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.
evive@ PSU -  check out our Campus Ministry at   

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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Preschool Tuition is due the 1st of each month.  After the 10th of each month, a $10.00 fee is assessed for late payment.  Our book keeper is prompt in collecting all tuition on the 10th of each month.  If you are on vacation, if your child is ill, or if there are a number of snow days, please MAIL your tuition in so that it can still be collected by the 10th of the month.  All payments made after the 10th of the month are considered late.  MAILED payments postmarked by the 10th of the month are considered ON TIME.

Registration Fee-  A $50.00 non refundable registration fee is required for this year's classes.


Preschool Tuition 2017-2018
Class Age Number of Days Days of Week Time Amount per Month
Almost 3's
2 1/2-3 yr
2 Days in A.M.  T/ Th or M/W  9:15-11:15 A.M. $130.00
3-5 yrs.
(Mixed class)
1 Day in A.M. your choice of day determined by class $75.00
3-5 yrs.
(Mixed class)
2 Days in A.M. M/W, W/F, T/TH 9:00-11:45 A.M. or
9:15- NOON
3-5 yrs.
(Mixed class)
3 Days in A.M. T/W/TH  9:15- NOON $205.00
3-5 yrs.
(Mixed class)
3 Days in A.M. M/W/F  9:00-11:45 A.M. $205.00
3-5 yrs.
(MIxed class)

3-5 yrs.  
(Mixed class)

4 Days in A.M.

5 Days in A.M.


9:15- NOON

9:15- NOON






After school childcare for Almost Three's
A punch card can be purchased for extra childcare time after class until 11:30, 11:45 or NOON.  Please notify the classroom teacher if your child will be staying later than 11:15 regular dismissal time.  Unused punch card amounts will be refunded at the end of the year.  Cost is $30 for 20 punches (15 minute intervals)

Tuition specifics:  
     Tuition is due on the first class day of the month for that month. Checks can be made out to "Good Shepherd Christian Preschool." Tuition payments should be deposited in the tuition box near the classroom entrance by the parents or guardian of the child. The teachers will not accept tuition payments.  Please use your tuition payment book stubs to submit payments (attach with paperclip).

     If tuition is not received by the tenth of the month, a $10.00 fee will assessed.  Tuition may be mailed or taken to the preschool if your child is ill, if there are snow days, or if you are going to be on vacation. Tuition late fees must be added on to the regular amount of tuition when submitting payment if written notice is given. The preschool treasurer will not make personal phone calls to remind families of late tuition. 

     If you are going on an extended trip, you must either:  pay tuition while you are gone to hold your child's spot in the class OR withdraw your child from the program and re-register when you return from your trip  (your child would be put on the waiting list for the class and the normal $50.00 registration fee would be assessed upon re-entry).  We cannot refund tuition for the remainder of the month if there has not been a two- week notice of your child's ending date.

     Tuition can be automatically withdrawn from your bank account for payments- see your bank for more details.  Tuition can be made in lump sums for the whole/partial year.  Tuition will be prorated if your child starts in the middle of the month. Bounced checks will incur a $35 fee.  You must have letterhead paperwork submitted from you bank to prove that bounced checks have gone through.  (All subsequent tuition payments for the year must be in cash).

Lunch Bunch for 3-5 yr olds (noon-2pm ) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays- $12 per session, paid for on the day of attendance.  We do not have cash available for change.  Checks can be made out to "Good Shepherd Christian Preschool" with "Lunch Bunch " in memo.  Please hand your Lunch Bunch payment to your classroom teacher or to the office personnel.


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