Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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

Current Events

 

Seasonal Worship Time Changes

Sundays December 23 & 30

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

Wednesdays

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.   

Advent & Other Seasonal Celebrations

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.

Choir Cantata–December 2 & 5

  • Sunday the 2nd–5:30pm
  • Wednesday the 5th–6:30pm

Images of Adoration by Pepper Choplin

The beauty, significance and power of the Christmas season’s simple decorations:  the candles, greenery and crimson flowers, and the holy symbols of the manger and the star will shine brightly through this sensational musical service’s memorable tunes, colorful harmonies and profound narration.

Inter+Gen Christmas Play–December 9 & 12

  • Sunday the 9th–5:30pm

  • Wednesday the 5th–6:30p

Jingle Bell Beach

The Good News story of Christ’s birth is told through three aspiring vocal groups making their way to tropical Jingle Bell Beach for a famous Jingle Sing competition.  Sandy and Sonny Shore (our very own Bruce Bentson & Arden Fritz) are the brother hosts who welcome the top contestants for this years’ competition:  the Snowflakes, the Starfish and the Electrons.  This year’s program will prove to be entertaining as adults join Sunday school children and youth in the Spirit of Christmas joy sharing!

Christmas Caroling- December 16 @ 3-5pm

All Church Event–Everyone is invited!

Meet at church to join others in some old fashion fun – sharing Christmas cheer to our homebound members through the singing of traditional Christmas Carols at their place of residence. We will return to the church for a pizza dinner before worship.

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.