Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 26th

Fourth Sunday in Lent

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Psalm 23

Ephesians 5:8-14

John 9: 1-41

“Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for us, bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and anoint us with your Spirit, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”

Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 19

Third Sunday in Lent

Exodus 17: 1-7

Psalm 95

Romans 5: 1-11

John 4: 5 – 42

Prayer of the Day: “Merciful God, the fountain of living water, you quench our thirst and wash away our sin. Give us this water always. Bring us to drink from the well that flows with the beauty of your truth through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”

Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 12

Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 12: 1 – 4

Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17

Psalm 121

John 3: 1 – 17

Prayer of the Day

O God, our leader and guide, in the waters of baptism you bring us to new birth to live as your children. Strengthen our faith in your promises, that by your Spirit we may lift up your life to all the world through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Journey of Lent

Sunday, March 5th is the first Sunday in the church season of Lent. traditionally, Lent focuses on strengthening  our faith and our relationship with God. All are welcome to join us for worship each Sunday morning at 8:30 am, and 11:00 am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Also each Sunday for an hour starting at 9:45 am, is a children’s based program called Family Faith Journey.  Children learn about God’s love and grow in their faith together with their family.

Starting Monday and through the week there will be questions raised for meditation based on the Bible readings heard during  Sunday worship.

Let us journey together through Lent.

Many Gifts – One Body..

 

Ash Wednesday

The church season of Lent begins this Wednesday, March 1, with two worship services in the sanctuary of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  There will be a brief prayer service at Noon, and a traditional communion service at 7:30 pm. Both services will offer the imposition of ashes as an ancient sign of penance – Recognizing our need to re-orient our lives towards God, who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.

 

 

 

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.