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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 currently 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.

NOTE: beginning November 19th, 2017, there will be only one Sunday Service starting at 9:00 a.m. ONLY, followed by Sunday School and Bible Classes. Please mark your calendar about this important time change.

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


A Message from Pastor Toby Joeckel:

" Hello!  What a great welcome I had 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!  I look forward in doing ministry
Please Visit the STAFF Page for More Information.


  •  OCTOBERFEST! This coming Sunday, October 22nd will be our Octoberfest Celebration featuring German themed food! All are welcome! We'll begin after 2nd Service which will be around 12 Noon! Please bring a related food item to share if you can!
  •  IMPORTANT: Change to Sunday Single Service:
    Beginning Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 09:00am, we will be switching to only one Sunday Service instead of two followed by Sunday School.
    Please mark your calendars to reflect this important change!
  •  Available NOW...NEW CLEAR Digital Online Audio Sermons!
    We have launched a program to provide you audio access to Sunday and Holiday Bible Readings and Sermons! Beginning with the October 8, 2017 Service, we are recording with our New Digital Audio Board that greatly increases the clarity of our recording...

    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!


  •  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
    and our Intentional Interim Pastor Toby Joeckel.
  • Miss a Service? You can listen to it on our Audio Sermons page!
  •  Youth Confirmation Classes:
    Began on Sunday, September 17th at 9:30 a.m. and continues in Classroom C-2. Any young person who is 6th through 9th grade who has not been confirmed are invited.
    Any adult is also welcome to attend.
  •  Apologetics Bible Classes:
    Began September 21st and continues Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in Classroom C-1.
    All interested people and their guests are welcome to attend.
    Hope to see you each Thursday!
  •  Men's Bible Studies:
    We meet TWICE per month on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m.


         * Saturday October 21st  will be Breakfast & Bible Study.

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

          * Saturday November 18th will be Breakfast & Bible Study.

          Please Plan to Attend this Great Men's Fellowship!

  •  Lunch Bunch News:

     The Lunch Bunch will begin meeting on the second Thursday of
    the month at 11:30 a.m.
  •  Our November 9th meeting at 11:30 am will be a Pot Blessing Lunch. We will have a guest speaker who will present information on Mount St. Helen’s.

  • Coming December 14th at 11:30 am will be a Pot Blessing Lunch and Christmas Gift Exchange (not white elephant). Gifts should be from $5 to $10.
  •  Women in Mission / Women's Ministry:
    Tuesdays: Bible Study @ 9:15 a.m., Quilting @ 10 a.m.,
    Mites: Sunday November 12th,
    Seafarers Auxiliary, November 28th, Noon.
  •  Operation Thanks-Giving, FREE Hot Meal:
    Every Tuesday Night @ 6 p.m.
    It's a Great Time to Come and Share! Volunteers are Always Needed & 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: meets Wed., Oct. 25th & Nov. 29th @ 6 p.m.
  •  Evangelism Board: meets Wed., Oct. 25th & Nov. 29th @ 7 p.m.
    Please contact Darleen Schertzer for prayers and praises.
    Phone (253) 471-9312 or
  •   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)
  •  Pastor Daniel Gerken has retired 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

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Rev. Toby Joeckel
Rev. Toby Joeckel, Interim Pastor


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


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