This Sunday at Good Shepherd

Shepherd's Call E-News

July 25, 2021

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist Rite II In-person Indoors

9:30 a.m.

Those who are vaccinated do not need to wear masks. Unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear a mask, maintain social distance, and not sing.


Complete details about indoor worship are here.

Ante-Communion Rite II via Zoom

11:30 a.m.

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Here are some Zoom tips.

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

Password: Good (4663)

Printable PDF order of service here

Ongoing Events

Good News Festival

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.

Mondays 11:00 a.m. to noon

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

December 3-4, 2021

On December 3 - 4, 2021, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will welcome Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Southern California for a celebration of good news.

Held at the beautiful Town and Country Resort in San Diego, this is the perfect time to get away and enjoy some good news. Details are here.

Friday, July 23
This week's e-news is here.

Sacred Ground


New Group Forming Soon

We will be starting a new Sacred Ground group on Zoom in the next month or so. This is a powerful video-based curriculum around issues of race that is meant to inform and inspire.


Our first group finished a couple months ago and each of us found it to be incredibly important. It will be led by Rev. Susan and is a safe space for all to discuss difficult issues. This is not limited to Good Shepherd members. Please share this information with your friends and family who may be interested.

The group will meet about every two weeks. We will find a meeting time mid-week (Tuesday or Thursday) that will work for everyone interested. Questions? Call the church office or e-mail Rev. Susan at

Read more about Sacred Ground.

Last Sunday's Sermon

Lectio Divina

Join us for a time of quiet meditation followed by next Sunday's gospel reading and reflecting on the passage.


Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom

New link effective July 20

Click here to join the meeting
by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 850 4059 5692

Password: Good (4663)


Sunday, July 18
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

August Drop-off Event

August 18


The date for our next Community Pantry and Valley Restart drop-off event is Wednesday August 18 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



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.