This Sunday at Good Shepherd

October 17, 2021

The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist Rite II In-person Indoors

9:30 a.m.

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

Complete details are here.

Morning Prayer Rite II via Zoom

11:30 a.m.

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by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 894 0528 9477

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Printable PDF order of service here

This week's stewardship reflection

Ongoing Events

Shepherd's Call E-News

Re-imagining Mission

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

New Zoom link effective September 27

Mondays 11:00 a.m. to noon

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by phone: 669-900-9128
Meeting ID: 811 6135 2751

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

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by phone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose, CA)
Meeting ID: 850 4059 5692

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Friday, October 15
Get the latest updates about Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Read this week's Shepherd's Call e-news, which you can find here.

Last Sunday's Sermon

Sunday, October 10
Watch the sermon for The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.


Indoor Worship Protocols


New Requirements for Indoor Worship


In its meeting on Wednesday, September 15th the vestry passed an update to our COVID protocols. This is in recognition of the breakthrough cases of COVID among vaccinated people (including at least four in our own congregation) and the differing levels of comfort among our parishioners with any in-person gathering.

In addition to the mandatory wearing of masks for indoor worship, we now also require the following at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd:

  • Six feet of distance must be kept at all times between all individuals not of the same household. We will be roping off pews to aid with sitting at least six feet from one another – please respect the need for distance. 

  • Frequent use of hand sanitizer.

  • Masks must be worn correctly at all times over both the nose and mouth except when consuming the communion wafer at your seat.


 Read the complete message here.

October Drop-off Event

October 20


The date for our next Community Pantry and Valley Restart drop-off event is Wednesday October 20 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.