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This site if full of practical information to help you decide if Good Shepherd would make a great church home for you and your family. We are dedicated to being a community resource -- reaching out to do Christ's work in the world. If you're looking for meaning and purpose, this is a great place to start.
To really get a sense of Good Shepherd, visit! Sunday services are just one day of the week. We are a bustling campus with activities and events most days. Maybe you would like to attend a different kind of service during the week, join a Bridge Club, volunteer at our thrift shop, or find peace and fellowship through a support group. There are many doors open to you here.
Meet With Us
Newcomers’ Coffee is an opportunity to sit down in an informal and intimate setting with clergy and a few other newcomers to meet each other and let us get to know you. We can answer any questions you may have about parish life, and through conversation we always seem to find amazing connections to one another. To receive an invitation to the next Newcomers’ Coffee, please contact Hospitality Director, Jo Wood. Beginning of October 1, 2023, Newcomers’ Coffee will be held the first Sunday of each month at 9:00 am in the library in the Ryon Office Building.
Participating from afar?
Even if you cannot be with us in person, you can join us from wherever you are. We have been welcoming people from across the country since the adoption of livestream capability. Technology has allowed us to offer events, and services, and find ways for people to give back with their own unique skills and interests. You don't have to be here in person for Good Shepherd to be your church home. Let's talk!
When you are ready to make it official, we can transfer your letter of membership from another church or you may join Good Shepherd through a parish registration form. To request a Membership packet with information and resources for newcomers, contact Hospitality Director, Jo Wood.
Please see the most recent schedule changes on our Calendar.
Sunday Holy Eucharist 8:00 AM
Sunday Holy Eucharist 10:00 AM (Livestream)
Sunday Sunday school (children) 10:00 AM
Sunday Church on the Green 5:00
(Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays, Nov. – Apr.)
Wednesday Holy Eucharist & Healing 10:00 AM
Meets last Wednesday of the month in summer
Wednesday Youth Group 6:00 PM
Youth Group meets during school year
Weekdays Morning Prayer 9:00 AM (online)
Tuesdays and Thursdays during summer only
We exist to be a beacon of faith, hope, and love. We are called to be a vibrant spiritual and educational community resource, radiating God's love for everyone, everywhere. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, We Have A Place For You!
As an Episcopal church, we dream and work to foster Beloved Communities where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God. At Good Shepherd we welcome diversity in a place where racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender identities may come together to celebrate our kinship as people who love God and who love the image of God reflected in our neighbors, in ourselves, and in creation. Come as you are.
Nope! We are an eclectic bunch. From dresses and suits to shorts and jeans, heels, flip flops, and t-shirts. We see it all. Dress however you are most comfortable.
Yes! Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Children are not only welcome but encouraged in church. We also have an optional children's Sunday school during a part of the service, but families will be together again to receive communion or blessings. Children or adults may come forward for a blessing instead of communion, kneeling at the altar rail with arms crossed over chest.
Please see the announcement page for current gathering times that may be affected by pandemic protocols.
"Make a joyful noise." We love having babies and children in church. However, if your energetic little one is making YOU uncomfortable, the Quiet Room, located off the lobby area with a viewing window into the sanctuary is ideally suited for young families. Toys, books, and comfy chairs are available.
The order of service goes back to the beginnings of Christian worship. The first part (the Liturgy of the Word) consists of hymns, psalms, Bible readings, a sermon, and prayers. The second part is the Holy Communion which has, at its heart, the Last Supper of Jesus Christ.
Rite I services use traditional language and Rite II services use more contemporary language with different prayer options and music. Good Shepherd has an 8:00 Rite I and a 10:00 Rite II on Sundays. The 10:00 service is also a livestream.
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion, the outward and visible sign being bread and wine. We have returned to both bread and wine after two years of pandemic safety protocols.
Parking is available on both the north and south sides of the church. Overflow parking is available in the Gallery Square North lot adjacent to Good Shepherd.
The office is located in the Ryon building which is northeast of the church. The office is currently open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Yes. We have space for wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches with no stairs to navigate in the sanctuary.
Good Shepherd has many opportunities for participating in the life of the parish. Under each tab of this site you will find ministry descriptions for any area that you wish to explore: worship, education, fellowship, support, and outreach, just to name a few.