Sundays: Holy Eucharist at 8:00am (Rite I)
Holy Eucharist at 10:30am (Rite II)
Celtic Eucharist at 6:00pm (2nd Sundays)
Wednesdays: Healing Eucharist with Anointing Oil at 12:05pm
Vespers at 6:30 pm (during Lent)
Please see below for information about worship opportunities during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is a worship-centered community that celebrates diversity, honors tradition, and transforms hearts and lives by building relationships across borders and spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. We walk a "middle way" between the Reformed (Protestant) and Roman Catholic traditions, seeking to express the fullness of Biblical faith through liturgy, teaching, fellowship, and service. Click here for more info.
PLEASE NOTE: All indoor, in-person church gatherings are suspended until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Weekly Online Worship
This week's services of Spiritual Communion (Sunday) and Noonday Prayer (Wednesday) can be viewed below.
All of our worship services during this time are broadcast live on both our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.
Past worship services, such as the Daily Office, Holy Week, and Pentecost can be found on our Worship Videos page.
Spiritual Communion: Sundays at 10:30 am
The practice of Spiritual Communion has long been a comfort to those who have been unable to partake of the physical Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. We are pleased to offer this pre-recorded liturgy each week.
Noonday Prayer: Wednesdays at 12:05 pm
Our service of healing continues with the office of Noonday Prayer, read each week along with the Litany of Healing. Prayers are offered for everyone on our parish prayer list and those others on our hearts and minds.
with Sacrament of Baptism
"I am the good shepherd.
I know my own and my own know me."
Mass on the Grass Outdoor Worship
2nd Sundays at 6:00pm
Good Shepherd is now offering in-person, outdoor worship with our evening service of Mass on the Grass, held on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 6:00pm. Registration is required in order to attend. You may only register for one of the three scheduled services at this time.
During these services, all diocesan and parish protocols must be followed, including mask-wearing and social distancing. Screening questions will be asked of all those in attendance. If you are in a vulnerable population or have a pre-existing condition, we encourage you to remain at home.
Worship bulletins will not be available, so please click the link below to download and print your own from home. You may also view it on your electronic device during the service:
Latest updates from our Diocese
The Bishops of the Diocese of North Carolina have issued a 4-Stage Plan for a return to public gathering. This plan was developed in consultation with a 16-person "Task Force for Reopening" that includes epidemiologists and other medical professionals. Additional subcommittees have also been created to address areas such as: Worship, Newcomers, and Protection & Prevention Equipment. All of the Diocesan Task Force Reports can be read below.
The Diocese of North Carolina is currently in Stage 1-B. While this means that indoor public gatherings remain suspended, Stage 1-B permits in-person outdoor gatherings with limited capacity. Worship services can be held with up to 25 people, and small group gatherings can meet with up to 15 people.
Stay tuned for updates from our Diocese about our next steps toward Stage 2!
Find your place here...
Good Shepherd has a variety of ministries for every age, to deepen your faith and to serve God and one another. No matter who you are, where you are on your spiritual journey, or what your gifts and interests may be, there is a place for you in our community! We want to help you connect with God's unique call for your life. Visit our ministries page for more information.
Click here to read our monthly newsletter! See what God has going on at Good Shepherd! You can also sign up receive the newsletter in your inbox by submitting your email address in the box at the bottom of this page, or you can receive a printed copy through your regular mail by contacting our Parish Secretary.
Zoom with the Rector takes place every Thursday at 5:30 pm. Do you have a question for Fr. Joe? Get it answered and hear updates from the parish and diocese throughout the pandemic. Click here to join Zoom with the Rector.
Vestry Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm via Zoom. All meetings are open to the congregation, and all are welcome! For more information on our vestry, visit our Leadership page.
Randolph County LGBTQ Tribe Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm via Zoom. If you are looking for a safe, affirming community, come and join. Allies welcome!