About

Sunday Worship, 10:30 AM, 617 South Main Street, Lexington, VA

At Good Shepherd we are imagining news ways of being church, new ways of being community, rooted in Jesus’ love. We are welcoming people as they are, meeting them where they are in the community, and inviting our neighbors to participate in the life of our ministry. We offer a Sunday school for smaller children, youth group for teens, and campus ministry program for students and cadets attending Virginia Military Institute, Washington & Lee University, and Dabney Lancaster Community College. We offer a host of other ministries including youth Bible study, adult Bible Study, theology reading group, Shepherd Stitchers, and beyond. We also invite people simply to join us for Sunday worship and take their time in getting involved.

Good Shepherd became a Reconciling in Christ congregation on Day of Pentecost, May 20, 2018. Read our welcome statement here:

Welcome to God’s house at Good Shepherd. We strive to live by Jesus’ command: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). Just as Jesus first called all humankind in grace and love, so too we offer you a seat at God’s table. We all are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), so we believe God loves people of all ages, abilities, and races. God loves all of us, including those who are transgender, non-binary, queer, or straight. God loves our many types of families, in their immense diversity. God loves us without regard for our education, wealth, or faith. Join us in worship today; join us in welcoming a newcomer tomorrow. United, we reflect God’s infinite image! 

We are a Lutheran church affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Overview of ELCA Teaching.

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  1. I understand you are honoring my father Henry Snider this Sunday on February 11 as one of the “Saints Among Us.” Unfortunately I am in California and will be unable to attend. Please extend my thanks to all at Good Shepherd for the way they welcomed us to the community in 1976. Mom and Dad were very active and both my sister and I were married there. It is and will always be my “home church” and I truly appreciate the honor you are giving my father. The entire family has been supportive and loving to our family and I wanted to express my gratitude. If by chance you see this before Sunday please extend my thanks to my father and to Good Sherpherd for always being the guide to God.

    Sincerely,
    Carla Snider Fore

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    1. Thank you for your note. We look forward to lifting up your father and all our Saints in our Midst this Sunday.

      In Christ,

      Pr. Lyndon Sayers

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  2. To the Good Shepherd Youth Group
    From Wes and Annemarie Roberts
    Thank you so much for your delightful Valentine’s greeting. To be remembered from so far away means a great deal to us. We are happy to see the renewal of the Sunday School and Youth programs and are so pleased to be included in your thoughts and prayers. Likewise, you are included in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you “all things bright and beautiful” and ask for all God’s blessings on your endeavors.
    Wes and Annemarie Roberts

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    1. Dear Wes & Annemarie,

      Thank you for your note. Great different generations within Good Shepherd can connect in this way.

      Easter blessings to you,

      Pr. Lyndon Sayers

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  3. My grandparents were founding members of Good Shepherd. Congratulations and blessings upon becoming an RIC congregation. I am sure they would be proud of your inclusiveness. Rev. Dr. Carolyn Hellerich.

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