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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect from a worship service?
If it’s your first time coming to Good Shepherd, we understand that it may seem uneasy. We offer a welcoming setting to accommodate, including greeters who will meet you as you enter the sanctuary. They will answer any questions you may have. Our typical service length is about 40 minutes, including reflection, prayer, readings from scripture, music, and a sermon. Our provided bulletins that you receive upfront will guide you to hymns and pages in the hymnal. We encourage you to be yourself when you arrive and participate in what you feel is suitable for you.
Is there a dress code for worship services?
Most people wear casual clothing; some wear dressier attire, while others will wear jeans and sweaters. We emphasize the freedom to feel comfortable wearing whatever you feel is appropriate.
Do you have to become a member to receive communion?
All are welcome to experience the sacrament of communion regardless of your church affiliation. Those who do not wish to participate are still welcome to come through the communion line and receive a blessing. No one who comes forward for communion will be turned away.
What is most different about the church from others?
The three beneficial differences we have at Good Shepherd are Generosity, Community, and Compassion. We are always willing to lend a hand or support to people in need and unite local families and friends within a down-to-earth environment. Also, we commit to providing empathy for everyone, just like God extends to his children.
What are Good Shepherd’s immediate goals?
The world has certainly changed in the recent months. Yet, the message of Christ stays the same. The challenge we all face and the goal that drives us now as much as ever is to answer the changes of our world while being both faithful and responsible. We engage this goal and continue to look for and follow the leading of Jesus.
What type of people are members and attend the church?
At Good Shepherd, we accept and offer love to all people. This friendly atmosphere embraces families and individuals who are curious and care for one another. There is no judgment here, and we believe in paying it forward with kindness.
Is the congregation open to collaboration and additional ideas?
Yes! We believe in being open-minded to future possibilities and nurturing them, especially if they can make an impact. Suppose you have a positive concept to help advance the congregation, community or even change the world. In that case, we want to hear from you! We implement the freedom and flexibility to explore your thoughts and are willing to champion your ideas.