Join us in person or online for our Christmas Eve by Candlelight Holy Eucharist at 6:00 PM.
The live-stream can be viewed at:
Merry Christmas from Good Shepherd Church!
We continue to have tickets available for our Christmas Cash Raffle. On December 20, at our Caroling and Live Nativity, the winning ticket will be drawn and one lucky person will be $1,000 richer just in time for Christmas!
Each chance is only $5. Please consider taking five or ten tickets to sell to friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and others. Also, consider giving the tickets as gifts. They make perfect "stocking stuffers" or "think of you gifts" for your mailman, barrister, hair dresser, lawn crew, banker, waitress, teacher, and more.
Good Shepherd Church wishes to thank Sandy Graci and Graci Real Estate and Appraisal, LLC for the generous donation of our grand prize!
If you have tickets outstanding that you have sold, please make sure you bring them to church by THIS SUNDAY, December 20 so that they can be included in the raffle.
Just a reminder that our budget committee will be meeting in December to prepare our church's budget for 2021. The committee's job is made much easier when there is a clear picture of pledged giving. If you have not yet completed a pledge card, please prayerfully consider doing so. If you would like to print out a pledge card, you may do so using this link.
Completed pledge cards may be turned in to the offering plate on Sunday mornings or mailed to the church at:
Good Shepherd Church
5122 W. Esplanade Avenue
Metairie, LA 70006
This Sunday, December 6, Good Shepherd Church welcomes our friend The Rev'd Jim Tomkins to our 10:00 AM Service of Holy Eucharist. As Rev'd Graf remains quarantined, Fr. Jim has graciously agreed to fill in for him.
Please note: We will only have one in-person service on Sunday and that is at 10:00 AM. Please make every effort to be with us as we show Fr. Jim, who is the rector of St. Stephan's Anglican Church, a warm Good Shepherd welcome! We hope we are blessed to also have a few of the members of St. Stevens with us as well!
Friday, November 27 @ 9:00 PM - Office of Compline (online only)
Sunday, November 29 @ 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist Advent 1
Tuesday, December 1 @ 12:15 PM - Service of Midday Prayer (online only)
Wednesday, December 2 @ 12:15 PM - Service of Midday Prayer (online only)
NOTE: The GSC TV-GUIDE will be in your email box on Friday morning. It will include the online schedule of worship services with links to each live-streamed service listed above.
Saturday, November 28 @ 10:00 AM - Hanging of the Greens
Sunday, November 29 @ 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM - First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 6 @ 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM - Second Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 12 @ 11:00 AM - Priestly Ordination of Rev'd Graf
Sunday, December 13 @ 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM - Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 20 @ 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 20 @ 5:00 PM - Carols & Live Nativity
Thursday, December 24 @ 6:00 PM - Christmas Eve Candlelight Holy Eucharist
Dear Good Shepherd Church,
Since our decision several years ago to disaffiliate from our former denomination, I began diligently working to maintain my ministerial standing and clerical credentials with a denomination that is faithful to the Word of God and true to the Tradition and Sacraments of Christ's Church. I am blessed and honored to invite you to be a part of my Service of Ordination on December 12 at 11:00 AM.
In Service to His Church,
The Rev'd Randall M. Graf
This Sunday, November 22, is the last Sunday of the Church year and on the liturgical calendar it marks Christ the King Sunday.
In the German Evangelical & Reformed heritage, we also commemorate Totenfest as we remember those in our church family who returned home to the Lord during this church year. Our Totenfest celebration will be held at our 10:00 AM service.
At both our 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM services this Sunday, we will also celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday. We hope you can join us!