If you are new to Good Shepherd, here are some of the things you can expect:
- A friendly greeter at the entrances to the Narthex (lobby area) who will welcome you and answer any questions you may have.
- Welcome Center- This is the place for our church announcements, newsletters, brochures, church map, and welcome packets. It is located in the Narthex.
- Welcome packets- Please pick up a welcome packet at the counter by the north doors or near the south end of the Narthex.
- Handicap parking spots and an accessible entrance are available at the north side of the church.
Our services are usually 55-60 minutes in length with the sermon being 10 to 15 minutes.
9:00 am Traditional | 11:00 am Contemporary
Good Shepherd welcomes all to Holy Communion. (Anyone who does not wish to receive communion is invited to come forward for a blessing.) If you are unable to come forward, please let an usher know and the servers will bring communion to you. We have gluten free wafers available, as well.
Children are always welcome in Worship! If you choose, we have complimentary child care available during all worship services for children 5 years and younger. It is a welcoming, safe, and Christ-centered environment for our youngest members. The Nursery is located at the northwest corner of the building and can be reached by going through the first hallway by the north entrance. Please sign-in with the nursery attendant.
Sunday morning education is available for everyone, ages 2 and up, from 10:10-10:50am:
Ages 2-5th Grade
Preschool & Kindergarten classes begin in their classrooms.
1st-5th grades begin in Room 150, then proceed to weekly rotation classrooms.
Middle School (6-8th grade)
Students meet in “The Middle” (Room 147).
Students meet in the FLY Room (Room 106/107) on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm.
Sunday Morning Adult Education
Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in Room 205
Parent Fellowship Group meets in Room 108 (lower level)
Sunday Morning Topical Class meets in Room 214
Milestones are celebrated for different age levels throughout the year. Parents are invited to attend Sunday School with their child(ren) as we prepare for these milestones. A celebration of the milestone will be held during worship service. Some of the Milestones we celebrate include:
Little Lambs – Welcome to Sunday School for 2-year-olds / Little Lambs Bible
First Grade – Introduction to the Small Catechism / Learn The Lord’s Prayer
Third Grade – Books of the Bible Overview
Fourth Grade – First Communion
Sixth Grade – Welcome to Middle School / Confirmation Instruction begins
Eighth Grade – Confirmation / Affirmation of Baptism Celebration in the spring!
Children in Worship Opportunities!
Children and youth in all age levels have the opportunity to participate in or lead worship service several times throughout the year … either through large group music, reading, greeting or serving as acolyte and cross-bearer!
Questions? Want to know more about Good Shepherd? Call the church office (636) 391-6685.