3700 Rutherford Street

Harrisburg, PA  17111 










MARCH 30, 2020

All services and activities at

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 

are suspended through and including

April 30, 2020.

Click HERE to view

 March 29, 2020 Service of Word and Sacrament.

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 April 1, 2020

Holden Evening Prayer Service.

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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 


 During the Lenten Season 

7 p.m.  Evening Prayer in

St. Mary's Chapel 

Communion is offered 

at every service



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

Daily Readings:

April 3   

Psalm 31:9-16, Job 13:13-19, Philippians 1:21-30

April 4

   Psalm 31:9-16,

Lamentations 3:55-66,

Mark 10:32-34


April 5

Passion/Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-11,

Isaiah 50:4-9a,

        Psalm 31:9-16 (5),         Philippians 2:5-11,

Matthew 26:14-27:66 

April 6

Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 36:5-11, Hebrews 9:11-15, John 12:1-11

April 7

Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 71:1-14, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31,

John 12:30-36

April 8

Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 70, Hebrews 12:1-3,   

John 13:21-32

April 9

Maundy Thursday

    Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14,            Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19,            1 Corinthians 11:23-26,     John 13:1-17, 31b-35

April 10

Good Friday

   Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22,              Hebrews 10:16-25,       

 John 18:1-19:42


April 11

 Resurrection of Our Lord Vigil of Easter
Romans 6:3-11, John 20:1-18


April 12

Resurrection of Our Lord

Easter Day
Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Colossians 3:1-4, 
Matthew 28:1-10

Resurrection of Our Lord

Easter Evening

Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 114, 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8,

Luke 24:13-49

We Welcome You!

     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.

Sunday, April 5

Passion/Palm Sunday

8:30 a.m.       Word & Sacrament to be

                         streamed on Facebook Live

                        (search "Good Shepherd Paxtang")

 9:30 a.m.       Drive-through distribution of Palms

   until             and Devotionals (on Wilhelm Street)

11:30 a.m. 

Thursday, April 9

Maundy Thursday

7:30 p.m.         Word & Sacrament to be

                         streamed on Facebook Live

                         (search "Good Shepherd Paxtang")

Friday, April 10

Good Friday

7:30 p.m.         Word & Sacrament to be

                          streamed on Facebook Live

                          (search "Good Shepherd Paxtang")

Saturday, April 11

Easter Vigil

7:30 p.m.         Word & Sacrament to be

                          streamed on Facebook Live

                          (search "Good Shepherd Paxtang")

Saturday, April 12


8:30 a.m.         Word & Sacrament to be

                          streamed on Facebook Live

                          (search "Good Shepherd Paxtang")

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

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