Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Check the Blog Archive

To see activities for December, and to see what happened in November.

In the past --

In November, Good Shepherd parishioners joined with the students of Bear Lodge High School to prepare, and then eat together, a Thanksgiving meal in the church parish hall. A new roof was placed on the parish hall - with thanks to the Foundation of the Episcopal Church of Wyoming for the grant we received. The church ladies continued to sew dolls, tote bags, and pillows that will be used as gifts for orphaned children in Belize, donated to the Long Term Nursing Care for their annual Christmas sale, donated to the YES House in Gillette, and donated to the Crook County Family Violence center. The church also continues to support the Sundance Ministerial Association with regular and special monetary donations.

Time passes --

How did it get to be December 8th already? The November activities at Good Shepherd are over and done and now we are on to December. Our first Advent Soup Supper had eleven in attendance. Julie made some delicious soup, Steve proudly served the bread he had made, and Phyllis 'topped off' the meal with an amazing dessert. We thought we should run around the block after this sumptious meal, but instead we gathered around the piano and sang Christmas carols. This Thursday evening at 5:30 we again meet for our Soup Supper and then we will share Advent / Christmas poetry. On Thursday, December 16, once again it is a Soup Supper and then sharing of Christmas stories. The next day, Friday, we will sing at the library during their annual Open House. Christmas Eve service begins at 5:30 pm for Lessons and Carols, Candles and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome come worship with us.
Sunday, December 12 - Morning Prayer
Sunday, December 19 - Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 26 - Morning Prayer

Sunday, October 24, 2010

We are into the last week of October already. Good Shepherd parishioners and the students and staff of Bear Lodge High School will enjoy an ice cream and cake social this Thursday, the 28th, at 2:30 in the parish hall. On Sunday, the 31st, Morning Prayer will be read. Our new bishop, the Rt. Revd. John S. Smylie, will be at Good Shepherd for his visitation on the first weekend of November. Included in the weekend will be a soup supper on Saturday night with music and visiting with Bishop John, and on Sunday he will preside and preach. The Sundance Bell Choir will play for us at 9:00 - before church. After worship, brunch will be served and enjoyed before we say 'goodbye for now' to Bishop John.

Monday, October 4, 2010

October has arrived

Since it is October, that means the Diocesan Convention can't be too far off. In fact it is held this week in Laramie on the 7th through the 10th. This means that instead of Holy Eucharist on the 10th, which is the 2nd Sunday of the month, Morning Prayer will be read. Our church delegates to convention are Julia and Steve Christy; JoAnne will be attending as well.
We are already planning for the official Visitation of our new bishop, the Rt. Revd. John S. Smylie. He will be in Sundance from Friday, November 5th through services and coffee hour on Sunday, November 7th. There will be several times for people of the parish to visit with him, to get to know him, and to hear of his plans, hopes and desires for our diocese. Maybe we will even hear him play his guitar and lead us in some singing on Saturday evening!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Good intentions

The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Sundance, WY blog is only as good as what is posted and how often. Unfortunately, the blogger hasn't been doing very well in this regard recently.
The members of the church today watched as two 'Wyoming' Blue Spruce trees were planted as memorial trees. Specifically named in memory were Ron Watson, Straitor Clark, Chuck Wilson and Margaret Beagle. In addition, members were reminded to recall others of the church community who have gone on before us.
Also planted was the Russian sage plant given to the church by newly consecrated Bishop John S. Smylie and his wife Jill at the consecration in Casper on July 31, 2010. Following the planting - with sunshine and cool winds - the congregation enjoyed a potluck luncheon featuring barbecued hamburgers and a selection of salads. A good time was had by all.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August 2

Problems with the computer have made posting to the blog next to impossible. Hopefully that is all taken care of now.
Upcoming for Good Shepherd:

We sing at the Nursing Home once again this Friday, August 6th at 10:00. Our singers were honored recently by the

Next Sunday, Holy Eucharist is scheduled at 9:30.

Our sewing ladies will meet on Monday, August 9th at 9:30 in the parish hall,

As always, we meet for Bible study, good discussions and a cup of coffee on Thursdays at 10:00.

A future event will be an Evening Eucharist at 5:00 on Sunday, August 22nd. More details later.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 6, 2010

Upcoming events for Good Shepherd include a Memorial Service for Blanche B. Hudson this Saturday, the 10th, at 11:00 at the church. Mrs. Hudson and her husband, Dr. G. R. Hudson, lived in Sundance for several years around 1960. She is remembered as a good hostess and cook, an avid bridge player and reader. A luncheon for the family willl follow the service.

As usual, the monthly sewing day will be on the Monday after the first Eucharist of the month, which means that this month we will meet together on Monday, July 12 at 9:00. Our plan is to complete the school uniforms for the school in Belize and perhaps start again on dolls and / or pillows. All are encouraged to attend and sew, cut, stuff, and / or visit.

Holy Trinity, Gillette, will be celebrating their 100 year anniversary this Sunday, the 11th, and all are welcome to attend the 10:00 Eucharist. If unable to attend worship, there will be a carry-in luncheon on the front lawn and we are assured that attendance at the luncheon is just fine.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Coming to the end of the month

This blog post is towards the end of June, and I wonder where the time has gone.

Upcoming for Good Shepherd includes the following:
Holy Eucharist this Sunday, June 27th.
1928 Morning Prayer on Sunday, July 4th. If you feel so inclined, come in old-fashioned clothes. We might even take a picture!
Memorial service for Blanche Hudson on Saturday, July 10th at 11:00. The family coming from Missouri and other parts of the country will be here for a 1928 Burial service - and Mrs. Hudson requested the 1928 service. Good Shepherd members will provide a luncheon for after the service.
Some members of Good Shepherd will go to Holy Trinity, Gillette on Sunday, July 11th to help them celebrate their centennial. Those who will be in Sundance for worship can go to join in the carry-in picnic after the service.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 9, 2010

The rest of June will be a bit low key. Bible study on Thursdays at 10:00 and worship on Sundays at 9:30. Morning Prayer on the 13th and 20th, and Holy Eucharist will be on June 27th.

Good Shepherd looks forward to worshipping 'old style' on Sunday, July 4th. Morning Prayer will be read from an early service, and if you have old fashioned clothing to wear, feel free to do so.

Holy Trinity, Gillette, is 100 years old. All are invited to join the parishioners of Holy Trinity, Gillette, on Sunday, July 11. They plan a 1910 Holy Communion service and afterwards will have a 'traditional 1910 Carry In picnic' on the front lawn of the church. Period dress is welcome.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, May 24th

This week will be pretty much the same as usual - Bible study on Thursday morning at 10:00 in the parish hall. We are studying the Gospel of Mark, using the book by N. T. Wright, 'Mark for Everyone'. Even if you haven't joined us before, all are invited to participate.

Next week on Friday, June 4th, we once again sing for the residents of the Nursing Home. We gather at 10:00 to 'make a joyful noise'.

Next week on Sunday, June 6th, we will honor the graduates in our families as well as the teachers in our families. Also on the 6th, our Ministry Developer, the Rev. Warren Frelund, will preach during Morning Prayer.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


In the next couple of weeks at Good Shepherd, we will continue with Bible study on Thursdays at 10:00 in the parish hall. Daughters of the King meet at 7:00 pm in the parish hall on Monday, the 17th.

The Sundance Ministerial Association will sponsor a breakfast for the graduating seniors of Sundance High School and Bear Lodge High School. The breakfast will be at the Aro Restuarant at 7:00 am on Wednesday, May 19.

On May 21 and 22, through the auspices of our Mustard Seed project, there will be a plant sale of plants started and nurtured by the students of Bear Lodge High school and their mentors, Steve and Julia Christy.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Not much this week --

On Thursday, the 22nd, the Bear Lodge High School students are invited to go through the Clothing Giveaway in the Parish Hall. On Friday, the Giveaway will be open to the public. Check the local Sundance Times newspaper for the times on Thursday and on Friday.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Bible study has started again, and we are using the book 'Mark for Everyone' by N.T.Wright. We meet on Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00. Join us for discussion and learning about the Gospel of Mark and we even have a cup of coffee. Daughters of the King will meet at 7:00 on Monday evening, April 19, in the parish hall.

About Me

Service time is 9:30 am each Sunday. Holy Eucharist the first, second and fourth Sundays. Morning Prayer is read the third and fifth Sundays of the month. Meetings: -- Bible study [now on hiatus] at 10:00 am Thursdays in parish hall. -- Monthly sing at the Nursing Home at 10:00 am on First Friday of each month. -- Daughters of the King [DOK] meet the third Monday at 7:00 pm. Call for location. -- Priest - The Rev. K. JoAnne Moore, 283-1259, cell 281-0036 or -- Parish Administrator - Rose Zella Proctor, 283-3695.