Looking for a family this Christmas? Join us!

Advent Evening Prayer: Sundays during Advent (12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23) at 6:30 p.m.

Using Holden Evening Prayer and a brief time for meditation from one of our Sunday morning readings

Children's Advent Program:  12/23 at 9 a.m.

Join us for a youth-led service!  The kids are threatening to take over Pastor Aleese's job! 

Christmas Eve Worship: 12/24 at 4 p.m.

Candlelight, Communion and Special Music 

Service of Lessons and Carols: 12/30 at 9 a.m.

Lay-led service bridging our celebration of Christmas into the New Year

Regular Sunday Morning Schedule

Worship: 9:00 a.m.

Fellowship: 10:00 a.m.

Education: 10:30 a.m.


Worship at Shepherd of the Cross

Worship centers this community around the gifts of Christ. We believe that in worship we encounter the living, incarnate God in our midst through Word and Sacrament.  We gather around the table for the gift of Holy Communion weekly as a tangible means of God’s grace given to us.


Generally, worship at Shepherd is best described as “blended.”  Though we follow a traditional order of worship, we are open to many style of music, and often have The Way (our worship team) lead us in songs outside of our designated hymnal.  We are blessed with many musicians in the congregation who help enhance our worship and praise of God!



Communion Practices

At Shepherd, we celebrate open communion of the Lord’s Supper at nearly every worship service and all are welcome to participate. We do not have a specific age in which children begin receiving communion.  Rather, we encourage parents to be attentive to when they believe their child is ready to begin receiving.  Many of our youngest saints in this community receive communion each week! In the mystery of God, we believe that Christ is actually present in, with and under the bread and wine at communion.  All believers in Christ are welcome to join us!


Bring Your Kids to Worship!

We make an investment in the faith life of children by helping families worship together.  You’ll often notice our Sunday School kids helping collect the offering or our high school youth playing with The Way.  Though we do offer activity bags to keep young minds engaged during worship, we encourage families to engage their kids in the very acts of worship.  You may be surprised to see how much they have already caught onto different elements of worship! Don’t worry about your child making a fuss during worship.  We’ve all been there, and our pastor would rather have our families and kids in worship than order an upset child out of the sanctuary!



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