Rally Day – September 10th

Good Shepherd’s Faith Formation Ministry Team is sponsoring “Rally Day” at the church this coming Sunday starting at 9:45 am. All youth and their families are invited to attend this kick-off event for this year’s Family Faith Journey, our church’s Sunday School program. Special events include a Bible Maze and “Pie Guy”.

Church Picnic

A Church picnic will be held this Sunday, July 30, at Pavilion #3, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. A casual communion service will begin at Noon at the pavilion. The picnic itself will follow at 1:00 pm. The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, ice and water to drink. You are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert to share. There will be fun games for kids of all ages.  Come join in the fun and fellowship that we share as Christ’s body in the world.

Incredible Creation Kids Club

Children entering 1st through 5th grades are welcome to come to participate in this kids activity at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, between 5 – 7 pm. Each Wednesday there will be creative activities such as dance, drama, art, music to help children explore their talents as children of God.

Incredible Creations Kids Club

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Presents Incredible Creations Kids Club. A summer creative activities ministry for kids entering 1st through 5th grade.

Kids will explore their talents given by God through dance, drama, art, music, gardening and nature studies.

The program will take place Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:30 through August.

Join us July 12 at 5:00pm for a Family Barbecue to kick off our new ministry.

This is a free ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Pentecost Sunday, June 4

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will celebrate Pentecost Sunday with three morning Holy Communion worship services: 8:30 am, 9:45 am, and 11:00 am. During the 11:00 am service two of our youth, who have completed their three years of confirmation instruction, will be confirmed as full members of our church through Affirmation of their Baptism. The 9:45 am service is a casual, kid’s friendly service for all ages. It is a part of our ongoing Family Faith Journey worship series. Come and celebrate youth who are growing in their faith. Wear red to acknowledge the living Spirit of God in our midst. Receive the free gift of the Holy Spirit into your life. All are welcome.

Talent Show & Dinner

A talent show and dinner will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church starting at 12 noon, on Saturday, May 6th. Cost is $5. This event is a fund raiser for a new and exciting program: “Incredible Creations Kids’ Club” coming this summer.  All are welcome!

Downtown Palm Sunday Procession

Come join others of Christian faith this Sunday, April 9th, as we observe Palm Sunday by walking through our neighborhood, singing, praying, and waving palm branches as we publicly witness the beginning of Holy Week. We’ll be gathering at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to begin our walk by 9:45 am. We’ll be walking 6 – 8 city blocks, returning to the church by 10:45 am. The procession will occur between our 8:30 and 11:00 am regular worship services. All are welcome.


Listed below are ministry ideas that are looking for interested persons to develop them into an active program here at Good Shepherd Church. Contact FAITH ADS through the church office, churchoffice@goodshepherdwb.org , or 570-824-2991, to express your interest.

Food Re-distribution – Are you upset knowing how much food is wasted at grocery stores and restaurants in our area? Are you concerned that there are many families in our community that do not have enough food to feed their household? Would you like to help develop a program that puts unused food on needy family’s tables? If so, contact FAITH ADS.

Knitting Group – Do you like to knit? Would you like to learn how to knit? Are you looking for a knit related service project? Would you like to participate in a time of fun and fellowship while knitting? If so, contact FAITH ADS.

English Language Learner Classes – Have you noticed Wilkes-Barre is changing and more English Language Learners are moving into our community? Are you interested in assisting our new neighbors in learning English? If so, contact FAITH ADS.

Evening Women’s Group – Are you a woman whose life is busy during the day? Would you like to meet other women in the evening for fellowship, support, and faith – building? If so, contact FAITH ADS.

Wanted: Ministry Ideas

We are a congregation in downtown Wilkes-Barre that “engages in a vigorous ministry to its members and to all people”.  We are constantly looking for new ideas for ministry that helps put our faith into action and serves our community. If you have an idea for  ministry contact our church office, churchoffice@goodshepherdwb.org , or 570-824-2991. We will post those ideas to see if there are interested people to help develop that idea into an active program through our congregation.