As my May 1 retirement date looms, I want to share some thoughts with you about my 13 years as your Rector, about what I will be doing when I leave Good Shepherd, and about some church protocol that applies to Episcopal clergy when they retire.
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Please join the Good Shepherd Vestry at a special congregational meeting at 7:00pm, April 10. Since the first meetings we held, we have additional information from the Office of the Bishop about the number of vacancies in parishes
As we collectively inch closer to Fr. Craig’s retirement, I want to share some of the work that has been going on in the background. Clergy transitions typically follow a distinct set of stages. These stages include Loss, Preparation, The Search, Call & Start, Adjustment and Re-visioning. Although Fr. Craig has not yet retired, I’m sure many of you have
Last fall, Good Shepherd experimented with the Sunday morning worship schedule in order to create more time in between the two Sunday morning services for our different music groups to rehearse. The first Sunday service was moved from 7:45 am to 7:30 am, and the second service was moved from
Just a reminder that the Outreach Committee has started a new, ongoing ingathering project. We are asking parishioners to contribute, whenever they can, individual-size toiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.), for donation to the Rose Andom Center and to St. Clare’s. If you are at the
Mark your calendar today for our upcoming 2018 Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 24th. The Grow Team is working hard along with the Men’s Group to plan some special recognitions and fun activities during the event, so stay tuned for more information as the date draws closer.
One of the Quiet Ministries at Good Shepherd is the Prayer Shawl Ministry. This Ministry was originally started by Betty Shatwell and has been carried on by Marcia Poirier. Betty felt this was something she could do and felt very strongly about the power of Prayer and the use of
Several months ago, parishioner Claire Chomiak and her husband, Allen, retired to the area from New Jersey, and Claire offered to create greeting cards using her own photographs, and to donate the proceeds to the St. Francis Center, the Episcopal homeless day-center in downtown
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 Sam Arthur. Sam is completing his final year on the
As of last week, we have received 161 pledges for $404,901 (Average pledge $2,499/ family). The Stewardship Committee is “Asking” that individuals or families that have not filled out a Pledge card for 2018 consider doing so. This may be new families, families that
This summer many of our youth are going on local, national, and global service trips with Young Episcopalians in Service. Summer service trips are an excellent way for our young people to expand their human
April 1 is Easter and we do not offer Sunday School this day in order to allow all children aged 3 years and older to attend a church service and worship our Risen Lord as a family. An Easter Egg hunt in the church “back yard” (weather permitting) will begin immediately following the 9:15
St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Cherry Hills Village held their annual workday on February 17th and invited Good Shepherd to join them. The beauty of this work day is that the people of St. Gabriel’s plan the day and the only thing the Good Shepherd people need to do is show up
In April, the Men’s Group will meet in the parish hall for a full breakfast on April 14th at 7:30AM and there again for a light breakfast on April 28th at 7:30AM. Our program follows breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00AM in the Chapel and we generally stop at 9:00AM.
Here are the February financial figures:
- Operating Income: Actual YTD Operating Income of $74,253 is $13,856 under the budget of $60,397.
The month of March will be an important time in the life of the congregation when I will be working with church leaders to create a transition plan in preparation for my retirement on May 1. To help me with this process I have appointed a Transition Committee consisting of our Senior Warden Shane Jones, our Junior Warden, Nora Earnest, former Seniors Wardens Randy
The Outreach Committee is excited to announce a new collection opportunity with the Rose Andom Center. Susie Street, a parishioner and a new member of the Vestry, approached the Outreach Committee at the end of 2017 to ask if we would consider taking
First of all, we’d like to thank all of the parishioners at Good Shepherd for the generous donations to our Souper Sunday ingathering for Covenant Cupboard which was held at the beginning of February.
Set forth below, a bit belatedly, is a schedule of Outreach Committee planned activities for the
Many of us live super-busy lives and the stress takes a toll on our physical, emotional and spiritual health. However, studies have shown the value of quiet activities, such as meditation and prayer, in reducing the effects of stress and in finding peace.
To help with this cause, Good Shepherd’s