Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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

Christmas Worship (old)


Seasonal Worship Time Changes

Sundays December 23 & 30

Worship for these Sundays will be at 8:30 and 10:00am.


No worship on December 26 & January 2.

Christmas Eve Worship – December 24th

  • Lessons & Carols–9:15am, 2:00pm & 10:00pm
  • Holy Night with Holy Family–3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm

Lessons & Carols @ 9:15am, 2:00pm & 10:00pm

The long-standing tradition of the Festival of Lessons and Carols tells the story of God’s plan for salvation as revealed in His Word.  The story begins with Genesis and culminates with the Word made flesh in John and interspersed throughout the hearing of lessons is the singing of traditional carols.  The message of Christ’s coming is heard in scripture and song.  (There is a candle lighting ceremony included at the 10:00 service.)

A Holy Night with a Holy Family @ 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm

We will celebrate a holy night of “Emmanuel, God with Us” with a short message, special music, carol singing, candle lighting, Holy Communion and the Holy Family arriving to the manger.   

Hanging of the Greens–November 25 & 28

  • Sunday the 25th–8:00, 9:15 & 10:30am
  • Wednesday the 28th–6:30pm

As we bring out the symbols of Advent and Christmas in preparation for the season, this service will not only allow you to participate in the placement of décor but will teach you the reason we have the symbol specially placed in our worship space for the Advent Christmas season.

Service of Light on the Longest Night–December 16 & 19

  • Sunday the 16th–5:30pm
  • Wednesday the 19t-6:30pm

During this contemplative worship service, we invite the promise of God’s light to dispel darkness. In special music, singing of carols, candle lighting and the gift of Holy Communion we pray for grace to set down all the burdens that darken our hearts as we search for the Light of the Christ-child.

Holy Family Advent–December 23 @ 8:00 & 10:30am

A Time of Waiting

A holy scene it will be when we reclaim Elizabeth and Zechariah’s story and the birth of their son John, the amazing moments of Gabriel’s visit to Mary, and Mary’s visit to Elizabeth all in preparation for the birth of Jesus.


Advent Soup Dinners on Wednesday Evenings

December 5, 12 & 19 @ 5:30pm


A variety of soups, bread, beverages and a cookie dessert will be served. A Gluten free option is available each evening. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches will be available for our non-soup lovers.