Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Walking together in Christ, we grow in faith and love to share Christ with the world.
“Be not afraid. For behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people.”
- Luke 2:10
Thank you for visiting our web site. We invite you to visit our church and get to know our congregation. Good Shepherd is an ELCA congregation in Wilmington, Delaware. Please check out the quilt links for details on our life in Christ.
Advent and Christmas at Good Shepherd
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus! Midweek Worship Wednesdays in Advent, 7 p.m. December 4, 11 &18
All are welcome to gather for a contemplative and quiet time of prayer and reflection on the true meaning of the season. On December 18th we will have a special Mourning Into Dancing worship to recognize that amid this season of joy there is also sadness.
Sunday, December 8th + Second Sunday of Advent Worship at 8 & 11 a.m.
We light the second candle on the Advent wreath, the candle of PEACE.
Brandywine Harp Orchestra Concert at 7 p.m. We welcome this wonderful group of musicians sharing Christmas music and more. Refreshments will be served and a free will offering will be received.
Let’s also use the occasion to bring non-perishable food items to share with those in need during this season.
Friday, December 13th Christmas Caroling All are welcome to join the Eager Beavers and LCGS Youth to share an evening of caroling and fun. Meet at the church at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15th + Third Sunday of Advent Worship with Holy Communion at 8 and 11 a.m. The candle of JOY reminds us to celebrate God’s promise to restore all things.
Sunday School Christmas Pageant, 10 a.m. All are welcome to this annual celebration, as our youngest members present “Jesus, Light of the World” sharing the Christmas story through scripture, song and dance. The pageant will take place in the church sanctuary.
Sunday, December 22rd + Fourth Sunday of Advent Service of Lessons and Carols at 8 a.m. & 11 a.m. The choirs of Good Shepherd will offer a special service of scripture and music. We also light the candle of LOVE.
Tuesday, December 24th + Christmas Eve
Family Worship with Holy Communion at 4 p.m.
Festival Holy Communion at 8 p.m. Both worship services will include candle lighting, carols, the Christmas story and Holy Communion. The Family worship service will include a special message for children.
The Magi Project- all those who attend worship on this night will receive a bag for the LCS Food Pantry at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. Bags may be filled with non-perishable food items through the 12 days of Christmas and brought back on Sunday, January 5th as we celebrate the Epiphany of Our Lord.
Sunday, December 29th + First Sunday of Christmas *** One worship service at 9:30 a.m. *** No Sunday School or Adult Education
We gather to reflect on the greatest gift of all, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sunday, January 5th + Epiphany of our Lord Worship with Holy Communion at 8:30 & 11 a.m. ** Please note change in worship time to 8:30 a.m. **
Sunday School and Adult Education resumes at 9:30 a.m
Please return food bags for The Magi Project today!
We offer a community of warmth and an opportunity to join us in a fellowship of commitment in service of the Gospel and in response to the human needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. For opportunities within the congregation, please follow the links provided.
Our church ministries are centered on worship, Christian education and music. There are also many opportunities to participate in local service organizations and an active GriefShare program.
During the school year, worship services are held at 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM, with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 AM. During the summer months there is a single service at 9:30, with no Sunday School. The nursery is open during services.
The church is handicap-accessible.
To contact us:
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Wilmington, DE 19803