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Welcome Home to Good Shepherd
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 active Family Church with Two Sunday
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
IN THE KNOW...
- Pastor Gerken is
retiring as our Pastor at the end of January, 2017 after 40 years in the
ministry, 20 years here at Good Shepherd. The church is currently in the
process of finding a new Pastor.
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- Grace Lutheran Church with
Reverend James Matthews are holding their
Services in our Annex. Sunday service held @ 10:30
- Men's Bible Studies
meet TWICE per month on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m. : February 4th
& 18th. The first Saturday will be Coffee & Bible Study. The second,
Breakfast and Bible Study.
Please Plan to Attend!
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 Saturdays of each month @ 7-8:30 p.m. Held 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 Auxillary Dessert Meeting (at The Village, not TSC), Tuesday, January
24 @ 12 noon.
What We Believe...
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
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.
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
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
*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
*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.
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
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
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.