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Welcome Home to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Tacoma, Washington is an association member of Concordia Lutheran School and Mount Rainier Lutheran High School.  We belong to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and enjoy a rich history in Christ with the community beginning in 1950 when Good Shepherd Lutheran Church was first founded as Concordia Lutheran Mission.








We are a Christian Family Church actively seeking New Members
as we provide Two Sunday Services & Bible Classes:
  8:00 AM Morning Service,
  9:30 AM Sunday School and Adult Bible Classes,
10:45 AM Late Morning Service,

All are invited to hear and discuss our Lord's teachings.


Dr. Paul Maier Seminar: 


                       Saturday, May 20, 2017….9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 


Cost :    Pre-register: $15 per person, (includes lunch) 

At the Door: $20 per person, (includes lunch) 

Reserve your seat soon! Call the church office @ 253-473-4848  

or sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.

  •  Available NOW...Online Audio Sermons!
    We have launched a NEW program to provide you audio access to Sunday and Holiday Bible Readings and Sermons!  Never miss another Great Sermon!  Share the Word with Family & Friends.
    Listen, Relive, and Reflect on God's Holy Word.
    Ready to Listen? CLICK HERE!
  •  Pastor Daniel Gerken has now retired, giving his last Sermon Sunday, January 29th, 2017 after 40 years in the ministry, 20 years here at Good Shepherd. Along with his wife Ruth, they have faithfully served the Lord, our congregation & our community. Their kind, thought provoking leadership will truly be missed! Please take a moment to reflect on your relationship with them both and contact them with your best wishes for their future... 
  • Click Here for more Info.
  •  New Pastor Search:
    Our church is currently in the process of finding a new Pastor.
    Call Commitee Nominations closed March 12th, 2017.
    Thank you everyone for your nominations!

    Until then, Sundays Services will be conducted with Visitation Pastors and invited guests on a rotating schedule: (Click to Listen...)

      March 5: Pastor David Schmidt: "Looking for a Scapegoat"
      March 12: Pastor John Schmidt:
    "Remembering Mountains..."
      March 19: Pastor Ernie Joeng: "God Knows You"
      March 26: Pastor Brad Varvil
      April 2: Pastor Brad Varvil
      April 9: (Palm Sunday) Pastor James Matthews (joint with Grace)

      April 16: (Easter Sunday) Pastor David Schmidt
                    (Easter Breakfast @ 9:15 a.m.)

    April 2: Pastor Brad Varvil
      April 9: Pastor James Matthews
      April 16: Pastor David Schmidt
      April 23: Pastor Bob Bankin
    April 30: Pastor Brad Varvil

      Miss a Service? You can listen to it on our Audio Sermons page!
  •  Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor James Matthews are holding their regular Sunday Service in our Annex @ 10:30 a.m. unless he is holding combined Services in our main chapel. (see schedule above)
  •  Men's Bible Studies:
    Meet TWICE per month on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m.

    * Saturday April 1 will be Coffee & Bible Study.
    "Three Strikes, You're Out" (2 Kings 17)

        * Saturday April 15 will be Breakfast & Bible Study.
"Okay, He Was Not Quite Perfect" (2 Kings 18)

          Please Plan to Attend this great Men's Fellowship!

  •  Reading & Studying the Lutheran Confessions:
    This group meets to read and explore the Lutheran Confessions as contained in the Book of Concord.
    Meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month
    (April 6th & 20th) 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    We meet in the chapel in the annex of Good Shepherd.
  •  Women in Mission / Women's Ministry:
    Tuesdays: Bible Study @ 9:15 a.m., Quilting @ 10 a.m.,
    Mites - were Sunday, March 12
    Seafarers Auxiliary Meeting, 12 Noon,
    Tuesday, March 28th.

    LWML WA-AK District Retreat, "Called to Be", Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2017 in Gig Harbor, WA. Please Plan to Attend!
    Talk to Jane Oberg for more details!
  •  Workday: Help Fix & Clean the Church & Grounds:
    The Trustees have organized a workday for Saturday, March 25th beginning at 9 a.m. We will work inside and outside (depending on weather). Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend!
  •  Preschool Board: meets Wednesday, April 26 @ 6 p.m.
  •  Evangelism Board: meets Wednesday, April 26 @ 7 p.m.
    are available in the chruch office. Deadline to return the completed form is April 1st. Interest accrued from the Endowment Fund is used to help members of Good Shepherd in their endeavor to have their children attend Christian schools.
    Please contact Darleen Schertzer for prayers and praises.
    Phone (253) 471-9312 or
    If you are interested in this volunteer position, Please call the
    office @ (253) 473-4848. Thank you.
    If you are interested please notify the office or talk to Bonnie Huset as soon as possible. If we cannot find someone interested in being the Coordinator this year, we will not have the Vacation Bible School here. Instead, we will hold it at another LCMS Church facility.
    One Junior High and One for grades 1 to 3. Interested?
    Call the office @ 253-473-4848.

 Want to add something to this list? Contact Valerie @ 253-473-4848


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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Little Lambs Preschool

140 East 56th St.

Tacoma, WA 98404
Phone 253-473-4848

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Rev. Daniel Gerken, Pastor  Rev. Daniel Gerken, Retired Pastor


Bonnie Jean Huset, Preschool Director & Teacher  Bonnie Jean Huset, Preschool Director


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