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What To Expect

The following information will give you an introduction on what to expect when you worship with us, with the intent of making your visit a little less intimidating.

 

We’re Casual
  • Dress as you are comfortable; we do
  • Come to have fun; we enjoy laughing
We Believe Kids Belong in Worship
  • We have activity tables in the sanctuary for busy kids
  • All children are invited to participate in the children’s sermon
  • 3 and 4-year-olds are invited to join our Sunday School during the sermon
  • Children who do not yet receive communion are invited to receive a blessing
  • A nursery is also provided at the 10:30am service
We Like Music of All Kinds
  • Our worship employs a variety of music styles, sometimes in the same service
  • All ages participate in our music ensembles
We Celebrate Holy Communion Openly and Often
  • All are welcome to receive communion
  • We celebrate Holy Communion every service
  • We most typically eat this meal by receiving and eating the bread followed by wine poured into an individual cup
  • Grape juice is available
  • Gluten-free wafers are available

Good Shepherd

At A Glance

Our Mission

Gathered, Empowered and Sent to share the love of Christ with all people.

Our Vision

Good Shepherd is a congregation:

  • Gathered by the Spirit in a community of welcome, worship and grace.
  • Empowered as a community of risk takers daring to be the face of Christ for the hurting.
  • Sent on a faith journey, inviting others to share and experience the Good News.
Worship & Communion
  • All believing Christians are welcome
  • We partake communion weekly
Summer Worship Services

Saturdays

  • 5:30pm – Worship

Sundays

  • 9:30am – Worship

Outdoor Worship

  • 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month
Accessibility & Assistance
  • hearing impaired – listening aid devices are available in the narthex, so please ask an usher for assistance
  • wheel chairs – entrances, narthex, sanctuary, fellowship hall are wheelchair accessible; centrally-located wheelchair accessible bathroom
  • see an usher for assistance

What does it mean to be Lutheran?

The history of Lutheranism dates back to the 1500’s when a German monk spoke out against the practice of the church of his day. He was angered by a church that made people jump through hoops in order to earn salvation. Through his study of the Bible, he argued that salvation was a free gift from God and did not require being perfect or acceptable in anyway. God gives this gift in Jesus Christ for no other reason than because God loves us. With unwavering zeal, he pointed to this good news he found in Jesus Christ.

This monk’s name was Martin Luther. And against his wishes his followers became known as Lutherans. He would have preferred that they be known as Evangelicals, that is, people of the Good News!

Today, Lutherans do not worship Martin Luther. But we do follow Luther’s example of pointing to the good news of Jesus Christ with unwavering zeal.

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