The founders of Good Samaritan Lutheran Church chose the name for its symbolic meaning and connection to discipleship: The name and title “Good Samaritan” comes from a story Jesus told while having a conversation with a man who was well-trained in scripture and biblical teachings about righteousness. The man was interested in hearing Jesus’ teaching and asked him questions about how to live and best be a righteous follower of God. In the end Jesus instructs the man to go and do it… live a courageous life of grace and mercy with those he meets everyday.