What's Happening

Important Church Update

posted Jun 3, 2017, 12:32 PM by Jason Stegman

Good Shepherd Lutheran church update:

May 27th 2017


  1. We have given notice to the Seventh Day Adventist Church that we will vacate at the end of July.  We are up to date on our payments to them.

  2. The Palms of Mt. Pleasant has us on their calendar to use their meeting room on Sundays starting August 6th, unless other arrangements have been made.

  3. The Franke at Seaside chapel is not available for our use on Sunday mornings or afternoons.

  4. Pastor has been in communication with the CCSD District 2 Facilities administrator.  We have asked to tour the  Mt. Pleasant Academy, Laing Middle school. Moultrie Middle school and Sullivan's Island Elementary to see if they have any rooms that would be suitable for worship and classes on a long term basis. Rental depends on the size of the room. Non- school organizations are expected to provide their own liability and property damage insurance, we are checking to see whether the church policy meets CCSD minimums. We also have to provide proof of 501c 3 status but that should not be a problem.

  5. We have not abandoned the possibility being in the West Ashley area, but as of yet most of the storefront locations are either too expensive, or are not feasible because of parking, location, or the facilities are not conducive to worship.

  6. Pastor and Carol are considering a change to their healthcare plan which would save the church money in monthly payments.  We will likely leave the Concordia plan for healthcare.

  7. We're in communication with Church Creek Presbyterian church on the use of the Charleston Christian School's chapel.  It wouldn't work for Sunday mornings but possibly Sunday afternoon or evening, and then we could have a Sunday morning service in Mt. Pleasant. 

New Bible Study Topic for September and October 2016 - “Promises, Promises, Promises”

posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:53 PM by Jason Stegman

On September 4th we began a brief Bible study entitled “Promises, Promises, Promises.”  In which we will spend the next 9 weeks, ending Lord willing, on Reformation Sunday. We will be considering the Prayers of St. Paul, each Sunday will be a different prayer or group of prayers from the Epistles.  We study the Lord’s Prayer so that we may understand what the content of our prayers ought to be, so too we consider the words of the Apostle, and his inspired words for the church. 

New adult Sunday School class

posted Sep 8, 2014, 1:20 PM by Jason Stegman

Our new pastor, the Rev. Allen Bergstrazer, is jumping in with both feet.
He began conducting an adult Bible class on the Divine Service on Sunday, Sept. 7.
The class is open ended but is expected to take 6 to 8 weeks. All are welcome to attend. You don't need extra materials. Bibles and hymnals will be provided.
This is a great opportunity for you to get to know Pastor Bergstrazer better and for him to get to know you better. Please join us for adult Bible study after church next Sunday.

Installation of New Pastor

posted Aug 18, 2014, 3:05 PM by Jason Stegman

The members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are excited to announce that we are installing a new pastor on Aug. 24, 2014.
The Rev. Allen C. Bergstrazer, formerly of York, Nebraska, has already moved to Charleston and is getting settled in the community with his wife, Carol and their son, Preston.
The installation service will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24 at the SDA Church on Savannah Highway, followed by a pot luck supper reception in the fellowship hall.
Please come out and meet Pastor Bergstrazer and his family.

New Adult Sunday School Class

posted Dec 13, 2013, 7:05 PM by Jason Stegman

Join us after fellowship on Sunday, Dec. 15 for the first of a four-part video and Bible study entitled "The Great Deceiver" Details on our Sunday School page.

Sunday School during vacancy

posted Sep 2, 2013, 7:59 AM by Jason Stegman

  • During our pastoral vacancy, we are on an extended summer schedule, with a modified Sunday School schedule.
  • On Sept. 8, there will be no Sunday School after the Divine Service.
    On Sept. 15, 22 and 29, Pastor Russell Helbig, one of our guest preachers, is teaching a course on the Lutheran Confessions.
    Because Pastor Helbig, who is a chaplain at a federal prison, has to work at his regular job on Sundays, the class begins before church at 8 a.m., in the Fellowship Room.
    For his first class on Sept. 1, there were about 15 people in attendance. All are welcome to attend.

Death ... Then What?

posted Jul 14, 2013, 3:57 AM by Jason Stegman   [ updated Jul 14, 2013, 7:28 PM by Allen Bergstrazer ]

On July 7, we began an adult Bible class on the subject of death and dying from a Christian perspective. Learn more about it at our Sunday School page.

7 "Christian" Rules that every Christian ought to break as often as possible

posted Apr 22, 2013, 7:52 AM by Allen Bergstrazer

Does this sound strange? You can learn the "rules" that God would have you break during the Adult Bible Class on Sunday mornings at 11:00am.

Baptized for This Moment

posted Feb 20, 2013, 11:35 AM by Allen Bergstrazer

This Sunday, Feb 24, 2013, we begin new five week Bible Study looking at Baptism and our lives as the baptized.

Pastor VanOsdol's contact information

posted Feb 11, 2013, 5:37 PM by Jason Stegman   [ updated Feb 11, 2013, 6:08 PM ]

Rev. Jeffrey VanOsdol

Jeffrey VanOsdol is originally from Bloomington, Indiana and was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, Indiana in 1964. He holds degrees from Indiana University and Concordia Theological Seminary (Ft. Wayne, Indiana). He has served congregations in Akron, Ohio and Cupertino, California.
From 1998 to 2008, he was the Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Pastor VanOsdol and his wife, Jennifer, were wed in 1987. They have one son, Philip, who attends Brashier Middle College in Simpsonville.

Pastor VanOsdol served as Associate Pastor of Good Shepherd for the duration of Pastor Sandeno's active duty in the Navy. As of February 2013, he has returned to serve a congregation in Greenwood, S.C.

Pastor VanOsdol can be reached at jeffvanosdol@yahoo.com or by phone at (864) 607-3496.

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