The people of Good Shepherd extend you a warm welcome!
Like faith communities around the U.S. and the world, Good Shepherd is retooling our ministries to continue to offer spiritual support and to point to Christ’s presence in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Church is more than a building, and we remain committed to our mission to grow, nurture, and make disciples in Christ wherever and however we can. Scroll down to learn more.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:6-7
Ministry during Pandemic
Though the ongoing pandemic has changed a lot of things, we know that two things have stayed the same: God’s everlasting love, and our call to grow, nurture, and make disciples in Christ. In grateful response to this holy love, we continue to find ways to live out our mission throughout the fall and the months to come. Read on to learn more!
Currently we offer worship in two mediums: online and in-person.
We gather at 9 am and 11 am on Sunday mornings for in-person worship, in the sanctuary. Click on the boxes above to learn more.
We gather as an online community on Sundays at 9am over on our Facebook page. The service is available afterwards both there and on our YouTube page for you to watch at any time. It also airs on Westborough TV at 9am on Tuesdays. For this service, we’re always looking for people who are willing to record themselves reading our lessons or our prayers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Our learning programs are ramping up this fall. To register for Sunday School, please click HERE Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter to stay in the loop. Email Sam at email@example.com with any questions!
We all miss having a little more music in our life. To start the day off on the right note (pun intended), our music directory Kirby emails out daily installments of Music to Start Your Day, offering a bible verse and a piece of music for a few moments of contemplation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
We’re also looking for special musicians willing to play and/or sing at home and record themselves for our digital worship service. Please email Kirby to be added to the rotation!
Over the summer, Good Shepherd tapped several of our members to form a reopening team to help us discern how and when to begin gathering for worship in person once again. This team includes a scientist working in the pharmaceutical industry, a human resources expert, a building inspector, the chair of our worship and music committee, a retired nurse, and our pastors. We give thanks for their combined expertise and faithfulness in this difficult task!
This reopening team produced two documents. GSLC Phased Reopening offers a birds-eye-view of what reopening will look like, identifying the phases we’re moving through and the triggers that send us forward and backward in the process. Recommendations for Reopening is a much more detailed document. It identifies thirteen goals we’ll strive to meet in order to keep our gatherings as safe as possible, and gets into the nitty-gritty of how those goals will be met.
Click the links below to read the documents: