Sunday Services

Currently, in-person worship services and events are Good Shepherd are cancelled. 

Regular Schedule (September - May)

Morning Worship - 8:15 and 10:45 am

Sunday Morning Education Classes - 9:30 am

Peace Worship - 5:30 pm

Summer Schedule (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Morning Worship - 8:15 and 9:45 am

Peace Worship - 5:30 pm

Sermons from previous Sundays are available online.

8:15 am Worship God’s word is proclaimed and God’s grace received through Holy Communion. Use of more contemporary musical settings of the liturgy are accompanied by piano, organ, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, and choir. Instruments complimenting the core can include strings, winds, brass, and synthesizer. Gifts of music and praise are also offered by various ensembles like handbells, youth and children’s choirs, dulcimer, and African drum.

10:45 am Worship God’s word is proclaimed and God’s grace received through Holy Communion framed by the traditional Lutheran liturgies in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship resource. Core instruments at the second morning worship service are organ and piano. Instruments complimenting the core include percussion, strings, winds, brass, and synthesizer. Special musical offerings from the groups above also compliment a more traditional style of Lutheran worship at this worship time. Rides to the 10:45 am service are available for visitors and members of Good Shepherd from nearby retirement communities and apartment complexes who cannot drive themselves.

Peace Worship at 5:30 pm A more contemplative style of worship brings the day to a close. At the core of worship is God’s word proclaimed and God’s grace received through Holy Communion. Piano and guitar accompanied Taizé meditations and new and familiar hymns are sung.

Worship at Good Shepherd

Comfortable and Relevant.  At Good Shepherd, you are encouraged to “come-as-you-are.” We welcome you wherever you are on your faith journey. We explore life in God’s love through Scripture, message, prayer, and praise. You can follow along in the worship bulletin and in the hymnal. Bibles are in every pew. "Come-as-you are" also means that you can dress however you are most comfortable. We welcome all here. 

Liturgical.  We celebrate Holy Communion, a taste of God’s grace, at every service. We use liturgies from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, as well as from other resources. The services are firmly rooted in the traditions handed down through generations, yet are casual and personal. Services are based on a pattern of Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending.

Modern and Inspiring.  Music borrows from the best of traditional Lutheran hymnody, contemporary Christian, world music, Taizé meditations, spirituals, and folk traditions is a meaningful element of Good Shepherd's worship services. Musical leadership includes choir, piano, organ, guitars, bass, drums, and soloists.

Children in Worship

At Good Shepherd, as Jesus did, we welcome all of God’s children as integral members of the body of Christ.  As members of our faith community, children serve in worship and participate as part of the congregation. You can feel comfortable that your children will be welcome in worship. We’d like to bring to your attention some spaces and activities designed for children to experience and participate in worship according to their needs.

  • Activity bags with books and coloring supplies are available on the stand right outside the doors to the Sanctuary. After worship, just put the bag in a basket beneath the stand.
  • The Haven is a glassed-in annex at the right rear of the Sanctuary, and it’s a handy place to worship when your child is restless. 
  • Our Church Nursery for children through 4 years old is staffed throughout the morning during worship. An usher would be glad to direct you if you'd prefer for your children to play there while you worship.

Getting to Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd is located on the southeast corner of Creedmoor and Sawmill Roads in North Raleigh. Entrances to the parking lot are located on both Creedmoor and Sawmill Roads. Once you get here, enter the church through the large front doors at the center of the building. Grab a cup of coffee before or after worship. An usher will give you a bulletin at the Sanctuary door and can answer any questions you may have. Grab a seat, get comfortable and prepare your heart for worship.