Worship

Weekend Worship

Each weekend worship is held at 9 a.m. on Sundays.  Additional special services are appreciated at Christmas, Holy Week, and Thanksgiving.

Wednesday Fellowship Meal and Worship

Wednesday Fellowship Meal is served from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. followed by 6:15 p.m. worship.

As typical for Lutheran churches, Good Shepherd’s worship follows a liturgical style.  People gather together, hear God’s word, share in the meal of Holy Communion, and then are sent into the world to share the good news of Jesus and his love.  Holy Communion is served on the first and third weekend of each month.

Good Shepherd appreciates the form of a blended service that offers a variety of Christian music. The beautiful music of both the Kawai piano and the pipe organ built by Robert Hoppe accompany songs at the services.

Special Services

Baptisms

Baptisms take place in weekend worship services.  The parents and Christian sponsors promise to raise the child in the Christian faith.  In baptism God forgives sin and gives everlasting salvation to all who believe.

Weddings

God’s self-giving love is the foundation of a relationship between a man and woman. If you wish to be joined in marriage in a worship service at Good Shepherd please contact the office to schedule the date.  Pick up a copy of the Wedding Guidelines to read the expectations for a marriage service.

Funerals

Funerals are held at the request of the deceased’s family.  Christian funerals are the worship service  that gives believers in Christ the hope of everlasting life. The funeral honors, and celebrates the life of the deceased, with God at the center of the service.

Seasonal Services

Thanksgiving Ecumenical Community Service

Thanksgiving Ecumenical Community Service is held Thanksgiving Eve. Several area churches host the service on a rotating basis. All are welcome.

Christmas

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services are held at 5 and 11 p.m. on Dec. 24th.  Special music enhances the service.

Easter

Mid-week Lenten services are held on Ash Wednesday, Wednesday evenings,  Maundy  Thursday, and Good Friday.