Welcome! We are so glad that you found us. If you want to learn more about Church of the Shepherd, you are in the right place.
Trying out a church for the first time can cause anxiety, we know. Many of us at Church of the Shepherd remember what it is like to come through the doors for the very first time, or even give Jesus a try for the first time. Because of that, we want to take the pressure off. Here’s what you can expect at weekend worship:
We’re an informal church and love the truth that God accepts us just as we are. We don’t expect you a certain way, because God doesn’t either.
There is not a set dress code, so feel free to be you. Wear what you normally wear. In looking around, you’ll see a range of casual to dressy casual.
BREAKFAST, BEVERAGES & SNACKS
You won’t go hungry here. Our Cafe, located in the Lobby, serves up pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, danishes and breakfast burritos on Sunday mornings and you can enjoy fresh-baked cookies each Saturday evening. If you’re a guest with us for the first time, your breakfast is on us! Coffee, tea and hot cocoa are always available as well.
GUEST SERVICES DESK
If it’s your first time with us, or you’d like to learn more about what is offered during the week, stop by Guest Services in the Lobby before or after worship. We have a small gift for you as a welcome, and want to help you navigate the whole being-new-and-it’s-not-super-fun experience.
You’ll find a relaxed, family atmosphere with three service styles each weekend: Traditional, Blended, and Contemporary. For us, worship services last 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, and we have the chance to respond to God in personal prayer or song. After services, people usually mingle a bit in the Lobby or visit Guest Services to pick up resources and find out more about what is happening at Church of the Shepherd.
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 an open table, which means anyone is invited to take Communion who desires to know Jesus more in their life. After all, many have encountered Jesus for the first time at Communion.
Our Wednesday evenings are an open invitation on any given week to gather for a meal (served 5:15 – 5:55 pm), a short worship experience, and then an opportunity to begin a class or group. Topics range from parenting to exploring the Bible. Check in at Guest Services for the current offerings. You can join in at any time!
Church of the Shepherd is a community of faith that’s on a mission of leading people into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our vision is to be a place where we find the Hope that is Jesus and in turn offer that Hope to others. We do this by going out to make a difference in our world; loving God and loving others; learning how to follow Jesus more each day; and telling the story of how God is changing our lives.
We knew that we had found a church home from our first visit. What impressed us were the people and their heart for Jesus and for each other. Through COS we have strengthened our relationship with Jesus and with our friends.
Our family heard so many good things about COS from friends of ours- so we decided to come and see what it was all about. I was 7 years old and went to the children’s program, ‘Soul Street’. I was so nervous at first, but the teachers were really nice and welcoming. Now that I’m older, I am part of the youth group (6-12 grade) and really love all the service opportunities that COS provides. Even at a very young age, my sister and I experimented many different ways to serve at church and in the community. I especially enjoy local community service as well as serving on mission trips with the youth group. I am excited to grow my faith at COS!
When I came to COS, I found a church committed to mission and serving the community, with authentic and dynamic worship. Today I serve as a lay speaker sharing the good news with retirees, serve on the audio/visual team, and have been engaged in structured Bible study over the last two years. This is the place to be if you want to grow, learn, and serve the Lord.