At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church we strive to follow the example of Jesus by making Good Shepherd:
A Place for Worship
We meet together to give God our praise and to receive his blessing.
A Place for Sharing the Good News
We work to transform the lives of people by sharing God's Word within our congregation, our community and the world.
A Place for Learning
We provide opportunities for adults and children to learn and grow with each other.
A Place for Fellowship
We make it a priority to create bonds of Christian friendship with those in and outside of our church family. We work to build bonds of concern and commitment with one another.
A Place for Serving
We work to develop and use our God given gifts and talents to reach out to thos who are in need.
What does it mean to be a Lutheran?
In 1517 a German pastor and university teacher named Martin Luther began the Protestant Movement with the publication of his Ninety-Five Theses. This work outlined disagreements Luther had with the Catholic Church of the time. The Lutheran Church's theology is based on the work of Martin Luther. Lutheran Christianity is:
A way of Seeing: We believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, and his suffering on the cross is the fullest expression of God's love for all people. God is involved with us in every part of life.
A way of Hearing:We proclaim God's Word, a living powerful thing that breaks through our old ways and creates new life, new values and new commitments. Through worship we hear the proclamation of the Word verbally and experience it physically in the Lord's Supper.
A way of teaching: We teach that we are accepted by God unconditionally. We are received into his kingdom and made a part of this people by God's own gracious gift.
A way of following: We become a part of God's people through Baptism. Baptism is God's promise to us that we will always be his children.
Taken from Baptized, We Live, by Daniel Erlander