Worship

Sep 19 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Worship Schedule

Regular Worship
8:00 a.m. Worship/
9:10 a.m. Sunday School
for age 3 through adult
10:30 a.m. Worship (attended nursery available)
11:30 a.m. Fellowship Hour

Summer hours Memorial Day - Labor Day
Summer Worship: 9:30am

More worship details

Jazz Prayer: Songs for Saints & Sinners

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join fellow lovers of jazz and prayer for an hour of great music, meaningful meditation and fun community - an opportunity to exhale the week and inhale the weekend.

Third Friday of every month at 7:30 pm beginning September 19

When to arrive

Most people arrive only a few minutes before worship. Pastor Kathy is found in the lobby 15 minutes before worship with a warm smile to great you. Greeters and Ushers can help answer your questions.

We have two worship services, at 8:00am and 10:30am from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Summer worship is at 9:30am only. A time for coffee and conversation is found after the second worship service when there are two.

Worship Content

The two worship services are very similar. At either one you'll experience most of the same music and hear the same sermon. Both share a tone of reverent informality. The 8:00 service tends to be a bit quieter and more meditative, the 10:30 service livelier (9:30 in summer). Children are welcome at both services, but you'll find more children at the later service.

Communion is offered every Sunday at both worship services. Every baptized Christian, from young children to adults, is welcome to receive communion.

In our worship, we seek to glorify God and inspire people. As we worship, we speak to God and about God using a variety of Biblical metaphors: father, mother, shepherd, rock, light, guide, and many more. Such language expands and deepens our relationship with God. And we speak of people using language that we hope includes and honors all human beings as equally beloved children of God.

Music in worship

Good Shepherd enjoys music! For leading congregational singing and providing special music we have two choirs - a senior choir and a gospel choir. There's also a contemporary worship band, Circle of Friends, that includes vocalists, keyboard, guitar, drums, tambourine, flute, harp, and even washboard to play jazz, rock, pop, rhythm and blues, country, swing, and more. In addition, members and friends of the congregation often volunteer as soloists and instrumentalists.

Celebrations in worship

From time to time, worship experiences might include a drama, dance, an opportunity for individual healing prayers, the celebration of a ministry, a baptism, reception of new members, farewell for someone leaving, or a special blessing extended to a person or group.

For some practical details about what to expect at worship, read our Visitor Information.

Attitudes Towards Differences: The Riddle Scale

Good Shepherd rests securely in the "Nurturance" section of the Riddle Scale when it comes its welcoming stance towards GLBT people. We assume that diversity in sexual orientation within our community is indispensible. We view differences with genuine affection and delight and are advocates of those differences. See where you are on the attached Riddle Scale.

Sunday Announcement and Epistle Submission

This link is now available in the Forms tab on our homepage!

A Journey Through Advent

Have you checked out the Facebook  daily devotion? Hundreds have! During Worship, Education Hour and through personal study during Advent, we are following the footsteps of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and others while gaining insights into our own journey of faith.

Pet Blessing, Outdoor Worship and Christmas in July

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:30am

Bring your pet to Outdoor Worship on July 20th.

Imagine, simple carols, gentle warm summer breezes. You are worshipping God to a fresh beat in the great outdoors. In addition to the great worship, we bless those creatures who give us joy and comfort and delight us each and every day.  Whether you have a chicken, hedgehog or a dog, a cat or a canary, bring your pet to our worship service at 9:30am.

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