Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. — Phillippians 4:6-7
At Good Shepherd, we believe in the power of prayer and gather to lift up those requesting additional prayers for individual and confidential requests. Our prayer ministries provide opportunities to pray with and for each other.
Share the love of Jesus by serving in a prayer ministry! If you are interested, please send us an email.
Chapel Night is a time for Purposeful Silence, Reflection and Intentional Prayer. On the First Monday of every month, the Sanctuary will be open from 5pm to 8pm for a chapel-like experience. This is an opportunity to have a new experience at Good Shepherd, for you to know there is a designated place and time that you can be alone with God and connect through prayer and personal reflection without being guided or prompted.
The idea for Chapel Night grew from Good Shepherd’s first Core Value, “Prayer is Intentional”. First Monday signifies the first day of the week and the first week of the month. With intended simplicity, you will find the Sanctuary lights dim and there will be no music or message. Candles and Prayer Cards will be available as an interactive prayer aspect of the night. Light a candle for yourself or a loved one. Write a prayer request or praise and it will be lifted up and prayed over. This is an invitation for ALL, to come as you are, stay as long as you like, and be still in God’s presence
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.
Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. -John 13:34
Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them through difficult times. Completely confidential, a Stephen Minister is someone you can trust to walk with through difficult times.
Is life more than you can handle alone right now?
Is your health, attitude, or relationships suffering?
Are you adjusting to a new job, changed marital status, serious illness, the death of a loved one, a recent move?
Would you like to have someone in your life that really cares?
A Stephen Minister can HELP!
Everyone goes through hard times. Having someone to care, listen, and share God’s love with you can help get you through the confusion, stress, and loneliness you may be experiencing. A Stephen Minister is a congregation member who is called, trained, and supervised by Stephen Leaders to provide distinctively Christian care to persons in need. Typically, they are assigned one care receiver at a time and meet with that person for about one hour each week.
Stephen Ministers are:
Someone to talk to
Someone to be trusted
Someone to be there with regular visits during times of crisis
Someone who does not “do for” but rather is “there for”
Stephen Ministers usually serve for two years, which includes an initial 65 hours of training followed by twice-monthly supervision and continuing education sessions. If you would like to meet with a Stephen Minister, or know someone else who does, please call the church office and ask to speak to a pastor, or contact us by email: