FAQ’s about Good Shepherd

FAQ’s about Good Shepherd

Some of the questions you may have about Good Shepherd Lutheran.

  • What about COVID 19?
    • We are taking the threat of COVID 19 very seriously. We are told by Jesus to love our neighbors as ourselves and one expression of that love is doing everything we can to ensure that our neighbors don’t get sick. To that end, we currently are not worshipping together in the flesh but are worshipping together virtually through the use of our Facebook page and our YouTube channel. We are currently not looking to open before July 1st, at the earliest. Our leadership is considering what steps to take now and once in-person services start up again to ensure that our environment is as safe as possible.
  • Will I be welcome here?
    • All are welcome here. We don’t care what you look like, what color your skin is, what your orientation or gender is, or even if you like lime jello with vegetables in it. Jesus loves you enough to give his life for you and that makes you OK in our book.
  • Are children welcome in worship?
    • Absolutely! We love have children in worship. We have a weekly children’s message before the sermon for those youth that feel comfortable coming forward. If you would rather not have your children with you during worship, we have a very nice nursery that they can go to, but that is entirely your call.
  • Where do I park?
    • We have ample parking in our lot, with multiple handicap spaces. The parking lot may be accessed off of Stroop Rd. or off of Kenosha Blvd.
  • How should I dress?
    • You may dress in whatever way makes you comfortable. Some folks are more comfortable in business suits while others are more comfortable in jeans and t-shirts.
  • What about Communion?
    • How often do you serve communion?
      • We serve communion at every Saturday and Sunday worship service.
    • Do I need to be a member to receive communion?
      • No, we believe that all are welcome at God’s table. If you believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is your Savior and Redeemer and would like to receive Holy Communion, then come forward to receive the elements. We let you make that judgment. If you would like to come forward and receive a blessing, then you may do that also.
    • How do you serve communion?
      • At our Saturday 4:00 pm service, communion is received kneeling or standing at the alter rail. The bread is homemade with gluten free wafers available on request. The drink is distributed in small, individual cups, with your choice of wine or apple juice.
      • At our Sunday 8:30 service, communion is received the same as the Saturday 4:00 service, except that there is also the choice of using a large common cup of wine.
      • At our Sunday 11:00 service, communion is received in front of the alter rail via intinction (the bread is dipped in the wine). The bread used is wafers with gluten free wafers available on request. There is a choice of wine or apple juice to dip your wafer into. After receiving communion, you may kneel at the alter rail or return to your seat.
  • How are accessible are you?
    • Our main floor and sanctuary are completely wheelchair accessible. Our Sanctuary has a pew removed near the middle so that people may sit with their wheelchairs or walkers readily available. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are just beside the sanctuary. If you are unable to come to the altar to receive communion, it can be brought to you.
    • For those whose eyesight is not the best, we have large print bulletins available at all our services and we have large screens with most of the service on them.
    • Our sound system is designed to provide clear sound throughout the sanctuary with no dead spots.
  • What version of the Bible do you use.
    • Our readings are from the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version). our worshipers use whatever versions they like.

If you didn’t see your question answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want you to feel comfortable about worshiping with us!
937.298.0136
goodshepherd.gslc@gmail.com