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.

MANY GIFTS – ONE BODY

MOVING FORWARD WITH GOD’S GRACE

Christmas Season Worship Schedule

Christmas Eve

3:00 pm – Candlelight worship service with Holy Communion                       7:30 pm – Candlelight worship service with Holy Communion                       10:30 pm – Candlelight worship service with Holy Communion

Christmas Day

10:00 am (one service) Worship service with Holy Communion

January 1

10:00 am (one service) Worship service with Holy Communion

(Family Faith Journey, our Sunday School program, and our Confirmation Instruction will be on recess until Sunday , January 8th.)

All Saints Sunday

This Sunday, November 6, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will observe All Saints Sunday during both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am communion services. With a Rite of Remembrance we will be remembering those of our congregation who have died this past year.  We give thanks for all the saints “who from their labors rest”, who have fought the good fight, who have gained the crown. In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. We’ll remember this day that we have been sealed by the Spirit and sustained by the Savior’s body and blood, we keep on keeping on as God gives us breath, to the praise of God’s glory.

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.

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.

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.

Holy Week Schedule

Good Shepherd will offer the follow worship services to observe Holy Week:

March 24 – Maunday Thursday Service, 7:30 pm, Including Confession and Forgiveness of sins with the laying on of hands, Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar.

March 25 – Good Friday, 7:30 pm Tenebrae Service.

March 27 – Easter Sunday, 8:00 & 11:00 am traditional communion worship service. A free will offering hot breakfast is available in the Fellowship Hall between 9 am – 10:30 am.