The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Biloxi, MS, is celebrating its 60-year anniversary.
Good Shepherd was chartered on October 30, 1956. The theme for the week-long celebration is “60 Years Celebrating Christ as Our Cornerstone.” Special events begin on Sunday, October 23, with worship led by Rev. Dr. Gerald B. (Jerry) Kieschnick, President Emeritus of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and pastor of Good Shepherd from 1970 until 1973. The congregation will join for lunch at McElroy’s Seafood Restaurant on the Bayou. Then on Wednesday night, October 26, there will be a Nebraska-style steak dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall and Evening Prayer with Rev. Karl Hollibaugh, who was interim pastor of Good Shepherd from 2011 until 2015. On Saturday night, October 29, the congregation will gather for a cake and ice cream birthday party at 6:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Finally, Good Shepherd will celebrate its anniversary on Reformation Sunday, October 30. A special time of showing pictures and telling our story will be at 9:00 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Worship will be with Rev. James Garnett, pastor of Good Shepherd from 2015 until present. In addition, the congregation is celebrating with a new pictorial directory and commemorative t-shirts. Good Shepherd invites all our brothers and sisters in Christ to join us as we celebrate what God has done, what God is doing, and what God will do. To God be all the glory!