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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Called by our Savior Jesus the Christ, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that is a welcoming and accepting community where all people are welcome to receive God’s love, mercy and salvation. All are children of God, loved and accepted by God and this community of faith just as we are. Come and experience God’s love, share in the joy of God’s grace and learn of the hope that has been given in Jesus, God’s Son. (Romans15:17, Galatians 3:28, Mark 9:37)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a protestant congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Located in Bismarck, N.D., on the corner of Washington & Divide, 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 Worship

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sunday of the week, unless otherwise indicated. Holy Communion is celebrated every week at Wednesday night worship. 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.

Worship is broadcast weekly on our Facebook and YouTube pages.  Worship may also be watched on the Dakota Media Access Channel, Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

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.

For More Information, Please Visit These Links

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Western North Dakota Synod Website