Special Worship & Special Events Timeline

See the Shepherd Calendar , Home page or Facebook for more information about our current upcoming events.


We celebrate several special services throughout the liturgical calendar year.



Wednesday Advent Service: Evening program that includes a potluck soup supper followed by worship service.



Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Join us for special music followed by Christmas Eve worship.


Ash Wednesday: Evening worship that marks the beginning of Lent season.


Wednesday Lent Service: Evening program that includes a potluck soup supper followed by worship service.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday: traditional palm-waving service held on Sunday before Easter.


Maunday Thursday:  Holy Communion service held on Thursday before Easter Sunday.


Good Friday: Solemn service held on Friday before Easter Sunday.


Easter Sunrise Service: Ecumenical worship at Boulder Reservoir.


Easter Sunday Service:  Worship at Shepherd, followed by brunch and egg hunt.



Holy Pentecost Sunday: celebrated 40 days after Easter.


Ryssby Worship Service: Summer worship held at the historic Swedish Lutheran Ryssby Church. After worship we gather on the church grounds for a potluck picnic.


Time After Pentecost

Blessing of Our Comings & Goings - First Sunday after Labor Day:  We renew our promise to help children & adults growth in faith.


The Blessing of the Animals - First Sunday in October: In honor of Francis of Assisi, pets are welcome to a service that includes a special blessing.


Consecration Sunday - mid October: We confirm our committment to our congregation and celebrate with a luncheon after worship.



Reformation Sunday - Last Sunday in October: Commemorates Martin Luther's Ninety-five Theses and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.


This year, October 31st, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of Reformation.

There are events happening all over the country.

For more information, check out: ELCA 500