New Year’s Eve Service

Our annual New Year’s Eve Service is on Friday, December 31 at 5:00 PM. This will be a time to reflect on the past year and lean forward into the new.

Shepherd of the Hills Online Services

If you are unable to participate in one of our services in person, we are recording our services and posting them here.  Please subscribe, so you don’t miss any of our services.  May the service be edifying, as we also wish for your safe return to worship with us in person.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Our annual Thanksgiving Eve Service is Wednesday, November 24th at 7:00 PM–a time to reflect on the blessings in our lives.   Besides thanksgiving hymns and prayers, we will also learn from Jesus healing a man and how his response and attitude are helpful for us, centuries later.

Certainty Amid our Uncertainties

  Here is our pastor’s article for our church newsletter for November 2021. Rich, poor, man or woman, major and minor setbacks befall each and all. How can they not, since we are crestfallen creatures living in a sin-corrupted world? Whenever these certitudes come, events force us to pick up the pieces and start afresh. […]

Eyes and Ears, Old and New

“Whatever we ask of you, teacher, we want you to do” (Mark 10:35). So, Jesus must again reorient His twelve toward a kingdom opened by His suffering, which He described as drinking from a cup (Matthew 20:22). In God’s kingdom, greatness comes in lowliness, where God gives His grace to the humble. Almost every Apostle […]

Funeral for Betty Krause

Betty’s funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2021, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Kimberling City, Missouri. A graveside service will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery in Lampe, Missouri. Her obituary: Betty Jane Krause, 90 Betty passed peacefully August 23, 2021, at Point Lookout Nursing Home & Rehab Center […]

Lest the Darkness Define Us

Imperfect copies of imperfect copies are we. The fall into sin introduced not only death but also physical decay and disease. Every Sunday, we admit as much in our Confession of Sin, “We are by nature sinful” (LSB 151, 167). All this means we are in a death spiral. Like “sin entered the world through […]

Holy Week Services

As we remember the way our Lord took for our salvation, we do so with three services this week: Maundy Thursday, April 1: 7:00 PM, which is a Divine Service with a spoken liturgy. In this service, we will use parts from the oldest liturgies in the Church, including the liturgy of St. James (the […]

God is Calling You to Return

“Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents over disaster” (Joel 2:13). God’s invitation and promise finds its fullness in Jesus Christ, who personified and accomplishes all that God declares. Follow different events during the Pasion, specifically focusing on the […]

Down, Down, Going Down!

  This is our pastor’s newsletter article for our March 2021 newsletter.   The news media are sometimes remiss, passing on little positive information. Why crisis, alarm, and panic provoke us to tune in because we need to be aware of risks around us. Over time, however, we become anxious and worried, much greater than […]