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.

Church is Reopened

Our Sunday Services and Sunday School are back to “normal,” that is, COVID-19 normal.  Our pastor was under quarantine because he was exposed to the virus during his pastorly duties.  However, his quarantine time is now over (also, he earlier tested negative).  His wife has also tested negative. Adult Sunday School will continue with Acts, […]

Church Cancelled for October 11 (with some internet links)

Both Sunday School and the Divine Service are cancelled for October 11. Four of our parishioners are now positive for the Coronavirus. Our pastor was exposed to three of these parishioners during his pastoral duties. However, he went to be tested and the results came back negative. Nevertheless, his test was too close to his […]