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Spiritual Growth

We invite all into a diverse, welcoming, Christian community, seeking to nurture deeper relationships with God and each other. Choosing a foundation of worship, prayer and study of God’s Word, we strive to serve Christ through our care of all people and creation. We accept our mission to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, endeavoring to restore all people to unity and 
wholeness in God.

Worship Schedule

Holy Week:


Palm Sunday | March 29th | 7:45am & 10am
The annual Palm Sunday Tea will be hosted immediately following the 10am service.


Maundy Thursday | April 2nd | 6:30pm

Join us for an Agape meal, followed by a footwashing service. This spiritually moving evening will be led by Reverend Trish Pasley.


Good Friday | April 3rd | 12-3pm | Stations of the Cross 4pm

The chapel will be open for quiet meditation from 12-3pm. At 4pm the youth of our congregation will lead us through the Stations of the Cross.


Easter | April 5th | 7:45 & 10am

We are excited to be celebrating this Easter Sunday with Reverend Tim Hodapp. Our annual Easter egg hunt will follow the 10am service.

Regular Schedule:


Rite II Service

A traditional service
with no music.




JAM (Jesus and Me)

A service geared toward young children
and families. 



Rite II Service 

A traditional, family friendly service
accompanied by music.



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Which Ministry is right for you?

There are many ways to serve God and your parish. If you are interested in participating please contact the office.



Altar Guild 



Fellowship Hour Hosts




Table Minister




Our Services:


7:45am – Rite II Service
Our 7:45 a.m. service is a traditional Episcopal Rite II
Eucharist service. There is no music at this service.


9:00am – JAM (Jesus and Me)
Our 9:00 service is geared toward young children and their families; the young at heart also find this service engaging. This worship expereince incorporates Christian Formation  and includes children in all aspects of the service. The service is enriched by the Worship Band, which plays more contemporary music, and is follwed by refreshements at the back of the church. This serive lasts 50 minutes. All are welcome!

10:30am – Rite II Service
At our 10:30 service, you’ll experience scripture readings from the Hebrew Bible as well as the New Testament. This service is sung and led by a wonderful choir. Our music is a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. All our worship services are family-friendly—a toddler wandering down the aisle will get smiles, not scowls. 



Church of the Good Shepherd
| 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, CT 06477
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