Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

The worship booklet with the liturgy is now available online.
Click here to access the worship booklet

Readings —

  • First Readings – Zechriah 9:9-12
  • Psalm 145:8-14
  • Second Reading – Romans 7:15-25a
  • Gospel – Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Please note that hymns are not being sung during live worship to protect the health of those attending.

Recordings of live worship services are posted each Sunday afternoon as soon as they are able to be uploaded for viewing.

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Today is the first Sunday for our return to live worship. Please click the link below to view a recoding of today’s worship service.

Readings —

  • First Reading: Jeremiah 28:5-9
  • Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
  • Second Reading: Romans 6:12-23
  • Gospel: 10:40-42

Please note that hymns are not being sung during live worship to protect the health of those attending.

Recordings of live worship services are posted each Sunday afternoon as soon as they are able to be uploaded for viewing.

Returning to Live Worship

Starting June 28th we will be able to worship together again as a church family. Services will be at 8:30 and 11:00 am. Our worship experience will be different as we implement health and safety measures for everyone’s protection. Though we must continue physical distancing we will be together in God’s house to praise and worship our Lord and Savior.

A video recording of the 11:00 service will be available online Sunday afternoon for those who cannot attend. We ask that you refrain from attending worship if you are feeling ill; have symptoms of Covid-19; or may have been exposed to the virus.

What to expect when coming to worship —

  • Social Distancing will be necessary. Please maintain six feet from other families.
  • Face masks will be required when entering the building.
  • Seating will be limited to every other pew.
  • You will be asked to sign in for attendance tracking.
  • Please pick up your bulletin before being seated.
  • We will not be singing but there will be instrumental music and recorded solos.
  • An offering plate will be placed in the back of the church to leave your offering when entering or leaving worship.
  • Attendance capacity will be limited to allow social distancing.
  • Communion will not be celebrated at this time.*

*The announcement mailed this past week indicated we would be celebrating communion. At this time we are still working out the details to celebrate communion safely. We will be celebrating communion as soon as we have developed a safe distribution method.

Easter Lilies

Thanks to all who have provided Easter Lilies to enhance our worship.

Easter lilies are given to the glory of God in memory of:

  • Frederick and loved ones by family
  • George by Georgette and family
  • Charlotte and Clayton by Georgette and family
  • Joanna and Samuel by Georgette and family
  • Nancy by Helen
  • Carol and David by Helen
  • Charles and Edith by Helen
  • Janet by Sandra and Leah
  • George, Dorothy, and Janice by Doris and Barry
  • John, Louise, Charles, Bev, and John P. by Sheldon and Mary Ann
  • Sheldon, Sarah, Sandra, Mart, Clo and George by Sheldon and Mary Ann
  • Charles, Rose, Christine, and Dorothy by Sheldon and Mary Ann
  • Amy by Wilma, Gary, and Matthew
  • Catherine by Ray
  • Tobias by Ray
  • David by Evelyn
  • Robert and Sandra by Evelyn
  • Caroline R. by Brooke and Libby
  • Roger P., Sr. by Brooke and Libby
  • W. Brooke by Brooke and Libby
  • Jane D. by Brooke and Libby
  • Doug by Brooke and Libby
  • Rip by Brooke and Libby

Easter lilies are given to the glory of God in honor of:

  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church congregation by Sheldon and Mary Ann
  • Children and grandchildren by Evelyn
  • Maisy, Maggie and Marti by Brooke and Libby
  • Viktoria, Ana and Charlye by Brooke and Libby
  • Jayson, Zarek and Codie by Brooke and Libby
  • Leaders of Good Shepherd by Brooke and Libby

Last names have been been omitted on web site posting for privacy and security. A list with full names will be provided in print when we are able to return to normal worship and activities.

Holy Week/Easter Worship

Holy Week and Easter worship begins this evening at 7:00pm. The video worship services include Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. The three services allow opportunity for remembrance and reflection of the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection.

The worship videos will be available as follows and can be watched anytime after the scheduled time.

  • Maundy Thursday – April 9 at 7:00pm
  • Good Friday – April 10 at 7:00pm
  • Easter Sunday – April 12 at 8:00am

Services can be accessed from our home page at

Our worship experience will be different this year but having to stay in our homes allows more time for personal reflection.

Message from our Church President

Peace of the Lord to you.

I truly miss sharing those words with each of you during Worship. I miss being with each of you on Sunday morning, but it is as it must be for now. I want each of you to know that I pray for our family each and every night looking forward to when we can be together again.

Until then we can be together in spirit. I thank Pastor Poole and Daren Bernecker for producing the wonderful message each Sunday and hope that you will watch as the Holy Week approaches.

This year will be different for sure but our being apart is also our protection. How long this will last is hard to tell but through prayer we will get to the other side.

Thank you to all of you who have mailed in your offerings. I check the mail everyday. Several people have called me about their offerings and I ask that if you are able please send them to the church. Your support is still needed and appreciated.

If you have a special need or questions many have my number or you can call the Church.

Peace of the Lord be with You All!

Guy French

Church Activity Updates

As events with the Covid-19 pandemic unfold we find it necessary to cancel all regular worship services and in person meetings/activities through at least Easter. Video worship services will continue to be available online every Sunday as long as we are able to continue recording them. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday video services will also be available online.

Pastor Wes is available for pastoral care if needed. Please leave a message at the church office (570-824-2991) if you are in need of pastoral care.

Online meetings can be arranged for leadership and ministry teams as needed. Please email Daren Bernecker at to set up a meeting.

The CEO Weinberg Food Bank and NA will continue to use our facilities. Please contact those organizations to verify their schedule.

In Christian love continue to uphold one another and the world in thoughts and prayers. Remember that God’s love is everlasting and he is always with us. We will weather this storm together in spirit even though we are physically apart.

Please continue to check back here for future updates. If you are not receiving updates by email you can register to receive them by entering your email in the box under Receive Updates by E-mail.

Online Services Continue

It was a pleasure to see all of the positive comments from this past Sunday’s video service. We will be posting this Sunday’s service also. The service can be viewed anytime after 8:00am Sunday morning.

As events unfold we find it necessary to continue with online video worship through Easter and possibly longer. We are planning special video services for Holy Week and Easter to enhance the worship experience. The schedule for services available online will be:

  • Palm Sunday 8:00am
  • Maundy Thursday 7:00pm
  • Good Friday 7:00pm
  • Easter Sunday 8 :00am

You can watch the services anytime after they are available. We will keep each service available online as long as possible.

As we continue through this unprecedented time we must stay grounded in our faith and continue to pray for all those affected by this virus and everyone in need.