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,
Parish Council President
Worship Service for the First Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2021
Good Shepherd's Mission
Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd
God in Worship
the Good News of the Kingdom
Richard West, President
Grant Palmer, Vice-President
Kit West, Secretary
Connie Kronander, Treasurer
Janet Cooper, Financial Secretary
Jerry Snyder, Council Member