Worship

“Come, let us bow down and worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Psalm 95:6

The Church of the Good Shepherd seeks to glorify God through sacramental worship. Our worship is shaped by the beautiful liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer, thought provoking, biblically based messages and inspirational music. Every element of our time in worship is designed to draw us closer to the heart of God.

The Church of the Good Shepherd gathers for worship in many different ways. Our primary form of worship is the service of Holy Eucharist, in which we sing, pray, hear scripture readings and a sermon, and partake in Holy Communion. We are pleased to offer differing styles and a variety of schedules, including weekday Contemporary Morning Prayer with the St. James Chapels,  Tuesday Midday Eucharist, Wednesday Evening Eucharist, and three Sunday services: Traditional Eucharist, Family Eucharist and Evening Eucharist.  For specific times of each worship service, please click on Service Times and Descriptions.

Outside of our weekly schedule, the Church of the Good Shepherd is here to help structure a worship service during the most important events of your life. Whether it is a baptism, confirmation, marriage or burial service, our clergy and ministry team will be with you in joy and sorrow, creating an opportunity to glorify and worship God in the midst of your life event. Click on Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage or Burial for more information.

Music is a key component of our worship experience here at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Our musical heritage is rich and also varied. Being a historic church, we are founded on the hymnody of our Anglican heritage. Organ music, often accompanied by brass and strings, welcomes home our parishioners who were raised on these familiar melodies and lyrics. But we are equally drawn to worship with new sounds provided by a contemporary music leaders,  and “Taize” services that incorporate the flute and harp. The goal of the Church of the Good Shepherd is to provide meaningful and heartfelt opportunities for all to worship God with “glad and sincere hearts”.  For more information on our music ministries, or to get involved, click on Music.