What to Expect

What to Expect

What to expect

We are blessed to worship in a manner that is both ancient and relevant.  Our Christian worship, taken from the Book of Common Prayer, has been refined through the faithful use of Godly people over centuries.  It comes to us as a gift we celebrate and enjoy.  By praying through the liturgy each Sunday, we join our voices with scores of Christians who have come before us to honor our God, Savior, and King.

You do not need to be familiar with the service to join!  We are a warm and welcoming parish, and we would be thrilled to have you visit.  We think you will find the worship formative, enriching, and edifying.

Our Sunday service times are 8:30 AM and 10:30am.  Adult Education / Children’s Education is at 9:30am.

The early service, at 8:30am, lasts around an hour.  It is Rite I, which is in more traditional language, and it has no music.  It is a quiet, contemplative service with prayer, Scripture, a sermon, and Holy Communion.

Our 10:30 Sunday service lasts around an hour and fifteen minutes. It is Rite II, which is more contemporary language, and it has music and a choir. Like at 8:30am, the 10:30am service includes Holy Communion every week.  Childcare is available at the 10:30am service.  Check out our Children’s Ministry page for more information about what kids can expect at Good Shepherd.

Here you can find a handout explaining some of the “whys” and “whats” of our service. You can also find a copy of this week’s bulletin on our homepage. We would be happy to see you Sunday!