We believe that one of the ways to become More Like Jesus is to serve. We also believe that one of the ways to grow deeper in your relationship with others involves not only serving others, but serving others together.

Below you will find several ways that you can get involved in serving opportunities. If you don't find a specific area that you feel gifted to serve in, let us know and we will do our best to connect you.

Opportunities to Serve


Family of God (FOG)

Family of God in Christ Ministries, INC. (FOG), is an LC-MS church located in southwest Detroit that serves their community by serving evening meals and providing Bible study Sunday through Friday.  Our Shepherd Lutheran Church serves Family of God by providing hot and nutritious meals to 100 – 120 individuals once every month.  To execute this once a month meal ministry requires volunteers to purchase the food, prepare the meal at Our Shepherd, and transport the food for serving at Family of God. 

For more information contact Terry Hynes 248-631-8369 or .


Funeral Luncheons

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church offers a unique meal ministry that offers fellowship meals following funeral services.  Assisting with the Funeral Luncheon Ministry might include providing a dish to pass at the post-service fellowship meal or assisting with set-up, serving, and/or clean-up.  Assisting with set-up, serving, and/or clean-up is primarily a daytime activity; however, side dishes may often be made in advance delivered to the church kitchen the day before the meal.

For more information contact Joan Darge at 248-561-3572 or .


South Oakland Shelter 


For more information contact Brant Hall at 248-808-3404 or .




 For more information contact Gretchen Swanson at 248-623-7516 or .


Mexicali Mission Trip

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church hosts a mission trip to Mexicali, Mexico, during Spring Break each year.  A group of youth and adults, typically 35 – 40 individuals, meet for several weeks late winter and early spring to plan Vacation Bible School and Servant Events for churches and ministries in and around Mexicali, Mexico. 

For more information contact Dave Priskorn at 248-705-7874 or .



 Contact Mike Earl at 248-288-4155 or


Sunday Morning Coffee Hour

 For more information contact Tom Bailey at 248-796-8568 or


Parent Work Session

Contact Scott Kamm.


Altar Circle

 For more information contact Val Wolgast at 248-953-4308 or


Carol’s Cupboard Food Bank

 Contact Mike Earl at 248-288-4155 or


Garden Club

 For more information contact Joan Darge at 248-561-3572 or


Ensenada Mission Trip

For more information contact Andy Peitsch at 248-541-1131 or .


Counting Team

For more information contact Phil Smith at 248-546-5149 or .


Bus Ministry

For more information contact Brant Hall at 248-808-3404 or .


The Giving Tree


 Under Construction:  Details to follow



Christmas Baskets



Thanksgiving Baskets




Easter Baskets



Kids Against Hunger Coalition