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Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Canton, Michigan)

 Record Group
Identifier: OCT-2018-#13h

Scope and Contents

Membership Information, including Transfers Out 1988-2005; Baptisms 1980-2000; Confirmations 1980-2004; Marriages 1981-2003; Funerals 1981-2004; Constitutions and By-Laws; Articles of Incorporation; Building Programs from 1980-1982 and 1993-1996; Voters' Meeting Minutes/Correspondence 1980-1987, 1991-2004; Parish Planning Meeting Minutes 1980-2005; Education Information 1983-1993; Youth Group Meeting Minutes 1997-1998


  • 1979 - 2005

Biographical / Historical

Efforts to establish Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church began in November 1979 with canvassing of the Canton community, spreading information about worship services and Bible classes. The first worship service was held on April 20, 1980 at Ericksson Elementary School on Haggerty Road. Rev. Roger F. Aumann, who had begun the groundwork for a church in Canton while he served as vicar at Saint Michael Lutheran Church in Wayne, was the congregation's Missionary-at-Large. Three weeks after the opening service, the congregation chose its name. On October 15, 1980, the papers were signed to purchase ten acres of land on Cherry Hill Road. A year after the opening service in April 1981, a building program was approved. The building dedication service was held on June 13, 1982. The congregation was recognized as an official congregation of the LCMS at the 1982 Michigan District Convention. The congregation extended a call to Pastor Aumann in September 1982 to be their pastor. Miss Susan Grush and Mr. John Hinck, both synodically trained teachers, were called by the congregation to be their teachers at Saint Michael Lutheran School in Wayne. In September 1988, a kindergarten was started on site at Christ the Good Shepherd with Mrs. Janet McLoughlin as contract teacher. The congregationo disbanded on August 29, 2012.


1.416 Linear Feet (One cubic foot box, one 5" document box)

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Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

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