Small Groups

Life is better when we live it together!

Experience the joy of relationships in Small Groups.

Small Groups are a great way to grow in your relationship with God and with other people who may be in the same stage in life, have similar passions for service, are interested in extended learning opportunities, or some combination of the three!

Find your Small Group at Shepherd of the Lake today!

Take our Small Group Interest Survey

If you would like to join a small group below or have an idea for a small group you would like to lead, please contact Pastor Laila Barr at

Commute and Connect

First Thursday of each month, October -May

To help people connect faith, work and life and to create an experience that is fun, informative, and interactive.

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Fine Arts & Faith

Join us as we connect the dots between Faith and Fine Arts! We often gather for food, drinks and conversation following our outings. Carpools are available for most outings. All are welcome to experience these events!

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Living Water MOM's Bible Study

Join other Living Water Moms for Bible Study and Community!

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Men's Faith Fellowship

Luncheon for men interested in starting a Men's Faith Fellowship Small Group.

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Moms Mentoring Moms

Share the joys and challenges that come with being the mother of young children in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

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MOMfulness - Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion and Grace

Spiritual practice of cultivating a mindful, compassionate, mothering presence - for ourselves and for our families.

Monthly Women's Bible Study

Mugs & Muffins

Join other women for Mugs & Muffins. A new Small Group that gives women the chance to get together and share ideas and fellowship.

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Golden New Neighbors

This group has formed with the common thread of being transplants to live closer to their adult children. 

The will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m.  At this time they are meeting at McKenna Crossing in the Club Lounge.

Parents' Time Out

Parents with children in middle school and/or younger meet monthly for Happy Hour. Get to know other parents from Shepherd of the Lake, and share the joys and challenges related to parenting and how that relates to a life of faith. The group meets in a variety of locations.

Happy Hour at Charlie’s on Prior Sunday, April 15th 4-6pm. 

Please contact Pastor Laila Barr at 952-230-2939 or for the date, time, and location of the next Parents’ Time Out.”

Peacemakers Quilting Group

Join us at 2PM each Thursday for fellowship as we create quilts for people in need while enjoying faithful fellowship! Interested? Contact Lee Krueger (952)923-1667 for more info!

Play & Pray

Play & Pray!
9:30-10:30am 1st & 3rd Wednesday June – August (except July 4) [June 6 &13, July 18, August 1 & 15]

Bring your kiddos to Carriage Hills Park. As the kids play, we will share parenting joys and challenges and pray for one another. No registration required – just drop by!

R.O.M.E.O.'S (Retired Older Men Eating Out)

Join other retired men for lunch, fellowship, service and fun.

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Shepherd's Birding

Feel the benefits to the mind, body, and soul that birding brings! We will meet twice a season to give thanks for God’s creation as we share stories, lists, pictures, observations, and experiences.

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Theology on Tap

Relaxed conversation exploring Life and Faith. 

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VBP (Very Busy People) Book Club

Love to read? Insanely Busy? This is the book group for you! Enjoy some coffee and treats and an opportunity to meet people while discussing the book selection of the month.

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Women's Bible Study

All women are welcome to join this NEW Weekly Bible study! 

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All women of Shepherd of the Lake are welcome to participate in the activities and organization of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA).

Winter Warmers

Winter warmers makes caps and scarves for homeless shelters, meets for fellowship and swaps ideas and patterns. We also offer knitting and crocheting lessons.

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"Willing Extra Years of Zest" (WXYZ)

Fun, fellowship and food for folks over 55.

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Young Adult Book Study

Third Sunday of every month from 1:00-3:00
Begins September 16th

Location: The Spring at Egan Drive 14125 Louisiana Ave. Savage

If you desire to meet other young adults and form friendships while discussing life and faith, this group is for you!

RSVP: Rachel Astrup (320)815-4654 or

Start a Small Group

Interested in Starting a Group?

Call 952.230.2988