In the middle of our service, you will discover the exchange of the peace.
The Priest (or celebrant) will stand before the congregation and say, “The Peace of the Lord be always with you.”
The congregation responds, “And also with you.”
You will noticed that everyone will spend some time greeting one another. If you are a visitor, this may be overwhelming.
It was overwhelming for me as their new Priest when I first experienced the exchange of the peace at Good Shepherd.
But this exchange goes with the command:
Love one another as I have loved you.
The exchange of the peace continues after each Sunday Service.
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church honors the exchange of the peace by sharing hospitality (a meal or something to eat) with one another as we fellowship.
This is quite an experience and you will find the love that we share with one another.
So don’t hesitate to join us after the service. We love to socialize with one another and share our lives with you as you visit.