Ministry Team Sunday

Sunday, February 26th, will be Ministry Team Sunday throughout the morning during and after each of our worship services, 8:30 am and 11:00 am.

Come hear how our ministry teams will enable us to better learn, celebrate, and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Identify your passion for what the church should be  doing in our place and at this time.

Help develop a member and friend pictorial directory display.



Stewardship / Sharing Sunday

This coming Sunday, October 2, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre will be celebrating “Sharing Sunday”.  Acknowledging that we have been blessed in so many ways by God, we come together to be inspired to be a blessing for others. Our 11 am worship will be highlighted will members’ faith testimonies of how God has given and strengthen their faith, as well as live music from “Making a Difference Ministry”. Please join us as we open ourselves up to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. With the Spirit’s guidance, we give of our time, talents, and treasure for the good of God’s creation.  God is good! All the time!

Church Picnic

Come and enjoy a day of fun, food, and fellowship on Sunday, July 31st, at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Outdoor, informal, casual worship begins at 12:00 noon in Pavilion #3 (next to the softball field and playground), picnic begins at 1:00 pm. Hamburgers and water will be provided by the church. You are welcome to bring something to share.

Bear Creek Day Camp

The Bear Creek Day Camp has begun for one week only (July 25 – 29), 9am – 3 pm, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 410 South River St., Wilkes-Barre. Call St. John’s Lutheran Church, 570-823-7139, for more information to register.

Ringing Church Bells – Noon Today

Good Shepherd will be ringing its church bells today, July 8, at Noon, in solidarity with the prayers being offered by the citizens of Dallas, Texas for the families of the police officers who were shot last night.

We also pray for all law enforcement officers who work to preserve order and peace in our neighborhoods.

We pray for all victims of violence and hatred.

We pray that peace and justice fills our land.

Invitation to Intentional Prayer

The weekly prayer initiative that was started in February at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is continuing as a monthly event. On the second Tuesday of each month, interested persons are welcome to gather in Good Shepherd’s sanctuary for intentional, focused prayer. Believing in the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit, those gathered will be specifically guided to pray for our church, its ministries and its leaders.  Prayer begins at 6:00 pm, and lasts 30 – 40 minutes.  All are welcome. For more information contact the church.

Prayer Service for Christian Unity

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 12 Noon, the Christian Community is invited to attend a Service of Praise and Prayer for Christian Unity. This prayer service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701. Prime Bishop Anthony Mikovshy of the Polish National Catholic Church will be the homilist. Fellowship will follow the prayer service, so that we can continue our efforts to celebrate and work for Christian unity.

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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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.