in our once-a-month Summer Choir. No requirements, any age group, youth to seniors.
Exciting things are on the horizon for this year’s Church Picnic! We will all come together for one worship service on Sunday, June 24th, beginning at 9 am, and then enjoy our Parish Picnic immediately following the service at 10:30 am. There will be no 6 pm service for this one Sunday.
The Jamaica Medical/Dental/Vision Mission through the continued generous support of Good Shepherd completed two very successful missions, Feb 23– Mar 3, 2018 and Mar 2-10, 2018. Two mission teams totaling 46 dedicated volunteers travelled from the USA, Canada, and Jamaica to provide quality primary medical care, dental examinations, dental extractions,
The Jamaica 2018 Medical and Dental trip was a huge success. It is time to start sewing for Jamaica 2019. There are baskets of precut fabrics and instruction sheets on the table in the hallway. Samples are available to examine. If you don’t have “cording” available to
Each month, Good Shepherd’s Vestry meetings begin with a devotion offered by a Vestry member, and, for the past year, we have been including these devotions in the Sheepskin. This month’s Vestry devotion is submitted by Deb Sampson. Deb is completing her second year on
Quite often, when we think about stewardship we immediately think about money. In reality, stewardship involves everything we do at Good Shepherd which includes Time, Talent, and Treasure. Whether it involves our paid staff, our volunteers, our Sunday worship, our outreach,
We had a wonderful spring retreat weekend! Check out a photo slideshow of our time by clicking here.
Sunday school begins downstairs at 9:45 every Sunday. Throughout the summer months, the combined Godly Play classroom (for children aged 3 years through 2nd grade) will focus on the Parables. On June 3, the presentation will be The Talents, followed by The Good Shepherd on June 10, a Father’s Day group time on June 17 and The Lost Sheep/Lost Coin on June 24.
The Cursillo retreat for this year will be held on November 2-4 at our Church Camp and Conference Center, Cathedral Ridge. If you have never been to Cathedral Ridge it is about 20 miles east of Colorado Springs and about 5 miles north of Woodland Park on Highway 67 or about 1 ½ hours from our Church. The leaders for this Cursillo will be Jane Owens and
n June, the Men’s Group will meet on June 9th and the 23rd. We’ll meet in the parish hall for a full breakfast on June 9th at 7:30 am and there again for a light breakfast on June 23rd at 7:30 am. We have a short program following breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 am in the Chapel and we generally end at 9:00 am.
Here are the April financial figures:
Operating Income: Actual YTD Operating Income of $156,123 is $11,344 over the budget of $144,779.
Operating Expenses: Actual YTD Operating Expenses of $162,593 are $2,908 under the YTD budget of $165,501.