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 […]

The Monsters Among Us

This is our pastor’s newsletter article for October 2019. Ancient peoples dreaded the deep.  The darkened abyss gurgled with predatory beasts, fanged creatures to swallow you whole, hungering for more.  Today, those shrieking, mythical denizens still fill us with wonder, if not terror.  In the Bible, the book of Job mentions the leviathan and other […]

The Conundrum of Faith and Love

This is our pastor’s article for the Summer, 2019 edition of our newsletter. Faith The workings of a holy God are contrary to our sinful nature, for He is pure and we are not.  So, don’t let how He chooses to do things surprise you.  Still, we often are.  Reflect on faith, and you will […]

Lutheran Heritage Foundation is visiting on May 12

On May 12, Pr. Rod Benkendorf (former pastor at Frohna, MO) will be our guest preacher.  No longer serving in the area where the Missouri Synod first formed, he is now using his talents to help spread the grace of God farther afield.  In this grace-giving task, the Lutheran Church excels better than any other, […]

The “I AM,” the Flesh-and-Bone God for Us

In many ways, our lives are all about knowing God.  For this to be, we must understand Jesus, God’s Son, as God incarnate, for “no one comes to the Father except through [Him]” (John 14:6).  Still, how can this take place for us creatures born separated from God (Ephesians 2:12)?  The Scriptures of God reveal […]