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.

 

Advent

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

 

Christmas

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

Lent

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

Easter Sunrise Service: Ecumenical worship at Boulder Reservoir.

 

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

 

Pentecost

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

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