Sacramental Practices

Baptism

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Baptism is a time to experience grace as we are invited into new life in God’s family.


In Baptism, God grabs hold of us and promises to never let go. Baptism is also a time for friends, family and the Good Shepherd community to promise to help those baptized grow in their love for God, each other and the world.

The Lord's Supper

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We invite all to join our meal at the Lord's table. We practice open communion. 


In the spring, we celebrate First communion for children around age 9-10 in worship. It is a time to learn and remember that Jesus died and was raised “for all.”


During the workshop leading up to this day, children and parents are given the opportunity to learn about the significance of Communion, learn the logistics around Communion at Good Shepherd, bake bread and create their very own communion ware!  

Quilting Ministry

Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am

Consider joining this ministry if you are a crafter!


Every year, we send over 300 quilts to the Lutheran World Relief and help warm those in need! When one experiences illness, loss of a child or other personal crisis, a physical, touchable expression of care and concern can be very important. Our quilters create that expression of care through their quilts that provide comfort and encouragement to those who may be hurting.

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We believe inviting all Christians to experience grace at the Lord's table.

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"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world." - M. Luther

At Good Shepherd, we invite all to practice a variety of musical offerings and expressions to worship through a growing number of vocal and instrumental groups. We believe that group music-making can nurture and inspire us through engaging musical experience, meaningful participation in worship, and opportunity for friendship and community building. Contact kartika@gswausau.org for more information.

Children's Choir

Children's choir is an extension is of our Christian Education at Good Shepherd, where their faith will be nurtured and inspired through our music program. We meet on Sundays at 9:15 pm

Ukulele Choir

This inter-generational group is now divided into two groups:    

Beginner group meets on Mondays at 6:00-7:00 pm.  

Intermediate - Advanced group meets on Mondays at 7:00-8:00 pm.

Shepherd Staff

This contemporary music ensemble meets two Tuesdays a month at 5:30 pm.

Hand-bell Choir

Handbell choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30 pm.

Adult Choir

Adult choir meets on Wednesdays at 7:30-8:30 pm.

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