Worship at Good Shepherd
8am - Rite I (said)
10am - Rite II
In Person and Live Streamed
at approximately 9:50am Sundays
2nd & 4th Saturdays
5pm - Rite II
Wednesdays - Morning Prayer - Year Round
Live Streamed on Facebook at 9:15am
Worship in the Episcopal Church
Sunday is traditionally when Episcopalians gather for worship. The principal weekly worship service is the Holy Eucharist, also known as the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, or Mass. In most Episcopal churches, worship follows the liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, meaning that the congregation follows service forms and prays from texts that don’t change greatly from week to week during a season of the year. This sameness from week to week gives worship a rhythm that becomes comforting and familiar to the worshipers.
For the first-time visitor, liturgy may be exhilarating or confusing. Services may involve standing, sitting, kneeling, sung or spoken responses, and other participatory elements that may provide a challenge for the first-time visitor. However, liturgical worship can be compared with a dance: once you learn the steps, you come to appreciate the rhythm, and it becomes satisfying to dance, again and again, as the music changes.