New to Shepherd?
Are you a new member, or thinking about becoming a member? Tell us about yourself by signing the guest book, or filling out the new member form, available online.
We offer new member classes, typically held after Sunday worship. Check the calendar or contact the office for details. Pastor Janet is ready to hear what is on your mind and in your heart, and to help nurture your faith.
Suggestions are always welcome! Ideas for worship, music, serving others, reaching out, education, small groups, community events, or anything else on your mind - tell us about it by clicking here for our online suggestion form.
"God is faithful. He has chosen you to share life with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." I Corinthians 1:9
Worship in Faith
At SOTH, we focus on providing a basic Christian foundation for life, which begins
with our children.
Youth is always is welcome as part of our worship service.
There is a coloring table and soft toys in our sanctuary for the little ones.
There is also a nursery for other child care needs.
We also welcome active participation during service:
- sign up if you would like to read the Sunday lessons
- see the Pastor or Assisting Minister if you would like to help with Communion
- recite a petition aloud during prayer intercessions
- share a personal anecdote about "Where have you seen God?" recently
Coffee & Conversation
After worship, stay and participate in lively and educational discussion about various faith topics.
Coffee, tea or juice, and an assortment of delectable treats are always available.
The Pastor and people of SOTH provide basic Christian teachings as a way of life,
nurturing a faith active in love.
Using the Bible, select works of Daniel Erlander and Luther's Small Catechism, we cultivate growing in our daily walk with God together.
We also incorporate other literature and select texts for ongoing study.
Learning Opportunities for All Ages
Christian Education at Shepherd provides the basics of Christian and Lutheran teachings, no matter what age you begin your faith journey.
Baptism is from birth to life.
For Baptism preparation, we use "Let the Children Come" for parents and sponsors.
We believe in cultivating a faith that is active in love and service to God's world.
For Confirmation preparation, we use "Manna and Mercy" for students.
Bible Studies & Cultivating Relationships
For young adults and adult study, we are using several books:
"The Sacred Art of Loving Kindness" study with Pardes Levavot
"Free Indeed" Lent devotions
Other Faith Focused Ministry Opportunities
Connecting with others is easy! Explore our small group opportunities, or start a new small group and invite your friends. We welcome anyone in the community to get involved at Shepherd.
Adult Bible Study - Wednesdays at 11am
Comfort Stitchers - Thursdays at 10am
Men's Bible Study Breakfast - Fridays at 6:30am
Perspectives FAC (Friday Afternoon Club) - every other Friday 5pm
Homeless Shelter Meal Service - First Tuesday of the month at 5pm (October - April)
CIP Thanksgiving Baskets - October thru November
Charity Concerts - check the Home page or weekly e-Bulletin for special concerts
Vacation Bible School - mid-summer program for children's education