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.

Daily Readings:

February 25 

Psalm 78:17-20, 52-55, 

1 Kings 19:9-18, Romans 11:1-6

February 26

Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17

 Psalm 51: 1-17,

2 Corinthians 5: 20b-6:10

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

February 27

Psalm 51, Jonah 3:1-10, Romans 1:1-7

February 28

Psalm 51, Jonah 4:1-11, Romans 1:8-17

February 29

Psalm 51, Isaiah 58:1-12

Matthew 18:1-7

March 1

First Sunday in Lent

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

Psalm 32, Romans 5:12-19,

Matthew 4:1-11

March 2

 Psalm 32, 1 Kings 19:1-8

Hebrews 2:10-18

March 3

Psalm 32, Genesis 4:1-16,

 Hebrews 4:14-5:10

March 4

Psalm 32,

Exodus 34:1-9, 27-28,

Matthew 18:10-14

March 5

Psalm 121, Isaiah 51:1-3,

2 Timothy 1:3-7

March 6

Psalm 121, Micah 7:18-20,

Romans 3:21-31

March 7

Psalm 121, Isaiah 51:4-8,

Luke 7:1-10

March 8

Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 12:1-4a, Psalm 121, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17,

John 3:1-17

March 9

Psalm 128, Numbers 21:4-9,

Hebrews 3:1-6

March 10

Psalm 128, Isaiah 65:17-25,

Romans 4:6-13

     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.

Saturday, February 22

5 p.m.   Word & Sacrament (Chapel)


Sunday, February 23

Transfiguration of Our Lord 

8:30 a.m.   Word & Sacrament (Nave) 

9:45 a.m.   Adult Sunday School (Library)

11:00 a.m. Word & Sacrament (Nave)

6:00 p.m.   Living Room Dialogue

                    (Martin Luther Room)


Monday, February 24

6:30 p.m.  Scout Troop Meeting (ASH)


Tuesday, February 25

9:30 a.m.   Women's Workshop (ASH) 

1:30 p.m.   Pericope (St. Stephen's Room)

Wednesday, February 26

Ash Wednesday

9:30 a.m.  Word & Sacrament with

                   Imposition of Ashes (Chapel)

7:00 p.m.  Word & Sacrament with

                   Imposition of Ashes (Nave)

Thursday, February 27

7:00 p.m.  Choir rehearsal (J.S. Bach Room)

Saturday, February 29

5 p.m.        Word & Sacrament (Chapel)


Sunday, March 1

8:30 a.m.   Word & Sacrament (Nave)

9:45 a.m.   Adult Sunday School (Library) 

11:00 a.m. Word & Sacrament (Nave)

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

We Welcome You!

Photo above by Dan Gleiter, PennLive

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