Sundays, 8 a.m.
Celebrated “in the round” with a shared sense of intimacy and spiritual connection. The service, including the sermon, lasts for about 45 minutes. Coffee hour after this service is always lively and welcoming to visitors.
enriching our worship
Sundays, 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. in summer)
Drawn from the Book of Common Prayer. At other times of the year we draw upon liturgies from the Church of England, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church of South India. The service lasts an hour and ten minutes and is followed by Coffee hour in the Parish Hall.
multi-gen mission sunday
4th Sunday, 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. in summer)
Once a month we gather for a multigenerational worship service, during which the children attend worship with their families. This service features a different mission of the parish in the sermon and/or with invited speakers from one of the organizations supported by Good Shepherd. The worship incorporates parts of the liturgy in language that is less formal (e.g., in place of the Nicene Creed, an affirmation of faith is offered) and the children are invited to hear a special children's message. Young people can serve as acolytes, lectors, greeters and ushers during the worship and where possible will be paired with another member of the parish in that task to foster relationship building.
The Sunday school will also be connected to the Mission Sundays through age-appropriate projects featuring the local food pantry, the CROP Hunger Walk, the Lowell Transitional Living Center, Esperanza Academy, and our companion community in El Ocotillo, El Salvador. In addition to Bible lessons, the children will study issues connected with each mission - from hunger on a local and global scale to homelessness, from building relationships to understanding the concept of accompaniment with, versus charity for, others.
Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m.
Celebrated “in the round” and includes reflection on the life of a saint whose particular feast day it happens to be. The service lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by a potluck breakfast for those who can stay.