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!
For our Summer 2020 Calendar and information click on the button below.
Confirmation and High School Youth Pages are currently being updated for Fall 2020.
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Weekly Bible Study:
These times of drastic social distancing can create a lot of stress, including spiritual stress. We are starting to slowly find ways for us to do ministry safely together in person. With that July Bible Studies will kick us off on Wednesdays at 1:00PM in-person at Island Lake Park at Pavilion #1 (closest to the playground)...So bring a chair or a blanket to make some space and talk about God's Word for us while safely social distancing.
And then Wednesdays at 6:30PM we will meet on Zoom the link was sent out via the Bible Study email on Sunday. Contact Pastor Renee or Sister Tashina for that link if you did not receive it.
Our original hope was to do in person Bible Study at the park and online at the same time. Unfortunately, after going through some test runs at the park today we have found that that is not a possibility due to location, internet availability, and local noise. We are sorry for not being able to make that possible.
Here is a link to our study guide for this week. Join us! All are welcome!
Information around the following upcoming Adult Education will be available soon:
SHEPHERD BOOK STUDY
There are many ways to learn and one is by reading and discussing. We have had many members show interest in doing a book study to learn more about how we as individuals and as a community step into the conversation on racism and anti-racism. Our high school youth are also interested in these conversations and out of a long list of potential books have chosen this one to read and study this summer.
We invite you to join us in reading, learning, and holding space for these hard conversations.
We will meet via Zoom for conversation, with the possibility of moving to in person with social distancing in the future. Our meetings will be every other week on Wednesdays at 2:30pm OR Thursdays at 6:30pm. Join in whichever time works best for you. Our Zoom links will be available in the eNews and Facebook. However, if you wish to receive direct emails with study questions and more you can sign up HERE
June - Purchase or Borrow "I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World made for Witness" by Austin Channing Brown
Wednesdays at 2:30pm or Thursdays at 6:30pm
July 1st at 2:30pm or July 2nd 6:30pm - Join us for an hour long discussion
Having read chapters 1 and 2
July 15th at 2:30pm or July 16th at 6:30pm - Join us for an hour long discussion
Having read chapters 3 and 4
July 29th at 2:30pm or July 30th at 6:30pm - Join us for an hour long discussion
Having read chapters 5, 6, and 7
August 12th at 2:30pm or August 13th at 6:30pm - Join us for an hour long discussion
Having read chapters 8 and 9
August 26th at 2:30pm or August 27th at 6:30pm - Join us for an hour long discussion
Having read chapters 10, 11, and 12
September 9th at 2:30pm or September 10th at 6:30pm - Join us for an hour long discussion. Having read chapters 13 and 14
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 and weddings
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.
WELCOMING AT SHEPHERD
Here at Shepherd we say that All Are Welcome. But what does that mean? Do we live into that authentically? These are the questions that sparked our Welcoming Team.
CLICK HERE to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved.