Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church

Our mission is to invite all people to know Jesus, grow through the power of the Holy Spirit,
and go forward to serve all God's children.

Welcome to Shepherd of the Lakes

Worship Schedule


8:30am - Traditional Service.
This familiar Sunday morning service includes gospel readings, traditional hymns and communion.

10:30am - Contemporary Service.
Similar in content to the traditional service but with a live band that encourages congregational singing of songs commonly heard on contemporary Christian radio.

Saturday Evening

5:00pm - Blended Service
Elements of both traditional and contemporary services.

Holy Week

Sunday April 9th - Palm Sunday
Regular service schedule 8:30am and 10:30am
Palm Sunday, also known as Sunday of the Passion. We begin by celebrating Jesus' triumphant arrival in Jerusalem for the Jewish Festival of Passover. Crowds have lined the street waving palm branches and exalting "Hosanna" to welcome him. We end by hearing the entire Passion of the Lord (according to Luke) and cries of "Crucify Him".

Thursday April 13th - Maundy Thursday
Services at Noon and 7:00pm
We remember the betrayal of Jesus by one of his disciples but more importantly the institution of the Lord's Supper. Using elements of the Passover meal, Jesus gives us the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the sacrament of himself. So all may participate, we will wash hands, being reminded that "these hands once stained by sin are washed clean in the blood of Jesus and strengthened to serve" as Jesus commands us to love one another.

Friday April 14th - Good Friday
Services at Noon and 7:00pm
This day is remembered as the day Jesus died for us on the cross. We will be using a Taize Worship style which uses meditative singing and periods of silence to help all achieve a contemplative state.

Saturday April 15th - Saturday Seder
Service at 5:00pm
This service will incorporate some elements of the Vigil service, ending with Holy Communion. Reservations are required for this intimate service.

Sunday April 16th - Easter Sunday

Regular service schedule 8:30am and 10:30am
RESURRECTION! CHIRIST IS RISEN! Holy Communion will be distributed at both services.

Season of Lent

Lenten Services and Dinners
Service times Noon and 6:00pm
Every Wednesday during the season of Lent, we will have two service options for you. The first will be at noon and the second will be at 6:00 pm and begin in Luther Hall with a dinner. You can volunteer to bring in a dish to pass for our dinners by signing up on the clipboard found in Holy Grounds.

Sunday School

Every Sunday from 9:15am to 10:15am we hold Sunday School for ages 3 to 6th Grade.
Click on the Sunday's Cool image or click on the Ministries link at the top of the screen for more information.

Our Newsletter

Flocking to Shepherd is our email contact that is sent to all of our church members

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Amy can be reached at (847) 223-4111 or email her at

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