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Welcome to First Good Shepherd Lutheran
5:00 PM Saturday afternoon & 8:15 AM Sunday morning
Contact pastor toby at 523-6210
We are located at 301 South Maryland Parkway on the corner of Bridger & Maryland Parkway between Charleston & Fremont Streets. The physical address is 301 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas NV 89101. Our church phone is 702-384-6106. Our school and preschool phone is 702-382-8610.
Who we are
When the city of Las Vegas was incorporated as county seat for Clark County, Nevada, in 1905, there were fewer than 800 residents in a county larger in land area than half a dozen states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Thirty years later in 1935, following the completion of Hoover Dam, the population had grown to just over 8,000, and the California-Nevada district of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod determined that the time was right to establish the preaching station which would become First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Why the funny name? The congregation was incorporated in 1940 as The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. When we added a school to our ministries in the 1950s, we officially shortened our name to First Good Shepherd, figuring that First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School was as long a moniker as most people would be able to handle.
Established as a mission start, First Good Shepherd has always understood that part of her mission is to start missions, so that now she is the happy mother of a large family of daughter congregations in Las Vegas, southern Nevada and western Arizona, as well as the home base for African Immigrant Ministries of Las Vegas.
God has blessed this downtown location with a congregation that is progressive in attitude but traditional in worship, conservative in theology yet entrepreneurial in spirit.
Connecting all people to Christ and one another.
We will love and nurture all people through service, study, witness, and worship.
1. The Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of god; this we believe, teach, and confess.
2. Our worship is liturgical, christ-centered, and gives glory to god.
3. Outreach is the responsibilty of every member.
4. All people matter to god, therefore they matter to FGSLC. (John 3:16)
5. Every baptized believer is a minister of god, equipped with talents and gifts to be used in the body of Christ - the church. (1 corinthians 12:4-11)
6. We value an environment that strengthens families, where biblical values are taught, nurtured, and lived out in everyday life. (Acts 2:42-47)
7. We honor god through excellence in ministry. (1 corinthians 10:31, colossians 3:17, 23)
Order of Service
First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church uses the Lutheran Service Book for Divine Service Settings and hymns. An outline of the Order of Service is included below.
Pastor Toby Joeckel:
"The Invitation of Celebration", or "If you're not coming to the Party, better bring a flashlight and mouth guard!", Matthew 22:1-14 with references to Philippians 4:4-13 and Isaiah 25:6-9, Seventeenth Sunday a. Pentecost, October 9, 2011
Pastor David Hinck:
Our regular Service times are Saturday 5pm, and Sunday Morning at 8:15am & 11am.