From the Rector: Stewardship, a Time to Think about what Really Matters

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a Stanford University alumni event (my wife, Ann, is an alumus) and to hear the new President, Marc Tessier-Lavigne speak to a group of 200 alumni from the Denver area. I have heard a lot of speeches by high school principals, and college and university presidents, and I have to say I was impressed. 

Children's Happenings: Basement Nears Completion; Pumpkin Patch is a Fun Occasion for the Whole Family!

The basement renovation is nearing completion and we hope to re-dedicate the space on either October 15 or 22!  A huge additional thanks to Dave Mathews for doing some wall repairs, and to Marge Pegula for installing the baseboards downstairs, adding finishing touches to the sink area, and donating art work, which she made herself, to add to the ambiance of the space!

Men's Group Meetings in October

In October, the Men’s group will meet on October 14th and 28th.    We will meet for a full breakfast on October 14th in the Parish Hall at 7:30 AM and for coffee and donuts on October 28th.  Our program follows breakfast from 8 to 9 AM in the Chapel and we always stop at 9 AM.  Our programs in October will be from the book “Meeting Jesus”.  In October, we will be doing two sessions “Jesus the Puzzling King” and “Jesus the Prophet”.

August Financial Report

Here are the August financial figures:  

Operating Income: Actual YTD Operating Income of $320,075 is $12,333 over the budget of $307,742.    
Operating Expenses:  Actual YTD Operating Expenses of $316,707 are $1,712 under the YTD budget of $318,419.
Net Income/Loss:  For the first eight months of the fiscal year, we had a net gain of $3,368, compared to a budgeted loss of $10,677.   

Volunteer Workshop: How to Find Your Passion and Get Involved (and avoid burnout!)

You are invited to Service September, an entire month devoted to getting involved at Good Shepherd through education and service.  Over the course of the month, the church will offer global programming, educational opportunities pertaining to volunteerism, Ministry Fairs, and opportunities to collaborate with neighboring churches.  
Please mark your calendars: