The members of our congregation take the responsibility of telling others about Jesus, the Good Shepherd, very seriously. They also realize that there are always many good people who find themselves in need of spiritual or physical help. In addition to the support given to LCMS missions through regular contributions by members, the following activities also contribute to the mission goals of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

LCMS World Relief

LCMS World Relief is the disaster relief and long-term self-help arm of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. LCMS World Relief enables God's people to actively demonstrate His love, grace and compassion to people in need in the United States and internationally by responding to their immediate needs and enabling them to become self-sufficient.

The support of LCMS World Relief by Good Shepherd is mainly through the Dorcas Circle whose projects include the collection of layettes, clothing, soap, school kits and other supplies for those in need.

Tapes for Shut-ins

The worship services are taped each weekend for use by shut-ins. Volunteers make copies of the tape and other volunteers deliver them to the shut-ins. There are currently about eight shut-ins using this service. Members who are in need of the service should use our Contact Us page to notify the church office.

Lord's Cupboard

The Lord's Cupboard is a community organization in Fort Dodge which provides non-perishable canned and boxed foods as well as personal items such as soap and paper products to people who are temporarily in need of help. Contributions are collected in a basket at the back of the church and delivered to this organization. Members of Good Shepherd who wish to make monetary contributions do so directly to the Lord's Cupboard at the First United Methodist Church office, 127 North Tenth Street.