Welcome Visitors!

When you visit Good Shepherd, the first thing you need to know is that the red doors which face Route 250 (Webster Road) are not the main entrance. Please use the wooden doors on the opposite side of the building to enter our Narthex (lobby). The sanctuary will be to your right.

On most Sundays during the school year, Good Shepherd offers Sunday School. Just ask one of the ushers to introduce you to a teacher.

As you enter the sanctuary, you will receive a bulletin which outlines the service. The liturgies are similar to those in the Roman Catholic tradition, and all of the prayers are in the red Book of Common Prayer (BCP) in your pew rack. You will also find a blue hymnal in the pew rack. You can sing along with the hymns or just enjoy listening to them.

Fr. Lance will share a homily (sermon) that connects to the scripture readings. He does a great job of tying in what we hear from the Bible to our everyday modern lives.

After we share the peace of the Lord with each other, the Sunday School kids join the congregation. During the second half of the service, we celebrate Communion. At Good Shepherd, everyone is welcome to share God’s Gifts with God’s people.

Usually after the service, people gather in the narthex for fellowship and upstairs in the Parish Hall when there is Coffee Hour. Someone will probably recognize you as a newcomer and introduce themselves. 

If Good Shepherd seems like it might be the right fit for you, come back and visit again! Fr. Lance loves meeting with new families. 

The 8:00 service is Rite I in the BCP (quiet, no music);

The 10:15 service is Rite II (with music).

NOTE: In the summer (Late June-Labor Day) the service schedule is as follows:

9 :00 AM- St. Andrews Chapel on the Lake (1208 Lake Road)

11:00 AM–Good Shepherd (1130 Webster Road)


Here are some great sites to explore for more info:

http://www.episcopalrochester.org :  The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester website, full of useful info and links.

http://www.episcopalchurch.org –all about the Episcopal Church—what we believe, what we do, what we are, and more…

http://www.bcponline.org–online version of the Book of Common Prayer for you to review.  The Book of Common Prayer is not a Bible, it is a vital component to how we worship.  It contains a vast array of important stuff that helps us as individuals and as a church community—including “directions” for Holy Eucharist and special services like baptisms, weddings, and funerals.  Also included are historical documents, the Lectionary (with Bible references for daily or Sunday worship)

http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu:   on this site, you can read ahead the lessons that folks all over will be hearing each Sunday