As you know from Transition communications, the Good Shepherd Vestry will receive the name of an initial candidate who the Bishop believes would be a good fit to be appointed as our Priest-in-Charge. A confidential in-person interview of the candidate will then be arranged with the entire Vestry.
Karin Elsen recently attended national Episcopal Church meetings and the General Convention in Austin, TX. Here are her thoughts:
I attended as a United Thank Offering (UTO) representative and at the meeting of Episcopal Church Women (ECW). It was my first time there and I am profoundly grateful.
For our next meditative Quiet Morning and Labyrinth Walk, we are traveling a short distance south to The Sanctuary Center in Sedalia. We will be spending the morning (9:30 am to noon) at the outdoor gardens and labyrinth. Come join us for a summer spiritual refresher!
Bonfils Bloodmobile will be at Good Shepherd on Sunday, August 5th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to volunteer and give back to your community. The need for blood is constant
Do you work for a company that has a heart for helping non-profit organizations? If so, we’d like to ask that you help us connect with the person at your company that might be interested in a Corporate Sponsorship for our Music with a Mission Concert Series. According to a 2013
This is a follow-up to my newsletter article last month regarding our Capital “Ask” to pay off our remaining debt. Two issues have come up in the last month that I would like to call your attention to. Our Capital “Ask” campaign is during the month of August, and you should have received information on the campaign in the mail. In case you did not, the letter and pledge card we sent out are located on the visitor and newcomers table in the hallway.
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…yet.
How can we glorify God? We do so by singing, serving, building relationships, praising, spreading the good word, listening and sharing our gifts. We thank Him for all the beauty that surrounds us, too. I am thankful that every week, Shunila Rae and I are blessed by selecting and arranging the amazing flowers that adorn the altar.
This picture shows a Good Shepherd Pumpkin in the first stages of its life, soaking up the sun and taking in lots of water to help it grow to maturity. Our pumpkins are grown on the Navajo Reservation near Farmington, New Mexico, just waiting to get big enough to send to us this fall. We work with a company called Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers out of Greensboro NC.
September is coming and soon it will be time to resume our monthly dinner get-togethers. Hungry Flock meets monthly in various member’s homes for food and conversation. It is open to all adults, single and in relationships, and older teens who think that an
The handbell choir will be resuming in just over a month after our relaxing summer break. Two teenagers, doing what they insist on doing, have graduated from high school and are on their way to college. That leaves us with 3-4 openings (we need more than the 2 replacement ringers so we can totally fill
Recent activities included participating in the Denver Brain Tumor Walk in early June, and serving dinner at St. Clare’s in mid-June. For the second year in a row, the committee organized participation by the “Good Shepherd Sheep Walkers” in the Denver Brain Tumor
Susan Jones is the St. Clare’s Ministries Coordinator for Good Shepherd. She also serves as the Chair of their Board of Directors in 2018.
I restarted my life five years ago. I was divorced after a long marriage, sold my family home, rented a condo, and started a new job all in July 2013. I began my journey to rediscover myself, and I continue on that journey even today. I was fortunate to find Good Shepherd
This month’s Vestry devotion is submitted by our Senior Warden, Shane Jones.
 Don’t Trust Your “Feelings”
The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? – Jeremiah 17:9
God has woven emotions into the core of our beings. We are not to
Your Stewardship Committee has decided to work again this year with Church Development out of Kansas City for the format we will use for our 2019 Stewardship Campaign. Our Theme for 2019 will be “Hope Grows Here,” which we consider to be very appropriate as we move into
This past week five of our Good Shepherd youth had the privilege of serving on the Denver JUICE trip. JUICE stands for Justice: Urban, Immersive, Cooperative, Experience. The overarching goal of the trip was to learn about poverty, homelessness, and injustice in our city, and to offer an experience that combines service and outreach with education and advocacy.
Sunday school begins at 9:00 am every Sunday, with the Sunday morning Worship service also starting at 9:00 am through September 2, 2018. Two service times will again be offered starting September 9 (7:45 & 10:00 am with Sunday school starting at 9:45 am)
n August, the Men’s Group will meet on August 11th and the 25th. We’ll meet in the parish hall for a full breakfast on August 11th at 7:30 AM and there again for a light breakfast on August 25th 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 June Financial figures:
Operating Income: Actual YTD Operating Income of $213,978 is $2,307 under the budget of $216,285.
Operating Expenses: Actual YTD Operating Expenses of $218,887 are $8,650 under the YTD budget of $227,537.
The Vestry has been working since May on gathering input from members of the congregation in order to develop the "Needs Assessment" document, which was submitted to the Office of the Bishop on 6/19. At congregational input meetings, members of the congregation were asked to consider specific questions related to what they value about Good Shepherd; how