Good Shepherd Anglican Longview TX
Good Shepherd Anglican is a lively community of all ages that gathers to bring glory to Jesus. The backbone of our worship service is the liturgy of the Anglican church which we strive to make accessible to the even the newest worshiper. Our service is comprised of music, readings from the Bible, a devotional that Biblically ties the lessons together, and receiving Communion. We are joyful and reverent in our worship and encourage everyone to respond to the call to come and worship Jesus Christ.
We have Bible Study at 9 am. We begin the church service at 10 am and it is usually over around 11:30 am
We are a liturgical church and liturgy means the “work of the people” so you can be expect an ongoing invitation to read responsively and sit and stand throughout the worship service. Prayers and readings are projected onto a screen so that everyone can participate together.
We also observe the practice of passing the peace between worshipers. At a significant moment in the service we greet others with handshake and say, “The peace of the Lord be with you!” or simply “Peace!” It may seem unusual but it represents the peace of God’s forgiveness that we receive from him and share with others. Please participate as you feel comfortable.
Most worshipers wear casual clothing, but come as you are, we will never judge anyone by the clothes they wear.
Currently we do not have a nursery BUT we are happy to hear children worshiping God so feel free to bring your children.
We are blessed to have so many from the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others. Nobie Hendricks celebrates Communion with us on the second of each month. Occasionally we are honored with Bishop Todd Hunter, Bishop of C4SO Diocese or Kimberley Pfeiler, Cannon to the Ordinary, celebrating Communion with us. Other priest helping us grow our flock are Whis Hays and Jed Roseberry, both priest in our diocese. Songs are led by our music director, Anna Purdum. Our devotionals/sermons are shared with the congregation by one of those on our spiritual teaching teams. When these wonderful priest are not leading us in worship, we have Morning Prayer led by one of our Lay Ministers.
We choose hymns, contemporary choruses, and liturgical songs that are a right and true response to God’s work on our behalf. You can expect a lot of variety and hear the overflow of our hearts in song as we worship together.
No one should feel pressure to put an offering in the basket when it is passed during the service. Guests are not expected to make a financial contribution to GSALT but if you feel led to do so, we say, "Thank you".