Located at Washington St. & Divide Ave.

Saturday: 5 pm

Sunday: 8:30, 9:45, 11 am & 6 pm

Wednesday: 6:30 pm


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Washington Street and Divide Avenue in Bismarck, ND.

Welcome To Good Shepherd Lutheran Church!

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a protestant congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Located in Bismarck, N.D., we offer innovative worship styles, youth programming, and more. 
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church welcomes you to join our faith journey where we share life in its entirety. We believe all people are created in the image of God and through Christ; we are offered God’s love, grace, and forgiveness. We accept all people regardless of human condition or circumstance. To you, we extend a special welcome as brothers and sisters in the family of God.
Those not accustomed to a large congregation will find a worship service at which to feel comfortable and welcome. Bring a friend and come spend time with Good Shepherd.


Additional Information About Our Services

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third weekends unless otherwise indicated. Holy Communion is celebrated every week at The Well. All baptized persons are invited to receive the bread and the wine.
Children are always welcome to be a part of worship. Parents with children up to four years of age are welcome to use the nursery.
Large-print worship resources and hearing-assistance devices are available. 
Worship is broadcast weekly on cable access Channel 12 at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Sermon Recordings are available on iTunes as a podcast. Videos are located on Good Shepherd’s Youtube page and the Sermon Recordings and Video Gallery pages at www.goodshepherdbismarck.com.


For More Information, Please Visit These Links

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America



Western North Dakota Synod Website



Good Shepherd Office Hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday.


Join Good Shepherd

Join Good Shepherd: If you would like to become a member of Good Shepherd, please fill out the New Member Form (Join GSLC link to the left). If you would prefer to submit the form electronically, please fill it out, save it to your computer, and then attach the document to an e-mail addressed to goodshepherd@goodshepherdbismarck.com. Mac Users Please Note: to fill out electronic forms you will need to use a full version of Adobe Acrobat, not a preview version. 


New Member Sponsor:  Help new partners experience Good Shepherd as a welcoming, personal, and exciting congregation in which to be involved.  We ask sponsor to make contact with new member, attend orientation, attend worship the weekend new member are received and extend an invitation to special congregational functions.  This is a one year commitment. Partners and Sponsors are usually paired up on the basics of place of employment, family, friends or similar interest. For more information, please send an e-mail to wendy@goodshepherdbismarck.com.


Our History

To meet the spiritual needs of a growing population in Bismarck, North Dakota, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church was formed by the Mission Board of the American Lutheran Church (ALC) to have another ALC church. At the time, 1960, there was only one other ALC church (Faith Lutheran) and 2 ELC (Evangelical Lutheran Church) churches (Trinity Lutheran and Church of the Cross). Work was begun in the summer of 1960. On June 1, 1960, the Mission Board called Pastor Robert Lynne from his parish in Mott, ND to be the mission pastor. When Pastor Lynne and his family arrived on October 4, construction of the church was underway. Pastor Lynne was called to gather "a flock" to organize the mission church.