120 SW 2nd St, Madison, SD 57042
Mail to: P.O. Box 371
I Am the Good Shepherd I know My own and My own know Me
Plenty of parking is available in the east side parking lot, on Van Eps Avenue on the west side of the church, and across the street to the south.
We have Sunday School classes for children from pre-school to high school. The children's Sunday School class meets at 9:45am, at the same time the adult class meets. Our children join us in the Sanctuary for our time of worship. There is a children's talk given by the pastor just prior to the sermon. A nursery room is available for toddlers.
Our worship service is casual but reverent. We sing some modern songs and mix them with familiar hymns. Most of our time is spent in reading God's Word and hearing the preaching of it. Our worship lasts for an hour or just a few minites more. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Dress is casual; but if you like to be a bit more dressy for church, you will be just as comfortable.
Membership allows you to hold office and vote at congregational business meetings. You can become a member by either transferring from another Lutheran congregation or by meeting with the pastor or a deacon for "new member classes" during which time you will learn the distictions of the Lutheran understanding of the Bible and what it means to be a member of an Association of Free Lutheran Congregations church.
Membership is not required to be part of the Sunday School or Bible reading and prayer groups. All you need to do to join is be in attendance.
The quilters meet on Wednesday afternoons beginning at 1:00. They would be more than happy to show you how to tie knots. If you can do some stiching of quilt blocks at home, all the better.
Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church is affliliated with the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. As our name states, we are a Lutheran congregation. We ascribe to the Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, Martin Luther's Small Catechism, and the Unaltered Augusburg Confession as true statements about our faith. The "free" in our name indicates that we are part of a free association of congregations in which the congregation is the visible form of the kingdom of God on earth and where congregations are free from synodical or hierarchical structure and authority.