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Welcome

Sometimes, visiting a new church can be a little intimidating — we want to change that. We invite and welcome all people to be a part of the Good Shepherd Community.

Come and visit our community that is committed to worshiping, growing and serving together as disciples of Jesus.

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Our Vision & Mission

OUR MISSION
In response to God’s love and grace we will:
Welcome as we have been welcomed,
Forgive as we have been forgiven &
Serve as we have been served.
OUR VISION
By the grace of God and the love of Jesus Christ,
We will meet each person where they are,
and invite them into transformative relationships with God, each other,
and the communities in which we live and serve.
We will cultivate and empower lay leaders
to support this life-changing work
at Good Shepherd and beyond.

Our Welcome Statement

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At a special congregational meeting Sunday, September 29, the congregation voted 167-13 to approve a new Welcome Statement recommended by the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Task Force. The vote also recommends to the Board they authorize Good Shepherd to become a Reconciling in Christ affiliated church. Read more in this update from Pastor Chris Enstad and Board President Andrew Seaborg.

“We welcome all to Good Shepherd. Everyone. Without exception. This welcome includes those shunned by society and by churches because of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental abilities, financial resources, and family status, no matter what you have done or has been done to you, no matter what darkness you have struggled with, now or in the past.

In this large, beautifully diverse world, we invite you to a community where we all belong. Whether you are a believer, a doubter or a seeker, in Christ’s love, we welcome you. By the power of the Holy Spirit we will work to extend God’s grace, love, justice, and dignity inside and outside our church.

You are a Child of God. You belong here with your whole self. Your story and your life are valuable, here at Good Shepherd, and in the world. We welcome you.”

What We Believe

What is a Lutheran? What does it mean to follow Jesus?

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Our Denomination

Good Shepherd is a part of a larger group of churches called the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA.

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Our Story

Learn about the history of our congregation, from our founding in 1957 to today.

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Members' Stories

Hear what Good Shepherd members have to say about their experiences.

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We Will Save a Seat for You

You are always welcome to join us on any given Sunday for worship, coffee and donut holes! If you would like, you can let us know when you plan to visit, and we will have someone ready to meet you before the service. They can help answer any questions about Good Shepherd, get you a cup of coffee, and show you around the church. So, whether you want to come incognito, or you would like someone to show you around, we cannot wait for you to join us. Click below to let us know you’re coming.