Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
and Little Lambs Preschool
140 East 56th Street, Tacoma, WA  98404
Phone 253-473-4848

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA


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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 an Family Church and are actively seeking New Members
as we provide Two Sunday Services:
  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.


  •  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... 
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  •  New Pastor Search:
    Our church is currently in the process of finding a new Pastor.
    Send your nominations to the Call Commitee by March 12th, 2017!
    Until then, Sundays Services will be conducted with Visitation Pastors and invited guests on a rotating schedule.

      February 26th: Rev. Robert Banken
  •  Grace Lutheran Church with Reverend James Matthews are holding their Sunday Service in our Annex @ 10:30 a.m.
  •  Men's Bible Studies:
    Meet TWICE per month on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m.

    * Saturday March 4th will be Coffee & Bible Study.

    * Saturday March 18 will be Breakfast & Bible Study.

    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
    (March 2nd & 16th) 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.,
    Seafarers Auxiliary Meeting, Tuesday, February 28.
  •  Preschool Board: meets Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6 p.m.
  •  Evangelism Board: meets Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 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.
    If you are interested please notify the office or talk to Bonnie Huset as soon as possible.
    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

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Logo  What We Believe...

   Lutherans are Christians who trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Lutheranism had its beginnings in 1517, when Martin Luther publicly called for correction of errors in the medieval church, a period in history known as the Reformation. Luther taught that a person is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (called justification by faith). Lutherans believe that the teachings presented by Luther are faithful to the words and truths of Holy Scripture. Those who followed his teachings were called Lutherans, and the name stuck.

The teachings of Luther and the reformers (and followers today) can be summarized in four short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone, Christ alone.

*Grace alone- God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

*Scripture alone- The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

*Christ alone–It is Christ alone who died and rose again for us.  It is He who saves us from sin, death, and the devil.  Through Christ alone our sins are forgiven, and we are made children of God the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit.  As Jesus Himself says, “I AM the way, the truth, and the life- - no one comes to the Father but by Me.

*Faith alone- By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus Christ purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for all.  Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Logo  Welcome to Our Family...

Attendance at worship services and involvement in activities are open to everyone.  We are a family here at Good Shepherd sharing in each other’s joys and sorrows and supporting each other in our walk with Jesus Christ and the events of daily living.  The most important desire of our heart is to see you come to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  If you already know Him, then we wish to share in your growth.

Membership may be entered into through a transfer from another Lutheran congregation or by attending a series of informational sessions on the Christian faith and life.  These sessions focus on the Bible and include orientation on the Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Congregation.

Membership involves a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and baptism for those who have not been baptized in the Christian church.

Our Mission Statement:

We, God's caring and sharing people, bring the Good News of
Christ, His Love, and the promise of eternal life to all people.


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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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