Shepherd of the Lakes Ministries

In all of our ministries, we are always welcoming people with a heart for God and a spirit to join in. If you have a talent that you would like to share, please contact one of our leaders.

Sunday School Children's Ministry

We look forward to seeing you at Sunday School starting Sunday, September 16th!

All children ages 3 years through 6th grade are welcome to join us at Sunday School. Classes meet in Luther Hall at 9:30 am on Sunday during the school year. 

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Youth Ministries

Thanks for a great year! We look forward to seeing you at the summer mission events and then again in the fall!

Youth group is open to those in grades 7th through 12th. We meet on Sunday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Luther Hall. 

Confirmation class takes place as part of the Youth Group meeting time.  

2018 Vacation Bible School (VBS)

We had fun here at Vacation Bible School!

This year we are "Shipwrecked". We had a great week and can't wait to see you again next year.

2019 VBS Dates:   ?

Time:  9:00 am - Noon

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Music Ministries

Shepherd's Voice Choir

Our Shepherd's Voice Choir is open to all who enjoy singing. The choir rehearsals are on the fourth Sunday of the month at 9:45 am in the Music Room which is located next to the Pastor's office. 


Shepherd's Bell Choir

The Shepherd's Bell Choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Worship Center. If you would like to join Bell Choir or have questions, please contact Debbie Faurbo. 


Thanks to all who volunteered for PADS this past season. Please consider volunteering again with us in October. 

Every Monday night from October through April Shepherd of the Lakes is a host site for PADS. On Monday nights, the church serves as a safe place for those who are homeless to find warm food, welcoming volunteers and a warm place to sleep. 

If you would like to learn more about PADS of Lake County, please click on the this link, PADS, to be directed to their website. 

To volunteer here at Shepherd of the Lakes, please click on the link below which will take you to our schedule posted on  Volunteer for PADS

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Operation Christmas Child

Mark Your Calendars for the 2018 Operation Christmas Child Packing Party! 

Operation Christmas Child is a year around effort to provide shoe boxes filled with gifts to children in need around the world. Our annual Packing Party will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  

Here are some ideas for donations to fill our shoe boxes:

socks, sunglasses, t-shirts, pencils, notebooks, crayons, solar power calculators, cars & trucks, stuffed animals, stickers, Yo-Yo, baseball & mitt, jump rope, comb, washcloth, toothbrush, hairbrush, playing cards, and anything else kids like that is small enough to fit into a shoe box. 

We are currently collecting items for our packing party. Drop off your OCC donations next time you are at church to help us prepare for the November Packing Party.

Adult Education

Through out the year, we have various opportunities for adults wanting to further their relationship with the good news of Jesus Christ. Class opportunities will be posted in the announcements and the weekly email, 'Flocking to Shepherd'.

Current Learning Opportunities:

Adult Class - Check back for future Adult Education opportunities. 

Women's Bible Study - Join Annette VanZeyl on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month at 8:00 am in Luther Hall. 


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Outreach Ministries

Stitch 'N Tie

Do you enjoy sewing and quilting? This group meets each month to make beautiful quilts to be sent out through Lutheran World Relief to those in need. The annual Bags & More sale sponsored by the Stitch 'N Tie group is held annually in the fall. All funds raised at this event help with the cost of materials to make the quilts and to then ship them around the world. You can join this group in Luther Hall on the third Monday of the month at 9:00 am. 

Angel Ministry

Those who enjoy knitting and crocheting will enjoy the fellowship of this group. The Angel Ministry knit and crochet items for the church such as prayer shawls and baby blankets. You can join them at 9:30 am in Holy Grounds on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.