Communion Services in Good Shepherd Backyard

July 8 and 12 – We will be offering two identical outdoor communion services on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 12 at 4:00 p.m. These services will be short and provide an opportunity to gather together for prayer and Holy Communion.  The link to the bulletin used for both services is here:  Wed 7-8 & Sun 8-12

Because we care deeply about your safety and wellbeing, a number of measures are being taken to limit possible exposure to COVID-19:

  • Each service will be limited to 50 people. You are  asked to sign up using SignUp Genius or by calling the church office. This will allow us to have a safe number gathered and will allow for contact tracing should that be needed. Please plan to sign up for only one service to allow more people to attend. 
  • There will be limited access to indoor restrooms (one person at a time in the building). 
  • The service will not involve congregational singing and Pastor Amy will use a microphone to amplify her voice. 
  • You are asked to bring your own chairs. We will have circles marked on the lawn for each household to help with physical distancing. There will be folding chairs at the church for those who need them and they will be cleaned by ushers. Families with children are welcome! 
  • Everyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be available for those who do not bring them.
  • Communion will be offered using a single-serve cup with a wafer of bread attached. Physical distancing will be practiced as households are ushered to the table. Communion will be distributed without physical contact.
  • Please be advised that the CDC recommends that those at a high risk of a more severe COVID-19 illness (people over 65 and those with underlying conditions) avoid gatherings.
  • Be aware of the possible needs for sun protection and bug repellent during late afternoon and evening services.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the service will be rescheduled. Worshippers will be notified via email and Good Shepherd’s Facebook page.

Thank you for helping us to gather in a way that is safe and inclusive for our community. All are welcome!

If you cannot attend, we can extend the table of Holy Communion to you. Please be in touch with Pr. Amy about options that might work best for your situation. We plan to offer more worship services like this throughout the summer. Online worship will continue to be offered on Sunday mornings including Sunday, July 12.

-Worship and Music Committee

Worship Services at Good Shepherd began online via YouTube on Sunday, March 15 during the Covid-19 pandemic.  There you will also find children’s ministry videos from our Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry.  Click on the links below to view services, bulletins, and hymns.