Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church

Worship Schedule

Blended Service Saturday 5:00PM, Traditional Sunday 8:30AM, Contemporary 10:30AM. Sunday School 8:30AM & 10:30AM.

Now is the time to register for Sunday's Cool. Stop by the Sunday's Cool table in the hallway to sign your children up or to volunteer.

Welcome to Shepherd of the Lakes

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.

We invite all people to know Jesus by sharing God’s love and telling people about His free gift of grace and forgiveness. Encouraging people to connect with God through lives of prayer, praise, thanksgiving, witness, and service. Experiencing authentic, passionate worship as a community gathered around word and sacrament.

Grow deeper in faith and spiritual maturity through the power of the Holy Spirit by encouraging a personal understanding of the importance and power of the sacraments in our lives. Encourage people to read God’s word, pray daily, and see life as the primary setting for the exercise of their Christian calling in the world. Providing opportunities for faith formation for God’s children of all ages.

Go forward to serve all God’s children by putting our faith into action through the giving of our time, talents, and resources to humbly serve those in need. Demonstrating God’s love and mercy even when it is outside of our comfort zone. Welcoming and connecting with each other and the community to be a place where people find hope and restoration in Jesus.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
Youth Sunday!
Our youth will be helping to lead our worship services on Sunday morning. We will also be selling soups and subs to raise money for our youth group. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations for our local food pantries. Thank you for your support!

Sunday, February 7, 2016 (9:30am)
Join Pastor Ellen in Room 5 to learn about "Revelation"
“Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.” Rev. 2
We will meet each Sunday morning through March 13th. Come and find out more about this interesting and often talked about book.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Ash Wednesday
Please join us for services as we enter the season of lent. Services will be held at Noon and 7:00pm

Saturday, February 13, 2016 (2:30pm)
Senior Shepherds Theater Trip
Performance of “Uncommon Women” at the PM&L Theater in Antioch. Tickets are $15/person. Dinner after the performance at the Fire Pitt Restaurant in Bristol (individual checks). Reservations must be in by January 15th.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (6:00pm)
Lenten suppers begin at Shepherd of the Lakes Church in Luther Hall
The Senior Shepherds and Stitch 'N Tie will provide soup and bread for this supper.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 (2:00pm to 4:00pm)
Contemporary Worship Band - Open Jam Invitation
Have you ever thought it would be fun to play or sing with the Contemporary Worship Band, even if only for an afternoon? Bring whatever talent/gift you have (voice, instrument or even enthusiasm) to church on Saturday February 20th. We will be praising the Lord in music from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. If you would like to prepare before hand, the band will be ready to play the following popular Christian songs:
* Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Chris Tomlin
* Your Grace is Enough by Matt Maher
* Song of Hope by Robbie Seay Band
* Be One by Natalie Grant
* Remind Me Who I Am by Jason Gray
* Let God Arise by Chris Tomlin
If you need the music for these songs or are already comfortable with another song, just let the band know by February 14th so it can be ready. Email your idea to Jeff,
See you there!

Opportunities to Help

You are Needed:
Counters and Financial Secretary

If you are looking for a way to help out at church with minimal time commitment, we are looking for people interested in joining the counting team. Counters are partnered with one other person to count the offerings once a month. This typically takes no more than one hour on a Sunday following the second service. Counting must be done at the church and training will be given to all volunteers.

We are also looking to fill the role of Financial Secretary. The Financial Secretary is responsible for recording the weekly offerings into the church software so that giving statements can be generated regularly. In addition, the Financial Secretary usually coordinates the counters and makes sure that counting supplies are in order. The recording of the weekly gifts can be done either at the church or from home if you are able to connect to the internet. If interested in either of these opportunities, please contact either Phil Lippert (847-651-4368) or Roz Beitzel (847-529-8054).

PADS Ministry Needs.

We have completed 3 months of our PADS season, providing shelter and meals to approximately 769 guests to date. We have 4 months to go in serving the homeless and our funds are very low. This ministry is in need of monetary donations in order to continue providing 3 meals a week to these guests. Please consider making a donation to help this ministry continue to serve the homeless in Lake County. If you have any questions on this, please contact Karen Senase at

Operation Christmas Child
February items of the month.
Musical Instruments (harmonicas, recorders, maracas, noisemakers…anything that makes a joyful noise!)

2016 Vacation Bible School! (VBS)
Save the dates for July 25th through 29th, 2016 9:00am to Noon.