We invite you to attend Good Shepherd and worship with us and participate in the life of this community of faith.
Good Shepherd is a congregation of the ELCA that has been engaged in ministry in Aberdeen, South Dakota for more than 50 years. We are a congregation that has as our Mission Statement “Bring In, Build Up, Branch Out”.
We are a welcoming church that is committed to family, a sense of belonging, and acceptance for all.
We believe that faithfulness is a lifelong journey. We are committed to ministries to people of all ages in a safe, nurturing environment.
We put love into action by reaching out in mission to our local community and the world beyond.
8:30am – Traditional with Communion every Sunday
10:45am – Contemporary with Communion every Sunday
Wednesday – 6:20pm in the Sanctuary (Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday)
8:30am – Traditional – Communion every Sunday
10:00am – Contemporary with Communion every Sunday
Wednesday – 6:20pm – Service in Christ the Shepherd Chapel Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday
Rev. Leland Armbright | Administrative Pastor
I was born into a military family and have had the opportunity to live in a number of places in the world. I graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Environmental Sciences, have received a certificate in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry from Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, and a Master’s of Divinity from Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota. I have served the church for over 20 years in in youth ministry and pastoral ministry. Prior to serving here at Good Shepherd, I have served in congregations in Comstock and Rustad, Minnesota; Phoenix, Arizona; and Peachtree Corners, Georgia. My wife, Aleshia, and I are proud parents of four girls and enjoy watching them grow, spending time with family across the Midwest, and exploring the world.
Rev. Mike Jacobson | Visitation Pastor
605.290.6903I was born in Cambridge, England, grew up in Hayti, SD, and survived my teen-age years in suburban Minneapolis, MN. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Electrical Engineering, I attended Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary and received a Master of Divinity degree in 1972. Ordination to the ministry of Word and Sacrament at Christ Chapel, St. Peter, MN, followed on June 4th. My first two parishes were in Minnesota; followed by three in Manitoba, Canada; and two in South Dakota (Leola & Long Lake; then Tripp & Delmont). I retired June 1st of 2010 and moved to Aberdeen. Since retirement I have remained active by providing pulpit supply for several congregations and now continue to serve Good Shepherd as Visitation Pastor. In our fifty plus years of marriage Twila and I have been blessed with two sons and three daughters who have managed to compound the blessing by producing nine grandchildren. We are enjoying life at the lake and participating in the Adult Choir as well as the worship life at Good Shepherd.
1429 North Dakota Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401