Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

About Us

A friendly, active community of faith located near the University of R.I..

We welcome all Christians and seekers from any background. Good Shepherd practices open communion, which means we invite everyone to the Lord's table because it is Christ's table. We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation, which means we affirm that all people are unique individuals created in the image of God, that all fall short of God's intention for us, and that all are free recipients of God's grace given to us in Christ, regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, physical or emotional condition, sexual orientation, marital status, economic situation, or anything else we forgot to mention. We believe God intends that everyone be invited to participate in the life and worship of a congregation. We welcome you to share our worship Sunday mornings at 9am. We look forward to meeting you!

Our Services

Blended liturgical worship

What to Expect

What are services like?
Our liturgical worship preserves the sense of reverence for God while blending elements from traditional, gospel, and contemporary styles into a service that is inviting, lively, and sacred. We are handicap-accessible. We welcome all to the Lord's table for Holy Communion each Sunday. Please join us!

What is the community like?
An intergenerational parish near the University of Rhode Island whose members care for each other and for the wider community through a number of outreach programs. Several fellowship events throughout the year strengthen our bonds. Musical events (e.g. community music concerts, annual Messiah sing-alongs) invite the wider community into conversation. We wish to be a community resource. If you are in search of a space to meet for community reasons of any kind, please consider us!

What if I'm not a Christian?
Everyone is welcome to explore what it is to follow Jesus in the twenty-first century. Bring your questions and doubts and join a community that invites sincere and authentic discussion of what is spiritual, sacred, or religious in our time.


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