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Learn more about Good Samaritan?

Good Samaritan has periodic Newcomer Gatherings for those wishing to explore membership at Good Sam United Methodist Church. If you are interested in becoming a member, please talk to Rev. Stephanie EscherPastorDiane or Kay Turner, Good Samaritan’s Administrative Assistant.

Sign up for events?

When an event is scheduled with a “sign up option” you will find a link to the sign up form in the news article telling you about the event. We also have a website page listing all current options to Volunteer, Contribute, Request & Pledge.

Sign up for the monthly newsletter or the weekly E-News?

You can make your request by submitting a Signup Form or you can contact Kay Turner our Administrative Assistant. Her email is:

Request a Room for a meeting or event?

Please contact Kay Turner our Administrative Assistant. Her email is:

Contact a pastor?

Rev. Stephanie Escher, our Senior Pastor, can be reached by phone at 952-452-9395 or by email at

Pastor Diane Olson, our Visitation Pastor, can be reached by phone at 952-452-9396 or by email at

Make a suggestion?

Good Samaritan is always interested in learning about your ideas and suggestions. Please contact any of our staff to share your ideas. Here is a link to a page with the names and emails for all OUR STAFF.


Good Samaritan has a great staff. If you are interested in volunteering you can ALWAYS contact one of our staff who will be more than glad to help you. Here is a link to a page with the names and emails for all OUR STAFF . Another option for discovering current volunteer needs is to go to our Volunteer, Contribute, Request & Pledge page.

Read Scripture in Sunday morning Worship?


Looking for Lay-Liturgists

  • Are you looking for a way to serve?   
  • Do you have a gift for public speaking?   
  • Do you enjoy reading scripture?
  • Are you theatrically inclined?
  • Do you want to lend your assistance to our worship services?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should consider becoming part of our Lay Liturgy team. Phillip Shoultz is creating this new opportunity to encourage more people to take an active role in the worshiping life of our church and will be developing a training process early in the fall so that we can engage additional voices in worship leadership. For more information, contact Phillip:

Make a donation?

Here is a link to the GIVING page where you can discover some of the options available for your donation. You can even make your donation online. You can also stop by the church or mail a check to the church at 5730 Grove Street, Edina, MN 55436.