At Shepherd of the Hills we believe, teach and confess that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, and that through faith in Him we receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life and salvation. Being "Lutheran", our congregations accept and teach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teachings of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Word alone.
Salvation is the free gift of God's grace for Christ's sake alone.
Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers.
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ.
Come Worship With Us!
When we worship with other Christians, receive the Lord's Supper and pray, we come close to God through His Son, Jesus Christ, and find forgiveness and new hope for living each day. At Shepherd of the Hills we believe in God's plan of eternal salvation through faith in the dying and rising of God's Son Jesus Christ and join together in worship to celebrate the Good News.Shepherd of the Hills offers a Traditional service each Sunday morning. Our services are welcoming, practical, and serve as a powerful witness to God's love and forgiveness.
Growing Spiritually Through The Word
We also encourage spiritual development and Christian living and offer a variety of classes and groups that apply the Bible's truths to individuals' lives and help people understand what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century.
Bible Studies present an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding of God's Word, to explore today's challenging issues, and to experience the support and encouragement of other Christians. We invite you to join one or more of our classes today!
In Christ's Service,
Pastor Mark Darnstaedt
Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for children. Advance tickets can be purchased at the church for a $1 discount. Menu includes deep fried sausage, potato salad, sauerkraut and more.
The Life Book contains a short recap of the Old Testament, the entire Gospel of John, scriptural answers to issues teens face, and an opportunity to trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It's a great way to spread the word of Christ to friends and classmates struggling with their faith. The Life Book was provided by The Gideons International. Our youth have joined the movement in spreading God's word. If you have a teenage child and would like to have them participate, please see Glenn. The books are free and there is no obligation.
Want to get away for a weekend? Want to spend some time outdoors? Want to grow closer to God while doing it?
We want to offer a weekend for guys to get together and talk about faith, spend some time outdoors doing activities guys love, and get to know some new people. Come join us on March 28 - 30, for a weekend of faith, fun, and fellowship. The retreat is held at beautiful Lakeview Villages, between Seymour and Columbus, IN. It is located a few miles from the Hoosier National Forest and only 10 miles from I-65.
Shepherd of the Hills Preschool is happy to announce that we have opened registration for the 2014-2015 school year. Please click on the Preschool tab above for complete details about our school and staff.
Click the handy link to be redirected to the electronic registration form. http://www.sothluth.org/message.php?topicID=33456
We hope to see you next year!!!
I will be adding updates on Greg's condition on the CaringBridge site. Please feel free to share this information with those interested. A CaringBridge site was created to share health news and receive support. Visit and keep up to date. Please leave a message in the guestbook and we thank you for all of your support.
It's not too early to start thinking about this years Vaction Bible Study (VBS) program. We will need many volunteers to fill various fun roles. Click the link below for more information about the program. Check back soon for a date and time.
God's blessings to All!!!