Jesus Christ created us for good works, so one of our priorities at Shepherd is to help one another discover our gifts and the good works that we are created for. Our Mission Teams are volunteers who serve outside the church bringing the love of Jesus to others. They serve key ministry partners locally, nationally, and internationally. No experience is necessary—training or orientation is always provided. To get connected with a Mission or Outreach Team, contact Amy Jaynes.

Local Outreach Teams

Union Gospel Mission A variety of serving opportunities are available at the mission. See current opportunities at sov.church/connect.
Bingo at Oak Park Senior Living Play bingo and enjoy fellowship with individuals living at senior housing; 2nd Tuesday each month
Godtown Help rebuild the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul through construction and outreach; serves every Saturday. | Contact Dave Kell for more information.
His Heart His Hands (H4) Provide assistance to anyone facing a challenge or crisis; serves as needed. Volunteer | Needs Request
Hope for the Journey Home Serve those without a home at this transitional housing facility; serves specific weeks.
Loaves & Fishes Prepare and serve an evening meal to those in need; serves the 1st Wednesday of each month (except March & September).
Open Hands Midway Prepare and serve a noontime meal to those in need; serves the 3rd Monday of each month. | Contact Cynthia Fritsche
Prayer Intercessors Support individuals and ministries through prayer; ongoing prayer individually and group prayer every Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Prayer Chapel. | Contact Cathy Colman
Prison Ministry Minister to inmates at a local prison; serves the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. | Contact Dave Kell
Food Harvest On the 3rd Saturday of each month, this ministry distributes a variety of surplus food, such as vegetables, juice, bread, potatoes, fruit, milk and yogurt to 100 to 150 families from surrounding communities.
Shepherd Quilters Create quilts for Lutheran World Relief to be distributed to those in need around the world. Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. | Contact Cathy Colman

National & International Mission Teams

If you are interested in learning more about Serving Weeks and L.I.F.E. Trips, contact Amy Jaynes.

Haiti Teen Challenge Help build leaders of integrity and transform Haiti.

Roatan, Honduras LIFE Trip / Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries
Support this children’s home in Roatan, Honduras, through building projects and community service.
Saturday, February 1 – Saturday, February 8
Application| Contact