It’s not too late to take part in “Discipleship: Explore Your Life With God,” Good Shepherd’s fall, small group program. This six-week series will feature a new video program titled “Hazardous Saints, Christians Risking All, Changing Everything,” presented by Episcopal priest and General Seminary professor, C.K. Robertson.
Every year, on the Sunday closest to the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, Good Shepherd invites parishioners to bring their pets to church to receive a special blessing. This year's Pet Blessing will be on Sunday, October 1, at 2:00 pm.
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.
Kip Travis and I are serving as the co-chairs of Good Shepherd’s 2018 Stewardship Committee and we are excited to announce the key dates and some of the components of the 2018 campaign.
The key dates for this year’s campaign are:
1. Annual 2018 Stewardship Kick-Off Sunday - October 8
2. Consecration Sunday (Turn in Pledge Cards} - November 5
Pumpkin Patch time has arrived! The offload of the pumpkins begins at 9 am on October 7th. We are hoping for a huge turnout so we can get the pumpkins off the truck and onto the palettes in record time. Bring friends, family and anyone who needs community service to lend a hand. A free hot dog lunch
The third season kicks off on Friday, October 20th with a classical concert featuring our very own Dr. Stephen Fiess and the music of two great Classical composers – Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt – both of whom wrote music that is beloved the world over. Dr. Fiess is well
This month’s Vestry meditation comes from Ron Juhl. Ron recently retired after a 30-plus year career as a United Airlines pilot. At Good Shepherd, Ron oversees the interior of our church building and over the past three months has been in charge of our basement renovation project. He and his wife Patti live in Centennial.
A few quick updates from the Outreach Committee:
1. Having just finished the Ministry Celebration reminds us that we should always be letting people know that we would love to have new members on the Outreach Committee. Committee meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 7:30, in the Chapel. New ideas are
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!
Each year Good Shepherd welcomes many families and individuals, and, in order to help orient newcomers to the parish, we invite anyone who has visited the congregation during the past several months to attend a newcomer coffee in the chapel/conference room immediately following the 10:00 am service on Sunday, October 29.
All Saints Sunday, November 5, at the 10:00 am service, will be the next date for baptisms at Good Shepherd. For parents and godparents of children being baptized on that day, a baptism class will be scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday, November 4.
Thank you to the members and friends who contributed their talents to our worship at Good Shepherd this past summer! Special thanks to Carl Algermissen, Don Clark, Rosemary Downs, Trish Hartman, Emma Laskarzewski, Steve Ropa, and Neal Wegener, for their beautiful solos. Also
Fall is here, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than out at the Pumpkin patch playing carnival games with a cup of hot chocolate! That is exactly what we are offering Sunday, October 15th from 12-3 pm.
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”.
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.
Today we ask for your prayers for Houston and towns affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. As the storm continues, we remember that just a short time ago in 2013, we had catastrophic flooding along Colorado's Front Range from Colorado Springs north to Fort Collins, with Boulder County experiencing the most significant damage.
Join us at Good Shepherd September 10 directly following the 10 am service (around 11:15 am) for an all-ages program of education and service to learn about, serve, and pray for local refugees.
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:
In September, Good Shepherd will be focusing on volunteer ministry and opportunities for service in our church community by bringing back two Ministry Fairs on Sunday, September 17 and 24.
We are only a month away from this year’s Good Shepherd Pumpkin Patch, which runs from October 7 - October 31. The Pumpkin Patch is our annual outreach fundraiser where many thousands of dollars are raised each year to support several organizations in the Denver community that support the homeless and the hungry.