Worship lies at the heart of the life of any community of faith. In worship, we come together to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear the stories of our tradition, to offer prayer, and to celebrate God’s continuing presence among us. All are welcome to participate in our worship because it is in worship that we live out our life as a Christian family.
For Episcopalians, the way in which we worship – primarily using The Book of Common Prayer – is our strongest means of forming our identity and expressing our faith. That faith finds its fullest expression in Holy Communion, our most characteristic form of worship. We celebrate this Eucharistic service several times on Sundays and during the week, in groups large and small.
About the Eucharist
According to the Book of Common Prayer, Holy Eucharist is the central act of Christian worship. Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” At the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, all Baptized Christians are invited to receive Holy Eucharist, the sacrament through which we are united by sharing the body and blood of Christ in consecrated bread and wine. Sharing Communion knits us together and reinforces our commitment to live as Christ taught us.
If you wish to receive a blessing instead, please come to the altar rail and cross your arms over your chest. Gluten-free wafers are available; simply ask the priest at the altar rail. We welcome and encourage children to receive Communion.