1801 Westminster Drive, Marion, IL 62959
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
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Greetings in Christ!
Welcome to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s web site. Good Shepherd is a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and is located on South Carbon just north of Marion High School. Please visit the various areas of this web site, listed at the top of the page, in order to learn more about Good Shepherd and the Lutheran church.
As a Lutheran congregation which is a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod we believe, teach and confess that Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead. Through faith in Jesus Christ we receive the forgiveness of sins and have peace with God. We confess that in the Divine Service our Lord Jesus Christ comes into our midst in His Means of Grace: the Word, Holy Baptism, Holy Absolution and the Sacrament of the Altar. Through these means the Holy Spirit works and sustains faith in Jesus Christ so that we can serve as God’s instruments in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others in word and deed.
Sunday School &
Adult Bible Class
Learn by Heart
(September - May)
Private Confession and Absolution available by request.
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Rev. Mark Surburg grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. He received his B.A. from Concordia College (now University), Ann, Arbor, Michigan with a double major in Biblical Languages and Religion. Pastor Surburg received a Master of Divinity degree in 1999 and a Master of Sacred Theology degree in 2000 from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He also attended graduate classes in Classics at Washington University, St. Louis. He served as vicar at Bethany Lutheran Church, in Alexandria, VA.
Prior to receiving a call to the parish, Pastor Surburg was a doctoral student in New Testament Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He also preached regularly in north Texas. Pastor Surburg was ordained and installed as pastor at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lyons, IL on November 9, 2003. While at Zion he served as an adjunct professor in the Theology Department at Concordia University, River Forest.
Pastor Surburg served Zion until June 2006. He was installed as pastor at Good Shepherd on July 30, 2006. He has published articles in the Concordia Journal, Concordia Theological Quarterly and on the website of Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology. He served as a consulting scholar for Concordia Publishing House's Lutheran Study Bible and has written for Concordia Pulpit Resources. Pastor Surburg is the District Life Coordinator for the Southern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Pastor Surburg’s wife, Amy, is a Nurse Practitioner. They have four children.
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