Have you ever wondered about the backgrounds of, or the language/imagery in, some of our favorite Christmas Carols? Join us for a three-session dive into several centuries of those carols, with each week standing on its own, and NO preparation is required! Part of our Faith Forum series.
A different kind of Advent calendar to try this year
Most Advent calendars are about receiving little gifts; this one is about giving instead. Click the title above for steps to make your Reverse Advent Calendar, and don’t miss the blessing of the gifts at Covenant Cupboard on December 28th!
The 2019 Men’s Retreat will be held on February 8-9, 2019. The title for this year’s retreat will be “Leading Men in the Episcopal Church into Future Men’s and Youth Ministry.” We are delighted to have Mr. Jeffrey Butcher, President of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew as our leader and speaker.
We are inviting parents and grandparents of children and youth to join us for a Family Happy Hour on December 9 from 4-5:30 pm. This will be a chance for parents/grandparents to connect with other families in our community, discuss family-friendly service opportunities, spiritual resources and other family-centered programming.
On Sunday, December 9th, Ann Fleming, the diocesan Missioner for Transition Ministry & Congregational Development, will join us at 9 am to Commission Fr. Gary as Good Shepherd’s Priest-in-Charge. We are charting our way into the future, and we want “all hands on deck”! So there will only be ONE COMBINED SERVICE on the 9th — at 9:00 am! (Get it? Just 9 on the 9th!).
At the start of what promises to be a busy holiday season, we invite you to stop, take a breath, and begin the day with contemplative time on Saturday December 8 in our St. Francis Chapel. There will be “drop-in” hours, from 9 am to noon, allowing you to join us when can, and stay for as long as you want.
You are cordially invited to join The Good Shepherd choir, guest soloists and orchestra, as we present "Magnificat" by Dieterich Buxtehude. This incredible piece of music will be presented in three short sections as part of our regular worship on Sunday, December 2, during the 10:00 a.m. service.
The Good Shepherd tradition of buying Christmas gifts for children in need continues with our annual Angel Tree gift donations to Covenant Cupboard. Gift donations are being accepted through Sunday, December 2, and can be placed under the Christmas tree in the Parish Hall.
We’ve picked a few choice moments from favorite operas and American musicals to illustrate the ups, downs, and all-around magic of love. This delectable pastiche features a romantic duo and dynamic pianist from the continue reading . . .
Join us for our first Music with a Mission Concert of the season which will feature guitarist Mark Kroos, who plays two guitar necks at the same time with a tapping technique that involves both hands fretting the strings. Continue reading . . .
Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry will provide traditional Thanksgiving items to families on Nov 16th. Good Shepherd is soliciting contributions of non-perishable items for this popular distribution. This is the busiest day of the year and CCFP typically serves almost 200 families. Continue reading . . .
Each year, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church brings in thousands of pumpkins for sale in a fun, family-friendly setting, to raise funds for area programs for the homeless and hungry. Come to the Pumpkin Patch to shop for pumpkins, enjoy good fellowship, and support this ministry. All proceeds from pumpkin sales go directly to five area organizations that serve the homeless and hungry right in Centennial.
The pumpkins for our annual Pumpkin Patch will be arriving via truck from New Mexico on Saturday, October 6th at 9 am. Join us for a morning of fun offloading an 18-wheeler full of thousands of pumpkins, fire brigade style! Easy and fun, and afterward, enjoy a hot dog lunch. Students may earn community service hours for this event.
Youth and Children's Service followed by a brunch provided by the youth group in the parish hall. Please come eat and listen to the youth share the impact that service trips and retreats have made for them. All brunch proceeds will go towards youth service trips and retreats, a love offering will be taken at brunch.
Volunteer and learn more about St. Francis Center in downtown Denver. You will join Karin Elsen, Good Shepherd Vestry member, and other Episcopalians who have made up the “Third Saturday Crew” for over a decade. Volunteers will assist guests selecting clothing, re-stocking the clothing room, and assisting guests with mail and storage.
This event is part of our Service September activities. Join us at Covenant Cupboard (children are welcome!) to help sort the donated food collected during Good Shepherd’s in-gathering earlier in September. Prior to sorting, a tour of the facility will be provided. Covenant Cupboard is located at 5400 South Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
This evening at St. Clare's will offer a “Walk in Their Shoes” Food Tasting and special musical concert by “Never on Sunday.” Location is at St. Peter & St. Mary Church, 126 W. 2nd Ave. Denver, CO 80223.
Help us collect healthy, packaged snacks and other non-perishable food items to be donated to Covenant Cupboard. Healthy snacks may include: dried fruit, Nature Valley granola bars, protein bars (Cliff Bars, KIND Bars, etc.), pretzels, snack mix, fruit snacks (made with fruit juice), etc.
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 and Bonfils needs thousands of donors each . . . continue reading
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 (9:00 am to noon) at the outdoor gardens and labyrinth. Come join us for a summer spiritual refresher! . . . continue reading
Spring Clean-Up Day will be Saturday, June 9, from 9 am to 12 noon. We will work inside and outside the church. Families are welcome! Stay for an hour, or for the morning, whatever is possible. We will get the building and grounds ready for an exciting church picnic on Sunday, June 24. We will be producing a church video that day, with the help of the Communications Director from the Office of the Bishop.
Good Shepherd parishioners, family and friends will be walking again this year at beautiful Sloan’s Lake Park to raise awareness and funding for brain tumor research. There is no registration fee for those under age 18. Adults 18 and older - $25 register registration fee. Continue Reading . . .
Please join us as we honor and thank The Rev. Craig MacColl for his spiritual leadership throughout the last 13 years on Saturday, April 7th from 4 to 6 pm in the parish hall. We will be serving hors d’oeuvres along with wine and non-alcoholic punch. Continue Reading . . .
The Easter Vigil service is the most ancient liturgy in the Christian Church and is the first celebration of Easter. Music will be led by EveningSong, our contemporary music group. The service begins outside underneath the entryway at 8 pm with the lighting of the "Easter Fire," and the procession . . . Continue reading
Services at 12 noon and 7 pm
Good Friday is the day when we commemorate Jesus' suffering and death on the Cross. For many, it is a day to fast and to set aside time for worship and prayer - time to reflect on our Lord's suffering and his victory over death. Continue reading . . .
5:45 pm Soup Supper, Readings and Sermon in the Parish Hall
Foot Washing Service Begins at 7:00 pm in Parish Hall
During a meal on this night, which is usually referred to as "The Last Supper," Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment of love - to love one another as Jesus . . . Continue reading . . .
Over the years, Juice O'The Barley has established itself as one of the most sought after purveyors of Irish pub music in Colorado. Taking its name from a well-known--and much consumed--Irish beverage, THE JUICE performs contemporary versions of pub classics, . . . continue reading