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

8:45am Sunday School for families with children ages Pre-K to 6th grade!

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



Join in the Gospel of Mark

Bible Study Series 2023-2024 with Pastor Dave

The opening words of the Gospel according to Mark, “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,” are more than a title to the Gospel. They draw the hearer or reader into the entire account, connecting us with the good news itself. Whatever the parable, miracle, teaching, or story from the life and    ministry of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, the good news (literally, the gospel) of Jesus Christ breaks into our lives. (Source: Luther Seminary Enter the Bible). 

Grab some coffee and join in the discussion!

Time: 10:45-11:45 in the Upper Lakeside Room


Epiphany, January 14, 2024

Lent, February 11, 2024

Pentecost,  To be determined


Thank you for participating in Commitment Sunday.  Pastor Mark's message of “Go!” was inspirational!  Thank you also to Good Shepherd youth and their families for the delicious brunch. Thank you also to member Bob 

Thank you for your financial commitment for 2024, supporting God’s transformational  ministry in our congregation, our community and globally.  Thank you also for completing and returning your 2024 Estimate of Giving which helps us plan for ministry in the coming year.  If you have any questions about giving, please contact Christine Whitcomb, Financial Secretary, at the church office 218-525-1922.  




Donations for Safe Haven - 

Sponsored by Ruth Circle 

Safe Haven Shelter provides temporary emergency shelter for anyone who identifies as a survivor of domestic violence. To be safe, survivors may need to leave their home quickly with minimal belongings. 

To help meet their needs, we are collecting "new " clothing ,personal care items and bedding. A bin which is marked Safe Haven , has been placed in the church front entry way 

Donation lists are located by the bin. 



LIVE MUSIC AT GOOD SHEPHERD Free Public Concert Series at LCGS, Sundays at 3 PM   Freewill offering to support local hunger needs through Second Harvest

November 19: “Good Shepherd Musicians and Friends”- presenting a diverse musical experience encompassing vocals, instruments, and a brass quintet


Salvation Army Bell Ringing - December 2nd & 9th (our 24th year)

Are you looking for a way you can do ministry during the holidays? One easy way is ringing bells for the Salvation Army. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd members, families and friends have the opportunity to donate one or two hours of time to assist with this critical work. We will cover two full days of bell ringing at one location: Cub Foods on Central Entrance (inside!). The dates are Saturday, December 2nd and 9th, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (this starts one hour later and ends one hour earlier than past years). Look for the signup poster in November. It will be on an easel in the gathering space. Please fill in your name for one or two one-hour time slots to offer your help for this worthwhile cause.



Christmas Cookies to share!

Again this year, Reaching Out Leadership Team will be collecting cookies for the Visitation team to deliver to LCGS home bound, the CHUM Drop-In

Center, Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers and St. Louis County jail  

Please bring your homemade or bought cookies to the church

office by 9:00 am on Monday, December 11. Please mark the cookie container with "Visitation" to assure proper delivery. Due to food allergies, please

label your cookies if there are nuts, peanut butter or coconut in them.

If you need to bring cookies early, the cookies can be placed in

the downstairs freezer with marked for "Visitation"



 Youth Silent Auction

Our goal is to set up and wrap up the Silent Auction before mid-December - making this a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping for a great cause! All money collected will support our high school youth going to New Orleans next summer for the ELCA Youth Gathering.

Do you have something you are willing to donate? Please drop off all donations to the church office before Thanksgiving. But, we'll start setting up tables as a "preview" as soon as we can!

Thank you so much for your generous support!



Christmas Eve Preparations

We are looking for candles of all shapes and sizes to add to our Christmas Eve Worship   Services. You may drop off candles at the church office at any time between now and Christmas Eve, or bring your own candle with you that day. Candles could be of special meaning and significance for you personally, or they could be extras that you are ready to pass on. Our goal is to light all candles during our Christmas Eve Worship experiences - as the Light of Christ spreads to each and everyone of us. Even if you aren't able to join us for worship that day, we will light your candle in your honor.


Christmas Eve Worship:



Worship times are: 2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 10:00pm

Christmas Day Worship: 9:30AM





Thank you Vision Council!

Cole Peterson                   -President

Lauren Nyenhuis              -Vice President

Jess Kramer                      -Secretary

Dave Larsen                      -Treasurer

Sara Hendrickson

Tim Kreft

Seth Loeffler-Kemp

Karen Pagel Guerndt

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.