Sacramental Practices

Baptism

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

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


First communion is a time to learn and remember that Jesus died and was raised “for you.”

Children and parents are given the opportunity to learn about the significance of Communion. During classes children and their families will learn about the history and significance of Communion, learn logistics around Communion at Good Shepherd, bake bread and create communion ware for their first communion.  

Quilting Ministry

Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am

Every year, we send over 300 quilts to the Lutheran World LRelif and hehelp warm those in need. 

Music Ministry

"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 Mondays at 5:15 pm


Those enrolled in Confirmation will have an opportunity to be in our youth choir, which is part of our Confirmation program this year. 

Ukulele Choir

This intergenerational 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 Tuesdays at 6:30-7:30 pm.

Adult Choir

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

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