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


Churchwide Neighborhood Clean Up on Sunday, May 19

Join us for the annual neighborhood clean-up! Meet at church  at 9:30am in the Sanctuary for a short worship and sending! Do NOT wear your Sunday best, but clothes for cleaning and the outside weather! We have tasks for all abilities, and some tasks inside the church to be done.

This is a special day to reach beyond our walls and help our community!



Please join us on May 26th to welcome Pastor Lisa Flinn-Buchanan as she presides over her first worship service with us and begins her interim pastoral call with us. There will be time after the service to meet Pr. Lisa in the Gathering Space


2024 Vision Council! Seth Loeffler-Kemp is our President, Lauren Nyenhuis is our Vice-President, Jess Kramer is the secretary, Dave Larsen is our Treasurer. The other VC members are: Missy Bergman, Cole Peterson, Cindy Venberg, Janean Tucker, and   Karen Pagel Guerndt. Please continue to pray for these leaders who help guide our Mission and Vision here at LCGS! If you have concerns or questions, these are your representatives!

“Interim Period.” This time can last about a year as we dive deep in what our congregation will be looking for in our pastoral call process. This is a time for us to meaningfully and thoughtfully access our values, strengths and how we look to move forward next as a congregation

The VC will keep us updated on how LCGS will work with the NE Minnesota Synod through our transition.  Please keep the Vision Council, Pastor Lisa, and this process in your prayers.



We are going to New Orleans for the 2024

National Youth Gathering!!!


The ELCA Youth Gathering is back, and we have a great group going! 12 high school students, plus adult leaders! are Families have made the Initial nonrefundable deposits, but I would love to have this Church rally and support them financially in big, big ways.

Thank you so much for your generous support!

- Adam, Ava, Calvin, Elijah, Ella, Jackson, Josh, Kellen, Krish, Luisa, Olivia, and Wren AND adults: Katie, Christine, Ann, and Brian

you can make a direct donation to this group here on the website, clicking on the "Give Now" button at the top! You can select "ELCA Ntl Youth Gathering" on the dropdown fund!   

We would really appreciate your generous support at this time. This isn't just a fun trip (although I'm sure we'll have lots of fun!) it's a powerful faith experience that will impact these 12 high school students for the rest of their lives. Thank you so much for your generous support!



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: May 19, June 16


Your old cell phone could save a life!

Safe Haven Shelter needs old cell phones and cords. Your old cell phones and charging cords are recycled then given to those experiencing violence so they can contact 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.  Safe Haven provides safety, space to heal, advocacy, and empowerment for women, children, and all survivors of domestic violence. DONATE TODAY Place your phone in the designated box in the Gathering space. Ruth Circle is collecting phones till the end of June. There will be instructions on how to clear your phone by the box.

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.