|About||We are an independent community celebrating Eucharist together in an contemporary, handicap-accessible. We live the Gospel mandate of love as best we can.|
With Jesus as our model and the Scripture as our guide, we live simply and give generously of our time, talent and treasure.
We affirm the dignity of all human life and respond to people’s material and spiritual needs.
We promote justice and peace personally and in partnership with others.
We proclaim and embody the Good News of God’s love for us.
We commit ourselves to shared community leadership, decision-making and accountability.
We pray and forgive with compassion.
We care for and protect all God’s creatures and all God’s creation.
We strive to end discrimination in whatever form it appears.
We encourage participation of people of all ages in our liturgies/ministries proportionate to their abilities.
On behalf of the younger members of JOS, it is a wonderful feeling to be seen and heard as individuals in church rather than a side party as other churches do. We may be younger, but we’re still spiritual people and deserve the same experience.
Jesus Our Shepherd is an independent community celebrating Eucharist in this contemporary, handicap-accessible rural chapel every Sunday morning at 9:30. We live the Gospel mandate of love as best we can. We invite everyone to Communion no matter ones life circumstances.
We warmly welcome newcomers, young families and children. Using what resources we have, we reach out in solidarity to people in need.
Ordained women and men serve our community without financial compensation. We have no weekly envelopes, no monthly or annual dues.
We make community decisions together as a people baptized in Jesus and gifted by the Spirit. Once a month we have a community meeting to discuss and decide upon issues of importance. We have no bishop, no chancery officials, no code of Canon Law, no diocesan mandates governing us. This gives us a responsibility and freedom few churches enjoy.
We make no demands regarding specific doctrines one must believe. Jesus' Gospel is focused on how we should behave, and not overly concerned with subtleties of theology and legality.
We celebrate an informal fellowship after each Sunday Liturgy to which all are invited. Coffee, bakery, other foods and good conversation abound!