Serve Our community

Christ Our Shepherd is engaged in many ways in community service, most significantly in feeding people.

Community Servicce at Christ OUr Shepherd

Serve our region

Christ Our Shepherd supports regional Lutheran camping ministries as vital places where children and youth grow in faith. In addition, we regularly organize mission trips to regions of the U.S. affected by disasters where we help with acts of community service.


Serve Our world

Our primary global outreach effort is through the Haitian Timoun Foundation, an organization that empowers Haitian partners and leaders.

Additionally, we work through Lutheran World Relief and the ELCA to address global needs and to support the work of 240 missionaries worldwide.

Serve at COS

Once we’ve served our community, region, and world, we find delight in serving those closest to us. Here are some ways we do that at Christ Our Shepherd:

You can be an important part of worship ministry.

Worship Assistants (High School/Adults)
Read scripture, lead prayers, and serve communion.

Ushers (High School/Adult)
Greet worshipers, distribute bulletins, collect offering, and guide communion. Ushers serve approximately once every two months.

Communion Assistants (High School/Adults)
Distribute the bread and wine to worshipers.

Altar Guild (High School/Adults)
Prepare for communion, maintain candles, and prepare for baptisms as needed. Altar guild volunteers serve for a month at a time.

Acolytes and Crucifers (6th Grade and up)
Light candles, carry the processional cross, receive the offering from the ushers, and serve at communion.


Serve with Music

Music is a vital part of the worship experience at Christ Our Shepherd, and there are numerous ways you can get involved whether by singing, playing an instrument, ringing handbells, or participating in a special event.

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