New Worship Schedule 

We will be changing our worship times beginning Sunday, May 2.

  • Outdoor in-person Eucharist: 8:30 a.m.

  • Zoom worship: 10:30 a.m.

Read the complete details about outdoor worship. Reservations are required and attendance is limited. CDC guidelines specify double masking. Seating will reflect social distancing.

Plans for June include the possibility of the service of the Word in the parish hall with Communion in the nave. Stay tuned!


Sunday at Good Shepherd

April 25, 2021

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Good Shepherd Sunday

Ante-Communion Rite I via Zoom

9:30 a.m.

Click here to join the service
Here are some Zoom tips.

by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 870 2623 7979

Password: Good (4663)

Printable PDF order of service here

Outdoor Service at Noon

You must have made a reservation

Last Sunday's Sermon

The Third Sunday of Easter

April 18, 2021

00:00 / 15:52

Watch the sermon on YouTube.

Watch the entire service on Zoom

passcode: lC&M33Y8


Shepherd's Call E-News

Friday, April 16
This week's e-news is here.

Home Communion


The bishop has allowed our Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs) to start up their ministry again, with restrictions. Masks and distancing are required. There will be bread but no wine. 


Visits will be done outdoors unless everyone in the building has full immunity from vaccines, which means they are two weeks past their second vaccination of Pfizer or Moderna. Double masks are required for inside.

If you would like one of our licensed LEVs to bring you communion in your home, please call John Bacher to arrange a visit.


Ongoing Events

Re-imagining Mission

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

Mondays 11:00 a.m. to noon

Click here to join the meeting

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

Lection Divina

Join Rev. Susan for Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom

Click here to join the meeting
by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 884 1776 6173


April Drop-off Event

April 21

The date for our next Community Pantry and Valley Restart drop-off event is April 21 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 of Rogation

In The Episcopal Church there are two rogation observances. There is a major rogation celebrated on April 25th. The minor rogations are held Monday to Wednesday preceding Ascension Day, which this year is on May 13th.


But while there are certain days for the official rogation observances, the practice of rogation can be honored other times as well.  On April 20th, Rev. Tricia Lyons of Virginia Theological Seminary and the Good News Gardens team will help participants imagine how the practice of rogation can help us re-order our communities and liturgical life as we dig in the dirt and come back together.

The Good News of Rogation
Tuesday, April 20th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time

You can register here.
You can visit the Good News Garden web page 



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.

© 2021 Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

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