On Sundays while you are enjoying worship your child will be in our care. You can be assured that we offer professional childcare. Your children will be loved and learning about Jesus. They will have the opportunity to use their curiosity and imagination when learning about our amazing God through age appropriate activities. They will discover that God made them, God loves them, and God wants to be their friend forever.
Confirmation is a ministry designed for 6th-9th graders, though is open to all. It is one step in, what we hope, is a life long journey down the path that God lays before each person. Our 9th-12th graders meet every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8pm for ReFuel (our Youth Group). We also host events, service projects, lead worship, attend mission trips, and much more! Click below to learn more.
For current events, join our Youth Facebook Group or follow us on Instagram.
Bible Study Hours Wednesdays at 1:00 and 6:30 pm
Please join us for some adult Bible study opportunities! We offer adult bible study and conversation on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm. We will be talking about the Scripture texts that will be used in the coming Sunday worship. So come and be part of the conversation about what God is up to and how it impacts our lives. ALL are welcome and no experience is necessary!
A listing of the texts we will be talking about is available at The Welcome Center. We also have a mini Bible Study available through our weekly eNews called Pastor's Ponderings. You can sign up for it here.
Here's a link to our study for this week: Bible Study.
Adult Faith Formation on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm for 1 hour
Our theme this fall is: Who is Martin Luther and what exactly IS this thing called the Reformation?
Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is surrounding the Reformation or what difference it actually made for you or the Church? We will be spending the next several months exploring what being freed and renewed in Christ means and how 500 years of God’s grace in action looks like for His church and for our lives!
When: The 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Where: Here at Shepherd
Who: EVERYONE is welcome!!
What do I have to bring? NOTHING! Just come and learn!
Tanzania Sister Congregation
Through the Saint Paul Area Synod and ELCA Global Mission, Shepherd has the opportunity to partner with Bega Kwa Bega ("Shoulder to Shoulder") and the Kidamali congregation in Iringa, Tanzania. We are able to support and pray for their ministry as they in turn do the same for ours, here in Shoreview. Click here for more information.
Check out a recent letter update from our sister congregation.
Ralph Reeder Food Shelf
The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is a community program of the Mounds View School District. It serves residents in our school district - our friends and neighbors - who are having difficulty putting food on their table. Shepherd partners with Ralph Reeder through donations and volunteer support. Click here for more information.
Open Hands Midway
Open Hands Midway works to provide meals, clothing, household good, and more for those who are economically challenged in the St. Paul Midway area. Shepherd partners through meal serving, volunteer support, and donations. Click here for more information.
Lutheran Social Service (LSS)
Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota serves 1 in 65 Minnesotans. Shepherd's involvement focuses on in-kind donations for many of their lines of services including: Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Refugee Resettlement, Crisis Nursery, and much more. Click here for more information.
Habitat for Humanity
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity & Holy Hammers. Members and friends of Shepherd continue to be involved in building several homes in the St. Paul area.
Love Your Neighbor (LYN) Ministry
The purpose of Love Your Neighbor ministry is to serve our neighbors (members and non-members) during times of unexpected physical or life changes, to provide friendship, support and assistance with non-medical needs.
"Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God." The Prayer List is published on the devotional sheet found in the Sunday bulletin. It is a list of those members, family and friends who need prayer. Prayer Shawl Ministry.
The Luther Library’s goal is to provide quality Christian resources for anyone interested in furthering their faith. The library has over 2000 titles including books, videotapes, audiotapes, CDs, DVDs and software.
baptism/ wedding/ funeral
At Shepherd of the Hills, we baptize people of all ages. It is common for most of our baptisms to be babies, but if you have a toddler or older children, who have never been baptized, or if you yourself have never been baptized, please know that all are welcome to be baptized in this place.
We believe in Christian marriage. Marriage was God's idea in the first place, thus a ceremony where Christ is the center is strongly affirmed in our congregation. We want each couple to have a beautiful wedding and a lifetime of love for each other. Thus, we will do all that we are able to help this become a reality.
To make inquiries about arranging for a funeral at Shepherd of the Hills and for information on grief support, please contact the church office and arrange to talk to one of our pastors.