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 at Shepherd of the Hills is a ministry designed to begin anytime during or after 6th grade through adulthood. It is one step in, what we hope, is a lifelong journey down the path that God lays before each person.
Our 9th-12th graders are all a part of ReFuel (our Youth Group). We host events, Bible study, service projects, lead worship, attend mission trips, and much more!
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Weekly Bible Study:
These times of drastic social distancing can create a lot of stress, including spiritual stress. While we cannot gather in-person for our Bible studies, we will STILL be connecting and talking about God's word for us via Facebook on Wednesday May 27 at 1:00 pm and 6:45 pm.
Here is a link to our study guide for this week. Join us! All are welcome...really!
Pour Theology w/Shepherd:
At this time Pour Theology is Postponed until we can safely gather in public spaces once again. When that time comes we will update this space and invite you all to join us! What is Pour Theology? Each month we host an open conversation at a local eatery where you are invited to bring questions and conversation topics of your choosing. We provide non alcoholic drinks and appetizers (alcoholic drinks are welcome but on you). Looking forward to seeing you there. Our Pour Theology location will be at Shore 96, 1056 HWY 96 W in Shoreview.
Information around the following upcoming Adult Education will be available soon:
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, 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.