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Welcome to Good Shepherd!

Here's what you can expect at worship

Good Shepherd provides many service options, both in-person and virtual. Our worship reflects the liturgical tradition of the Christian church. During the summer, Sunday, May 26 (Memorial Day weekend), running through Sunday, September 1 (Labor Day weekend), Good Shepherd will have one service each week, at 9:30 a.m., in the sanctuary. On the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month Holy Communion is celebrated at the 9:30 a.m. service.

During our normal service schedule, we have traditional, organ-led services in our sanctuary at 8:00 a.m. each week and also at 11:00 on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month. Holy Communion is celebrated at both 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month. Our informal PRAISE/Contemporary Worship Service is held on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11:00, in our Fellowship Hall. This service is led by our praise band, and Holy Communion is celebrated at the PRAISE service on fourth Sundays.

We look forward to meeting you and introducing ourselves! 

GSLC increased the health and safety aspects of our HVAC system by adding ionizers. These ionizers scrub all circulated air and are an essential part of our filtration and purification system, to reduce harmful air particles.

To get a better idea of a Sunday morning at GSLC, please see the video at the bottom of this page for a Virtual Sunday Visit, featuring a message from Pastor Johann, a campus tour, a sermon about our namesake, the Good Shepherd, and an anthem by our Sanctuary Choir.

Sunday Service

Every Sunday
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School and Adult Education

Every Sunday during the school year
9:30 a.m.
(No Sunday School from May 26 - September 1)

Whether virtually, in-person, or in the future, we look forward to getting to know you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

We have no dress code or particular expectations about attire. Some folks will be in suits and ties, while others will be more casually dressed. Our most casual, come-as-you-are worship happens during our Sunday/PRAISE gathering. No matter when you join us, we’re simply delighted that you have come.

Should I bring my children?

To the parents of young ones, here are few suggestions for worshiping with your children: Relax! God put the wiggles and giggles in kids; don’t feel that you have to suppress them in His house. All are welcome! Sit toward the front where it is easier to see and hear what’s going on. Quietly explain the parts of the worship service and actions of the pastor, ushers, communion assistants, etc. Sing the hymns and songs, pray, and voice the responses out loud. Children learn worshipful behavior by copying you. If you have to leave the worship service with your child or stand up and walk around the back of the sanctuary, feel free to do so, but please come back! And finally, if you so choose…

We have an unstaffed nursery for children (infants through age four), as well as a parents’ room next to the nursery, where parents can stay with their young ones who may need a break from the service. This room is also a comfortable and private place where mothers may nurse their babies. 

We also have a children's Sunday School for children aged 2 through 6th grade, which meets in the lower level of the church at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday School includes Bible study, activities, fellowship, and quarterly service projects for the children.

How can I become a member?

Whether virtually, in-person, or in the future, we look forward to getting to know you. We have in-person Connection Classes scheduled throughout the year that help you become further acquainted with Good Shepherd and what it means to be a member. 

Our Connections Classes will give you an overview of Good Shepherd: what it means to be a member; the value we place on service and on continual growth through Bible study (for all ages) and on establishing strong bonds within our church community. We spend some time talking about what Lutherans believe. We wrap up these classes with a session dedicated to getting to know you better and helping you find a place to connect with others. To find out more information about the next Connections Class, please fill out the form below, or call the church office at 703-437-5020. 

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Virtual Sunday Visit

Join us for a Virtual Sunday Visit

This video features a welcome from Pastor Johann, a campus tour, a message about the Good Shepherd (our namesake), and an anthem ("The King of Love My Shepherd Is") by our Sanctuary Choir. If you'd like to just see the virtual tour, go to our Virtual Tour page.

We hope you enjoy this visit. Share it with friends and family who might want an idea of what a Sunday visit at Good Shepherd is like.

Plan Your Next Visit

See You Soon


1133 Reston Avenue
Herndon VA 20170

Phone: (703) 437-5020

Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Service Info

Sunday Services:
9:30 a.m. - Traditional Worship

What To Expect:
Our worship services give us an opportunity to sing praises to God, listen to God’s word, and express our concerns for our friends, families, community, and the world through prayer.