Changed by God's love, to be God's  light in the world.
Good Shepherd is a diverse faith community located in Orange, Virginia.  We work to transform lives by sharing God's word, and helping those in our congregation, community and the world. 
Normally, we gather together on Sunday mornings at 10AM  to worship and learn about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through prayer, song and the Word.  We are currently recording our worship and posting a video, which you can access by using the link below.  When we return to in person worship, please join us.  We'd love to get to know you!
 
 
 
  
A NEW PASTOR JOINS OUR PARISH
The Parish Council and the Call Committee of the Rapidan Lutheran Parish are pleased to announce that The Rev. Christine Olson has accepted an official call to serve God and the
Parish as our Pastor.
 
Pastor Olson comes to us with nearly twenty years of active ministry in both large and small
congregations.  She has served for the last seventeen years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arden, West Virginia.  
 
We look forward to Pastor Olson’s first day with us on March 15, 2021.  She will preach and preside at her first services on March 21, 2021. Please check this website for information about whether her first service will be conducted in-person or online. Our Interim Pastor, The Rev. Carl Trost will continue to shepherd us prior to Pastor Olson’s arrival. 
 
 
 
We are called to love God and to love one-another.  For that reason, the two congregations of
the Rapidan Lutheran Parish continue with our efforts to help protect the health of our members and friends.  With the number of COVID-19 infections on the rise, we feel that it is not safe to gather together in-person.  However, we continue to offer an online worship service every Sunday, available on this website.  
 
Please continue to check on family, friends and neighbors, and please keep them and the families of those who have died from the virus in your prayers.
 
Please check this website for updates as we walk together in the name of Jesus Christ.
 
Grace and Shalom,
 
Mike Sathe
Parish Council President
 
 
 
 
Thank you to Rapidan Lutheran Parish

Thank you so much for my Christmas gift.  It is very much
appreciated.  It is an honor and a privilege to work for such a kind and
caring congregation.
 
Sheryl 
 
 
Weekly Worship Resource
 
 
Worship Service for the Baptism of Our Lord, January 17, 2021
 

   
Good Shepherd's Mission

Following
Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd
Glorifying
God in Worship
Sharing
the Good News of the Kingdom
Serving
Our Neighbor




Leadership Team  

Richard West, President 

 Grant Palmer, Vice-President
  
Kit West, Secretary
 
 Connie Kronander, Treasurer
Non-Council Member
 
Janet Cooper, Financial Secretary
 
Jerry Snyder, Council Member