Spirituality

Spirituality

Through the sacraments, God fulfills the promise of care for the faithful. The sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion (sometimes referred to as Eucharist) are necessary for the salvation of all mankind. These two sacraments are referred to as "ordained by Christ himself" and are central and necessary parts of new life in Jesus Christ.

Holy Baptism celebrates one's joining the church. At baptism, we're cleansed from sin and taken by God into his family and made heirs of his eternal kingdom. The Anglican Church recognizes and offers both adult and infant baptism.

The Church of Good Shepherd observes seasons of the church year-Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. The principal feasts of the church include Easter, Ascension Day, the Day of Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, All Saints, Christmas Day and Epiphany.

Other symbolic days celebrated at Good Shepherd are Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, The Annunciation, All Souls Day, Transfiguration and the various Saints Days.