We are happy you stopped by to visit our website. We realize that if you are planning to visit Good Shepherd on a Sunday morning, you may have some questions. Here is a list of some frequently asked questions that may be helpful for you. If you have a question that is not answered on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Q: What time is worship?
A: Worship at Good Shepherd is on Sunday mornings at 8 and 10:30am. Sunday School is available at 9:15am from September through June.
Q: What do people wear on Sunday morning?
A: We encourage you to come as you are. You may see some people wearing coat and ties, while others will wear shorts and tee shirts.
Q: What do I need to know to have my child baptized?
A: Check out our baptism faq page.
Q: What should I bring with me? Do I need a Bible?
A: Just bring yourself, bring your family, or bring a friend. That’s it! If you have a Bible we encourage you to bring it. But if not, come as you are.
Q: How do I get to Good Shepherd?
A: You can find directions to Good Shepherd here.
Q: What denomination is Good Shepherd?
A: Good Shepherd is part of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Q: What is a Lutheran?
A: The Lutheran Church is a Christian denomination. Lutherans derive their name from the reformer Martin Luther who made efforts to reform the theology and practice of the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century. Lutherans hold the Holy Bible as the definitive source and guide to life. Lutherans believe that we are saved by God’s grace and not by what we do. For more information on what Lutherans believe, please visit the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s website.
Q: How long does worship last?
A: Our worship lasts between an hour and an hour and 20 minutes.
Q: How often do you have communion?
A: Communion is celebrated most every Sunday at all worship services, except in cases of special events.
Q: Can I receive communion?
A: To answer this question please visit our Communion Page.
Q: Is there something offered for my kids on Sunday morning?
A: Sunday School is at 9:15am on Sunday mornings.
Q: What will be expected of me when I visit?
A: The answer is nothing! You are our guest. We desire to show you hospitality, but do not require you to sign anything or to introduce yourself. Remain as anonymous as you like. However, we do invite you to sign one of our Connection Cards with other church members during the offering.
Q: Do I need to give an offering?
A: At Good Shepherd we believe the offering is an opportunity to honor God with one more part of life, namely our money. We don’t give an offering because we think that God needs our money or because we feel obligated to do so. The Bible tells us that God desires a cheerful giver. If you feel led by God to bring an offering, we would encourage you to do so, and join with us in discovering the blessings of generosity.