Our worship services are currently Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM.
 
We welcome all who wish to attend and ask that you follow a few simple guidelines:

1.  Please be respectful of others already in church by maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet from anyone who is not family or a companion (if you rode to church with someone, that is considered a companion).

2. Although wearing masks is not required - wearing a mask is strongly suggested.  If you wish to wear a mask and you do not have one with you, one will be provided.

3.  If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, please do not attend worship until your symptoms are gone, and you are confident you are no longer contagious.

4. If you are not able to attend services, we are live streaming the Sunday morning service on YouTube.  We are also recording the service for viewing at a later date for your convenience. Please use the YouTube icon on this page to take you to our YouTube channel.


May God bless us all.

Ministries

Education

Children and Youth

  • Wednesday Church School: 3:45-5 p.m.
  • Faith Adventures (Confirmation) Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.
  • Summer Day Camp  (watch for dates and times)

Adults

  • Text study Thursdays, 9 a.m. (studying Sunday’s lessons)
  • WELCA Evening Bible Study, 2nd Thursday each month, 6 p.m.

Scholarship Program

  • Scholarships are available to all members of the congregation, young and old alike, who are attending Fortune Lake Camp, college, lay school, or other educational programs.

Outreach

  • Backpacks Program - filling backpacks for local needy school children with food for the weekend!  See pictures on Facebook!
  • Caritas... offers financial assistance with utility bills, gasoline, food and clothing vouchers, and helps navigate the "system" to meet other needs.  Supported by all churches in the local communities, based in Eagle River, WI.

Care Ministries

  • Prayer shawls
  • Avanti (nursing home) worship
  • Avanti bingo
  • Home visitation
  • Christmas Caroling
  • Care packages for service men & Women
  • Mats for the Homeless

Worship and Music

  • Altar Guild
  • Assisting ministers, ushers, readers
  • Choir
  • Fellowship following worship, brunch 2nd Sunday every month
  • Counting
  • Lenten Prayer around the Cross Wednesday evenings during Lent, 5:30 p.m. soup supper, 6:30 service

Small Groups

  • Men’s Fellowship
  • WELCA (Women of the ELCA) 
  • Text study
  • Prayer Chain

Health and Wellness

  • Flu Clinic: Annually in the fall, usually October
  • Blood Drives: Four per year (Feb, May, Aug, and Nov)
  • Home Visits: Scheduled on an as needed basis.

Special Events

  • 4th of July Popcorn Fest – free popcorn giveaway during 4th of July fireworks
  • Summer Social/Picnic – held the first or second Saturday after the 4th of July, featuring lunch and homemade pies
  • Christmas caroling
  • Lenten Soup suppers
  • Octoberfest - First Sunday in October
  • Brett & Frisk Concert - Last Sunday in August

Missions We Support
  • Sight for the Children (sponsoring a medical missionary to Zambia and Namibia)
  • World Hunger
  • Fortune Lake Bible Camp
  • Synod Endowment Fund
  • Local food pantries
  • ELCA Disaster Relief
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Seasons of Life Hospice House
  • Tri-County Domestic Violence Program
  • Vital Links (sponsoring a ministry to Viet Nam)
  • Gospel House (sponsoring children at an orphanage in Viet Nam)
  • NATH (Frederick House)... homeless shelter in Rhinelander
  • Other local organizations serving the community.

 

News

Pastor Office Hours

Wednesdays - 9 AM to 12 noon

Thursdays - 9 AM to 12 noon

Fridays - 9 AM to 12 noon

Calendars

If you are looking for a calendar of events at Shepherd, please go into the latest newsletter, you will find two months' worth of calendars in each newsletter ...the current month and the upcoming month!  You will also find all kinds of information regarding upcoming events within the newsletter.  Enjoy....

Return to Worship Services

We are pleased to announce that we have resumed in-person worship services on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.  All precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of the Covid virus.

Daily Golden Verse

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is assurance of [things] hoped for, a conviction of things not seen.

Mission Statement

Empowered by the Holy Spirit and rooted in the Good News of Jesus Christ, we are a loving community that follows Jesus and seeks to hear the Word of God and practice it in our daily lives.