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Welcome

Welcome!

Worship with Us

Sundays at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 AM

Sunday School at 9:45 AM

100 West Luray Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

Visiting Good Shepherd? We look forward to having you. Learn more about us and come join in!

Mini Meditation

‘Lord, when did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ -Matthew 25: 38-40

Let us build a house where all are named, their songs and visions heard and loved and treasured, taught and claimed as works within the Word.

Built of tears and cries and laughter, prayers of faith and songs of grace,

Let this house proclaim from floor to rafter:

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where hands will reach beyond the wood and stone to heal and strengthen, serve and teach, and live the Word they’ve known,

Here the outcast and the stranger bear the image of God’s face;

Let us bring an end to fear and danger:

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat:

A banquet hall on holy ground where peace and justice meet.

Here the love of God, through Jesus, is revealed in time and space;

As we share in Christ the feast that frees us:

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,

A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.

Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;

Here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,

Where all God’s children dare to seek to dream God’s reign anew.

Here the cross shall stand as witness and as symbol of God’s grace;

Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome in this place.

Amen*

Welcome Statement

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church invites you to join us on a journey of faith.

We welcome the participation of all ages; races; religious backgrounds; sexual orientations; gender identities; socioeconomic, martial and family statues; abilities; political affiliations and national origins. Ministry is strengthened by diversity and we welcome all to join us in worship, fellowship, learning and service.

You are a child of God; you are welcome here.

Mission Statement

We, the people of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are a:

Family of Faith,

Created by God in baptism,

Forgiven and Fed in communion with Christ,

Gifted and Enlivened by the Holy Spirit for our life and mission together

In faithful witness to all God does for us, we commit ourselves to:

Invite and Welcome people of God's diverse community to work and worship together,

Preach and Teach the Word of God, nurturing people of all ages to grow in faith,

Love and Serve one and all as challenged by the Gospel, sharing the bounty of our lives with others.

Come join in!

100 West Luray Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

*All Are Welcome, text by Marty Haugen, © GIA Publications, Inc.

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