Rite I is a contemplative service without music that uses more traditional, formal language. Aside from these differences, it retains all of the parts of the Rite II service.
The Rite II uses more contemporary language and has music, congregational singing, and a full choir when we are able to sing in church again.
Holy Eucharist and Healing is a mid-week service with a focus on those who suffer for any reason. Special healing liturgy and the reading of individual names for prayer are included in this intimate service.
Church on the Green will resume in the fall. This new service is an outdoor worship with communion on the field behind the Parish Hall with a focus on light and God's creation. It's casual, family-friendly, and a unique worship experience with varying themes held at 5 PM on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Invite your friends and neighbors and join us! We had a great turnout for our final service of the season!
The Daily Office is offered every weekday at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom. The service is about 30 minutes and the recording is posted to our website and our Facebook page later in the morning. To join us on Zoom, please visit click the link below. To access a downloadable bulletin to follow along, click the link below.
There are many services of the year that recognize Feast days and holidays which do not happen on Sundays. Examples include The Longest Night, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and services during Holy Week. Funerals and Memorials have also become a way for families to connect when they cannot physically be together. If livestream is offered for the service, you can find it at the link below.
Baptism is the public affirmation of your faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ. Baptisms are generally administered during various church services throughout the year. A person of any age may receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism. The application for baptismal candidates may be completed at a link coming soon. Contact us for additional information.
The sacrament of marriage requires 90 days notice to our office and premarital counseling. An initial conference with the clergy should be scheduled by the couple to review the process and any special circumstances before commitments may be made. Please submit a request for information and we will contact you shortly. Online Marriage handbook coming soon.
Funeral or Memorial services for communicants of the parish are customarily held in the church and may include the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Good Shepherd is blessed to have a memorial garden with a columbarium, a sacred final resting place above ground, for cremated remains. Parishioners and their families are invited to consider this burial option. Please contact us at 561-746-4674 to speak to the office about scheduling a memorial service.