Vicar Michael likes hiking & pilgrimage, ramen, glorious sunsets, handwriting letters, and live music.  Occasionally he'll dance when he thinks no one is looking.

If you would like to learn more about Good Shepherd, The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, or simply to chat about your spiritual journey over coffee, feel free to contact him:

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Good Shepherd Episcopal Church invites you.

Whether you are looking for a spiritual home, visiting from out of town, or a neighbor looking for a quiet place to pray on your midday stroll, we hope you will take advantage of Good Shepherd as your Belmont neighborhood church.

A recent visitor mentioned, "You don't know how to sing, but you sure know how to love."  We enjoy singing and don't think we are that bad . . . . but yes, we do know how to love.  Regardless of where you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome to come and walk with us for a while. If you simply need to stay for a short spell to rest or seek some refreshment, come on in. And if it feels right, make yourself at home!

The first church in Belmont, we were built in the last quarter of the 1800s.  For nearly 150 years, we have been proclaiming the Gospel, seeking to honor rich traditions, and discovering new ways the Holy Spirit is working in our lives and the life of the world around us.

We have a past, but more, we anticipate a future with faith, hope, love, and joy.

And you can too!

Our Sunday worship service centers around a table where all are welcome - God's altar. Bread and wine transformed in turn transforms us into signs of God's love.

We read the ancient teachings of the Bible, and find meaning in its old words and the timeless voices interpreting and retelling them across the centuries - holy women and men who, just like us, have sought to understand those stories and make them their own.  

Our sermon-time and Bible study encourage us to think about our faith,

raise questions, make room for doubts as a place of holy encounter, and to seek understanding together.

And our music, well, we make a joyful noise, and your voice (or instrument!) is welcome!

We are seeking new ways to serve our neighbors, especially the poor and powerless, because we know Jesus loves them and wants us to get to know and love them, too.

We celebrate life! Births, marriages, deaths, coming of age, coming to terms with age, caring for one another through life's transitions and challenges and joys.

Good Shepherd is a small band of pilgrims,  but we are on a journey that is bigger than ourselves, with plenty of room for others to be part of the pilgrimage as we walk with respect for those following other paths. We appreciate and seek opportunities to dialogue with, learn about, respect, and partner with people of other faiths.

We aren't perfect and we don't expect others to be. 

We believe God calls us to grow in love and faith,

so we are helping one another do that as disciples of Jesus.

Come walk with us for a little while!

In Christ,

Vicar Michael+

"Glory to God whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine:

Glory to God from generation to generation in the Church,

and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen"

‚Äč--Ephesians 3:20-21