Serve at Good Shepherd

Before you read any further, stop and think about what brings you joy. How would you like to share that with this faith community? At Good Shepherd we are convinced that God gathers particular gifts in this place, and then sits back and watches how we use them. Maybe you play the oboe, or teach mindfulness meditation, or enjoy public speaking. Perhaps you quilt, or garden, or sing. You’ll find a list of many (but not all) of the traditional, existing ways to “raise your hand” and participate. (See outreach in our community) Please know that we will be delighted to support you to use the gifts you’ve been given here, in this community of faith. (Contact Nancy in the church office and she will connect you with the right person.) Don’t wait- we’ve been expecting you. Let your light shine!

Sunday mornings:

Assisting ministers (prayer of the prayers)
Greeter (offer a friendly, intentional welcome)
Communion Assistant (assist with the distribution of communion)
Usher (pass out bulletins, “direct traffic”)
Lector (reader of Scripture)
Acolyte (lighter of the candles)
Cantor (lead congregational song, often chanting the psalm)
Counters (faithfully record offerings and contributions)
Musician (offer a musical interlude at some point during the service)
Early Service Musician (help lead worship by providing musical support at the 7:45 worship service)
Fellowship Host (make the coffee, set up refreshments, etc.)
Taker outer of the trash (dump trash and wheel the containers to the curb)

And beyond our weekly worship:

Teachers and Helpers: Every “Third Sunday” at 9:30am we offer a “Sunday School” experience for children.
Teachers: We have occasional adult forums, and welcome your voice as a teacher
Learners: We have occasional adult forums, and welcome your participation as a learner
Food and Fellowship Host: We gather monthly at rotating homes for “food and fellowship” and welcome you to host an event of your choosing.
Food and Fellowship Participants: We gather monthly at rotating homes for “food and fellowship” and welcome you to participate
Visit homebound people (in teams)
“Nibblers” Once a month, we go out to a local restaurant for lunch. Come alone or bring a friend- we’ll save room at the table for you if we know you’re coming! (Call Nancy in the office to reserve a spot.)

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Also, Music Groups!

Hand-bell Choir: Led by Mary Divers, this group occasionally provides a musical offering during worship. They rehearse for discrete segments of time (4-6 weeks).

Occasional Singers: Melissa McCarthy gathers interested voices to learn music that will be sung in worship. No music-reading necessary. This is a short term, occasional commitment. “Occasional Singers” sometimes provide a musical offering during worship.