COME JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION!
We hope you and your family will join us in celebrating God's faithfulness to Good Shepherd LCMS over the past 50 years. To help us better prepare for the BBQ lunch after worship (done by our very own Good Shepherd BBQ Team), we kindly ask that you click the button below and let us know you're coming! Please RSVP by Thursday, October 26th.
A Message From
What an exciting time it is in the life of Good Shepherd LCMS. As we look back on the past 50 years of ministry, we see the Lord's faithfulness to His church and the impact Good Shepherd has made here in this community and beyond. In a recent sermon, I made the comment that if I had to describe Good Shepherd in one word to somebody, that word would be...FAMILY. This life is hard, no doubt, but it's a whole lot harder when you don't have a family of faith that is there to encourage you and point you back to the hope we have in Jesus! Whether you are a current member of this family or have been a part of this family at some point in it's 50-year history or if you are looking for that kind of family of faith, we invite you to be part of this celebration on October 29th, 2023. All are invited, and we can't wait to give thanks to God for all He
has done in and through Good Shepherd.
Pastor Richard & Paula Noack
As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Richard Noack back to Good Shepherd. Pastor Noack was the first full-time ordained pastor of Good Shepherd. We are blessed Pastor Noack will be giving the message this day and we couldn't be more excited to welcome him and his lovely wife Paula back to Good Shepherd for this milestone moment in the history of our church.
Biography for Rev. Dr. Richard Carl Noack:
“Pastor Rich” is a retired Lutheran minister. He graduated from Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne IN (B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology), from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis MO (Master of Divinity), and from Drew University, Madison NJ (Doctor of Ministry). He served as Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cedar Park TX (1974 – 1982), Grace Lutheran Church and School, St. Petersburg FL (1982-1993), and Trinity Klein Lutheran Church and School, Spring TX (1993-2014). More recently he was Interim Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Juneau Alaska. Additional service: Board of Directors, Lutheran High School Association; FL-GA District LWML Pastoral Counselor; Board of Parish Services of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; Trainer, LifeLight; Presenter, Witness Workshops; Facilitator, Post-Seminary Applied learning and Support Program; Klein ISD Advisory Committee; Board of Directors, Kenyan Schools of Hope; Board of Regents, Concordia University Texas; and Mentor Pastor, Parish Leadership Institute. Favorite retirement activities include time with family and friends, travel, genealogical research, German translation projects, and reading through Luther’s Works. A key principle which continues to guide his personal life and Gospel ministry: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Pastor Rich and his wife Paula served with a short-term Trinity Ablaze in Kenya Vision Outreach Mission in Narok, Kenya. They are blessed with four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Pastor Richard Noack
February 9, 1975