WHAT TO EXPECT
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another– and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
No matter how much trial or tribulation you may be encountering in our sinful world worshiping at Good Shepherd offers an oasis from those everyday troubles that exist because of sin.
When you worship with us you will hear firsthand how God has blessed us with the gift of salvation as we teach the Scriptures in truth and purity. Through hymns, instruments and Psalms we sing God’s praises and thank him for sending his Son Jesus Christ into this world to die on the cross and rise again so that we might have the full forgiveness of salvation.
We confess our sins during our worship services and are assured of the forgiveness we receive every day through our Savior. We also confess our beliefs and pray for our community, country and world.
When you come to our worship service sometimes you will see a child become one of God’s children through the Sacrament of Baptism. We also receive forgiveness, and are reminded of Christ’s sacrifice, through the Lord’s Supper which we offer to members of Good Shepherd and those who belong to congregations within the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)or the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). We practice close communion not to exclude anyone but to ensure that everyone who receives this sacred supper receives it to their benefit and understands the power of kneeling at the Lord ’s Table to eat and drink the body and blood.
So, come andjoin us at worship at Good Shepherd as we offer a break from the everyday hustle and bustle and share the Good News of Salvation.
“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.” -Mark 16:16
There are many opportunities to grow in the Word of God outside of worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran.
Every Sunday there is Bible Class at 9:15 a.m. at the church where adults gather to study the books of the Bible, learn how God’s Word is applied to our everyday life, and discuss the Scriptures with the pastors and each other.
But the Sunday Bible Class isn’t the only opportunity to study His inspired Word. There are cottage Bible studies at homes of members during the week and Bible Information Classes for those who are not yet members of Good Shepherd Lutheran who want to find out more about what we believe and the Salvation Jesus Christ has won for us. Bible Information Classes can be scheduled to fit into your daily routine so contact one of our pastors and set up a time to grow in your faith and study His Word.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” –2 Timothy 3:16
Christ said that we should all have a childlike faith as we study his Word and Truth. That’s why teaching children those truths is so important at Good Shepherd Lutheran. That training happens every Sunday during the school year for ages 3-18 during our weekly Sunday School classes.
The younger ages will learn familiar Bible stories and create crafts which reinforce those stories while serving as a reminder of the lesson they learned when they take their projects home for the week. The older age groups will learn what God’s Word has to say about the changes and challenges they face in their lives during our Sunday School and Youth Bible Class sessions.
Sunday School starts the Sunday after Labor Day weekend and concludes the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend. We welcome your child, student and teenager to come grow with us in His Word with a childlike faith.
“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” –Luke 18:17
Children of any age are welcome to worship with us during our weekly services.
Unlike some churches we do not have child care during our services. This is so that children can learn the proper way to praise our Lord God every Sunday during worship. There is a quiet room where parents can take their child if they aren’t having a good day. This room is equipped with speakers so parents can still listen to the service even when they are taking care of their children.
“Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.” –Psalm 127:3
What Should I Wear
We always want to look our best when we are going to an important meeting, or are set to talk with important people. Whether its a job interview or going to the bank to get a loan we want to present ourselves in the best possible manner.
At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church there is no dress code for our weekly services and you are welcome to come as you are. However, the church is God’s house so think about how you would dress if you were going over to God’s home to meet him. How would you want to present yourself to the most important person in all of our lives?
God has given us many gifts and we want to glorify him in whatever way possible.
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?” -Matthew 6:28-30
WORSHIP WITH US
8:00am & 10:30am
Sunday School & Bible Study
4800 S Southeastern Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103