Church Cancelled for Sunday, March 1st

All church activities for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 1st are cancelled. With the below-freezing temperatures and projected snow, possible flurries, and forecasted freezing rain up to the time our Divine Service, church cancellation was the prudent choice.  Please stay indoors until the roads are again safe for travel.… [more]

Church Cancelled for Sunday, March 1st Church Cancelled for Sunday, March 1st

1 Corinthians, Lesson 11: Celibacy—More Than What You Think

Like last week, we still find ourselves within a flow of thought taking place within a chiasm: A  7:1-16  Sex relating to those who are or have been married .       B  7:17-24  Being content in your callings A’ 7:25-40  Sex relating to those not now married This week, we look at remaining in celibacy, or marriage, based on the situation… [more]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 11: Celibacy—More Than What You Think 1 Corinthians, Lesson 11: Celibacy—More Than What You Think

Isaiah 48:17-22: Flee!

Last week, on Ash Wednesday, we heard God call Himself “your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” And that’s where our Old-Testament reading for today begins: “The Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” But then God gets wistful and reminisces. We hear Him speak some of the saddest words in any language: “You might have had” but… [more]

Isaiah 48:17-22: Flee! Isaiah 48:17-22: Flee!

How We Got the Old Testament

This is our pastor's newsletter article for our March 2015 edition of our newsletter.  In it, he leaves much out to keep the article a usable length.  So, the article is not "bullet proof," but it does, on the main, cover why the Old Testament contains the books that it does. ---------- In this article, we’ll explore how we got the Old… [more]

How We Got the Old Testament How We Got the Old Testament

Genesis 3:1-21, Matthew 4:1-11: Jesus Succeeds where Adam Failed

Can you believe it? The serpent attacks, not through brute force, but through words. And Adam just stands there. He doesn’t say or do anything. He just stands there next to Eve as the serpent twists the truth. Did you catch that in our Old-Testament reading? After Eve tasted the forbidden fruit, she gave some to her husband “who was with her”… [more]

Genesis 3:1-21, Matthew 4:1-11: Jesus Succeeds where Adam Failed Genesis 3:1-21, Matthew 4:1-11: Jesus Succeeds where Adam Failed