Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

A table of hospitality and service, set for all people, as we walk together in the hope of Christ. 

 

Our guiding statement is a defining phrase, describing who we are as a people of God.  We believe that the center of our faith life is the hope we find in Christ, both in the ways Christ offers hospitality, inviting all to the table, and in the ways Christ serves through the activity of the cross.  This hope is our source of renewal and strength.  As such, we believe the ways in which we gather, learn, grow and serve, are the outward expression of that hope which is ment for all people.

 

Through these four expressions we seek to live a life of:

  • Hospitality - being kind to all people, inviting them to join the journey, sharing in the grace, mercy, and love of Christ, which we find at the table/alter of the Lord and in the baptismal waters.  

  • Service – creating space to work with our neighbors, addressing community needs and offering support.

 

 

The Four Outward Expressions


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We GATHER in the name of the Father,

 We believe that we were created to be in relationship with God and with each other and that these relationships are best fostered by gathering together, sharing in mutual support and care, at the baptismal font, the Lord’s meal, in worship and fellowship, in study, and in service to our neighbor.

We LEARN through Christ and his witness to us as the Son of God.

We believe that we are called in baptism to teach and share the message of the audacious love found in Christ. Christ as our savior, is the focal point of God’s mercy and generosity for all of humanity. 

We GROW by the activity of the Holy Spirit.

 We believe that through the Holy Spirit, we come to know who God is, and God’s plan of salvation for all of creation.  

We SERVE in response to God’s grace.

We believe that we are saved by grace alone, nourished by Word and Sacrament, and live in relationship to God because of the activity of faith in our lives.  That we joyfully love and serve our neighbor because God, first loved and served us. 

Partnering Relationships


Being church together, we see the richness of God's creation and diversity and hear the call to be inclusive of all races, ages, gender identities and expressions.  We seek to allow our relationships to be guided by the fruits of the Holy Spirit practicing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, living a life of generosity for our neighbor. 

 

 

We also acknowledge that our ministry relationships extend from the national level with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, to the state level  with Western North Dakota Synod,  and to the local level with other ELCA churches in our are.  We are thankful for all of the ways we are church together in this world. 

 

Lastly, we are blessed to be in a parish relationship with West Prairie Lutheran Chruch, serving Christ in the Williston area. 

West Prairie is located at 5729 151st Ave. NW Williston ND 58801.
Worship 9:00 AM Sundays