Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

                        Venice, Florida 


Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
             Venice, Florida 


Good Shepherd is part of the national Episcopal Church. Click on the links to the national church website, the Episcopal News Service, and a video by the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church on the Way of Love. It is this way that grounds us as individuals and a community. This way guides and leads up in relationship with God, each other, and our world.



As you browse our website, and check-out our services, I trust you will soon sense that we are a community that genuinely desires to welcome all. We seek to act this way, because our God acts this way towards each of us - loving us unconditionally no matter how perfect, imperfect, believing, unbelieving, healthy or wounded we may be.

Good Shepherd is a diverse community that includes individuals new in the faith as well as those well established in their faith, those just beginning to understand spiritual truth, as well as those with a deep knowledge of the spiritual life. Many of us are retired, although some of us still work for a living. We are mystics and intellectuals, professional and tradesmen, gay and straight, conservative and liberal and all points in between. It is our belief in, and experience of, the eternal deep unconditional love of God for all humanity that binds us together as one.


Although our foundation as Episcopalians is grounded in Scripture, reason, and tradition, we continue to seek after truth wherever it may be found in God’s universe. We hold to our beliefs firmly, yet also with open hands, knowing that further knowledge and wisdom may guide us into fuller truth. We do not settle for pat or easy answers. We believe, and yet we also sometimes doubt. We encounter light and hope, and at the same time acknowledge the reality of suffering and darkness in our world.


It is ultimately the life of Jesus, and the eternal love of Christ that guides us in our lives, individually and as members of a community. May you find light and love and hope here.


Want to listen to any past
services?  Just go to our 

calendar page and click on
the date of the service you
would like to watch.  (OR find it 
on our YouTube site)