Good Shepherd Lutheran Church makes its facilities available to its active members and to outside groups in a spirit of community service. These uses include life events, such as baptisms, weddings and funerals.
Weddings in the Lutheran church invite a couple to come together as equals to make their public promises and receive God’s blessing. Weddings typically last about 30 minutes and would include readings chosen by the couple, vows, ring exchange, prayers and blessings. Weddings are usually tailored to suit each couple.
Couples who desire to be married at Good Shepherd should contact the Pastor as soon as possible to make sure the dates are available. They will then meet with the Pastor to plan the service. Pre-marital education either with the Pastor or through an outside counselor of the couples’ choice is always recommended. Nominal fees are expected for any musicians, videography or live-streaming. A cleaning fee may also be charged and an honorarium is requested for the pastor. These fees would be discussed at the first meeting.
Funerals at Good Shepherd are normally led by the Pastor of Good Shepherd. During a funeral, we proclaim the good news of God, rejoice in the hope of resurrection and life eternal, and remember the life of the person who has died. Funerals and memorial services are arranged with the Pastor, and involve meetings to plan the service to tailor it to your loved one. There are some nominal fees for the Pastor’s time and for any musician or live-streaming/videography you may need.
Pre-planning materials are also available upon request.