Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Pastors

Pr. Amy Zalk Larson and Vicar Kathryn Thompson

Weekly Attendance

101-150

Contact Info

Website: https://www.goodshepherddecorah.org/

Vicar Kathryn, email: [email protected]

About

Worship is at the center of the ministry of Good Shepherd. In worship, we encounter God in word and sacrament and are shaped to be God’s people in the world. Worship at Good Shepherd draws on beautiful, ancient patterns that gather, feed and send us out in service. Our worship is creative, welcoming and joyful. The music includes the great hymns of the church and new songs from around the world. The music and the singing is wonderful and there is always room for you to share your gifts. Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday when we worship in the building and regularly outside during COVID.

Opportunities for Luther Students

Internships (paid)**, Internships (for credit)**, Fellowship, Music, Anti-Racism Work, Children and Youth Programming, Bible Study, Service Work, Social Justice Work, Worship Leadership

Luther students teach Sunday School and Youth Forum, offer music and take part in social justice work.

It's all about relationships. We want to help you connect with leaders and members from across the generations so you can experience welcome and support and share your gifts.

Demographics

LGBTQ:

  • Official welcome statement
  • Folx in worship
  • Folx in leadership
  • Marries same-sex couples

Gender:

  • Employs(ed) women clergy
  • Policy for gender inclusion/equity in leadership (councils etc.)
  • Gender neutral bathrooms
  • Opportunity for self-identification of pronouns

Race:

  • Congregational anti-racism efforts
  • Community anti-racism efforts
  • No official statement of welcome for BIPOC community
  • No Indigenous land use statement

Immigrants:

  • Welcome of immigrants
  • Active support of local immigrants
  • Safe sanctuary for undocumented immigrants

Environmental:

  • Active in environmental justice
  • Renewable energy
  • Assesses energy usage
  • Recycling policy in place

Ability:

  • Has large print bulletins at every service
  • Provides hearing devices for every service
  • Has ADA compliant ramps
  • Has ADA compliant restrooms
  • Actively trying to make church environment more accessible