Welcome! All of us at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church hope your visit is meaningful and memorable. We hope that you enjoy your visit, and leave with a renewed spirit and a deeper understanding of God's Word. Come, be refreshed and strengthened by Godís Holy Word.
Are you new to our church?
If you are new to our church or may have been with us for a while and wish to draw closer, you are surely welcome here! Our staff and whole community are here to invite you into the heart of our church family. To get started, please contact our church office at (920)261-2570. For more information on becoming a member, click on the link to the right of this page.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church offers a variety of opportunities for everyone. Worship is held every Saturday at 6:00 pm and Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 am. Sunday School is offered every Sunday at 9:15 am from September though May. There are various Bible studies held during the week, with meeting places at church or members' homes.
Opportunities for fellowship include the Contemporary Praise Team, which selects and performs music for the monthly Praise Service; The Women of Good Shepherd, meets once every other month Sept. through May for a short meeting, a Bible study or program and light snacks; Ties That Bind, a quilters group that meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month for sewing, learning and fellowship; The Prayer Shawl Ministry, dedicated to knitting and crocheting prayer shawls for those who are suffering illness, loss, and other prayer needs; and Coffee Fellowship Hour, offering coffee, treats, and time for conversation.
Good Shepherd offers a number of organizations and activities for all interest levels. Along with Boards and Committees (see pdf file below), opportunities include becoming an usher at services, being a greeter before services, video-recording services, and teaching Sunday School or Vacation Bible School. The Stephen Ministry program has become a wonderful addition to the congregation, reaching out to members as well as the community.
The Music Ministry includes the Shepherd's Choir, the Men's Choir, and Resounding Joy Bell Choir. New members are welcome to join! Please contact Judy Zillmer at 920.261.2570.
There are also many opportunities for youth to become involved. For younger children, Good Shepherd offers a week-long Vacation Bible School every summer and Sunday School each Sunday at 9:15 am throughout the school year. Good Shepherd welcomes junior high and senior high youth to join the Youth Group. The group meets for fun outings as well as servant events including trips to work in Colorado, Alaska, and Panama. A High School Bible study is held every Sunday evening in the Youth Room.
Community Service and Outreach includes delivering Meals on Wheels, serving at Bread & Roses and Loaves & Fishes, and volunteering at Bethesda Lutheran Home.
For more information, please contact the church office at 920.261.2570.
Individuals with hearing aids are able to hear the full worship service clearly with a state-of-the-art hearing loop system. The system contains a wire within the sanctuary which is connected to our sound system. The loop then transmits the sound electromagnetically. This signal is then picked up by the telecoil in the hearing aid or cochlear implant.
History of Stephen Ministries St. Louis
Stephen Ministries St. Louis was founded as a not-for-profit religious organization in 1975 by Dr. Kenneth C. Haugk, a pastor and clinical psychologist. While the pastor of a St. Louis congregation, Dr. Haugk saw needs for care that exceeded what he alone as pastor could provide. The first Stephen Ministers were nine members trained by Dr. Haugk to work with him in providing caring ministry. The ministry was so successful that some of the Stephen Ministers suggested that this ministry be shared with other congregations. At their suggestion and with their encouragement, Dr. Haugk founded Stephen Ministries St. Louis to equip congregations to train laity for ministry. Stephen Ministries St. Louis was initially incorporated under the name Pastoral Care Team Ministries on November 3, 1975. Currently there are 9,976 congregations enrolled in the Stephen Ministry program. Those congregations represent 150 denominations and 53,572 pastors and lay leaders have been trained at a Stephen Leader's Training Course.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church sent 5 members to the Leader's Training Course on March 30 - April 5, 2008. These Stephen Leaders recruited members of the congregation to attend Stephen Minister training in September of 2008. Stephen Ministers are caring Christian friends who listen, understand, accept, and pray for and with care receivers who are working through a crisis or a tough time.