Worship is central to who we are as people of God. It is where we are fed, filled, and sent out.
During the summer season, we gather for one worship service on Sunday:
with Holy Communion
For the majority of the year, from roughly the end of August to Memorial Day, in May, we have two Sunday worship services:
- 8:30am & 11:00am, with Holy Communion.
- As the seasons and holidays get closer, we’ll post the schedule and times for Lenten services, Easter, Christmas, etc.
All Are Welcome!
People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to worship. Children are always welcome in worship, although we do provide a nursery for children and their parents, which has a speaker that broadcasts the services. In the summer, events for students are happening through the season. Check out the calendar for details on special Sunday School days, Vacation Bible School, Day Camp, and other opportunities. It is through our worship services and educational programs that we come into contact with the faith and teachings of the Church.
As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Good Shepherd is a liturgical church. This means our worship is traditional in form, but creatively adapted by using variable parts of the Lutheran liturgy in musical settings. We follow the ancient Christian calendar, which divides the year into seasons related to the life of Christ. Beginning with the Advent season before Christmas, we follow the gospel story through to the Passion of our Lord and His resurrection at Easter.
The Lutheran worship service builds toward Holy Communion, the eating and drinking of bread and wine. This church celebrates the Lord’s Supper every week. We believe that Jesus is truly present in the bread and the wine. Guests who commune in their home church – Lutheran or not – are welcome to celebrate with us. Other guests, and younger children, who don’t wish to take communion are invited to come forward and receive a blessing. If you have questions about communion, or are interested in first communion, please chat with Pastor Pam.
The heart of our faith is the marvelous grace of God, which frees us from our burdens and saves us for service to God and to one another. In the sermons preached here, and in our musical offerings of hymns and anthems, you are likely to hear words of hope and forgiveness, rooted in the promises of God.