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What to Expect

Welcome to Shepherd of the Lake! When you come to worship on Sunday mornings, we want to ensure you feel comfortable with where you’re going and what to expect!

We will welcome you with open hearts, open minds, and an open table and are here to answer any questions you have!


When you enter through our main doors, our greeters will be there to help you find your way to where you need to go - whether it’s Sunday School, donuts & coffee, or just straight to worship. Feel free to mingle and enjoy conversations or make your way to your seat before worship begins. There are no paper programs or hymnals to grab; all scripture, prayers, and song lyrics are shown on the large screens in each corner of the worship center. 


Bring a Coffee or Grab One at SOLLC

We welcome you to bring a coffee or grab one at church to enjoy during our time together. 


No Dress Code

Come in whatever makes you feel comfortable and most authentically yourself!

Kid-Friendly Wiggle Worship

Kids were made to move, and we have created a space for them to do just that! We have set up various spots throughout the church that allows children to play and worship together!

Shepherd of the Lake members together at Sunday worship.


Our worship services are approximately 45 minutes from start to finish.


Music is a very important part of who we are at Shepherd of the Lake. We feature a variety of music ensembles, including a professional live band at our 10:30am service. Our 9am service is more traditional, featuring our bell choir, organist, and other choir ensembles.


One of our pastors delivers the message each week. Children participating in Sunday School are welcomed into the worship service with a children’s message prior to Communion or the sacrament of baptism.


We finish each service with a blessing and a song where the children are welcomed back up front to play musical instruments along with our musicians.


Whether it’s your first worship experience with us or you’ve been with us for some time, we hope that you’ll always feel welcomed with Open Hearts, Open Minds, and an Open Table!

A young member receiving communion.


Everyone is welcome to take communion, regardless of age, faith, and membership status. This is God’s meal, and all people should have access to the grace of God made known to us in Communion. 

Gluten-Free Options

We offer a Gluten-Free Holy Communion option upon request. Just ask when you come up for communion.

Communion Servers

Each Sunday a team of volunteers assist with setting up the communion stations and serving communion during worship. If you're interested in serving in this way, learn more on our Serve page.



We are blessed with ample space for our community to worship together. Not sure where to sit? See the various seating options available below and make yourself at home wherever you feel most comfortable. 

Balcony Seating

Our balcony level is lined with chairs for people who are looking for stadium-type seating and/or easy wheelchair access.

Two members sit in our balcony seating area during worship.

Main Floor Seating

We offer a mix of chair seating and round tables on the main floor. The round tables offer space for kids (and grownups!) to color or have snacks. Behind the round tables is a playroom where kids can hang out with their grownups.

Many of our members sitting in the main floor seating area during worship.

Tiered Section Seating

Our tiered section seating includes chairs on the left side of our worship area (when you’re looking at the main stage). This section also includes a children’s play area.

The congregation sitting in our tiered section seating during worship.
Sunday School students singing during worship.


Children ages 3 (toilet independent) through fourth grade are welcomed in Sunday School. Children must be registered to attend Sunday School for safety and preparation purposes.


Want to check it out before committing to the program year? Sign up for a free preview session, offered monthly. Membership is not required to take part in Sunday School.


Have further questions about what to expect when you come to worship at Shepherd of the Lake? Contact Jonathan Rundman at 952-230-2960 or

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