Worship

Worship is an integral part of life at Good Shepherd. We are committed to growing spiritually by gathering each week for prayer, praise, and thanksgiving, and through lifelong learning. Whether it takes place virtually (livestream or recorded), indoors, or outdoors, worship remains central to Good Shepherd's community.

Our worship services give us an opportunity to sing praises to God, strengthen our bonds of friendship with one another, express our concerns for our friends, families, community, and the world through prayer, listening to God’s word and meditating on it. During worship, God comes to us through his gifts of Word and Sacrament.

What a joy to come before God with our songs of praise and our prayer. Come experience that joy with us.

Outdoor Worship

SUNDAY services with holy communion

Outdoor services are held weekly at 8:30 a.m. in the lower parking lot (subject to change). These services include hymns, liturgy, a brief message, Holy Communion, and a personal dismissal from the pastor.

Spaces are limited to 70 vehicles and "lawn chair seating" is encouraged, you must Bring Your Own Chair (B.Y.O.C.), or you are welcome to remain in your vehicle. We strongly encourage you to register in advance.

  • What to expect at these services - Click here for the PDF
    • Unless fully vaccinated, or by preference, you are encouraged to wear a mask and maintain social distance. Masks may be removed if seated with at least 5 feet of separation from other attendees.
  • Download a bulletin. Save it to your tablet or phone, or print it out. - Click here for the PDF
  • Please register in advance. The registration link is in the "Register to Worship" section at the bottom of this page.
    • All attendees need to provide a first and last name and contact information (email and/or telephone number).
  • How to open the communion packets (video)

Indoor Worship

Sanctuary
SUNDAY SERVICES WITH HOLY COMMUNION*

*Holy Communion occurs on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of every month.

Indoor services are held weekly at 9:45 a.m. (subject to change). Attendance is limited to 200 worshippers. All who wish to attend are strongly encouraged to read our health guidelines( as masks are required), watch the video about what to expect at indoor worship, and register in advance to ensure you have  place. Links to these resources are listed at the end of this section.

Ushers will assist with seating and the Sanctuary will allow for masked and unmasked areas. Signs will be used to direct the flow of people and minimize close contact at doors and common areas.

Please note that worship assistants at these services are drawn from those who register to worship. Find more information about volunteer positions at the link below and consider volunteering at the next indoor service you attend.

Virtual (Livestream) Worship

Virtual Worship

Each week, we will provide a livestream of our indoor service. This service will be recorded in order to provide virtual worship capabilities, for those unable to attend in person, on our FacebookVimeo, and YouTube channels. You can find links to those videos in our Virtual Worship blog, where you'll also find the worship bulletin, a PDF of the Praise Song, the latest News & Announcements document, information about Sunday School and Adult Ed opportunities, and more. The sermon is available as a podcast as well on all major streaming platforms by Sunday afternoon, and you can find the sermon audio file (as well as audio files of each Midweek Recharge) in the Sermons & Devotions section of our website.

  • Check out our Virtual Worship Services -Click here 
  • Our Sanctuary Singers are listed on our Music Ministry page
  • Find a sermon or devotion that interests you - Click here
  • Want to get an email alerting you to the latest virtual worship opportunities? Tell us to add your email to our list by contacting the office.

Worship service REgistration links

By registering in advance of worship services, you will help us plan for those services. When you fill out the Sign-Up Genius form for our worship services, we have a better idea of how many bulletins to print, how many communion packets to prepare, and even whether holding an outdoor service is viable. As always, registration is not required, but we do strongly encourage you to let us know in advance, if you can, that you will be attending.

Register for Sunday outdoor worship services

October 24, 8:30 a.m. -- Click here to register for the October 24 outdoor worship service

October 31, 8:30 a.m. -- Click here to register for the October 31 outdoor worship service

Note: Check out changes to our outdoor gatherings by clicking here. Or check out what to expect at our outdoor service by clicking here.

Register for Sunday indoor worship services

October 24, 9:45 a.m. -- Click here to register for the October 24 indoor worship service

October 31, 9:45 a.m. -- Click here to register for the October 31 indoor worship service

Note: Click here for the latest "News from the Board" Blog - Effective September 26

FLOwers for worship services

Flowers beautify our worship spaces and help us glorify God. You can help support the purchase of floral arrangements, plants, and greenery that are placed in our worship spaces by donating to the Flower Fund. You may give any amount to the fund, or you may choose to give $40 for an arrangement to commemorate a special event, anniversary, birthday, or other life event on a particular Sunday or Sundays. You might also wish to donate to help us purchase Easter lilies and other spring flowers for use on Easter Sunday. Fill out the form below. Pay either by check or through our online giving portal. Details are on the form.

Flower sponsorship

I wish to sponsor flowers on:*

You may pay by check or online.

Make checks payable to GSLC and indicate on the Memo line if you are sponsoring Easter flowers or are giving to the Flower Fund for another Sunday. Mail checks to the office.

To give online, go to our Giving page to access Vanco, our online giving portal.

Flowers for Sunday ($40 each arrangement)

Make checks payable to GSLC and include "Flower fund" on the Memo line. Go to our Giving page for online giving.

Please indicate your dedications below. If you are sponsoring flowers for more than one occasion, type in your dedication and put the date in parentheses after the dedication text. For example:

To the glory of God in honor of

Daughter (January 14); anniversary (May 14)