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October 2, 2022

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost



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.  

Good News Festival


The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is hosting The Good News Festival at which Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will speak.

See the complete details and the prayer for the event.

In-person Holy Eucharist Rite II

9:00 a.m.

In the parish hall.

Masks are strongly recommended.

Bishop's visitation this week

Where to Find Us


We are at 308 E. Acacia Ave. in Hemet. Enter the parking lot on Carmalita St.

See our map

No Zoom service on October 2 

please join us in person!

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.

New COVID-19 Guidance


Please wear a mask at all indoor gatherings, per our bishop and the vestry.

Complete details

Shepherd's Call E-News

Friday, September 30
Read this week's Shepherd's Call e-news.  

Last Sunday's Sermon

Watch Rev. Susan's sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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.
Click here to join the meeting
by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 876 9864 4330
Password: good (4663)


Bishop's Visitation

Bishop Susan Brown Snook will be visiting Good Shepherd on Sunday, October 2.

There will be only one service that day: in-person at 9:00 a.m. That will be followed by an outdoor coffee hour and then Bishop Susan will lead a forum for the congregation.

Please join us!

October Drop-off Event

October 19

The date for our next Community Pantry and Valley Restart drop-off event is Wednesday, October 19 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.