Food and Fun Enjoyed at Fastnacht Beach Party

Plenty of food was enjoyed at Good Shepherd’s Fastnacht Beach Party. Hot dogs and wimpies were the main course with lots of other goodies. Dinner was topped off with doughnuts. Entertainment followed with Gary Phillips and Pastor Wes serenading us with music. Jokers Christian Ritter, Katy Ritter, and Caela Bernecker provided laughter. Suddenly in the mist of festivities a dinosaur and unicorn appeared to entertain us with the Hokey Pokey.

The Reading Room

The Reading Room is a new ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. It will provide children in grades K-4 the opportunity to improve their reading skills under the guidance of a trained volunteer. Children may bring schoolwork requiring assistance and their library books. The volunteers have supplementary materials as well as age appropriate books to help children develop their reading skills.

The program will meet on Wednesday Evenings Beginning February 21, 2024 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

This program is open to all children regardless of religious beliefs or affiliation. Please contact the church office at (570) 824-2991 if you have any questions.

Do you need giving envelopes?

Good Shepherd has several ways to give in support of our ministries.


Gifts can be made online as a one time gift or set up as a recurring gift. Simply click the Give button when logged into our web site or send a text to (844) 618-1239.


Send a check/money order with you name and giving number (if known) to:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
190 South Main Street
Wilkes Barre PA 18701

Traditional Envelopes

Place an envelope in the offing plate when attending services. Blank envelopes are available in the sanctuary. If you would like a supply of envelopes for 2024 please complete the form below.

Thank you for supporting the ministries of Good Shepherd!

Advent and Christmas Worship

Come join us as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve this Sunday at Good Shepherd.

9:00am – Fourth Sunday of Advent with a special Christmas message form our youth.

7:00pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

If you cannot attend the 7:00pm service at Good Shepherd there will be be a 4:00pm Christmas Eve service at Holy Trinity in Kingston.