Good Shepherd Lutheran Church | State College, PA

News and Events

Upcoming Sermon Topics:         

March 25 - PALM SUNDAY
                  The Curtain Was Torn
                  Through and Mercy
                  Mark 15:38
                  Concordia Lutheran Choir
                  provides music
                  for 8 am service

April 1 -    EASTER SUNDAY
                 The Glorious Un-Death
                 Isaiah 25:6-9
The Choir from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana 
will present a concert of acapella choral music on Saturday, March 24 @ 7:30 pm
at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Free admission.
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Huntingdon Service with communion and Children's Church:  March 25 @ 4:30 pm.

PSU and Juniata College students -  if you would like a ride to church, please call 814-308-3417

Good Shepherd provides free student lunches several times a month after the second Sunday service.  The next lunch will be March 25. Home cooked food and good fellowship.  Bring a friend!

Wednesday Services occur at 7 pm during the season of Lent. Short message, hymns and prayer.
Holy Week Services:  Thursday, March 29@7pm SEDER meal followed by communion.  Good Friday, March 30@7pm - Tenebrae Service of Darkness
Easter Services:  8 am Traditional, 10:30 am Contemporary.  Breakfast for all at 9:30 am.

Greg Finke, author of Joining Jesus on His Mission and Joining Jesus: Show Me How will be here on April 7 with his wife, Susan, for an all day workshop on missional living. 9 am- 3 pm, lunch included.  Cost is free, donations welcome.  For more information, call (814)234-8177 or email  To register, click here:

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Core Values

Our Vision
Be known in central Pennsylvania as a place where:  Jesus is loved and grace and truth are lived out and proclaimed in a caring, loving, biblically-conservative, sacramental and liturgical community.

Our Mission
The mission of Good Shepherd is to develop mature, grace-filled followers of Jesus, who are then sent out to sacrificially love the people of Centre County, the Penn State Campus, the region and the world!

Our Values

  • We value loving God and loving people:
  • We desire to love Jesus, know His grace more deeply, worship Him and love what He loves.
  • We love people by living out grace and truth in community.  This is messy and hard work.
  • We are all about the “capital C” Church (Loving His People)!
  • We love people by sacrificing our desires for what God loves and desires even more.  It is an honor to sacrifice for Christ and His church.
  • We love people to the extent that we will bend over backwards and make ourselves uncomfortable and do anything short of sin to reach people who don’t know Christ.


Weekly Schedule

» Sunday

8:00 am | Classic Worship and Communion
9:15 am | Bible Study
10:30 am | Blended Worship & Communion
NEW! 4:30 pm | Blended Worship & Communion on the first Sunday of the month (at our site in Huntingdon, PA) Click here for directions

» Life Groups

Meet throughout the week


Church Office: (814) 234-8177
Preschool Office: (814) 234-1388

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
851 N. Science Park Road
State College, PA 16803