About Us

Lake George Lutheran Chapel was founded in 1966 and has faithfully served the Indiana Lakes area year- round with a special emphasis to those who come to the

Lakes from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

Our Pastor:
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Rev. Paul E.
Shomaker

Lead Pastor

Phone: 260.615.9580

lakegeorgelutheranchapel@gmail.com

Rev. Paul E. Shoemaker was born on March 23, 1952 to Paul and Joan Shoemaker in Baltimore, Maryland.  He and his two younger sisters, Beverly and Terri, attended Pilgrim Lutheran Elementary School and Baltimore Lutheran High School.  He graduated from Concordia College in Bronxville, New York in 1972 and from Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Indiana in1974.  In 1978 he graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

Pastor Shoemaker has served congregations in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.  Since 1989 he has been the Head Pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven, Indiana until his retirement in 2021.  He has served the Indiana District and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod on various committees and as a convention delegate. On many occasions he has had opportunity to be a guest lecturer and preacher at Concordia Theological Seminary.  He has served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Star 88.3 Educational Media, as chairman of the Board of Directors of LSSI, as secretary on the Board of Directors of The Lutheran Foundation, and since 1994 he has been one of the preachers on Worship for Shut-ins now called Worship Anew.            

 

Pastor and Cheri Shoemaker were married in 1975.  They have been blessed with four children: David, Kristin, Jennifer and Jonathan.  They have two grandsons, Ethan David Shoemaker and Jonathan Edward Paul Shoemaker. 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Creed (What we believe)


The First Article: Creation (What we believe about God the Father)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

What does this mean?

​ I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him.
This is most certainly true. 
 


The Second Article: Redemption (What we believe about Jesus) 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. 

What does this mean?

I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. 
This is most certainly true. 


The Third Article: Sanctification (What we believe about the Holy Spirit and the Church)

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

What does this mean?

I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.
This is most certainly true. 

Lake George Lutheran Chapel was founded in 1966 and has faithfully served the area year- round with a special emphasis to those who come to the Lakes from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

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