What to expect on a Sunday morning

Welcome! As our guest, we want to make sure you feel the hospitality of Good Samaritan as soon as you arrive. You’ll likely meet our priest and leaders at the front door, who will greet you with a friendly hello and guide you to our worship space. As you enter our worship space, a greeter will invite you to join with the rest of our congregation in making a nametag (totally optional), and if you’d like, they will help you find a seat. During our worship, we will never single out newcomers or ask you to introduce yourself to the group.

Good Samaritan is a congregation that engages weekly in hands-on service to others or in reflection on service to others as an integral part of our Sunday experience. After worship, we pause for some refreshments and then move either into a service project for our community (first and third Sundays) or into time for discussion how the scriptures of the day inform our service to others (second Sundays). Once a month, we enjoy down time for fellowship and conversation with each other over refreshments (fourth Sundays). We warmly invite you to stay and participate. On discussion Sundays, you’re welcome to simply listen in and observe if you don’t want to participate in the discussion. We always start at 10 a.m. and are finished no later than 12:00 noon.

Welcome to Good Samaritan!

On Sundays, where do I go? Where do I park?

We meet on Sundays at Harris Academy (725 S. Green Street) in Brownsburg. Enter through Door #1. You can park in front of Harris. Overflow parking is available behind the school, near Door #7. At other times during the week, we meet elsewhere. Stay tuned to our website for regular updates on our gatherings and their locations.

What do I wear?

We are a pretty relaxed community — there’s no need for a suit or tie or a dress (unless you really want to wear them!). You’ll see jeans, shorts, khakis, button downs, polo shirts, and t-shirts. As long as you’ve got clothes on, we’re good.

What about the kids?

Good Samaritan loves and welcomes children of all ages. Good Samaritan’s nursery is staffed by loving and certified caregivers who have been trained in Safeguarding God’s Children (a special program in the Episcopal Church designed to protect children and their families) and have completed background checks. When you enter Harris Academy, one of our greeters will be glad to direct you to the nursery. Our nursery is staffed for children under four. As a security precaution, the same person who signs in a child must be the one who signs them out.

Children over four are welcome to check out Good Samaritan Kids. Good Sam’s kids over four re-join their families for worship during communion time.

Will there be someone like me at Good Sam’s?

Good Samaritan seeks to be a mirror that reflects the beautiful diversity of God’s sacred tapestry. We have folks from many different walks of life. Some of our diversity includes, but isn’t limited to: rich folks, poor folks, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, and trans* folks, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, left-handers, right-handers, ambidextrous, hearing-impaired who use American Sign Language, hearing-impaired who don’t use ASL, old, young, pet lovers, pet averse, empty nesters, parents with kids, single moms, single dads, recently divorced, people with spouses who profess another religion, adoptive parents, people with spouses who aren’t religious, Caucasian, African, British… and our list keeps growing. We hope you’ll bring your gifts and add to our quirky, fun, diverse mix of people!

You are welcome here.
You are welcome here.