Shepherd Welcomes Everyone

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church was established in 1972 as a member congregation of the Rocky Mountain Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


At Shepherd of the Hills, we believe that we are saved by grace through faith, and that this is not from ourselves, but is the gift of God.  We welcome everyone with open hearts:  Seekers, doubters, the unbelieving, and those grounded in faith; baptized and unbaptized; male, female; LGBT+ or straight; young, old and everything in between. We're interested in knowing your authentic self, not what you've been taught to believe the world wants to see.


Being whole means knowing WHO and WHOSE you are.  At Shepherd, we think the world is longing to know and be known.  This begins with understanding that, wherever our journey has taken us, and regardless of what the world tells us, we are all God's children:  Created. Claimed. Loved.  We believe that even more than a way of "believing", we're called to a way of "being".  That way of being is the way of love and nurture of Creation and the world around us. 


Our ministry of Nourishing Spirits · Nourishing Bodies is focused on providing a safe place to build healthy relationships that will bring wholeness to our world. At Shepherd, we encourage and cultivate honest and open engagement in spiritual conversation with friends and strangers, with our community, and with our Creator God through the sharing of our stories.


We celebrate God's ongoing gifts of life and grace each Sunday through prayer, music, the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion), and the study of Scripture and its relevance in our everyday lives. At Shepherd you will be welcomed with open hearts and your spiritual gifts will be noticed, valued, and nurtured. Children are important to our life together and are included in worship and communion. Our celebration of God's gifts continues as we leave worship to carry its healing power into the world. When we care for and serve the commuity around us, our faith becomes more than words.  It grows into a lived faith, active in love.


All are truly welcome in this place and at the table of our Lord's Supper (Holy Communion). This is not Shepherd's table or, even, a Lutheran table and the meal is that of our Lord.  All who long to experience God's Good News in the presence of this meal are welcome.  This meal is prepared for you.  It's  prepared in love.  Please come.

Our Mission

Marked by the cross of Christ forever, we

Gather in love

Grow in faith

Share God's love and grace

We are empowered to boldly proclaim and witness God's word. Lives are transformed through small group ministry.

Dedicated to the Service of God and Man

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

"May those who worship and serve here be faithful to the example of Jesus Christ that they may experience life more abundantly."


Our Community

We serve the greater North East Boulder and Gunbarrel community as well as Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Niwot, and South Longmont. 


We also share our facility with Pardes Levavot, a Jewish Renewal Congregation.


We're grateful for the community organizations that find our facility a safe place to Nourish Spirits and Nourish Bodies:

  • Joshua School
  • Scouts of America
  • Community Infant Program of Boulder County
  • Ulman 4K Fund for Cancer
  • Aria Singers
  • Weight Watchers (currently only on Zoom)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • A variety of men's, women's and youth sports


Shepherd is available to community groups and for private events, classes, weddings and funerals. Please contact the church office at 303.530.4422 to inquire about facility use.

Visit our Community page for more information about community groups active at Shepherd.



Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church celebrates the installation of Pastor Janet Kettering. 


Read more from Bishop Jim Gonia about our ecumenical/interfaith installation service on eConnection

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