What are worship services like?
Every Sunday we pray ancient and modern prayers, sing classic and modern hymns, read the Scriptures, hear preaching from the Bible, and celebrate Holy Communion.
Like the Hebrews in the Old Testament, we worship God through structured worship known as liturgy. Our liturgy comes from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. The liturgy can be traced back in Church history to the dawn of the Christian Church. Framed by the ancient liturgical tradition of the Church, our worship emphasizes faith in Jesus Christ, the authority of Scripture, and the continuing activity of the Holy Spirit.
Our Sunday liturgy has two primary elements. First, we focus on the Word of God - we hear God speak to us through the reading of scripture and the preaching of the Word. Second, we meet with God through Holy Communion (AKA the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper) where we receive God’s grace to strengthen us in our faith.
How Should I dress?
Some come in “Sunday-dress,” others wear jeans and a t-shirt. However you dress, you will not stick out.
What do you offer for children?
We believe children are important to the life of the Church, and we treat them as such! Good Shepherd offers nursery and age-appropriate activities for children from birth to 5 years old where kids will learn about Jesus and the Bible on their level. Children of all ages are also welcome to remain in the worship service if their parents desire.
What about my teenager?
On Thursday afternoons from about 4:30-5:30 our teenagers meet for catechesis, bible study, and prayer.
Where are you located?
We are located in the city of Pelham near Old Time Pottery. Specifically, we are at 101 Tony Holmes Drive, where Lee Street meets Tony Holmes Drive. Tony Holmes Drive is off HWY 31 South at the corner of Region’s Bank and American Family Care.
When are your services?
Divine Worship begins Sunday morning at 10:30am. Sunday School class begins at 9:15am.
Can I pray with someone when I come?
YES! At Good Shepherd we believe God hears our prayers. During Holy Communion one of our pastors will be in the back to pray for you and anoint you with oil. “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” James 5:14-15.