The worship style of the Church of the Good Shepherd is, for the most part, traditional. We have two Sunday morning services: the 8:00 service has long been Rite I without music, and the 10:30 service is Rite II with choir and procession. Very important in our church life are the special services and liturgies that comprise our worship: our confirmations, our baptisms, our weddings and our funerals, the celebration of a Christmas Midnight Mass, the symbolism of a Maundy Thursday service, and the joyous festival of the Easter observance. The congregation shows its commitment to the church and to each other by supporting special events, and in supporting the church financially.
Music is an important part of our worship life. For the most part it, too, is traditional. Choir and organ regularly support congregational singing, sometimes with other instrumental accompaniment. Our handbell choir plays one Sunday every month, October through May.
We feature a Taize worship service the second Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m. This service integrates Taize-style music and healing, led by members of The Order of St. Luke.
The apostles’ teaching? Loving God in learning is an expected feature of parish life.
The parish sponsors a Sunday school program for children through age twelve during the 10:00 service. We also hold adult Sunday school classes between services, starting at 9:15 a.m.
Loving God in fellowship.
Good Shepherd has an active Daughters of the King chapter, who sponsor a prayer chain, an active Brotherhood of St. Andrew chapter, an active Cursillo group and an active chapter of The Order of St. Luke. The Parish sponsors “Fifth Sunday” parish breakfasts, a bookshop, quarterly “First Saturday” Garage Sales and an annual Church Bazaar, all of which donate profits to vestry-approved missions each year. Lunches are held every Wednesday after Mass, and during Lent there are speakers from other area churches.
In addition, several retreats are held each year.
P.O. Box 2795
Silver City, NM 88062