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