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Rector Search Update: November 19, 2019

Dear Good Shepherd family: In this season of giving thanks, I am particularly grateful for Good Shepherd and all the blessings it brings to my family. I am grateful for the friends young and old we have made through the parish. I am grateful for the steadfast faith and calm presence of Stanford, Kathy, Dean, […]

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Rector Search Update: October 24, 2019

Dear parish friends: This month, Good Shepherd continues to buzz with activity – and I hope you have been able to join the fun. Perhaps you enjoyed the fall festival and award-winning chili last weekend at Hillside Sunday as we celebrated the growing ministry of Hillside Early Childhood Center. Maybe your furry friend is feeling […]

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Rector Search Update: September 24, 2019

Dear parish friends: Fall greetings! I hope that you are all enjoying the kickoff of the program year at Good Shepherd as much as my family and I are. My husband and I were inspired by Dr. Catherine Meeks’ words at last Sunday’s worship service and at brunch at The Hill; my daughters look forward […]

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2019-2020 Formation FAQ

SUNDAYS DO WE STILL HAVE SUNDAY MORNING ADULT FORMATION? (Windsor Campus) On most Sunday mornings at 9:30a we will hold lectionary discussions facilitated by various formation leaders within our congregation. This time will help participants prepare for worship and dive into the readings for the day. Additionally, Wednesday evenings will be a regular time for […]

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Rector Search Update: July 2, 2019

Dear friends, Happy summer! I hope you are all enjoying the sunny days, warm nights, and relaxed pace of life that this season brings. I write to update you on the search for our sixth rector: much has been going on behind the scenes! In early May, our rector search committee was formed; Bishop Andy […]

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Rector Search Update: May 4, 2019

Dear Parish friends and family: The Vestry is pleased to announce the members of the Rector Search Committee. The formation of this committee is an important step forward in the search for our next rector, and we are grateful to each of these individuals for their dedication to our parish. This groups brings a wide […]

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Holy Week and Easter – Schedule and Details for Both Campuses

HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SCHEDULE Windsor Campus MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 18 7:00a | Week-Daily Lenten Communion 7:00p | Foot Washing & Holy Communion 8:00p | Gethsemane Watch Begins GOOD FRIDAY – April 19 12:00p | Communion from reserved Sacrament The Hill MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 18 7:30p | Foot Washing & Holy Communion GOOD FRIDAY […]

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Giving Thanks & Saying Goodbye

Dear Parish family and friends, When I accepted the call to Good Shepherd in 2009, I covenanted to model a healthy leadership transition – that, one day, our season together would complete while ministry is vibrant and with the parish in better condition than when I arrived. With intentions to keep that promise, I write […]

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Rise Against Hunger 2018

Good Shepherd’s 2018 Advent theme, He has Filled the Hungry with Good Things, directed the parish in an exploration of hunger. Looking at hunger from various perspectives created an understanding of our relationship with food and how that relationship reflects our faith and becomes an issue of justice. The season culminated with a Rise Against […]

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