Welcome to Shepherd of the Hills!
Please see our Community page for Shepherd of the Hills COVID-19 Update.
Shepherd Sunday Worship by Zoom
Worship with us on Zoom!
Sunday mornings at 9:30 am MST
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Shepherd At Home Worship with Reflection
Special Council Meeting: Tuesday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Community Updates
We continue our fellowship during this time of social separation with the following online activities using Zoom videoconferencing.
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Sunday Worship Service: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Coffee & Conversation: Sunday mornings after worship service.
What's So Amazing About Grace Bible Study: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Men's Bible Study: Friday mornings at 7:00 a.m.
Exodus Experience Book Study: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Perspectives Social Gathering: Friday evenings at 5:00 p.m.
Council Meeting: Tuesday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Please contact Shepherd of the Hills via email (email@example.com) to receive the Online Meeting instructions in order to join in any of these virtual activities.
All Are Welcome to Participate!
Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious? In good times and bad, it has been our practice at Shepherd to turn to the Scriptures for, not answers, but comfort and peace...because in the scriptures we find the story of humanity's experience with our shared Creator.
The Psalms are a beautiful place to "find" our shared humanity. In them, we hear words of lament which call out the brokenness of the world and cry out for God's healing. In them, we hear the promise of God's never-ending love. This morning as I considered the brokenness of our world, I turned to Psalm 103...not for a "timeline" of when God will act, but for the assurance that God is ever loving and faithful to God's Creation. "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love." These words were written by someone experiencing something profound, then relying on their own lived experience of God's presence to carry them through the moment.
We invite you to share a scripture (or other hopeful/helpful writing) that is carrying you through this time. If you're unfamiliar with scripture, don't worry. Just Google "scripture" with a word that describes your current emotion, e.g., "scripture fear". You'll be surprised by what pops up.
If you're uncomfortable with gender specific pronouns and names for God, don't worry about it. We don't. At Shepherd, we know "God" as LOVE, regardless of how we believe or express ourselves.
In deconstructing the barriers that language creates, we open ourselves to better understand that we are all connected through our shared humanity. I would love to hear about you and how you're feeling. Please connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And know that I am not "just" the Pastor for the people of Shepherd of the Hills. I am a Pastor for our community and would love to walk with you through this time if you don't have a pastor or spiritual leader to walk with you. No strings attached. Your thoughts and feelings are safe with me.
God's Loving Peace be with you,
Pastor Janet Kettering
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We welcome you with loving hearts. We are a respite from the chaos and "stuff" of the world. We find comfort in God's Word and healing in prayer. We grow in faith together and find strength in service to others. Join us at the table to receive God's sacrament where the only prerequisites are an open heart and an open hand.
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