Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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

All Are Welcome

Welcome to Good Shepherd

Whether one’s feet are big or small, fresh or worn, running or crawling WE WELCOME YOU and will intentionally share God’s love while on your journey.

We are a faith community with all generations of God’s children walking side by side on our journey.

Here at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, we proclaim and experience God’s grace, love and forgiveness through Worship, Service, Learning, and Social Activities. JOIN US!

Become a Member

What To Expect

Information
When you arrive to church, a Greeter and or Usher will say, “Hello” and help you with questions. Otherwise, our Welcome Center is staffed and has available helpful information about Good Shepherd. We have a gift waiting at the Welcome Center for first time visitors to receive.

Worship each week
Where the Good News of Jesus’ love for all people at every age in every place on their journey is proclaimed.

Each worship service lasts about 45 minutes. You are invited to come as you are. There is no dress code. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Plan on arriving 10 minutes early as the parking lot can be crowded and you may need a few extra minutes. While we have handicap parking in both the front and the back of the building, those in the back are closest to an entrance.

Sunday Worship
8:00am
A traditional worship service style that uses both the organ and piano, plus a variety of special music offerings.

9:15 & 10:30am
A worship service style that will blend traditional and contemporary sounds and musical selections, along with special music offerings from the adult choir, Sunday school children, bells and soloists.

All are Welcome to Holy Communion
Holy Communion is offered to all who gather on the First, Third and Fifth Sundays of each month.
As Christ offered himself without restriction to those gathered at his last supper in Jerusalem, so too he invites ALL gathered here to partake in this meal. Regardless your age, please hold your hands out if you do commune, and note we serve non-alcoholic wine and have a gluten free option. We offer a blessing to all who come forward who do not yet receive the bread and wine. We serve communion through “intinction” which means you dip the bread into the cup. If you are unable to come forward, a pastor can serve you at your seat. Please indicate this desire to an usher.

Wednesday Night Worship
6:30 p.m.
An experiential worship style that includes a more contemplative liturgy and ancient practices like Lectio Divina, Visio Divina and a variety of Prayer Stations. Holy Communion is served every four weeks. We do a ‘full table’ on Wednesday evening where you are directed to stand or kneel at the communion rail to receive bread and an individual cup of wine.

Children in Worship
We are an Intergenerational faith community and we want our worship service to look it! Children of all ages are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend worship services. Worship bags are available in the back of the sanctuary for you to pick up to assist children whose attention span is still growing. After worship, simply return the bag to the rack. During worship on Sunday at 9:15 & 10:30, nursery care is available for children birth to 2 years old, and on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 during Advent and Lent.

Sunday Education Opportunities
At 9:15, all ages are invited to take a closer look at the Bible Story used in worship. Children of all ages will meet in designated rooms in the Inter†Gen Center. Adults meet in Meeting Room 1, which is near the kitchen.  We also have educational opportunities during the week available.

Become a Member
Good Shepherd welcomes you to join us in the vibrant life of this faith community!

Become a member by simply completing a membership form and begin participating in worship and activities of your choosing.  Twice a year, usually in the fall and spring, we conduct a “Meet & Greet” activity to orientate you to our church.  The evening includes an introduction to Good Shepherd and its vision and mission, a brief overview of Lutheran theology, the opportunity to meet other new members and new member sponsors as well as the enjoyment of refreshments.  We recommend that all new members come to the Meet & Greet. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Leesa Soderlind pastorleesa@goodshepherdigh.com

Become a Member

“Meet & Greet” Dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 9, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

New members are formally received during a Sunday morning worship service.

Reception Dates:
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Office Hours and Building Information
The office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The building is open for meetings and church activities from ­­­­5:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday evenings. Our Building Host will help you with questions and set-up.  The main entrance is located on the north side of the church and is open on Sundays and during the week. For security purposes, the south and east entrances are only open on Sundays and for special events.