Children’s Ministry News

We are just a month away from heading back to school, beginning fall schedules, and rebooting all of our ministry programs here at Shepherd of the Hills. I am getting very excited for seeing everyone back together again on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Here is a quick preview and some important dates as we […]

Tapestry Ministries Update

Dear Beloved People of SOTH, It has been our joy and our pleasure to partner with you over these last three years. The Spirit has led us to vibrant and lovely ministries which allow us build bridges AND cross them in our own faith community, in our neighborhood, and in our larger church body. We […]

Living with Pride Everyday

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made! Psalm 139 June is a special month in the LGBTQ community. In the United States and in many other countries around the world, it is the month dedicated to being public and proud of who we are. There are parades, festivals, celebrations, and parties all […]

We Have Reached the End

I’m sure I have said this every year, but I cannot believe we are at the end of the school year already. This year has gone by so quickly and I am so grateful for so many wonderful things that have happened this year. I want to begin by giving thanks to God for the […]

God’s Creation

Ah, spring time! The changing of the seasons is always one of my most favorite times of the year. There is always a different kind of excitement as the seasons change. Whether it’s the colors of fall or the warmth and new growth of spring, we are overcome with the beauty of the Creation and […]

Reclaiming Our Story

“I have crossed the horizon to find you. I know your name. They have stolen the heart from inside you. But this does not define you. This is not who you are. You know who you are” As some, or perhaps many, of you may know, my mother was hospitalized in the middle of December. […]

Discerning the Call

As you may know, last year was not an easy year for me in my professional life. Being denied an internship because of who God created me to be was a knife to my heart and, honestly, there were times where I wanted to give this all up: drop out of Seminary, leave the Church, and […]

Christmas Time is Here

Advent and Christmas really is my most favorite time of the year. I love watching the snow fall. I love drinking hot cocoa by a decorated tree with soft music on. I love the worship at churchand the excitement that builds over the course of the month of December. I love everything about this time […]

Our Lutheran Identity and the Reformation

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis to the Cathedral door in Wittenburg, Germany. 500 years later, we celebrate this immense and bold act to reform the Church and grow together in our relationship with God and with each other. Some of you may be familiar with the history of the Lutheran […]

Faith and Daily Life

Happy New School Year! The other day I was thinking to myself that I should set some New Year’s Resolutions for my upcoming school year and then I both laughed at myself at the thought of that and was also flabbergasted that it’s time to start thinking about going back to school again. We claim […]