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.  

Where to Find Us


Join Us on Sunday!

We offer worship both in person and online. We'd love to meet you!

January 30, 2022

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

No In-person Service January 30

Annual Meeting Follows Zoom Service

Please remember that for in-person worship everyone is required to wear a mask, including those who have been vaccinated. Six feet of distance must be kept between family groups.

If you are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, do not come to in-person worship even if you do not have symptoms, until you have tested negative for COVID-19 five days after your exposure. If you have ANY symptoms, please do not come to in-person worship.

Complete details are here.

Ante-Communion Rite II via Zoom

Annual Meeting

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: 820 1361 8247

Password: Good (4663)

Printable PDF order of service here

We are at 308 E. Acacia Ave. in Hemet.  Enter our parking lot on Carmalita St. Details and a map are here.

Annual Meeting


The Good Shepherd annual meeting will be on Sunday, January 30.

There will be only one service that day. It will be at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. The meeting will immediately follow the service.

A PDF copy of the annual report will be available before the meeting.

Vestry candidate statements are here.

Shepherd's Call E-News

Friday, January 21
Read this week's Shepherd's Call e-news.  You can find it here.

Bible Study at Good Shepherd

Centering Prayer & Lectio Divina

Twenty minutes of centering prayer meditation followed by reflection on Sunday's gospel.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom

Click here to join the meeting (new link!)
by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 876 9864 4330

Password: Good (4663)


Last Sunday's Sermon

Traditional Bible Study

This traditional Bible study on Sunday's lectionary readings is led by Rev. Susan

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom

Click here to join the meeting
by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 823 5774 2726

Password: Good (4663)


Sunday, January 23
Rev. Susan's sermon for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany.

February Drop-off Event

February 16


The date for our next Community Pantry and Valley Restart drop-off event is Wednesday February 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

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.