“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.”

It is our belief at the Church of the Good Shepherd that these words, which are found in both the Old and New Testament, are the foundation of the way we are to live out our mission collectively and individually. We believe God loves us, and that every human being is created in God’s image.

For us, that is really where it begins: and it means that we intentionally welcome all people regardless of gender, age, race, color, sexuality, socioeconomic status, marital status, politic, or physical condition.

At the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd we not only want to welcome you, we want to invite you to join us in growing in faith and love of God, and to live out our mission of seeing Christ in all persons and serving all persons in Christ.

We believe that only together we can do the work of Jesus in loving God and loving our neighbors. In our parish’s life, we have found living this mission to be at times challenging and exhilarating, joyful and fulfilling, and that there truly is a place for all of us.

Our prayer is that you will find at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd a safe place for spiritual exploration and healing, a place where you find our words of welcome are really more than words and will join us in living out God's love.

What are our goals?

We strive to...

1. Continue to build upon a strong heritage of worship and music that is eucharistically and prayer book centered and which strongly involves laity.

2. Raise up and strengthen vestry and other lay ministers who can provide consistent and visionary leadership and assist the parish in understanding and responding to conflict.

3. Learn about and foster financial stewardship especially as it pertains to the monetary requirements of a full-time priest and other personnel, and to addressing the needs and use of our physical plant.

4. Continue to encourage and support individual and small group ministry in the community, and establish and sponsor new programs.

5. Develop programs and worship for the congregation designed to attract young families, their children, college students, and other underserved groups; where possible we will work cooperatively with other churches.