Celebrate with Good Shepherd!
Together on our Journey, 2012-2022:
Embarking on a New Decade
Enjoy this video of Good Shepherd's first decade, which takes a fond and historic look at the past ten years from our humble beginnings to the present, as we continue to imagine and envision what the future holds for us!
A "new" church with a 300-year history
Ruins of bell tower of St. George's Church,
February 21, 2014
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Summerville, a newly reorganized congregation,
was accepted into union with the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of SC.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
July 16, 2015
Good Shepherd, Summerville moved into a beautifully designed rented space on West Luke Street.
ECGS is rich in skilled and trained lay ministers, including architects and construction engineers who drew plans and oversaw construction, even hammering nails themselves.
Faithful prayers have guided everything Good Shepherd has set about since autumn of 2012.
Great care and integrity of purpose provided the primary foundation plank in this project.
Good Shepherd Clergy
The Rev. M. Dow Sanderson, Priest-in-Charge
The Rev. M. Dow Sanderson became Good Shepherd's Priest-in-Charge in July, 2017. Fr. Dow retired a month earlier having served for many years as rector of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, Charleston, SC.
The Rev. V. Alastair Votaw, first Priest-in-Charge, served Good Shepherd from October 2013 until July 2017. During this time we became a mission congregation of The Episcopal Church in SC. This photograph was taken in Wesley United Methodist Church where ECGS worshipped for three and a half years.
Our Parish Life
Good Shepherd loves to worship God and loves to learn together in Christian Formation classes for all ages.
Good Shepherd delights in serving through outreach ministries.
Good Shepherd loves to welcome visitors and newcomers.
We invite you to Come and see. Come and worship. Come and learn. Come and serve Christ.
All are welcome! All are valued! All are loved!
Amen and Alleluia!!
Church of the Good Shepherd is pleased to announce that we have a signed contract to purchase 3/4 of an acre of land at 207 West Carolina. There is a beautifully renovated house (built in 1910) which will, for the time being, provide rental income until we are ready to build a new Church. This building will be perfect for our future parish house, office space, and classrooms. We are so grateful and excited! In the meanwhile, please continue to visit us at our current location, 119 B W. Luke Street.
We invite you to watch the video linked below which was created for the Province IV bishops who visited The Episcopal Church in SC in June 2013. Each worshiping community was asked to share the story of our experiences as continuing Episcopal congregations following the 2012 schism in South Carolina. We share the video with you in remembrance of our very own 'earliest' saints, those among us and those who have gone before. Thank you, Lord.