Christmas Eve worship at 4, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Traditional Service at 8 and 11:00 a.m. Holiday Worship Times may vary and will be posted in the announcements on the home page. (8 and 10 a.m. during the summer).
The 11:00 service is in the contemporary style the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
This service follows the structure of the traditional Lutheran liturgy. The congregation sings hymns and is supported by organ or piano and the chancel choir and occasionally other musicians or one of our children's choirs. Holy Communion is celebrated at every Sunday service.
Contemporary Service - 11:00 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays
Contemporary worship is on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at the 11 a.m. service (10 a.m. in the summer). This hour of contemporary worship is a bit more informal than our traditional service but is liturgical. Music is led by our adult or youth praise bands and includes guitar, drums and keyboard.
Holy Communion is celebrated at every Sunday service. We welcome to God's table all baptized Christians who proclaim with us that Jesus Christ is truly present in the bread and the wine. Children receive Holy Communion instruction in the fall of the second grade year during Sunday School, older students who haven't yet received communion are welcome! However, practices vary from church to church and if your younger child has been receiving communion at another church, they are welcome to the Lord's table.
Communion at Good Shepherd is most commonly celebrated in the standing posture. Usher will direct the communicants forward to receive the bread (gluten-free wafers are available on request). Proceed down the communion rail to take either an individual cup of white grape juice or an empty cup to be filled with wine from the communion assistant. Simply place your empty cup in the tray provided at the end of the line before returning to your seat via the side aisles. If you need communion brought to you, alert one of the ushers.
Childcare is available at all Sunday services for infants and little ones through age four. Our Cribbery has a wireless paging system. Each parent who entrusts a child to our Cribbery staff on Sunday morning will be given a pager. If a situation should arise that requires the parents' attention, such as illness or injury, the Cribbery Director can silently page them, whether they are in the sanctuary or Celebration Hall. A clear guideline for what constitutes a "page-able" incident is available in the Cribbery.
If you are a worship assistant and would like to review the assigned lessons, or if you would just like to view the lessons for the week, use this link to access the Narrative Lectionary.