Frequently Asked Questions
Does Good Shepherd Share the peace during worship?
Yes, it is an expression of reconciliation, unity and greeting in the Name of Christ. At Good Shepherd it is an important and uplifting part of our worship service.
How is Holy communion observed?
Every Sunday, the Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated. We use bread or wafers and a common pouring cup (chalice) for wine. The chalice pours wine into communicants individual small glass. (Individual grape juice filled glasses are available for those who cannot drink wine.) Communicants come forward to kneel at the altar rail where the Pastor, Vicar and Communion Assistants distribute the elements. Our understanding of Holy Communion is that Jesus Christ is truly and mysteriously present as body and blood in, with, and under the elements of bread and wine. (This is known as real presence and it is an understanding shared with our brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic and
Can i get married at good Shepherd if i am not a member?
While membership at Good Shepherd is not always required for a marriage at Good Shepherd, the exceptions must be discussed with the Pastor.
Can my baby be baptized at good shepherd if i am not a member?
Membership of the parent(s) is not a prerequisite before baptism of a child. However, it is understood that the parent(s) will join Good Shepherd in the near future. The reason for this is that baptism is understood as a Sacrament (Holy Act) of the church and, as such, the community of the church is the appropriate place and setting to raise a child in