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What does it mean to be Lutheran in a crucial election year?

As our faith informs our day-to-day lives, Lutherans recognize that “faith is active in love [and] love calls for justice in relationships and structures of society” (ELCA Social Statement on Church in Society). We also know the church is called to be a community that prays, deliberates, and acts together when it comes to complex social issues. In this election… Read more »

Special Congregational Meeting: Calling a New Pastor

On June 30th we will meet the Church Council’s recommended candidate to be our next pastor. He will be leading worship and preaching at 9:30am. This service will NOT be livestreamed or recorded. There will be a Meet and Greet with the pastor on Saturday, June 29th from 4:00 to 8:00pm. For more information, please see the Constant Contact. After… Read more »

Liberian Children’s Project

Watta Koroma, who is a member of our congregation, is working to establish a Liberian home for children in need. At this time we are collecting new or very gently used clothing items in all children’s sizes. Please help by donating children’s clothing, undergarments and socks, and shoes/footwear. Look for a collection bin in the Narthex. Watta hopes to ship… Read more »

2024 Back-To-School Backpack Event

Join us in our annual drive to collect school supplies for local children. Collection dates are June 16 through July 28. Look for the basket in the narthex/foyer when brining your donations. The following items will be most appreciated! Book Bags – thick straps, sturdy Packs of Pencils Packs of Pens Highlighters (2 Pk) Small Glue Sticks Rounded Tip Scissors… Read more »

Holy Week Schedule 2024

PALM SUNDAY: March 24th at 9:30am. Join us as we gather in the Narthex with palm branches and song. Our festive worship will include brass, the adult choir and the telling of the Passion narrative. MAUNDY THURSDAY: March 28th at 7:00pm. This service of remembrance will include Holy Communion and Foot washing for those who choose to participate. GOOD FRIDAY:… Read more »

Pancake Breakfast to Support Youth Gathering Trip

Join our youth and young adults as they host the March 16th Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00am at Good Shepherd! It will be the usual great meal with pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, eggs/omelets made to order, hash browns, dry beef gravy, baked goods, fruit, coffee, tea and juice.  Adults are $10 and kids are $4. Invite your friends and family!… Read more »

“Souper Bowl” Sunday on February 11th!

Support Good Shepherd’s Food Table and Blessing Boxes(Good Shepherd & Coatesville Library locations) while cheering for your favorite team on “Souper” Bowl Sunday! Cash and non-perishable food donations will be collected in the Narthex on Sunday February 11. High-protein soups, canned meats, pasta, cereal, peanut butter etc. are requested to keep our Food Table & Blessings Boxes stocked for members and… Read more »

January Pancake Breakfast CANCELLED

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, there will be NO pancake breakfast this Saturday, 1/20/24. We’ll be back in February!

Sexton Position Available

Good Shepherd is seeking an additional sexton.  This is a part-time (12 to 15 hours) daytime position, with some evening hours, as needed.  Job responsibilities are- weekly cleaning of the church building and helping with event set-up as needed.  Full job description and application form for this position are available by contacting the church office -phone- 610-384-2035 or emailing the… Read more »

Red Cross Blood Drive + January 4th, 2:00-7:00pm

Donating blood is GOOD for you! Join us on January 4th to make your first donation of the year! Early registrants will receive a Red Cross T-shirt. There is a limited quantity, but everyone will get an automatic entry for a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas! Includes travel, hotel, $1,000 gift… Read more »