What is Good Shepherd?

We are a friendly and diverse group of people who come together to worship God, and receive his blessing and inspiration. Good Shepherd is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and a part of the New England Synod. We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation.

All are welcome here at Good Shepherd. Our Lord welcomes all who seek him, and so do we. We welcome you whether you have been a life long church goer or have just walked in the door for the first time. We welcome people from every tradition, and people new to faith. We welcome people of every age, every color and culture, every sexual orientation and gender identity, every socioeconomic status, marital status, every differing ability. Welcome to believers, questioners and doubters.

We pledge to our Lord, to ourselves, to you, and to all others that we will strive to live and share our love as a reconciling people. In our hearts and in this place, all are welcome to celebrate and rejoice, to grieve and be healed. We believe and proclaim that Jesus lives in all of us and we are made new through Christ’s love.

Church Services

We are worshipping two ways every week and you have your choice of what works best for you...

In person - Join us on Sunday mornings at one of our two services. Please choose from our 8am, or 10:30am service.

Online - If that does not work for you, join us for online worship at any time that is convenient for you by logging on to our YouTube channel! (just click the green word, "YouTube" on this page)

Worship Leaders

Worship unites the people of God with each other, through the Holy Spirit and a common bond of thanksgiving and praise. The worship service is made up of many participants.

Rev. Douglas Ryniewicz began his ministry as Pastor at Good Shepherd on August 9th, 2013. He leads our worship services with the help of Victor Johnson, and church members.

Victor Johnson joined us in 2004. He is a gifted musician and the leader of Good Shepherd's vibrant musical community and our three choir groups.

We also have a choir. If you'd like to participate, please join us at the Church at 9:30am on Sunday mornings. We will practice briefly and sing at the 10:30am Worship.

Church members may also take part in the worship service as part of our Lay Ministry program.

Common Questions

Can my kids come to the worship service?

Of course! Children are always welcome during worship services.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

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Good Shepherd is a member of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.