At Church of the Good Shepherd we understand Holy Matrimony to be a physical and spiritual union, entered into within the community of faith, by mutual consent of heart, mind and will, and with intent that it be life-long.  We are committed to treating equally all couples presenting themselves for the rite of Marriage.

Typically, preparation for weddings at Church of the Good Shepherd takes from 4 to 6 months, allowing time for scheduling and planning as well as for pre-marital counseling for couples with clergy.  For more information, to receive a wedding packet, or to begin planning your wedding, contact the parish administrator at 831-484-2153 or


Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the Church (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 298). It is one of the primary sacraments of the church that we celebrate at Church of the Good Shepherd with great joy in community.

Children: Baptisms for children are celebrated at Sunday services five times a year. Families should be members of Church of the Good Shepherd. Instruction is required for parents. For information about baptism for children or infants, contact Pastor Linda at 831-484-2153, ex 6 or

Adults: Adult baptisms are celebrated five times a year – at the conclusion of each cycle of the New Member Class. For more information contact Pastor Linda at 831-484-2153, ex 6 or

Memorial Services

The death of a loved one is always difficult, and the Clergy at Church of the Good Shepherd is available to meet and pray with you, and to assist in the planning of a funeral service. It is an honor for us to accompany you during this time, and to offer a place of hospitality and welcome. We also offer a columbarium, where the remains of the deceased can be preserved and honored. Funeral and memorial services are based on the order of service in The Book of Common Prayer, which says: "The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be raised."