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 Welcome to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

 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.


A Message from Pastor Toby Joeckel:

" Hello!  What a great welcome I had on Sunday, July 11th as we began our time together in this interim period.  I am excited to be here and already I see potential!  The first step in the interim period is getting to know each of you!  So for the next several Sundays I will be
asking you to sign up to see me.  I call it “little visits with Pastor.” 
I look forward in doing ministry
Please Visit the STAFF Page for More Information.


  •  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!


Sent the Kids! Preschool to 12 Years Old
9:00-Noon Daily, Mon-Fri, July 17-21, 2017
Click HERE for Registration Form!

  •  New Pastor Search:
    Our church is currently in the process of finding a new Pastor.
    Until then, Worship Services will be conducted with invited guests & our New Intentional Interim Pastor Toby Joeckel.
    (Click to Listen to Recent Sermons...)

            June 4: Pastor Robert Grothe "Jesus Living Faith Disciples"
             June 11: Pastor Toby Joeckel "Listening to God"

            June 18: Pastor Toby Joeckel
    June 25: Pastor Toby Joeckel

    July 2: Pastor Toby Joeckel

      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)
    Sunday, July 30 after second Service about 12 Noon.

      We will meet in out "West Park" behind the Annex Building.
      Please bring side dishes and desserts to share, as well as your
      lawn chairs and yard games!
      Food and Fun for All! Please Plan to Attend!
  •  Men's Bible Studies:
    We meet TWICE per month on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m.


          * Saturday July 8th will be Coffee & Bible Study:
"No Middle Ground" (Isaiah 1,9)

           * Saturday July 22nd
 will be Breakfast & Bible Study:
"Here Comes the Judge, Prosecutor, Witness, and Jury" (Micah 1,5,6)

          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
    (July 6th & July 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: Sunday, July 9th.
    *We won't meet July 4th or 18th (VBS).

    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!
  •  Operation Thanks-Giving, FREE Hot Meal:
    Every Tuesday Night @ 6 p.m.
    It's a Great Time to Come and Share! Volunteers are Always Welcome. Many times, Free clothing is available!

    Celebrating over 32 years of Community Service, this program began in 1985 and is funded entirely by gleaning and donations.
  •  Preschool Board: met Wednesday, July 19 @ 6 p.m.
  •  Evangelism Board: met Wednesday, July 19 @ 7 p.m.
    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.
  •  VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 17-21 (9am-12Noon)
    If you are interested please notify the office or talk to Melissa Varvil as soon as possible.
  • 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... email Rev. Gerken 

Retired Pastor Rev. Daniel Gerken

 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

Today is:


Rev. Toby Joeckel
Rev. Toby Joeckel, Interim Pastor


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


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