Begin Lent, marking your mortal nature, with the sign of ashes. Ash Wednesday services at Good Shepherd will be held at 7 am, noon and 7 pm.
During Lent (and the beginning of Easter), we will delve into "The Way of Love”. Championed by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, "The Way of Love is a way of life.
"Be Afwaid, be vewy vewy Afwaid! Youth Sunday’s a-comin’!"— Elmer Fudd
NOT! — Fr. Gary (who remembers that Elmer Fudd was . . . . a fuddy-duddy!)
We are pleased to begin our celebration of “Fifth Sundays” in 2019 with two special services planned on Sunday, March 31. The 10 am service that day will highlight our Youth and Children, and we are very excited to also offer a Service of Healing at 6 pm.
As I mentioned in my sermon on February 10, all the parishes and missions in the diocese are asked to administer the "U.S. Congregational Vitality Survey" on March 31st.
Over 200 people attended our last Music with a Mission Concert on Friday, February 22, despite a terrible snow storm which came through the Front Range that evening. The concert, which featured Bennie L. Williams Spiritual Voices raised over $1,800 for our mission partner, Colorado Haiti Project (CHP).
As of mid-January our New Organ Fund has had wonderful support from the Good Shepherd community. Over 60 families have donated and the total is at almost $40,000 of the $65,000 that we need to raise.
Here’s a look at what’s happening in your church regarding internal and external communication.
Ashes to Go – That’s right, we are taking our ashes on the road!
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which we hold on Easter Sunday, continues. In order to have an abundance of eggs, we are asking families to donate plastic eggs filled with individually wrapped treats or small stickers.
Join us March 31st at 10 am as the children and the youth take over the service. They will be shaking things up with contemporary jams, a video sermon, and more. You won't want to miss it!
For the Supplemental Campaign we received 69 Supplemental Pledges and seven new pledges, all totaling $69,817. A great response to our Supplemental Campaign.
We had 30 men on the retreat representing five churches in the High Plains Region and a representative from the staff of the Office of the Bishop.
The topic on March 9 will be a general conversation with the Men’s Group covering new members to the group, new programs to be considered and new activities the group may want to undertake.
A graphic representation of our finances.
In last month’s “Sheepskin" article, reflecting on the Roman god Janus, I wrote that now is our time to begin journeying together, I would like to comment a bit more fully on that this month, pointing to two specific ways we’ll be doing that: the “Season of Discovery” and the Invite/Welcome/Connect initiative!
We are pleased to announce our new Senior and Junior Wardens, as well as new members to the Good Shepherd Vestry, which were all elected at our Annual Meeting on January 27.
Unless sufficient additional funds are raised, paid staff positions for our Sunday Children’s Program, Youth Program, Communications Director, Business Manager, and Bookkeeper will have to be discontinued, and our music program will be reduced to only having an organist.
Welcome to the Good Book Club! We invite you to explore Christ’s redeeming love by reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans each day throughout the season of Epiphany 2019.
Do you have a no-longer-needed baby monitor (now that the squirrels are no longer in the garage)? If so, Good Shepherd could use a couple.
There is still space available for the 2019 Men’s Retreat, which will be held on February 8-9, 2019. You may sign up in the Narthex, or by clicking the button below to sign up online.