Christmas Season Worship Schedule

Christmas Eve

3:00 pm – Candlelight worship service with Holy Communion                       7:30 pm – Candlelight worship service with Holy Communion                       10:30 pm – Candlelight worship service with Holy Communion

Christmas Day

10:00 am (one service) Worship service with Holy Communion

January 1

10:00 am (one service) Worship service with Holy Communion

(Family Faith Journey, our Sunday School program, and our Confirmation Instruction will be on recess until Sunday , January 8th.)

Workshop on Bullying

A workshop on “Strategies for Addressing Conflict and Bullying in Congregations” will be held at the Lutheran Center, Allentown on Saturday, April 16, 9 am – Noon.  For more information go to  Deadline to register is April 4


Problem of Human Trafficking

Sr. Joann Marie, SCC will present an overview of the very serious problem of human trafficking. The presentation will be held in the Parish Community Room of St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre at 7 pm, on Tuesday, March 29th. The public is welcome.

Palm Sunday Procession

Our annual Palm Sunday procession was led by children riding on a miniature horse. The procession included signing and waving palms as we took the message of Christ’s triumphant ride into Jerusalem through the streets of downtown Wilkes-Barre. The procession paused at times for readings and reflection. Reply to this post below with your experience and how our Palm Sunday Procession enriches your faith.

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See WBRE/WYOU news coverage of our Palm Sunday Procession at


Christian Suffering in Syria

Dr. Raymond Khoudary, a local physician in the Wyoming Valley and devout Christian, will be making a presentation on the topic of recent suffering by Christians in Syria and surrounding areas. This presentation will be held at 10 am, March 8, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704. This is being arranged through the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Mission District. It is open to the public and free.

VBS Strategy Meeting

Please note that the VBS meeting location has been changed to the Good Shepherd Center.

Would you like a part of shaping the future of Good Shepherd’s Vacation Bible School ministry? Join us for a VBS strategy meeting Sunday, February 28th following the 11:00am worship service. Everyone who is interested in being a leader or helping in any way with VBS should attend this meeting. The meeting will be held in fellowship hall.

Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for February 21st but was rescheduled to February 28th.

Soup & Conversation

For 5 consecutive Wednesdays beginning February 17th, a Bible Study series will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church with the title: “The Church Yesterday and Today”. Various letters from the New Testament written by the apostles to the early churches will be discussed. We will begin with a lite soup supper at 5:30 pm, and scripture conversation begins at 6 pm. Bring your Bible!

Climate Advocacy Training

The Synod’s Creation Care Task Force invites interested persons of faith to attend a workshop on interfaith Climate Advocacy Training: “Climate Disruption is a Moral Issue” . This will be held on Monday, Feb. 15th, 9 am – 4:30 pm at the Lutheran Center, 2353 Grove Road, Allentown, PA  18109.  For more information go to the synod website:

Our Faith Journey after Christmas

The star over the new-born baby in a manger guided many travelers to learn about their lives and the world in which they lived.  What special discoveries lie ahead of us in our faith journey?   What holy and divine places, within and around us, will God’s Spirit show us? Come join us at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for opportunities to learn, celebrate, and proclaim the Good News revealed in God’s activity. Sunday Worship begins at 8:30 and 11:00 am.  Spiritual formation for all ages starting at 9:45 am: a Sunday School program  called Family Faith Journey; an adult class for seekers; and a religious instruction class for those preparing to affirm their baptismal vows through confirmation. God is at loose in the world. Let us come together to do what matters to God and  our neighbors.