Serving Others

In our baptism, God receives us as God’s children and we are sent to do God’s work in the world — sometimes just down the street, sometimes across town, sometimes in another country. 

Jesus tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. We work with our brothers and sisters in Christ to serve in a variety of ways. In each case, we partner with already-established organizations with on-going ministries to part of our society. Join in just once or on an ongoing basis.

Loaves & Fishes

Prepare and serve a hearty meal to people in South Minneapolis. 

Meals on Wheels

Deliver hot food to people who are homebound.

Families Moving Forward

Two weeks each year, we host families experiencing homelessness. 

Plymouth Christian Youth Center

Good Shepherd has  along history with this important service organization on the North side.

Youth Summer Service

High School and Middle School youth travel on week-long mission experiences.

Simpson Shelter

Engage with families by serving breakfast and staying overnight and make sandwiches to feed them, ministry led by the youth.

Bread for the World

is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's leaders to end hunger at home and abroad. As an affiliated congregation, Good Shepherd's members can be a voice for the hungry, writing letters and emails and tweets to senators and representatives about pending legislative action.

Christmas Giving Tree

Select gift options from tree and shop for gifts for Ebenzer Care Center, Camden Promise, Plymouth Christian Youth Center or give money to purchase ELCA Good Gifts. Contact Karen Walhof.

Camden Promise

We work in the food shelf the first Saturday of each month. 

Community Emergency Service

On Food Shelf Sunday, we collect non-perishable food items. 

LSS Homeless Youth

Good Shepherd supports the ministry of Lutheran Social Services to reach out to young people living on the street.

Urban Homeworks

Volunteers repair and rebuild homes on the North side. No construction experience required

Young Adults in Global Mission

Young Adults 18-29 interested in serving the world through a year long mission position through the ELCA.


Make quilts for Lutheran World Relief

Halloween on Ewing

Distribute candy, service hot apple cider, hot dogs and popcorn, show movies for neighborhood children and their parents.

Refreshments and Restrooms

Welcome guest at Edina Art Fair to use our rest rooms and enjoy refreshments. Dates will be: May 31, June 1 and 2. Contact Karen Walhof.