Trinity Sunday
Jun
11
10:30 am10:30

Trinity Sunday

The Feast of the Holy Trinity is the last major feast before moving into the "green season." There is no better day for singing "St. Patrick's Breastplate," so join us for this joyous Christian celebration. 

Pentecost Service/Baptisms
Jun
4
10:30 am10:30

Pentecost Service/Baptisms

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

As is tradition, we will have baptisms on the Feast of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost. If you would like to be baptized or have your child baptized, please contact the church office asap so we can make preparations for your baptism. 

Church Picnic
May
28
12:00 pm12:00

Church Picnic

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

After church on Memorial Day weekend, join us for our annual church picnic, as we enjoy the beginning of the summer season with food, fun and fellowship! 

The Great Easter Vigil
Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

The Great Easter Vigil

The Great Easter Vigil is the first celebration of Easter. It is a very ancient liturgy that begins with the Lighting of the New Fire, the procession of the Paschal Candle, the reading of the Prophecies, the Blessing of the Baptismal Font with Baptisms, the first Mass of Easter, and the return of the Alleluia! Join us for an unforgettable and joyous celebration.

Liturgy of Light for Children
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Liturgy of Light for Children

In a special, abbreviated, mock version of the Easter Vigil service, designed specially for children, we will celebrate the light of the risen Christ, while reflecting on the Liturgy of Light that will be celebrated by the whole church later that same Saturday evening.

This presentation was developed as part of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Defined on the CGS website as, “an approach to the religious formation of children [that] is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori.”). They are suitable for children up to about age 10, although older siblings are welcome, too.

Good Friday Service
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Good Friday Service

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion and death of our Lord. The Good Friday liturgy begins with a silent procession and the reading of the Passion Narrative. This is followed by the Solemn Collects, the singing of the Reproaches, and the Veneration of the Holy Cross. 

Maundy Thursday
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday marks the beginning of the Triduum (The Great Three Days) and celebrates the Institution of the Holy Eucharist, the Washing of the Disciples' Feet (The Maundy), and the Betrayal of Christ in the Garden. The service ends in with the rites of the Stripping of the Altar and the procession to the Altar of Repose.

Tenebrae
Apr
12
7:30 pm19:30

Tenebrae

The Tenebrae is the ancient, monastic Matins and Lauds offices of Maundy Thursday. At this sober service of psalms and lessons, the faithful are led to meditate on the death of Christ as candles are slowly extinguished one by one throughout the service.

Palm Sunday Service
Apr
9
10:30 am10:30

Palm Sunday Service

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, celebrating the Triumphal Entry with the Blessing and Procession of Palms. Hosannas quickly turn to cries of "crucify" with the solemn reading of the Passion Narratives.

Parents' Advisory Council
Feb
19
12:00 pm12:00

Parents' Advisory Council

  • Church of the Good Shepherd (Parlor)

As we make plans for the future of our children's ministry, we are putting together a council of parents for advice. Come to our meeting in the parlor after 10:30 service to give your input in the direction of children's ministry in our church! 

Valentine's Dinner
Feb
11
6:00 pm18:00

Valentine's Dinner

  • Church of the Good Shepherd (Parish Hall)

Our Annual Valentine's Dinner is this Saturday, February 11. Social begins at 6, dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Entree choices are chicken marsala or prime rib and come with salad, green beans, twice mashed garlic potatoes, beverage, and dessert. Tickets are $20/person or $40/couple. See Pop or Sheri to sign up!

Annual Meeting (& Potluck Lunch)
Jan
29
12:00 pm12:00

Annual Meeting (& Potluck Lunch)

  • Church of the Good Shepherd (Parish Hall)

Each year at our annual meeting we share reports on the past year, present the budget approved by the vestry for coming year, and elect new vestry members. The meeting will conclude with some observations from me on hopes for 2017 as we seek to be faithful to God’s call on our life together.

Epiphany Mass and Festival of Light
Jan
6
6:00 pm18:00

Epiphany Mass and Festival of Light

Join us Friday night, January 6, for the Feast of the Epiphany. One of the major feasts of the Christian calendar, we will be celebrating our Lord’s revelation of himself to the Gentiles with a Festival of Light and a Sung Mass with incense, beginning at 6:00. 

Christmas Services
Dec
24
Dec 25

Christmas Services

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ and the Incarnation at our traditional Christmas Eve church service! 

Lessons & Carols (Family Friendly)
Dec
21
6:00 pm18:00

Lessons & Carols (Family Friendly)

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

Join us for this beautiful service as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ! 

Lessons and Carols is a traditional Anglican service, dating to the 19th century, held during Advent to prepare for the great feast of Christmas.

Lessons, passages from the Bible tracing salvation history, are read with familiar Christmas carols sung between readings. Our lessons and carols service is family friendly, so please feel free to bring your little ones with you. 

Christmas Caroling
Dec
18
4:00 pm16:00

Christmas Caroling

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

Join us as we share the spirit of the season with our neighbors through song! As is our tradition, we will ride the trolley and sing our way through the city. 

We will meet at the church on Sunday, December 18, at 4:00 p.m.
and return around 7:00 p.m.

Fall Newcomers' Lunch
Nov
13
12:00 pm12:00

Fall Newcomers' Lunch

  • Church of the Good Shepherd (Parish Hall)

New to our parish? Come to the Parish Hall and meet others from our church community at our Fall Newcomers' Lunch! 

88th Annual Election Day Soup Luncheon and Bazaar
Nov
8
10:00 am10:00

88th Annual Election Day Soup Luncheon and Bazaar

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

Come one, come all to the 88th Annual Election Day Soup Luncheon and Bazaar!   At the Parish Hall (on 10th Street, brick building next to the church), we will have homemade baked goods and crafts for sale, Homemade Beef Vegetable Soup, Pies, Iced Tea or Coffee. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also take a guided tour of the historic church. Tickets are only $7 each.

Rally Day!
Sep
11
12:00 pm12:00

Rally Day!

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

Join us on our campus after church on Sunday, September 11, as we kickoff our Fall semester of Christian Education and Ministry! We will have a bouncy house for the kids, and information for adults to learn about our new Wednesday night gathering, Generations, and our capital campaign, Give Me Shelter.  The Church will provide burgers and dogs and drinks. Please bring a covered dish to share.