Join us for worship in person at 9:30 on Sunday mornings! All are welcome!


Office Hours:

               Mon. - Thur. 9-4:00

               Fri: 8-12pm

DID YOU KNOW: If you subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the notification button, you get a notification as soon as the service starts?  True!

Go to YouTube: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd- Duluth MN or:

Click on this link

Look in the upper right-hand corner.

Click on the Subscribe button.

Then click on the notification button (it looks like a bell!).  

Now you will get notified when the service goes LIVE!





“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -Matt 28:19-20




PLEASE SIGN UP TO USHER! We are hoping to have everyone get a chance to usher during worship! If you haven't ushered at LCGS before, no worries! We will set you up with an usher that knows the ropes! Sign-up HERE



Congratulations Pastor Dave on your retirement!


You are invited to join us in celebrating Pastor Dave for his past 20 years of faithful service, spiritual guidance, compassion, and for sharing his profound knowledge of the Bible through his teaching, preaching, and his leadership. We also thank him for showing us how to live an authentic life through his personal example.


On Sunday, April 28, all are welcome to gather together for:

-        9:30 a.m. Worship

-        11:00 a.m. Catered meal in the Fellowship Hall

-        Followed by a Program to celebrate Pastor Dave


You may wish to share words of thanks to Pastor Dave. Written messages and cards may be mailed to the church office or placed in the Card Basket in the church office or in the Gathering Space. Extra cards will be available if needed.


Please keep cards and words of gratitude separate from gift contributions.


As a congregation, we plan to purchase a special gift for Pastor Dave. Monetary contributions toward the gift may be made most easily by using the enclosed self-addressed envelope. You may mail it in, deliver it to the church office, or place it in the box labeled “For Pastor Dave” in the Gathering Space.


If you plan to write a check for your contribution, please make checks payable to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (LCGS) and be sure to note “Pastor Dave’s Gift” in the memo line of your check so that your gift doesn’t accidentally get used for the church general fund. Any money collected beyond the price of the gift will be given directly to Pastor Dave.


Pastor Dave Mesner will soon retire and transition from the role of Lead Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd to share his passion and deep knowledge of Scripture with the Benedictine Monastery of Duluth. We will miss him and wish him the very best in his new ministry.


We hope to see you on April 28 as well as each Sunday that you are available to join us in worship at LCGS! God’s Blessings to All!



LCGS Vision Council and Leadership Teams



Day Camp!!

DAY CAMP!! DEADLINE TO REGISTER is May 1st!  Find all sign ups at

we have online Day Camp Registration Forms and information!  Day Camp will be  Monday, June 17 - Thursday, June 20 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Registration is found HERE



Damiano Meal Prep/Serving opportunity! For many years, the LCGS congregation has supported the Community Kitchen at the Damiano Center through the Hunger Team mission focus. Although homelessness and hunger have long been issues in our area, recent challenges to social safety net services have made the needs more dire.

Our serving efforts are broken up into two sessions, a meal preparation session, when food is prepared for that evening's meal and other future meals, and a serving session, where meals are put on trays and served to community kitchen diners. Both sessions are necessary and meaningful. There is nothing keeping someone from working both shifts, if their schedule allows. There will be a break period between the shifts and usually a snack around.  servers must be 16years and older. Sign up by clicking on the date below.

Next dates are: April 21, May 19, June 16




The Annual Meeting of the Congregation was held on

Sunday, February 4th following worship

view the Minutes HERE


Thank you Vision Council!

Seth Loeffler-Kemp           -President

Lauren Nyenhuis              -Vice President

Jess Kramer                      -Secretary

Dave Larsen                      -Treasurer

Melissa Bergman

Cole Peterson

Karen Pagel Guerndt

Janean Tucker

Cyndi Venberg

Pastor Dave Mesner


Vision Council Minutes

Vision Council Mtg. Minutes 2-13-23

Vision Council Minutes for 1-17-23






Mission and Vision 

Vision Council Recommendations HERE

Mission Vision Final Report with links  HERE


We are located in beautiful Duluth, Minnesota, a few blocks up for the great Lake Superior! You are welcome to join us if you live here or are visiting the North Shore!


Land Acknowledgement 

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd's property rests on ceded territory established by the Treaties of 1837, 1854, 1855, and 1866 between the Anishinaabe/Ojibwe Nations and the United States government. This region is the traditional homelands of the Ojibwe, Dakota, Northern Cheyenne, and other Native nations. We humbly acknowledge that we are on traditional Indigenous land. The NE MN Synod of the ELCA is actively building mutual respect based on trust and understanding.

At Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Duluth, MN, we believe that our purpose is to make disciples of all nations by going, teaching and baptizing.  Jesus' Great Commission inspires our Mission Statement:

We are a Community of Christ

experiencing God,

reaching out,

nurturing faith.