Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

7600 Cahill Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.451.6225 Get Directions

Adult Ministry

It is our goal at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to create opportunities for Adults of all ages to learn and grow in their faith and connect with one another through Christian fellowship.

If you have ideas for bringing adults together for learning or fellowship, please email them to adultministry@goodshepherdigh.com

Education

Sunday Morning at 9:15 am: Pastor Jerry leads a bible study where insights are shared each week from the scripture lessons of the church year that are designated for each Sunday.   The lesson coincides with what our young people are learning in their classes on Sunday and Wednesday so that everyone can be talking about the same Good News passages throughout the week.

Tuesday Nights from 6:30 – 7:30 & Thursday Mornings from 10 – 11 am.: 8-Week Study on the Gospel of Matthew. Join us for the time that fits best in your schedule.  Pastor Leesa will lead the conversation on the Gospel of Matthew, which is not simply a biography of Jesus or a collection of his teachings, but a story that invites us to become his disciples: To learn from, follow and enter into a living relationship with him, the Messiah.  Come to one or all sessions at the time most convenient to you.

  • The Birth of the Messiah, September 12 & 14
  • This is My Son, the Beloved, September 19 & 21
  • You are the Salt of the Earth, September 26 & 28
  • You of Little Faith, October 3 & 5
  • Who Do You Say That I Am, October 10 & 12
  • Where Two or Three are Gathered, October 24 & 26
  • My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? November 7 & 9
  • I Am With You Always, November 14 & 16.

First Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 pm: Women of all ages are invited to join the Women of Good Shepherd for a bible study followed by a business meeting. They are currently studying the book of Esther.

Thursday Morning at 10 am: On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month women meet to study a specific book of the bible. For the 2017/2018 year, they will study the book of Galatians. The BE Free (Galatians) by Warren W Wiersbe is used to guide the study and discussion.

Thursday Evening at 7 pm:  Starting October 5th, join others as they study The Story of Scripture from the Life Guide Bible Study Series.

 

Devotion & Enrichment

Yoga and a Fireside Chat: Join Pastor Leesa on Monday Nights from 6:30-8:00 for Yoga and a Fireside Chat. After resting our bodies in a downward dog, we will sit around the fireplace reading excerpts from the book “Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter” by Lindsay Freeman to walk along-side our spiritual grandmothers and great-grandmothers from scripture. This may be a great opportunity to include your middle school or high school youth to break away from the crazy for just one night of “Awwwwwe’!  You can choose to participate in the Yoga portion alone, the Fireside Chat alone or both!

Yoga†Devotion

Guest Speakers/Classes: Several times a year, Good Shepherd invites a guest speaker to present or share information about the bible or a topic. Watch the church website & bulletin for the next guest speaker.

 

Events

*NEW* Oktoberfest : A German themed dinner on October 8th from 3:00 – 7:00pm for everyone in the congregation to attend and enjoy good food, music and fellowship.

Adult Chili Cook-off: The 2nd annual chili cook-off will be February 17, 2018.   Adults can try various chili recipes and enjoy an evening of fun with others.

Women of Good Shepherd Dinners: Spring Salad Luncheon in April and Christmas Brunch in December.

Advent & Lenten Soup Supper: A soup supper is offered for people to enjoy a delicious meal and fellowship before the Wednesday evening Advent and Lenten services.

Card & Game Night: On the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00pm join others at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for an evening of fun and fellowship as we enjoy cards and games.

Painting Class: Coming the winter of 2018. A Jay Rupp painting class will be offered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on a Saturday from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Annual Craft Sale: On November 17 & 18, the Prayer Shawl group will be hosting our Annual Craft Show. About 30 vendors will display and sell items in the commons area.

Upcoming Event Details

Dinners, Theatres, Tours, Outings:

Wine Tasting & Dinner Cruise on the St. Croix River. On Friday, September 15, join others on the Vineyards of the Croix Wine Tasting and Dinner Cruise. The Grand Duchess boards in Hudson, WI at 6:00pm with the Cruise lasting from 6:30-9:30. There will be 60 different kinds of wine to taste, along with a delicious buffet dinner! The cost is only $59.95 for dinner & wine, with a cash bar available as well. There is plenty of free parking next to the dock at 98 Walnut St, Hudson, WI. Please allow extra travel and parking time to get to the boat.  To reserve your spot, call 651.436.8883 or go online to www.stcroixrivercruises.com. Be sure to note that you are with the Good Shepherd group with leader Becki Silk. Sign up by August 21st to assure your spot, maybe even BRING A FRIEND!! Space is limited so you’re encouraged to sign up early!  A carpool from church will leave at 5:00. Please call Becki Silk at 651.457.6047 to sign up for the carpool. Getaways are always more fun with friends!

Sister Act/Chanhassen Dinner Theatre:  On Saturday, December 16th join others for the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent!.  A bus will pick up those attending at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at approximately 10:00 am and drop them off at the church at approximately 4:30 pm.  The cost is $94 which includes transportation, dinner and the show.  To reserve your spot, call 651-383-4244 to pay with a credit card or send a check to:  Big Dreams, 7613 Blackwell Ct. North, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076.  Please make sure to note that you are with the Good Shepherd group.  For more information check out the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Ladies Outings: Each month, women of Good Shepherd go out to eat, attend a play/theater or take a day trip. These events are typically on Wednesday or Thursday evenings. Please check the calendar on the church website to see when the next event is.

*NEW* Congregational Camping Trip: The first annual congregational camping trip was the first weekend in August 2017 at Highland Ridge at Eau Galle Lake, Spring Valley, WI