Events & Newsletters


    APRIL 2-9

    Join us for the celebration of Holy Week at Shepherd!

    Palm Sunday

    8 & 10:45am | Sanctuary

    Maundy Thursday

    7pm | Sanctuary

    Good Friday

    Tre-Ore | 12-3pm | Sanctuary

    Tenebrae | 7pm | Sanctuary

    Resurrection Sunday

    Easter Sunrise Service | 6:30am | Sanctuary

    Easter Worship Services | 8 & 10:45am

  • Lenten Wednesday Worship

    March 22, 29 | 6:30pm



    Our Lent services are on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Stay for treats and drinks after the service and enjoy some Shepherd family time!

    The theme for our Lenten Season is: From Darkness to Dawn. Each message in the Wednesday series focuses on a Biblical character who was spiritually “in the dark.” Some remained in darkness. Others came to see The Light. Come hear their stories during this special season and prepare for the Resurrection of The Light!

  • Divine Call to Pastor Zillinger

    Divine Call to Pastor Zillinger Please keep Pastor Zillinger and his family in your prayers as they deliberate his Call to be Lead Pastor of Messiah Lutheran, Hays, KS. Any encouragement, wisdom, or comments are relished as Pastor Z seeks discernment in this process. (

  • Lent Food Drive

    Return Items by This Sunday, MarCH 26

    We will be collecting non-perishable food supplies and King Soopers gift cards for the Salvation Army Lent food drive. Please have your donations to the church by this Sunday, March 26. Thank you so much for your continued support!

    Needed items:

    • Canned soup (any)
    • Canned tuna or chicken
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Pasta/Rice sides
    • Macaroni and cheese
    • A few Easter baskets filled with goodies
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned vegetables
    • Canned fruit
    • Oatmeal
    • Powdered milk
    • Egg decorating kits
  • ELC Art Show

    March 26

    The Early Learning Center presents their 5th Annual Art Show. All the students of the ELC will have art work displayed in the Great Hall until Sunday, March 26 after church. The congregation is invited to tour the Great Hall and see the beautiful artwork presentation!

  • First Communion Dinner

    Sunday, March 26

    Our 1st Communion Milestone dinner is March 26. Shepherd will honor Addison Barton, Camden Collins, Carmen Luckinbill, Henry Rosel, Shelby Spiers, and their families with a meal, devotion, blessing, and gift. They will receive their 1st Communion on Maundy Thursday. God’s blessings upon these young Christians!



    Shepherd continues to be a blessing to Breakfast with Baby. On March 11, the Sunday School 3rd & 4th graders helped to set up and serve the 95 people from 35 families who attended! We look forward to celebrating the Easter message with attendees on April 8. Assistance in setting up at 7:30 am, serving breakfast, visiting with guests, and helping with shopping is always appreciated! 

  • SHYP Easter Breakfast

    Sunday, April 9

    It's almost time for SHYP's annual Easter Breakfast! Breakfast will be served Easter morning, 7:30-10:30am in the Parish Hall. This event is one of the high school youth group’s major events for funding their mission trips. Reservations are encouraged. Thank you for supporting them!

    Easter Breakfast Reservations

  • "say yes" Ministry fair

    APRIL 16  |  9-10:30AM

    On April 16, from 9-10:30am in the Gym, we will celebrate our volunteers and highlight Shepherd's many ministries and volunteer opportunities. "SAY YES" to refreshments, conversation, visiting booths, and prizes!

  • Vacation Bible School

    June 12-15 | 8:30am-12pm

    At Stellar VBS, kids will discover what it means to shine Jesus' light in everyday life. Our VBS is filled with Bible-learning experiences that kids see, hear, and touch! Kids will explore the galaxy with games, music, space station activities, and more.

    Kids VBS Registration

    We can't make our VBS 'Stellar' without you! We have many ways to help shine Jesus' light to our members and community. Please consider how you can make a difference with our VBS and volunteer today!

    VBS Volunteer Registration

  • Care Packages

    Care packages are being sent by Shepherd around Easter time to our college-age members (approx. 18-23 yrs old). Please send address information to Pastor Zillinger by March 31 ( Thank you for your help in shining Jesus' light to these young adults who are also lights in our dark world.

  • Seeking Teachers-Paid Positions

    We are seeking Early Learning Center teachers and aides to work in our growing Preschool and Toddler programs. These are paid positions. The right candidate will have a heart for children and a collaborative approach to working with other adults on our team. If you are energetic, dependable, and passionate about working with kids, we would love to talk to you! If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact Dir. Kristen Hatton,

  • thrivent choice dollars

    If you are a Thrivent Choice Member with qualifying Choice Dollars, please consider directing them to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Choice Dollars expire March 31, 2023. Thank you!

Missionary Monthly News

Check out the updates from our Missionaries throughout the world. Pray for all missionaries, that the Holy Spirit will open the hearts of the peoples throughout the world to know and hear the love of Jesus and the path to eternal life.  Also pray for the health and safety of all missionaries and their families. To read more about our missionaries, please click here.

Communications and Facilities Requests

Have an event you'd like to have at Shepherd, such as a party, committee meeting, basketball pick-up game, etc.? We now have an easier way to do a Facilities Request: an on-line format! This form is also for events you'd like advertised, such as Dads and Donuts, a Missions Food Drive, the Church Picnic, etc. Using this link helps both you and the Shepherd office cover all avenues of readiness and promotion for a successful event!

Please click HERE to use this form.