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 […]

COVID, the Vaccine, and Shepherd of the Hills

At last, the COVID-19 vaccines are here! For us now, this only includes the Pfizer- and Moderna-produced vaccines. Missouri is prioritizing our vaccinations based on someone’s assessed health risk. To do this, our state is grouping its citizens into four categories, with people receiving their inoculations during four distinct phases. Included in Phase 1B, Tier […]

Funeral and Memorial Service for Roger L. Getz

Roger L. Getz’s funeral and memorial service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Kimberling City, MO. Roger, of Branson West, MO, was born October 2, 1949, the son of Gerald and Della (nee Bailey) Getz. Though born in Bonne Terre, MO, he […]

New Year’s Eve Service

Our Annual New Year’s Eve Service is at 5:00 PM on December 31. We will be pondering the past year while also looking ahead to what awaits. Jesus Christ, through Apostle Paul’s words from Romans 8, will be the focus of our Service.

Midweek Advent Services for 2020

“Ancient Echoes from the Mouth of Isaiah” is the 2020 theme for our Midweek Advent Services. Services are on Wednesday, at 1:00 PM. In each, we will explore an ancient prophecy foretelling of the Christ-child. If the Old Testament sometimes seems cryptic for you, this series is for you!

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Our annual Thanksgiving Eve Service is at 6:00 PM, on Wednesday (yes, Thanksgiving Eve). Even in 2020, the year of COVID, we still have much for which to be thankful. Though, following health protocols, we ask those who come to sit six feet from other worshipers.