Bible Studies

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Sunday series

"Lord, Teach Me to Pray with Confidence!"

Sundays at 9:15am Led by Pastor Hein in the Commons Area

Looking to improve your prayer life?  Wondering what to pray for, or if your prayers make a difference?  Come and grow in your confidence in the power of prayer and the certainty of God's promises.    

Open My Eyes, Lord!

Sundays at 9:15am Led by John Paustian in the Commons Area (elevator available for use)

This study of familiar Bible stories and favorite passages will begin with the prayer of the Psalmist:  Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your Word.  Psalm 119:18 (NIV)

We will approach God's Word with the humble confession that we can miss the meaning and value of what God says.  We will also seek to honor God and study his Word expectantly in the confidence that there are more wonderful things there, truths he will help us discover.   

The class will be asked to share their favorite stories and passages in small groups.  Some may wish to tell the story of how a passage became their favorite.  Then the group will study a favorite together, using suggested strategies, some familiar and some new.  For example, "What do I see if I put myself in the place of someone in this story?"  A soldier putting on his full armor.  A disciple of John sent to Jesus to ask if their teacher had gotten it wrong about Jesus.  A tax collector hearing the story of the Lost Son.  Led by Pastor John Paustian in the fellowship hall.

Teen Bible Studies (8th grade and Up) - Beginning again in Fall 2021


Sunday at 6:00pm Led by Pastor Paustian 

GriefShare Support Group provides help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend.  Each session includes a video on an aspect of the grieving process and a discussion of the video.  Cost is $10, which covers the cost of the workbook that includes discussion guides and follow-up materials.  Please fill out the online interest form here.  

Christian Booklet

Weekday Series

An Epistle of Authentic Christianity

Wednesday Mornings at 9:00am Led by Pastor Richard E. Lauersdor in the Church

We meet Wednesday mornings in church from 9:00-10:00am. Our theme is "An Epistle of Authentic Christianity" and will show how practical faith is in our lives.  Regardless of your age, come and join our active group.  Led by Pastor Richard E. Lauersdorf.

Mom's Bible Study - Habukkuk

Friday Mornings, Beginning February 12 at 8:00am Led by Marilyn Sievert in The Fellowship Hall 

Fridays, 8-9am, in the Fellowship Hall and continuing on Fridays when school is in session.  New procedures will be in place, but we have a great topic and will be reconnecting with Jesus and the world he came to seek and save.  Child care will be provided in the Fireside Room by moms, not grammas, through a child care exchange.  We will be studying the little known book of the Bible, Habukkuk: Remembering God's Faithfulness When He seems Silent. Though only 3 chapters long, the words are packed with wisdom and hope for God's people. Habakkuk 1:5 "Look at the nations and watch - and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told." A book will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you at class! Taught by Marilyn Sievert. 

Kids Reading Outdoor

Children's Ministry/Sunday School/Public Instruction

Sunday School

Sunday Mornings at 9:15am 

All children through 7th grade are invited to come have fun with us learning about Jesus and His love through Bible stories, crafts, games, songs, and fun activities.  Bringing your children to worship and Sunday School is a great way to set them on the right path, so they stay closely connected to Jesus all the days of their lives. REGISTER 

Pioneers (1st to 8th Graders)

2nd and 4th Monday Nights of the Month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm 

Welcoming all 1st to 8th grade!  You do not need to be a member of Good Shepherd or go to Good Shepherd School to join Pioneers.  It is open to all children.  The cost for the year is $25/child.  We have a two-night fall camping event for both boys and girls.  Regular meetings include cooking, crafts, games, and Christian fellowship with other children.

Little Lambs Childcare Center

Child Care for Ages Newborn to 12 years Old

A ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, offering childcare for newborns and up in a safe and loving Christian environment.  Before and after school care and a summer program are also available.  Little Lambs is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year of sharing Christ's love with his precious lambs.  Visit Little Lamb's website to learn more at


easter for kids

Easter for Kids Takeout & Family In Person

Ages 3-10 Years Old

2021 TBD

Easter for Kids was held Saturday March 27th. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible!  


Christmas for kids

Christmas for Kids Takeout 

Ages 3-10 Years Old

2021 TBD

Christmas for Kids was Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 - 11:30am and children were invited to the carpool entrance of Good Shepherd to pick up takeout boxes that included fun crafts, candy cane, Christmas story booklet, games and virtual tools for no charge.

Men's Bible Breakfast

Next Men's Bible Breakfast - Fall 2021