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Good Shepherd is a faith community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Delaware-Maryland Synod. For nearly 60 years we have represented a Word and Sacrament presence at the corner of Taney Ave. and 7th Street in Frederick, Maryland. We focus on reaching out to a challenging world with our gifts of time, talent and treasure. We are a welcoming place for those seeking an experience of God’s presence both in Word and Meal and one in one another. We value learning from the Scriptures and opportunity for fellowship with one another.

Sundays
9:00 am* – Traditional Service
10:00 am – Education & Fellowship
11:00 am* – Contemporary Service with Crossview Band*Nursery/child care is available

Location
1415 West Seventh Street
Frederick, MD 21702-4136
Phone: 301-663-3344
Fax: 301-663-3353

Free Parking available in lot behind the church. Please use the 7th Street Entrance


 Wednesdays

March 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th and April 5th

We invite you to join us for a time of fellowship, worship and spiritual growth on Wednesdays during Lent.

The schedule for the evening will be:
6:15 – Soup and Bread Supper
7:00 – Taize Worship Service
7:45 – Study Time

You are welcome to attend all or just a few of the activities.

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Updates

John 3:17, Year A, Lent 2, John 3:1-17, The Rev. Mark A. G. Huffman, 2017

For God so loved the world…. Luther – The gospel in miniature And yet…..it’s actually been turned into something quite different – a ”believe in Jesus or else”  sort of thing. It’s been changed from a promise of God’s love to a condemnation of unbelief.  Not so much emphasizing Jesus as the “Way” to find …

Worship

Worship at Good Shepherd

Worship is a centerpiece of Good Shepherd’s congregational life- Sunday morning, seasonal services such as Christmas and Holy Week and special occasions when the congregation is called to worship. Good Shepherd has both a traditional Lutheran Worship based on the congregation’s worship book- the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (or ELW) and a contemporary ‘Sing And Rejoice’ worship led by ‘CrossView’, our praise team. Both worship services feature the preaching of the Word and also the sharing of the Communion Meal. Good Shepherd believes that sharing this Word and Meal is open to all who gather seeking to be drawn into the awareness of God’s presence spirited by Jesus the Risen Christ.

Since music is an integral part of worship, Good Shepherd welcomes a variety of musical offerings and opportunities for individuals to share their solo voices and musical instruments to enhance public worship.

9:00 a.m. – Traditional Service:  Liturgy of Word and Sacrament with preaching, readings and Choral Offerings.
10:00 a.m. – Education & Fellowship: Christian learning for youth and adults.
11:00 a.m. – Contemporary Service:  A Contemporary Praise Service of song and Holy Communion, featuring the Crossview Band and vocalists.

Bible Study
Our home-based Bible Study program encouraging conversation and community around matters of faith and the Bible.

Visitors

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church is a faith community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) Church.  

Whether you are passing through our city or looking for a church home,   we are delighted to have you worship with our family in faith at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

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Sundays
9:00 a.m.* – Traditional Service

10:00 a.m. – Education & Fellowship
11:00 a.m.* – Contemporary Service with Crossview Band           *Nursery/child care is available

Location
1415 West Seventh Street
Frederick, MD 21702-4136
Phone: 301-663-3344
Fax: 301-663-3353

Free Parking available in lot behind the church. Please use the 7th Street Entrance

 

Our Mission:

  • To invite all people to know the unconditional love of Christ
  • To share Christ’s love through words and deeds
  • To empower people to serve Christ in the world

Pastor’s Page

Pastor MarkPastor Mark Huffman is the pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church since August 2013.

Pastor Mark grew up in Bethesda.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus Ohio.  He also holds a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Certificate from St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee WI, and a Master of Sacred Theology Degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  He was ordained into the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1988.

He held positions as camp director, youth director and hospital chaplain  before beginning his parish ministry at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Annapolis.  He was senior pastor at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lutherville, MD for twenty years. Currently, he is on the Board of Directors of Mar-Lu-Ridge camp and Chairman of the Delaware-Maryland Synod’s Hunger Task Force.

He is the father of three daughters-Jodi, Brynn and Robyn.

Pastor Mark has several areas of expertise, experience and interest of special note:

1. preaching and worship leadership
2. pastoral care and visitation
3. teaching
4. youth and family ministry
5. social ministry

The hallmark of his ministry is sharing the good news of God’s grace for us in Jesus.  His experience includes development of youth programs including VBS, Sunday School, confirmation and youth groups.  He sees the importance of hospital, shut-in, grief ministry, pastoral care, and prospective member and inactive member visitation.  He leads an adult Bible study as well as periodic multi-session courses on various topics.  Pastor Mark is experienced in both traditional and contemporary worship.  He believes in the mission and ministry value and potential of pre-school programs and serving as the administrative head and in regular interaction with the children.  He has involved youth and adult members in many social ministry activities.  He has established strong stewardship and evangelism programs.

You may contact Pastor Mark at his email address:  pastormark@goodshepherdmd.org