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:

November 11

Psalm 123, Job 20:1-11,

2 Peter 1:16-21

November 12

Psalm 123, Job 21:1, 17-34, 2 John 1-13

November 13

Psalm 123, Job 25:1—26:14, John 5:19-29

November 14

Psalm 98, 1 Samuel 28:3-19, Romans 1:18-25

November 15

Psalm 98, 2 Samuel 21:1-14, 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12

November 16

Psalm 98, Ezekiel 10:1-19,

Luke 17:20-37

November 17

Malachi 4:1-2a, Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13,

Luke 21:5-19

November 18

Psalm 141, Ezekiel 11:14-25, Ephesians 4:25—5:2

November 19

Psalm 141, Ezekiel 39:21—40:4, 1 Corinthians 10:23—11:1

November 20

Psalm 141, Ezekiel 43:1-12, Matthew 23:37—24:14

November 21

Psalm 46, 2 Chronicles 18:12-22, Hebrews 9:23-28

November 22

Psalm 46, Zechariah 11:1-17,

1 Peter 1:3-9

November 23

Psalm 46, Jeremiah 22:18-30, Luke 18:15-17

November 24

Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-20,

Luke 23:33-43

     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, November 11

9:30 am - WELCA (Sts. Peter & Paul rooms)

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

7:00 pm - Council meeting (St. Stephens rm)

Tuesday, November 12

9:30 am - Workshop (All Saints Hall)

1:30 pm - Pericope (St. Stephen's room)

Wednesday, November 13

9:30 am - Word & Sacrament (chapel)

7:00 pm - Keystone Band (ASH)

7:00 pm - Prayer Shawl (Martin Luther rm)

Thursday, November 14

7:00 pm - Choir rehearsal (JS Bach choir room)

Saturday, November 16

5:00 p.m. Word & Sacrament (chapel)

Sunday, November 17

Special Thanksgiving Service

9:30 am - Word & Sacrament (nave)

                  celebrating our new organ

*Annual Meeting follows service*

Monday, November 18

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

Tuesday, November 19

9:30 am - Workshop (All Saints Hall)

1:30 pm - Pericope (St. Stephen's room)

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

Office phone: 717-564-0385

Email: goodshepherdpaxtang@gmail.com

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our November newsletter
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!
THANKSGIVING SERVICE: A special Thanksgiving service is planned for this coming Sunday, November 17 at 9:30 a.m. with the annual congregational meeting to follow. The service will be a full liturgy packed with Thanksgiving hymn favorites and special organ selections from the collection Come, Ye Thankful People, Come by composer Michael Helman, featuring guest musician Greg Strohman (trombone).  The service will also include a mini-recital titled Reflections of Thanksgiving featuring selections from our parish instrumentalists and choir as well as guest musician Mike Mekailek (baritone). This music-filled service will be our official celebration of the newly upgraded organ and will replace the Thanksgiving Eve service this year.

We welcome you to  worship with us,

as we walk together in faith!

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our 2019 Annual Report.
We Welcome You!

  2019 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church