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Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy (145.79K)
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Here is the booklet containing the liturgy we used for Advent wreath candle lighting on each Sunday in Advent.
Free Breakfast & Pet Blessing (222.68K)
Saturday, October 21, 2023
We had a huge, delicious country breakfast, free for everyone, and drop-in pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. It was fairly well attended, but again we were late on getting the word out and needed more personal invitations rather than, or in addition to, our print advertising. Five pets blessed and 25+ people fed.
July 2023 Church Fundraiser Dinner (236.63K)
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Here is the flyer from our 22 July 2023 picnic fundraiser. Great prices. Unfortunately, not too well attended. Limited publicity and a bit late on getting the news out.

Church Business

2023 Vestry Business 
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Minutes and additional 2023 Good Shepherd Vestry business information.
2023 Annual Meeting Brief 
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Book of Occasional Services 
Friday, December 16, 2022


2023-24 Newsletters 
Monday, September 11, 2023
Here you'll find all our "News from the Mountain Top" newsletters published in 2023. Enjoy!
2022 Newsletters 
Friday, November 18, 2022
Here you'll find all our "News from the Mountain Top" newsletters published in 2022. Enjoy!
Good Shepherd Pandemic Newsletters - 2020 
Saturday, August 8, 2020
You can find all of our 2020 Newsletters, started during the time of Coronavirus, here.

Sermons (Text as PDF)

Tim's Homilies 
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Josette's Homilies 
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Fr. Ralph's Sermons 
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Video Homilies

"Crosses" Rev Martha for 4 Lent 
Sunday, March 10, 2024
Crosses in the attic, crosses in my cart, crosses all around us, crosses in our heart. (The first 1 minute and 14 seconds of this homily is without sound :(
"Learning from Temples" Rev Deb for 3 Lent 2024 
Sunday, March 3, 2024
Temples may be beautiful but we shouldn't focus on the buildings. Our bodies are temples for the Lord. Let God dwell in our hearts. And through the grace of that indwelling, take the Good News out to the world.
"Deny Yourself, Follow Me" Tim Hall for 2 Lent 2024 
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Jesus invites us, even implores us, to take up our cross and follow him. What are the crosses we need to lift up in our lives?


Michael Sie visit - 9 July 2023 
Sunday, July 9, 2023
Here you'll find photos from The Rev Canon Michael Sie's visit at Good Shepherd on 9 July 2023, with photos from the service and reception.
Saturday, February 11, 2023