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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 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.


Dr. Paul Maier Seminar: 


                       Saturday, May 20, 2017….9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 


Cost :    Pre-register: $15 per person, (includes lunch) 

At the Door: $20 per person, (includes lunch) 

Reserve your seat soon! Call the church office @ 253-473-4848  

or sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.

CLICK HERE for a Registration Form

  •  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!
  •  New Pastor Search:
    Our church is currently in the process of finding a new Pastor.
    The Call Commitee Nominations are now closed.
    Thank you everyone for your nominations!

    Until then, Worship Services will be conducted with Visitation Pastors and invited guests on a rotating schedule: (Click to Listen...)

      April 2: Pastor Brad Varvil: "Resurrection"
      April 9: Pastor James Matthews (joint with Grace) "Palm Sunday"

      April 13: Pastor James Matthews: "Maundy Thursday"
      April 14: Pastor James Matthews: "Good Friday"

      April 16: Pastor David Schmidt "EASTER Sunday"

      April 23: Pastor Bob Bankin "Out of the Darkness into the Light"
    April 30: Pastor Daniel Gerken

      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)
  •  Men's Bible Studies:
    Normally we meet TWICE per month on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m.

       However, due to scheduling conflicts we will meet only once
        on Saturday, May 13th @ 8 a.m. and will discuss,
        "Judah’s Rock Bottom (2 Kings 21)".
        1st & 3rd Saturday Meetings will return in June with:
         * Saturday June 2 will be Coffee & Bible Study.

         * Saturday Jun 16 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
    (May 4th & May 18th) 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, May 14th.
    Seafarers Auxiliary Potlock Lunch, Tuesday, 12 Noon, May 30th.

    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: meets Wednesday, May 24 @ 6 p.m.
  •  Evangelism Board: meets Wednesday, May 24 @ 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 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... 
  • Click Here for more Info.

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


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


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