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 a Christian Family Church actively seeking New Members
as we provide One Sunday Service & Bible
9:00 AM Morning Service,
10:30 AM Sunday School and Adult Bible Classes.
All are invited to hear and discuss our Lord's
What We Believe...
Christians who trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Lutheranism had its beginnings 500 years ago
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, Christ alone, Faith 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
Come, be a part
of a new generation of Christian worship this year as we celebrate 500 years of Lutheranism and the unending belief
in our Lord Jesus Christ!
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.