Some of us may remember when the musical Godspell first came out (1971). Some of us may have acted in it (or seen it performed) in high school or college. Some of us may have had (or still have) an old vinyl LP of the soundtrack. But I would imagine few of us would remember that the song Day by Day . . .
Although we have already started our Lenten Adult Education program, The Way of Love, it’s not too late to join us for the remaining sessions in the series.
The Lent Quiet Morning, scheduled for April 6 between 9 am and noon, will feature an unstructured meditation using photos of the Stations of the Cross Shrine in San Luis, Colorado.
If you have not had a chance to fill out this important survey, you will still have a chance to give your feedback after service on April 7, or go to https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4881599/USCVS-2019-Worshiper-Episcopal-Diocese-of-Colorado to fill it out online.
Good Shepherd offers several services during Holy Week which provide a liturgical experience of the last days of Jesus' earthly life, as well as the time and events leading up to his resurrection which we celebrate on Easter Day. Join us for one, several or all of these special services.
This Holy Week, we will offer an opportunity to engage in the centuries’ old “pilgrimage” known as the “Stations of the Cross” . . . but with a difference!
Each year Good Shepherd holds an all-night prayer vigil immediately following our Maundy Thursday service during Holy Week. You can be part of this tradition by signing up in the Narthex, or by emailing our parish administrator, Kathy Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Friday after Easter, April 26 at 7:00 p.m., you are invited to hear a concert of pop/Broadway/folk music, etc., by our choirs, guest singers, and guest instrumentalists.
The Outreach Committee is currently in the midst of discussions about whether the Pumpkin Patch should continue at Good Shepherd. As with many activities, there will come a time when it runs its course, and reaches a point of diminishing returns. As we are trying to make that decision, we would welcome input from the Congregation.
We wanted to share the fact that we have about $40,000 toward the goal of $65,000 for the organ. As you know, the organ continues to be inadequate, limiting what our organist and choir can accomplish musically.
Are you a Facebook junkie? Or, do you fall somewhere between “I have an account, but never use it”, to “I don’t do social media”? Whether we like it or not, Social Media is here to stay, and is a valuable tool to attract new members.
The annual Church Picnic will be held at the Church on May 19, 2019 immediately following the second service, from 11:30 am to about 1:30 pm.
In order to have an abundance of eggs, we are asking families to donate plastic eggs filled with individually wrapped treats or small stickers. There is also a need this year for bags of small candy or a collection of small stickers that I can use to fill plastic eggs.
Did you know that the Episcopal Church in Colorado hosts several summer camps each year at Cathedral Ridge? Here is a look at the camps they are offering this summer!
The key factor for our 2019 budget will be that we can maintain our pledges and keep them current. This successful Supplemental Stewardship Campaign has allowed us to maintain staff in eleven areas and we hope this will help us as we grow both spiritually and in numbers.
In April, the Men’s Group will meet on April 13 & 27. We’ll meet in the parish hall for a full breakfast on April 13 at 7:30 am and there again for a light breakfast on April 27 at 7:30 am.
A graphic representation of our finances.
Most of us know the old “joke” suggested in the picture: "An optimist sees the glass as half-full. A pessimist sees it half-empty. (And an engineer sees the glass twice as large as it needs to be.)” That joke, in my mind,
We continue to move forward in our “Season of Discovery”!
• The timeline is up, and people are filling in the butcher paper with comments and events! But there’s always more that can be said. For example, as I write this,
Get ready for some good food, fun and fellowship!! The Men’s Group will sponsor the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at the Church in the Parish Hall on March 5th from 5-7 pm.