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Lutheran Connections

"For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body" (1 Corinthians 12:12-13a).

As individuals and families, we belong to this congregation as one expression of the body of Christ. As part of this congregation, we also belong to other expressions of Christ's body. For example, we belong to...

  • Our denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA, which belongs to the Lutheran World Federation)
  • The ELCA contains 62 geographical "synods" (synod comes from the Greek for "way together"). Here in northern Nevada, we belong to the Sierra Pacific Synod with churches all the way from Elko, Nevada, to Eureka and Salinas, California.
  • Northern Nevada and parts of eastern California contain ten ELCA congregations which work together in the Sierra Nevada Conference.
  • Good Shepherd is an official Book of Faith congregation, attempting to integrate Scripture into every ministry of the church. Here is a list of the "Top Ten Ways for Incorporating the Book of Faith." Browse the other pages under How We Grow for opportunities to encounter the Bible at all ages.
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