3700 Rutherford Street

Harrisburg, PA  17111 









Regular Worship Times: 


5:00 p.m. St. Mary's Chapel


8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

in our nave (main entrance on Rutherford or via a ramp handicap-accessible

from Wilhelm)


9:30 a.m. St. Mary's Chapel


Communion is offered 

at every service



is available with at least one week advance notice to the church office.

Nursery facility  available; 

no staffing.

Daily Readings:

January 13

Psalm 89:5-37, Genesis 35:1-15, Acts 10:44-48

January 14

Psalm 89:5-37, Jeremiah 1:4-10, Acts 8:4-13

January 15

Psalm 89:5-37, Isaiah 51:1-16, Matthew 12:15-21

January 16

Psalm 40:1-11, Isaiah 22:15-25, Galatians 1:6-12


January 17

Psalm 40:1-11, Genesis 27:30-38, Acts 1:1-5


January 18

Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Kings 19:19-21, Luke 5:1-11

January 19

Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42

January 20

Psalm 40:6-17, Exodus 12:1-13, 21-28, Acts 8:26-40

January 21

Psalm 40:6-17, Isaiah 53:1-12, Hebrews 10:1-4

January 22

Psalm 40:6-17, Isaiah 48:12-21, Matthew 9:14-17

January 23

Psalm 27:1-6, 1 Samuel 1:1-20, Galatians 1:11-24

January 24

Psalm 27:1-6, 1 Samuel 9:27—10:8, Galatians 2:1-10


January 25

Psalm 27:1-6, 1 Samuel 15:34—16:13, Luke 5:27-32

January 26

Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18,

Matthew 4:12-23

January 27

Psalm 27:7-14, Judges 6:11-24, Ephesians 5:6-14

January 28

Psalm 27:7-14, Judges 7:12-22, Philippians 2:12-18

     Our ushers want you to feel comfortable & will welcome you with a bulletin for ease of following our liturgies. Please feel free to sign our guestbook in the narthex of the nave or the chapel.

     Our bulletins are intended to assist those who are unfamiliar with our liturgy.  You will find "step-by-step" directions for congregational actions and responses.

     Our gestures are few. We stand to sing together and usually to pray. Occasionally, we kneel to pray. We sit to listen and for contemplation.  

     You are welcome to make the sign of the cross if that is meaningful to you and touch the waters in the font as you pass to remember your baptism.

     We welcome to the Lord's Table all those who have been baptized to share faithfully in the Holy Eucharist. In this sacrament, by the power of God's Word and Holy Spirit, we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, along with the bread and wine for our forgiveness and salvation, as we celebrate our unity with Christ and all the saints. Communion is received by coming forward by the center aisle, as the ushers direct you.

     When you find you are comfortable and would like to consider becoming a member of Christ's Body at Good Shepherd, you may make that inquiry of Pastor Baker or a lay person.  Your decision to become a member will take one of the following forums: 1. A request for a letter of transfer will be made to your parish, where you are an active member.  2. You may join for Reaffirmation of Faith. 3. You may be baptized.  An adult baptism implies a time of inquiry with catechism as appropriate for your situation.

Monday, January 13

9:30 am - WELCA

6:30 pm - Boy Scout Troop & Pack 42 (ASH)

7:00 pm - Council meeting (St. Stephen's rm)

Tuesday, January 14

9:30 am Women's workshop (ASH)

Wednesday, January 15

9:30 am - Word & Sacrament (chapel)

7:00 pm - Keystone Band practice (ASH)


Thursday, January 16

7:00 pm - Choir rehearsal (J.S. Bach room)

Saturday, January 18

5:00 pm - Word & Sacrament (chapel)

Sunday, January 19

8:30 am - Word & Sacrament (nave)

9:45 am - Church School (library)

11:00 am - Word & Sacrament (nave)

Monday, January 20

Office closed

Tuesday, January 21

9:30 am Women's Workshop (ASH)


Weekly Calendar

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-1:00   

Office phone: 717-564-0385

Email: goodshepherdpaxtang@gmail.com

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Interior of our St. Mary's  chapel (above), exterior of chapel (below). Weekly services with communion in the chapel are Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday evenings at 5:00 p.m. Our weekly Sunday worship services take place in the nave (entrance off Rutherford or Wilhelm) and the Sunday worship times are 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
We welcome you to join us!

We welcome you to worship

with us, as we walk

 together in faith!

Photos above by Dan Gleiter, PennLive

Photo above by Dan Gleiter, PennLive

We Welcome You!

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