OUR CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 RESPONSE:
My Siblings in Christ,
We have never been here before.
There is much that is still in the air, but we rather focus on what we do know.
During this unprecedented times we turn to three important promises from holy scriptures full of wisdom.,
Firstly, Jesus said, "I am Immanuel," which means God with us. God is with us right now, in this moment.
Secondly, prior to Jesus ascending to heaven, and departing from his disciples, he said, "Do not fear for I will be with you until the end," meaning that Christ will be with us whenever the end does arrive.
Lastly, remember in the book of Romans says, "there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God."
In other words, God is with us now, until the end and for all eternity. May we never forget that. We are together in this. Whatever is coming we will face it together. Perhaps from this season comes another version of humanity, one that is more aware of all creation, one that is renewed, refreshed and more open to all human beings.
SUNDAY 10AM WORSHIP MOVING TO ONLINE ONLY STARTING MARCH 22ND.
Join us by clicking on your preferred social media live streaming outlet.
Youtube Live, Facebook Live, Instagram Live
Dear Siblings in Christ!
Sunday morning is coming!
Do not go to the church building in Whitter.
Instead open up your laptop, your phone, your tablet, or desktop.
Grab some coffee, in your pajamas and participate in worship.
Liturgy is attached, please follow along.
Worship is a time to gather as the church, as the people of God, to be reminded of our spiritual closeness.
Join your home congregation on Sunday morning - comment on the video, make yourself known, send prayer requests, share testimonies, participate in asking questions, engage each other and connect with one another. This is the reason why we gather.
Gather with the church on Sunday at 10:00am, the links are below.
Youtube, Facebook or Instagram, your choice!
Hope to see you there!
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WHO ARE WE?
Is this church part of a denomination?
Yes. We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Part of the Pacifica Synod.
Is everyone Lutheran at Shepherd of the Hills?
Nope. In fact, many of our people come different traditions such as the United Church of Christ, Roman Catholic Church, United Methodist, Presbyterian, American Baptist and many other traditions. Read about our pastor, it should give you a better feel about our diversity.
What are your Sunday Services like?
We follow the ancient liturgy of the church (readings from scripture, sermon, prayers, chanting, weekly eucharist and benediction. We also sing ancient hymns of the church and our choir sings as well. In many ways we carry on ancient tradition, but we also seek innovation. In fact, we in the midst of some creative and unifying times with our partners in ministry, Crave Life Faith Community www.craveunity.com and Thai Shepherd. Two other ELCA congregations that gather with us on the First Sunday of each month known as "Together is Better."