Welcome To Good Shepherd Cedar Hill
Here at Good Shepherd Cedar Hill we believe that we are called to celebrate God’s love by worshipping and growing in our faith. As Jesus, the Good Shepherd, knows his sheep by name and is known by his sheep, we also strive to be a church where people feel connected to each other and engaged with the wider community. We invite you to worship, grow and serve with us.
To celebrate God’s love and grow together in faith, to serve the world in Christ’s name.
Whether you are returning to Good Shepherd Cedar Hill after a time away or are altogether new to the faith, looking for a new church home or simply seeking a place to be quiet, please know that you are welcome at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. In the pages of our site we hope you will discover a community seeking to be authentic and faithful to our charges to love one another and to serve a hurting world. More importantly, we pray that you will find just such a community when you visit us sometime soon. Peace be with you as your journey continues, and know that at Good Shepherd you have companions eager to join you along the Way.
Members of the Good Shepherd Cedar Hill who read aloud the Old and New Testament Lessons, the Psalm, and the Prayers of the People are Lectors. During special times of the church year, the lectors are asked to read portions of scripture applicable to the season. For example, lectors may be asked to participate in the dramatic reading of the Passion during Holy Week.
The Eucharistic Ministers serve specific and important roles in the Good Shepherd Cedar Hill according to the Canons of the Episcopal Church. They administer the elements (bread and wine) at any Celebration of the Holy Eucharist when there are not enough Priests or Deacons to serve the members of the congregation. The Eucharistic Ministers or EMs train for this job in their home parish. The Bishop grants each EM a license at the request of the parish Rector.