Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Photo

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


Good Shepherd's 10 Second Scrolling News...


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 active Family Church with 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.


  •  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.
    Click Here for more Info.
  • Grace Lutheran Church with Reverend James Matthews are holding their Services in our Annex. Sunday service held @ 10:30 a.m. 
  •  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!
  •  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 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.

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.


Click to Bookmark this site



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


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


Bible Quote...

Lutheran Cross Logo Photo


Visits Since 5/11/2014
Fastest Hard Drive
URL Hits Count
Unique Visitors
Fastest Hard Drive
URL Hits Count