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 online worship 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 church gatherings are cancelled until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, effective Sunday, March 15, all Good Shepherd gatherings are canceled until further notice, including Sunday and Wednesday worship, Sunday school and other formation groups, Lenten Dinners, Vestry meetings, and all other church groups and meetings. Father Joe continues to be available via phone or email. While we grieve our inability to gather together in body and to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion, especially during our most holy seasons of Lent and Easter, we know that this extended time of self-quarantine is the only way to ensure the protection of God's beloved human family, especially the most vulnerable among us. Those struggling with this fast from the Eucharist may find spiritual comfort and nourishment in this thoughtful reflection from our Orthodox friends: "Fasting from Communion in a Pandemic."
You can read Fr. Joe's message to the congregation regarding these changes in our life together by clicking here.
Click here to read the most recent official statement from our own bishops in the Diocese of North Carolina.
Online Prayer Services
During this time of self-quarantine, we invite you to learn about the spiritual practices and resources available for individual and family devotion that exist within our own Episcopal tradition, particularly the ancient practice of praying the Daily Office. This cycle of daily prayers dates back to the earliest Christian monastics. Forms for Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, and Evening Prayer (Vespers) can all be found in our Book of Common Prayer.
Click here to access a free digital copy of the Book of Common Prayer.
Online prayer services will be live streamed via Facebook Live at the service times listed below. These services will be also posted to our YouTube Channel immediately afterwards, so that you can access them at any time.
Morning Prayer: Sundays at 10:30 am
with homily on the Scripture readings for Sunday
Evening Prayer: Sundays at 7:00 pm
with guided Daily Examen
Noonday Prayer: Wednesdays at 12:05 pm
with Litany of Healing
We will also provide additional resources for individual spiritual practice and devotion throughout Lent and Eastertide.
Stay safe, wash your hands, and hopefully we will see you at Pentecost!
Evening Prayer (Vespers)
with Daily Examen
"I am the good shepherd.
I know my own and my own know me."
Find your place...
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 the the church secretary.
Church T-Shirts for sale! You can pick up one of our signature red Good Shepherd t-shirts by stopping by the church office. The cost is $10 per shirt.
Vestry Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Edmondson Conference Room. All meetings are open to the congregation, and all are welcome! For more information on our vestry, visit our Leadership page.
Volunteers for Our Daily Bread gather at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen at 11:15am on the first Thursday of every month. Come and join the Good Shepherd crew as we share food and fellowship with folks in need.
Randolph County LGBT Tribe Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the parlor. If you are looking for a safe, affirming community, come and join. Allies welcome!
Dorcas Knitting Group meets every Tuesday at 1:00pm in the parlor and shares prayer and fellowship as they put together loving prayer shawls and other gifts for those in need. All are welcome to join, and no prior knitting experience is needed.
Parkinson Support Group meets at Good Shepherd on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30am in the parish hall. These meetings are open to anyone in the community who may have an interest in learning more about this disease.