Getting Back to Normality Despite COVID, or at Least, Trying

A couple of weeks ago, a member of our congregation approached me.  In short, she shared with me her assessment of our COVID-19 prevention practices.  Well, I quipped back, “Yeah, coming to church is safer than grocery shopping.”  To this, she agreed.  Next, she said I should send out a message, so others in our […]

Church Services Resume on May 10

After several weeks of quarantine, we will begin holding public worship services and Sunday School on May 10. Though, we still must observe social-distancing policies until we are told otherwise by health authorities. The specifics of how we’ve adapted our worship services will come to you in an e-mail. Also, the pastor will share with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Christmas Eve and Day Services

Our Christmas Eve Service, December 24, will be at 7:00 PM.  It will be a service of carols, matched to the Gospel readings for the Nativity of our Lord. The service will finish with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight. The Christmas Day Service, December 25, will be at 10:00 AM, which will be […]

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”: The O Antiphons, our midweek Advent series

The Advent season rings out with the hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”  The hymn’s origin is not from Scripture but a series of responses, the “O Antiphons,” spoken by pastor and parishioner, which do come from Scripture.  The hymnic version begins singing about Jesus as Emmanuel.  In the original antiphons, the words spoken about […]