Did you know you don’t have to be in a church building to hold Eucharist? Follow in Jesus’ steps and have a meal with friends and then celebrate the Eucharist…. Fr. Gary and the Transition Team are pleased to try out a new idea: house masses hosted by parishioners in their homes.
Come one, come all to our annual Church Picnic which will be held at the Church on the back lawn on May 19, 2019 immediately following the second service, from 11:30 AM to about 1:30 PM. We will have activities and games for children including a bounce house and face painting.
On Saturday, May 18th, the Episcopal Church in Colorado will celebrate an historic event, the consecration of the Rev. Kym Lucas as Colorado’s eleventh diocesan bishop. It will be an exciting day, and one which many Episcopalians would like to witness!
Join us for a special evening of music in our sanctuary featuring Good Shepherd musicians and guest soloists. This concert includes The Good Shepherd Choir, The Black Sheep Men’s Choir, The Good Shepherd Bell Choir, instrumentalists and vocal soloists. A great way to spend a Friday evening, so bring a friend along.
Join us as we will gather at Frontier Ranch in beautiful Buena Vista for this 3 day retreat featuring powerful speakers, interactive small group time, an engaging band, and plenty of community-building activities to help foster spiritual growth throughout the weekend and beyond.
Set aside some quiet time on Saturday, April 6, to reflect on the meaning of Lent and prepare for Holy Week, as well as to renew your spirit for the coming Easter season. This quiet morning will be from 9 am to noon in the intimacy of our Chapel, and will feature the Stations of the Cross, meditation and renewal of spirit.
Join us in the intimate setting of our Chapel for a service of Healing & Renewal at 6 pm on Sunday, March 31. This service will feature soft, mindful music, a time for meditation and reflection, and you will be given the opportunity (if you choose) to be anointed with oil as you receive healing prayers. Bring your prayer requests and come with an open heart to receive all God has planned for you.
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! This service is the first in a series of special “5th Sundays” services which will celebrate and showcase the young people of Good Shepherd.
Join us for this seven week adult education program offered both Sunday mornings at 9 am and Monday evenings at 7 pm. We will delve into "The Way of Love”, championed by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, "The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It's a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.