Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

An Episcopal church in Hayesville, NC
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Who We Are

The heart of Good Shepherd is its people: we are an energetic, generous, fun-loving, hardworking, caring community of faith from North Carolina and Georgia.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the people of Good Shepherd are called to joyfully reveal God’s love and Christ’s healing light to all.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Spirit-filled, Progressive, Lively, Inclusive

Programs
Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Seniors Ministry, Community Service

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Praise and Worship

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1952

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
495 Herbert Hills Drive
Hayesville, NC 28904

Phone
828-389-3397

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Kneel, Stand or Sit? We Episcopalians do a lot of sitting, standing, and kneeling at various times during the worship service. Generally, we stand or kneel for prayer, sit to listen to teachings, and stand for singing and praise. As the service proceeds, you may see some people sitting while others stand or kneel. You may choose whichever you prefer. Holy Communion All baptized Christians are invited to receive Holy Communion. Come to the alter rail as directed by an usher. Stand or kneel at the rail and wait for the minister to come to you. Place your right hand over your left hand, palms up, and the minister will place the bread in your hands. If you do not which to drink the wine, you may return to your seat after eating the bread. If you need to receive Holy Communion at your pew, please tell an usher. Gluten-free bread is available at all services for anyone who needs or prefers it. Please let the clergy know if you would like gluten-free. If you are not baptized, we invite you to come to the alter rail for a blessing. Cross your arms over your chest to indicate that you want a blessing. Your children may also receive a blessing. Votive Candles The votive candles at the front of the church may be lit when returning to your pew after receiving Communion (or before the service), in thanksgiving or memory of a loved one. Healing Prayers As part of the ministry of our parish, healing prayer is offered at the alter after the 8:00 am and 10:45 services with out healing prayer ministers. No request is too small or too large to lift up in prayer. Special Aids Receivers for hearing assistance and large print bulletins are available from an usher. Children and Worship Nursery care is available for children up to age six during the 10:45 service. The nursery is located to the left as you enter the church. You may pick up your children from the nursery after the exchange of the Peace so that they can go to Communion with you. Right after the Children's Message, children age 6 to 10 are invited to attend Children's Church in the parish hall. Children's bulletins are available for ages 3 through 12. Ask an usher for these special bulletins. Please return the folders and colored pencils to the entryway. Worshiping With Us You will find four different books in the book rack of your pew: a Bible, a Book of Common Prayer (abbreviated as BCP in the bulletin), a Hymnal 1982, and a bright blue folder (referred to as "The Blue Book"). Page numbers are printed in the bulletin. If you are having difficulty finding the right book or page, don't hesitate to ask someone sitting nearby for help. Singing With Us Hymns from the Hymnal 1982 are identified in the bulletin by hymn number. If there is an "S" before the hymn number (for example S125), the music can be found at the front of the Hymnal. In addition, we use a supplemental collection of songs from "The Blue Book." Songs from this book are listed in your bulletin with "Blue Book" before the page number.

Leadership View all

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill was born in Heidelberg, Germany and grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is a former Roman Catholic who was introduced to the Episcopal Church by his wife, Susan. Their first date was actually to church at her home parish, St. John’s in Tallahassee, Florida. The Baptist church was an important part of his life when he was a preteen. He is a fan of Jesus and the church, and college sports, especially SEC football and ACC basketball. He enjoys music and movies, hopes to get back into golf and playing guitar, and has friends and family of all kinds from super‐conservative to ultra‐liberal, gay and straight, white and Hispanic, Asian and African‐American. Fr. Bill holds an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, a Masters and PhD in Sociology, and a Masters of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Before joining the Good Shepherd family, Fr. Bill was Assistant Rector for Family Life and Youth Ministries St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Mission, Kansas. He has held the positions of Associate Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning at the College of Charleston. He is married to Susan Morgan, and has two daughters, Talley and Mary.

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