May I receive communion?
All baptized Christians, no matter the denomination in which you were baptized, are welcome to receive communion.
You may receive both kinds (bread and wine) or only bread. Both are considered full communion.
Gluten-free wafers are available. Please let the priest know when you are at the altar rail.
How do I become a member?
It all begins with your baptism. If you were baptized in the Episcopal Church or another Christian denomination, you may become a member of Good Shepherd. We consider you already members of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. The Episcopal Church believes in one baptism, and does not rebaptize except in cases where the original baptism lacks the trinitarian formula.
To become an Episcopalian, you must be either confirmed or received by a bishop. Being confirmed means you were baptized as an infant or child, and are now making an adult profession of faith. To be received means that you have already made a mature affirmation of faith in another Christian denomination and wish to be received into membership in the Episcopal Church.
Is the church wheelchair friendly?
We are very pleased to say that our church is now wheelchair accessible! Parking is available in the small lot directly behind the church, and there are ramps into the parish hall and the church from this lot. Once inside the church, you'll find plenty of room for your chair, as well as seating for those who join you in worship.
Where should I park?
A small parking lot is available behind the church with five handicapped spaces and three church visitor spots. Parking is also available on the street.
May I use your space for a special event?
We often get requests from the public to use our historic church for weddings. Please contact our rector to discuss your wedding.
Ballenger Hall, located in the parish house, is available for rent. Please contact the parish office for details.