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Welcome to The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd!
Whether you are returning to church after a time away or are altogether new to the faith, looking for a new church home or simply seeking a place to be quiet, please know that you are welcome at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. We hope you will discover a community seeking to be authentic and faithful to our charges to love one another and to serve a hurting world. More importantly, we pray that you will find just such a community when you visit us sometime soon. Peace be with you as your journey continues, and know that at Good Shepherd, you have friends eager to join you along the Way.
There are no “requirements” for being a part of this faith community. If you would like to be baptized or confirmed, or want to transfer your membership from your previous Episcopal parish, we would be happy for you to do so. But none of this is required. All of our worship services, adult and children formation offerings, weekday groups, and parish events are open to all regardless of church membership.
Which worship service should I attend?
Whether your preference for worship is contemporary or traditional, formal or casual, here at Good Shepherd, we believe there is a worship service for everyone. To learn more about our different services both on Sunday and during the week, please visit our services page.
How do I get to Good Shepherd?
For information about both of our locations, visit our campuses page.
Where do I park at the Windsor Campus?
In addition to on-campus parking, space is available on Sunday mornings only at Tarrytown Shopping Center across Windsor, and Wells Fargo Bank one block east on Windsor. If you park on a street, please be sure you are not parked in a fire lane or blocking a driveway. And there is an underground, handicap accessible parking garage off of Exposition Blvd. between Gilbert St. and Windsor Rd.
Is the church handicap accessible?
Yes. Both above ground and below ground parking lots have designated handicap parking with access to both the Sanctuary and Parish Life Center. During campus improvements, we identified the need to increase the accessibility of our campus to all mobility levels.
Is there Sunday School for children?
We have wonderful offerings on Sunday mornings for our youngest members at both campuses. To learn more about Children Formation on Sunday mornings, visit our Children’s Ministry page.
Is there Sunday School for Adults?
Yes. At Good Shepherd we refer to Sunday School as Christian formation. On Sunday mornings, there are typically 2-3 adult formation offerings held before the 10:30a (Windsor Campus) and 11:00a (Woodland Campus) worship services. To see a current list of offerings, please visit our Adult Formation page.
Is there a nursery available for young children?
Yes. Every Sunday morning our nursery is available for children ages 0-3.
Can/Should I take Communion?
All baptized Christians, including children, are welcome to receive Communion in The Episcopal Church. All worshippers are welcome to receive a blessing at the altar platform during the distribution of Communion. Gluten-free wafers are available at the altar platform upon request. If during Communion you are unable to reach the altar platform, please notify an usher, and Communion will be brought to you. If you would simply like to receive a blessing, please proceed to the altar and cross your arms instead of holding them out to receive a wafer.