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Sundays at Good Samaritan?

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We know it can be intimidating, unfamiliar, and you might worry you’ll stand out. Don’t worry, we are excited to meet you, have people ready to get you (and your kids, if you are bringing any) settled.  We will give you everything you need to follow along and participate in our service. Worship is at the heart of who we are and what we do at Good Samaritan. We worship to give God thanks for everything in our lives. We worship in times of joy and in times of sorrow because we believe God is present at all times and in all places. We worship with our questions and doubts because we find our lives are transformed when we open ourselves to each other and to God’s love and grace. We worship together because the Christian life is meant to be lived in community.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

8 AM & 10:30 AM on Sundays
Eucharist Worship Services

Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is at the center of our worship. Communion is a simple meal in which we encounter and receive God’s grace in the ordinary things of bread and wine. The table at which we share Communion is Jesus’ table. All are welcome!

Our fall worship includes two services, one at 8:00 AM (in person) and one at 10:30 AM (in-person and online).  

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Mondays 8 PM, Monday Meditation with Mother Charissa
Feast Days, 8 AM, Morning Prayer and 8 PM, Compline

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New Sermon Series: Journey Into God’s Heart

Sunday Schedule – September 19, 2021 

  • 8:00 am – Sunday Eucharist Service Spoken without Music
  • 9:15 am – Adult Formation
  • 10:25 am – Children’s Formation (downstairs)
  • 10:30 am – Sunday Eucharist Service Spoken with Music (limit 70 people in person) and live-streamed on Facebook

Childcare formation for our children at the 10:30 am service only. 

Masks and social distancing are required.  If you would like to sign up to lead in worship, please contact the Church Office.

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Christian Formation for All Ages

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Along with worship on Sunday mornings, we have opportunities for people of all ages to explore faith and grow in faith. In person, we offered classes for all ages, from 4 years old through adulthood.  Our hope is that in-person formation for all ages will be offered beginning September 12, 2021.  Most of our formation activities take place on Sunday mornings in between services, but beginning in September we’ll offer a weekday in-person/online Bible Study and a monthly Sunday evening intergenerational fellowship and worship event.  Contact the clergy for more information.

THIS IS YOUR CHURCH VIDEO SERIES

Especially for children and newcomers, the series explores what you may see at church and each item’s purpose.

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What is Worship Service Like? The Episcopal Tradition

WHAT DO EPISCOPALIANS BELIEVE?

We are an Episcopal Church, which means that we are rooted in an ancient tradition, expressed today in our modern context. Our liturgy—the form and pattern of our worship service—comes from the ancient church and has found new ways of being practiced in every age, including today, and provides space to reflect on life, find peace, and encounter God’s presence. When you arrive, you’ll receive a bulletin with all the prayers, readings, songs for the service, as well as notes about when to do things like stand up (we tend to do that a lot in the Episcopal Church).

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CONFIRMATION

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“Where the Journey Begins – God’s Heart Revealed” by Fr. Steve Danzey

“Doers, not just Hearers, of the Word” by Fr. Steve Danzey

“‘Who Is God?'” from A Faith of Paradoxes ” by Fr. Steve Danzey

“Is There Anything Too Hard for the Lord?” by Fr. Steve Danzey

“Pentecost” by Fr. Steve Danzey

“Easter” by Rev. Chris Jillard

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MILESTONES

Important Milestones of Faith

The ancient Christian practices of Baptism and Confirmation are important milestones for families and participants alike, but they are also deeply spiritual and full of important significance in one’s life of faith. If you are considering either Baptism or Confirmation for yourself or your family member, we’d love to hear from you and discover how we can support you in your Christian journey.

Baptism

In baptism, we are welcomed into God’s family, the church. Baptism celebrates God’s love and embrace for all people, and proclaims that God’s love is unconditional and absolute. Because of this, Baptism is a sacrament that is only done once in a person’s life. We celebrate Baptism several times throughout the year on major liturgical days, including the Baptism of our Lord (January), Easter Vigil (March/April), and All Saints Sunday (November). Those wishing to be baptized or to explore Baptism for a family member are invited to attend baptismal preparation classes with Good Samaritan clergy. If you would like more information about Baptism or would like to register for an upcoming baptismal preparation class, please contact the Rector at frsteve@goodsamepiscopal.org.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a sacramental rite of passage that strengthens and deepens the life of the baptized. If baptism is the beginning of the Christian life in community, Confirmation is a process of growing more deeply in faith and more closely into the community we call the Church. Confirmation is a part of the Youth Ministry of Good Samaritan and our youth are invited to discern whether Confirmation is right for them. Confirmation is also available to adults who participate in a different process of learning and discerning with the priests at Good Samaritan. If you are interested in confirmation for youth or adults, please contact the Rector at frsteve@goodsamepiscopal.org.

Weddings

Weddings, or Holy Matrimony, is one of the Sacraments of the Church in which two persons make life-long commitments to each other before God.  Wedding services follow the order of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.  If you are interested in getting more information about weddings at Good Samaritan, contact the Rector at frsteve@goodsamepiscopal.org.

Funerals

Good Samaritan is honored to offer Christian hospitality to those who have lost a loved one to death.  Christians believe that in death life is not ended, but changed.  The clergy and music leadership works with families to choose Scripture readings, hymns, music, and prayers that will honor the deceased, bring comfort to those who grieve, and give glory to Jesus Christ, who is Resurrection and Life.  To arrange a funeral service at Good Samaritan contact the Rector at frsteve@goodsamepiscopal.org.

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