Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Manchester MO

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About Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


We are a thriving community of believers of the Word of God. Good Shepherd has a long tradition of outreach and service to members and the community.

Communion is celebrated every week at all services. All are welcome to the Table who wish to receive Jesus. (gluten free and grape juice available) We hope you will join us for one of our services to experience the fellowship of Christ.

Our Mission Statement

“Following Christ, Growing in Faith, Sharing God’s Love”

Our Values

Being friendly and welcoming
Providing relevant worship services
Encouraging the involvement and participation of members
Serving those in need- in our congregation and around the world
Helping people grow in faith wherever they are in their faith journey
Being a caring, loving, and joyful community

Our Vision

“Guided by God’s Grace, and with a longing to grow our faith, we will be the church that helps people make a difference in our local communities, in the world, and in our congregation.”

Our Affiliation

GSLC is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are part of Area Ministry 10 within the ELCA Central States Synod.

Location of worship

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
327 Woods Mill Rd
Manchester, Missouri 63011-4343
United States
Phone: (636) 391-6685
Fax: (636) 391-8803

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Church Pastor

Rev. Richard Wolf
Rev. Richard Wolf
Senior Pastor
327 Woods Mill Rd
Manchester, Missouri 63011-4343
United States
Phone: (636) 391-6685
Fax: (636) 391-8803

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Isaiah 44:22

I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.


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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Manchester Service Times


5:30pm Casual

8:00am Traditional
9:30am Traditional
11:00am Contemporary

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Sunday School

There are classes for ages 2 -12th grade on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:40 am that offer a foundation in age appropriate faith development.

Ages 2-5th Grade

-Preschool & Kindergarten classes begin in their classrooms.
-1st-5th grades open in Rm 150, then proceed to weekly rotation classrooms.

Middle School (6-8th grade)
-Students meet in “The Middle” (Rm 147) for large group opening.
-Break out sessions happen in grade levels
-Wrap up with group closing time

High School

-Students meet in the FLY Room (Room 106/107) every Sunday.   Edit

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9:30 am | Room 108
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9:30 am | Room 205   Edit

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History of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Manchester MO

Our History

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church was officially organized on May 22nd 1988, but our congregation’s history dates back more than 30 years earlier.

Good Shepherd’s roots began when a number of young couples moved into the area in the mid-1950’s seeking an alternative to the large established Lutheran churches along Manchester Road. Mount Tabor Lutheran Church first met as a Christian body on October 25, 1956, and a month later held its first worship service in a single room in the United Neighbors Building. Folding chairs were used instead of pews and a stove in the middle of the room provided the congregation with physical warmth.

Twenty communicant members and 14 children attended the charter service on January 27, 1957, with Professor David Schuller serving as interim preacher and Reverend Elmer Maschoff as interim pastor. In December of 1957, services were moved to Schrader Funeral Home for two years. It was not until January of 1960 that Mount Tabor’s members had their own house of worship.

American Lutheran Church Package Mission #138 came into existence on June 19, 1962, when the land was purchased for a new church and a parsonage was purchased shortly thereafter. Reverend John Walker became the new church’s first pastor and one of his first tasks was to name the congregation. He chose St. Luke’s.

St. Luke’s held its first worship service on October 6, 1963, and the congregation was officially organized on February 23, 1964, with 51 confirmed members and 89 baptized members. In 1969, the loan from ALC was refinanced, removing St. Luke’s from mission status. Ground was broken for a new sanctuary on March 18, 1979, and the congregation that numbered 185 families held its first service in the new sanctuary on Good Friday in April of 1980.

We are now Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. There are two important reasons for this happening early in 1984. In January, Reverend Charles Mueller became the pastor of St. Luke’s, and a month later Reverend Paul Schwartzkopf was installed as Mount Tabor’s pastor. On January 28, 1986, Mount Tabor suggested that a merger with St. Luke’s would help both churches better minister to their congregations and the community. The merger was approved by both congregations in June of 1987, and they began holding joint worship services two months later. On May 22, 1988, St Luke’s and Mount Tabor became one congregation – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.   Edit

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327 Woods Mill Rd
Manchester, MO
63011-4343   Edit
The power of Christian prayer Give me a stout heart
Give me a stout heart to bear my own burdens. Give me a willing heart to bear the burdens of others. Give me a believing heart to cast all burdens upon Thee, O Lord.
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