Welcome to Good Shepherd St. Catharines! Read on to find out more about us!
Good Shepherd St. Catharines is a Gospel-centred community that values the traditional teachings of the historic Church and the power of Jesus Christ to transform lives. We believe in the strength of friendships and community; the power, love and presence of Jesus in meeting together, learning together and celebrating together.
You’re welcome to join us for our weekly Communion Service, Sundays @ 11 am-12:15 pm.
We are in this together. Our mission is to help you hear and understand the Gospel, equip you to grow in Jesus, and to share God’s love and grace together and in the world.
What we BELIEVE…
We believe that God has made himself known to us in the person of Jesus Christ. We hold on to this historical intervention of God through the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Christ.
We believe in the creedal tradition of the universal church, looking to the Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasiun Creed as pointing to the central tenets of faith that unite all Christians everywhere.
Our offices and worship space…
You will find us at Grace Mennonite Church at 677 Niagara Street in St. Catharines, the heart of Niagara. It’s not easy to find. The building is set back from the road and our sign is at a bad angle… but your GPS will come in handy! We are only a few feet north of the Avondale Store on the west side of Niagara St. (north of Linwell).
Here are some things that will help you know us better…
Good Shepherd St. Catharines holds to the teaching, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His life, grace and teachings that enriched the lives of his disciples and the Church over 2000 years ago, continue to be relevant to you today. We believe the Word of God never changes, but with God’s grace people can come to embrace his Truth, and receive His Promise and Forgiveness.
Our Sunday services are not quite contemporary and not quite traditional. You won’t get a concert. You won’t be “entertained.” Rather, drawing from the traditions of the Book of Common Prayer, and modern and time-honoured music, we are led into God’s presence in a relaxed and reverent way.
Good Shepherd St. Catharines is a Communion Church. We see the Lord’s Table as the central meeting place of God’s community, as we remember what Jesus has done for us. So, as commanded by Him, we celebrate Communion together… every week.
We are inviting: You won’t get lost in the crowd. We’re not going to bombard you with brochures and membership forms. We’re not going to send you to the “front desk” to be registered and numbered. Just come in as you are, and we will help you feel like you belong.
Even if you’re a first time visitor, you’re most welcome to meet us for coffee, snacks and conversation following each Sunday Service.
Feel free to explore our website to find out more about Good Shepherd St. Catharines and our ministry.
We look forward to seeing you!