Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

…is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.  We are the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement. 

We are dedicated to help people find faith, hope, grace, love and to respect the dignity of all people. That is why we are willing to ‘Direct People to Jesus’. 

We love to get together and find the things we need, like hope and to be able to practice the ways of Jesus, the best ways we can. 

Yes, we can mess up but we are all on a journey and we find ourselves in different places along this dramatic and fascinating story that we call the Bible. 

We find faith following Jesus so that we can share a willingness to wrestle with God. We have questions, we have doubts, we have moments of clarity and darkness. 

We work with each other to discover God in all persons. So we are willing to receive everyone. And we mean everyone. That does include you if you’re searching.  

When you worship with us, you will discover that we are not the popular church. Neither are we the ‘all our friends go to this church’. 

We are the misfits, the skeptics and are willing to ask difficult questions. We are young, old, conservative, liberal, married, single, wealthy, struggling financially, gay, straight, overeducated, barely passed high school, still in school, hurting and thriving. But we are all together supporting one another.

Jesus Christ loves all and that is what binds us together. We will love you. 

We consider ourselves a safe place and yet to be honest you will be extremely uncomfortable worshiping here. 

Our liturgical roots are intimidating and our worship may feel odd. You will fumble as you venture through the Book Of Common Prayer. 

It will feel strange to stand, sit and kneel (what we call the Episcopal aerobics). The other rituals will feel odd too, like genuflect, the sign of the cross and solemn bows. We worship with our whole bodies and it may seem strange but every faith community worships doing similar things. 

If you sing, you will help us. If you can’t sing, you’ll fit right in with all the rest of the tone deaf people. Mumble along in the song and you’ll fit right in. 

You will soon discover comfort in our worship, in the communion, and it will be a sanctuary of peace for your heart, mind and soul. 

So join us on Sunday mornings for Mass. 

Oh you might ask what is Mass? It’s church. 

Well it’s a time of prayer, fellowship, hearing the Word of God (Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Scriptures). It is about coming to God’s table to share the Bread of Life (do as ‘oft as ye shall, in remembrance of me’). We offer two services on Sunday mornings. 

Our ‘Silent Spoken Mass’ is at 8 am. 

Our ‘Traditional Mass’ is at 10:30 am. 

On the third Sunday of the month, we have one service at 10:30 am, called ‘Unity Sunday’. After our service we have some type of nutritional opportunity to support our fellowship in Christ, extending God’s peace through grace, food, and fellowship. 

Restore us, good Lord, and let your anger depart from us;

Favorably hear us, for your mercy is great. 

Accomplish in us the work of your salvation,

that we may show forth your glory in the world. 

By the cross and passion of your Son our Lord,

Bring us with all your saints to the joy of his resurrection. 

(BCP p.268)

We welcome you, no matter what!!

And that does not end the story, but rather it begins the journey of love in the Jesus Movement of the Episcopal Church.

Love God. Love your Neighbor. Change the World!