Small Groups | Shepherd of the Lake

Small Groups are a great way to grow in your relationship with God and with other people who  

  • are in the same stage in life 

  • have similar passions for service

  • are interested in extended learning opportunities  

  • or some combination of the three! 

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 Shannon Hoffmann, Community Life Connector at

Creation Care Team

Our mission is to publicize, encourage and educate about our calling to be stewards of God's Creation; addressing current issues such as our changing climate and the effects on our air, water, land and and how a degraded environment affects the health and well-being of all of us, but especially the poor and vulnerable. We work together with other area Creation Care groups, the Minneapolis Synod ELCA Eco-Faith Network, and other state-wide & national interfaith action groups.

Faith & Fine Arts

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!

Golden New Neighbors

Have you just moved to the area to be closer to the grandkids? Connect with other Golden New Neighbors for fellowship and service.

Meals on Wheels

Join our SOLLC team of driver, helping an hour or two each month delivering pre-prepared lunch to seniors and the temporarily homebound. 

Peacemakers Quilting Group

Join us at 1PM each Thursday for fellowship as we create quilts for people in need while enjoying faithful fellowship! Interested?

Serve Your Zipcode

The mission of this group is to serve our local and surrounding communities through regular and ongoing volunteer opportunities. We hope to offer a wide variety of opportunities in which to volunteer our time: adults-only, family-friendly, daytime, evening, weekend, and may also include an optional social component. The point is to learn more about the needs in our community, strengthen existing service partnerships, and broaden our horizons in terms of local outreach. The commitment factor here is low! No meetings, no requirements, no pressure! Join our email list and upcoming volunteer opportunities will come to you!


SisterLINK is a group that volunteers monthly at Passageways in Prior Lake. We do activities with the youth on the shelter and housing side. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 in the shelter side and the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 on the housing side. Our activities are on site and include crafts, cooking and/or games. Members need to attend a one time training session by The LINK before they can be on site with the youth. We also participate in other activities off site that include meal making for the shelter and various volunteer opportunities from The LINK.

Theology on Tap

Relaxed conversation exploring Life and Faith.  One Topic . . . One Brew . . . One Hour. Group meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month at Badger Hill Brewing Company from 6:45pm-7:45pm.


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

Giving Love and Support to Those in Need! Winter warmers makes caps and scarves for homeless shelters, meets for fellowship and swaps ideas and patterns. We also offer knitting and crocheting lessons. There are many people who make items at home & bring them to the church to donate.

Gather: Women's Evening Bible Study

An evening Bible Study group comprised of women of all ages.  No pressure to contribute and if a busy month and no time to study ahead, No Problem. We are a very inclusive group and love sharing and studying and learning.

Interested in Starting a Group?

Call 952.230.2988