Outdoor Sunday Worship: Singing & Responses Now Permitted  

Our bishop has issued new guidelines for outdoor services, giving us a much more relaxed and familiar worship experience.
Masks are no longer required. The congregation can both say the spoken responses and they can sing! Communion will be in both kinds: the rector will intinct the wafer into the wine before she places it in your hand. However...

We do need to keep six feet of social distance between individuals, couples, and family groups.

It's helpful if you call Richard Taylor so we know how many people will be in attendance, but come along anyway if you forget to call.

So join us Sunday for worship. Outdoors at 8:30 a.m. or at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.


Sunday at Good Shepherd

June 20, 2021

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Outdoor Eucharist at 8:30 a.m.

It's helpful if you make a reservation

Morning Prayer Rite I via Zoom

10:30 a.m.

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by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 815 1614 2704

Password: Good (4663)

Printable PDF order of service here

Last Sunday's Sermon

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 13, 2021

Pentecost 3
00:00 / 11:31

Watch the sermon on YouTube.

Watch the entire service on Zoom

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Ongoing Events

Re-imagining Mission

How might God be calling us to embody the Good News in our community? Led by seminarian Brian Petersen. All are welcome.

On hiatus June 14 and 21

Resumes June 28

Mondays 11:00 a.m. to noon

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by phone: 669-900-9128
Meeting ID: 897 3834 0256

Lectio Divina

Join Rev. Susan for Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer. We meet every Tuesday for a time of quiet meditation followed by listening to next Sunday's gospel reading and reflecting on what the passage evokes for us.

Everyone is welcome.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom

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by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 884 1776 6173


Shepherd's Call E-News

Friday, June 11
This week's e-news is here.

June Drop-off Event

June 16

The date for our next Community Pantry and Valley Restart drop-off event is Wednesday June 16 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

This is a drive-through collection in the church parking lot: stay in your car, wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and pop your trunk when you get to the front of the line.


For Valley Restart please bring individual toiletry items. The Community Pantry needs the following items:

  • grocery bags

  • baggies

  • tuna or chicken - cans

  • macaroni & cheese

  • peanut butter

  • top ramen/cup of noodles

  • cereal

  • canned vegetables

  • pork & beans

  • refried beans

  • canned fruit

  • instant oatmeal   (individual packs)

  • dry pasta noodles

  • spaghetti sauce

  • pancake mix & syrup

The Good News Festival


The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will welcome Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Southern California for a celebration of good news on December 3 - 4, 2021. With interactive outreach projects, workshops, live discussion panels, youth offerings, and an evening of celebration at the beautiful Town and Country Resort, this is the perfect time to get away and enjoy some good news.

Safety: The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and the Town and Country Resort take everyone’s safety with the highest priority. We will continue to monitor the health and safety guidelines provided by our local and state governments to ensure that everyone has a safe in-person experience at the festival.

The complete details are here.



At the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Hemet, California, we strive to be instruments of God’s peace.  We are a fellowship of people from various walks and ways, learning from each other as we all learn from Jesus. Our worship is both traditional (keeping us grounded) and genuine (keeping us current). 

Who Are Episcopalians?


We are followers of Jesus Christ.  Apart from that, there are many differences between us. This is by design!  The Bible says that humankind was made in God’s image.  It doesn’t say that each human is the image of God; it refers to all humankind, together.  

Our Mission


The mission of the church of the Good Shepherd is to be a Eucharistic community which tends and feeds the sheep of Jesus Christ, loving one another as God loves us and reaching out in the name and love of Christ to those in need in our valley, the nation, and the world.