About the Church of the Good Shepherd, Brownwood Texas
Our steadfast purpose is to glorify the Holy Trinity through worship, discipleship, fellowship, stewardship and love in obedience to the Holy Scriptures.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Brownwood, is a part of the Fort Worth (TX) Diocese. This diocese is divided into six geographic regions, referred to as deaneries. Each deanery is headed by a priest (known as a dean) from one of the churches in that area. Deans serve at the pleasure of the Bishop and are the communication link among churches and the Bishop. Among their duties is working with laity and clergy in preparation for the annual Diocesan Convention.
Established as a part of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States in 1955, the Church of the Good Shepherd is an evangelical witness to the Episcopal community in Brownwood. An important part of this witness is the belief that the Word of God and the traditional faith are essential to one's salvation.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, a part of the Anglican Church in North America, is a reverent church. The Book of Common Prayer is used in the services, and helps people worship together, not as spectators but as active participants in worship. We express ourselves in words and in gesture. Generally, worshipers kneel to pray, stand to praise, and sit to be instructed. Services celebrating liturgical year events (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost), centuries-old sacred music, and solemn and festive ceremony are integral parts of Good Shepherd's worship service.
You are welcomed into the faith and fellowship of Jesus Christ at Good Shepherd. Make our church your church if you are looking for a congregation that is straightforward and unembellished about the Christian faith, that nurtures one another to grow in the faith they possess, that stands in the abounding tradition of Christian worship and that focuses on meaningful ways to pursue one's individual religious journey.
All visitors are welcome to share the Holy Eucharist who have been baptized with water, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and who have been admitted to Communion in their own church. Anyone may come forward to receive a blessing. Simply cross your arms when you reach the altar rail. To assist with communion, please guide the cup to your lips or allow the Chalice Bearer to dip the host into the wine and to place it on your tongue if you prefer to instinct. We are all called to repent of our sins and to approach the Holy Communion as an expression of the real Presence of Jesus Christ.