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.



Reformation Sunday

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre will celebrate the 499th Anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday, October 30th, with two services of worship including Holy Communion at 8:30 & 11:00 am. During the 11:00 worship service several youth will receive their First Communion. Afterwards a reception will be held for fellowship. Come and wear red, as we acknowledge the Holy Spirit that continues to make all things new.

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.

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.

May Play Day at Bear Creek Camp

On Sunday, May 1, youth and adults of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon at Bear Creek Camp for some time of play, fellowship, eating, and worship. Time: 2 pm to 8 pm (Come when you can; leave when you must).  For more information and registration go to NEPA Synod website:

Farm Family Appreciation Celebration

This celebration is to show appreciation for the farm families in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties and the surrounding areas. The evening includes a catered hot buffet meal, hoe-down, and line dancing. This event will be held at the Hamburg Field House, Hamburg, PA.  For more information visit the NEPA synod website  Deadline for reservations is March 4.

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!


Food, entertainment, fellowship were enjoyed at our Fastnacht Beach Party on February 9th. Entertainment included music and comedy by Good Shepherd’s youth and adults including a special skit by the pastors.

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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.

Advent Workshop

Families came together on November 30th to create Christmas wreaths at our advent workshop. The wreathes were created by reusing pages of our old hymnals that are no longer  being used.

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Photographs ©2014 Daren Bernecker