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.
Click the button below to access our Confirmation Page with access to resources and our 2020-2021 Calendar
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!
Our High School Youth Page is currently being updated for Fall 2020.
For current events follow us on Instagram.
Weekly Bible Study:
Join us on Wednesdays at 1:00PM in-person at Island Lake Park at Pavilion #1 (closest to the playground)...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.
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 FALL BOOK STUDY
With such a great success in our summer Book Study we are excited to kick off a Fall Study with not just one but TWO BOOK OPTIONS!
Beginning September 30th and October 1st we will be meeting at both Wednesday at 2:30pm and Thursday at 6:30pm every other week. Both times will have the same questions and focus so choose the time that works best for you. Both of these will be via Zoom at this time. Once we have gathered and opened in prayer we will break off into two groups based on the book folks have chosen to read.
Our Book Options:
Dear Church by Rev. Lenny Duncan Click HERE for more information
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo Click HERE for more information
Feel free to check in with Pr. Renee or Sr. Tashina to get a feel for what book would suit your reading and learning style best as we step into these wonderful and rich conversations.
Sign up to get the zoom links and discussion questions ahead of time
We invite you to join us in reading, learning, and holding space for these hard conversations!
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.