Worship — Sundays, 10:30am
Worship at Good Shepherd is a combination of the familiar and innovative, the young and the old, the silly and the serious. People describe worship as joyful, thought-provoking, and engaging. You might hear the Lord’s Prayer, see liturgical dance, lift up the prayers of your heart, sing a new song, respond to a question in the sermon, or find out about a service opportunity. In sermons, our pastor connects the sacred stories and writings of the Bible to our lives and the world at large in a way that invites and empowers.
Our style is casual, come as you are and we have a special space in the sanctuary called a “pray-ground” that has worship materials for children. Arrive by 10:15am and you’ll have time to familiarize yourself with the service, find the nursery if needed, and settled into the space. During the school year, elementary aged and younger children spend part of worship in their Sunday school class.
On first and third Sundays we share in communion, a symbolic meal of bread and grape juice in which we recall the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We practice an open table meaning ALL are welcome to share in communion. From time to time you may also witness the baptism of a child or adult, the ancient ritual of a water blessing that initiates one into the Christian faith.