3405 SW Alice
Portland, OR 97219
ph: (503) 244-4558
fx:  (503) 244-1396
Pastors:
Tim Van Natta (timvannatta@msn.com)
& Harry Stratton (hmsaved@aol.com)
 


"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

(Joshua 1:9)
 
 

 

General Atmosphere:  Our worship services and other activities are informal, come-as-you-are events.  Our desire is that you will feel comfortable and welcomed in every way.  We ask that you stop by our Information Table for any general information or need that you might have.  We also have portable hearing devices available to check out.
 
If you're comfortable, please fill out the registration form in your worship folder and bring it to the Information Table for a gift from the members of Good Shepherd. 
 
Sunday Worship:  Worship begins at 10:30 AM. The service style is an approach that seeks to blend the best of historic liturgy with more modern and upbeat forms, including the use of slides and inspiring music to help communicate the never-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Following the service you are invited to stay for refreshments and fellowship time in the Narthex.
 
Care for Kids:  CHILDREN ARE WELCOME IN WORSHIP!  [Jesus said]  "Let the children come to me"  (Mark 10:14).  Activity Bags and Children's Worship Bulletins are available for young children for use during worship.  The "Cry Room" is available in the rear of the sanctuary for diaper changing, nursing, or if your child becomes too restless.
 
Am I expected to participate in the offering and Communion?  The offering is for those who are part of the Good Shepherd family.  Instead of wanting you to give something, we want you to get something from your time at worship – a feeling of acceptance at our church and a closer glimpse of God.
 
Holy Communion is for those in our church body who believe as we do in this touch of grace that God has given to us.  We believe that in Communion we receive the true body and blood of Jesus Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine, given for the forgiveness of our sins.  Before receiving this meal we ask that you speak to an Elder or our Pastor.  If this is not what you believe about the Lord's Supper, but still desire to come forward for a blessing, we ask that when you come to the altar you cross your arms over your chest, signifying that you would rather receive a blessing.
 
If it has been a long time since you've been to church, Good Shepherd is thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers.  There's already enough you have to think about when you're visiting a church for the first time.  We hope that getting some of this "stuff" out of the way not only encourages you to join us for church, but also helps you connect with the hope and encouragement that God has for you.  It is our prayer that your time at Good Shepherd is uplifting for you and that you meet our Lord Jesus through word and song during worship.
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