Making God’s presence known in every person, community, and throughout the world.
We’re a family of faith who sees God in each and every person. We rally together around the renewal of the community we live and work in to do our part in bringing Heaven to earth. We actively love our neighbors – young and old – by adopting neighboring schools and retirement homes to meet practical and relational needs. We tutor and mentor to break cycles of poverty and loneliness. We’re relaxed and don’t take ourselves too seriously; we learn together, have fun, and gather around the table (we serve hot breakfast every Sunday morning)! But at the end of the day, our heartbeat, time, attention, and resources are synchronized around making you, and others, feel loved, cared for, valued, and seen- inside and outside the church building.
You’ll find a relaxed, family atmosphere with three service styles each weekend: Traditional, Blended, and Contemporary. Worship services last about an hour. Each service begins with music and singing to guide our hearts to encounter God. One of our pastors then shares a relevant biblical message, which is the same in all three services, and we have the chance to respond to God in personal prayer or song. Children and youth programming is also available during and in between both services.
We also stream our Sunday morning services live online so you can join us there, too.
Saturdays, 5 pm (Traditional)
Sundays, 9:15 am (Blended)
Sundays, 10:45 am (Contemporary)
Live Stream each Sunday, 9:15 am and 10:45 am ›
We celebrate Holy Communion weekly at our Saturday 5 pm worship service, and at all services the first weekend of the month. We practice open Communion, meaning it doesn’t matter if you are a newcomer or regular, non-believer or believer, young or young at heart; you are welcome to experience God’s grace during Holy Communion.
We share in Communion by taking a piece of bread that will be given to you, dipping that into the cup of juice and then eating it. There are gluten-free elements available on high top tables. All are then invited to pray at the front rails or back at their seat.
If you or a member of your family have been thinking about baptism, we encourage you to consider attending our Baptism Class. A session is offered each month. This is an opportunity to speak personally with one of our pastors about the Sacrament of Baptism and explore plans to make it memorable for you and your family. To learn more about Baptism Class, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We offer Discover Courses that are all designed to help you discover what Church of the Shepherd is all about by exploring our mission, vision, and values, and learn what it means to be a member at Church of the Shepherd. These classes are open to anyone who is interested but are especially helpful for those who are new to Church of the Shepherd. They do not have to be taken in order and are offered multiple times throughout the year. To learn more about membership, please contact Robin Long.
Returning in the fall, our Wednesday evenings - the night serving as The Bridge in your week - are an open invitation on any given week to gather for a meal (served 5:15 - 5:55 pm), and then take the opportunity to take a class, assist with a service project or simply join a conversation in the lobby. There is special programming for children, bible studies for youth and topical discussion groups for adults. Topics range from parenting, packing food items for neighboring families to exploring the Bible and meeting new people. A list of upcoming offerings for the fall will be available soon.