Some Solid Worship Resources during the Pandemic

One of our elders has a son who is serving as a pastor in Lincoln, Nebraska. His congregation records their services (which are the services without the people because of the COVID-19 pandemic). Click here to go to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s website. Also, in February, I went to Texas to visit some relatives and […]

A Prayer in These Times of Pandemic

Prayer of the Church Heavenly Father, standing on the threshold of days and weeks unknown, we remember all Your benefits in times and ages past. In Your providence, You provided us with all the needs of body and life, with food and drink and house and home. Your bountiful hand still enriches us with the […]

Palm Sunday Service Link

Since we don’t have video capability at Shepherd of the Hills, here’s a link from a seminary friend, Pr. Chris Tiews, for his on-line Palm-Sunday Service.

John 11:17-27, 38-53: The God Who Cries at Funerals

Though uncommon to our ears, in times past, the Church delighted in describing Jesus as a “lover.”  Today, we might find this as odd, perhaps perverted, as word meanings shift and change, and “lover” now refers to one’s sexual partner.  Ah, but the word “lover” can contain so much more! The root for “lover” is […]

Useful Information

Here are links, which you may find useful during this time of necessary isolation. In this video, Pr. Wolfmueller explains how our understanding of the Faith. He recognizes the sadness of not being able to gather as God’s people yet confesses how we still are comforted by the going forth of the Word. Since we […]

The Christian, COVID, and our Medical Authorities

Honor the physician for his services, according to your need of him. For the Lord created him, whose gift of healing comes from the Most High, and whom the king will reward. The physician’s skill will distinguish him, and, in the presence of the great, he will be admired. The Lord created medicines from the […]

Lent 4A: John 9: Why?

The disciples approach Jesus with an age-old question, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, for him to be born blind?” (John 9:2).  My mother lived this view of the world with me.  Say something terrible happened to me.  At the ready, her words came dripping out with this wisdom, “God’s punishing you!” How […]

Public Church Activities Cancelled

Because of the required measures to help ensure public safety and our national well-being, all public activities at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran are now cancelled. We will post updates as the situation changes.

Genesis 3:1-15: The Promised Sin-Crusher

In His image, God created the first man and woman, giving them a beautiful, tranquil home, providing for their every need.  Neither destitute nor dispossessed, they are happy, safe, and secure—though God did prohibit one activity.  “In the day [you eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil], you will die” (Genesis […]

New Year’s Eve Service

Our New Year’s Eve Service is on December 31 at 5:00 PM. Not only will we remember the past in thankfulness, but we’ll also look forward to what awaits. We’ll explore the themes in Psalm 90 and Luke 12, where Jesus reveals He will gird himself to serve, invite His own to sit down at […]