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  • ADULT BIBLE STUDY | Shepherdofthehills

    ADULT BIBLE STUDY Shepherd of the Hills Adult Bible Study COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER ​ Adult Bible study will begin on Sunday, September 13th in the Fellowship Hall following service. ​

  • WEEKLY SERVICE | Shepherdofthehills

    JOIN US FOR WORSHIP IN PERSON OR ONLINE Attend an in-person service View Worship Live Sunday Mornings at 9:00 AM | Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 PM Worship Guidelines During Covid-19 Please remember while some of our personal views may differ regarding face coverings or their effectiveness in curbing the spread of the coronavirus, God’s Word instructs us to obey the civil leaders our loving Lord has given us. As we progress through this pandemic, may Christ’s love lead us to exercise love to one another and for one another. As we continue to offer in-person worship services Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings, please take a few minutes to review some temporary changes before planning to visit. Due to the ordinance passed by the city of Duluth on July 13th and the Governor’s Executive Order this week face coverings or masks will be required for worship and public gatherings at church. If you have a health condition and are not able to wear a face covering, you will not be required to wear one. Likewise, children ages 5 and under will not be required to wear one. There will be also face coverings available for you in the entryway if you happen to need one. If you choose not to wear face coverings or masks while attending services, we ask that you worship with us via our YouTube channel. Beginning November 1, 2020 we will be streaming our services live. If you would like to view any previously recorded services, you can find them here. ​ If you would like a pdf version of our current guidelines, you can download the file here. ​

  • WORSHIP | Shepherdofthehills

    CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE WORSHIP TIMES Every Sunday at 9:00 AM Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM CURRENT FACILITY GUIDELINES We’ve put together information to help clarify details as you get ready to come hear the good news of God’s love and truth. Here you will find everything you will need to know about our services for the time being. Also, included is an important link to sign-up and reserve a place for you and your family for worship. With attendance restrictions in place, please select a date, time, and number of people you are bringing with you. Thank you in advance, and we’ll see you soon! PLEASE READ With current Covid-19 service recommendations in place we are open for in person worship on Sundays at 9:00 AM and a repeating service Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. To make sure we are social distancing, we ask that you please sign up in advance if you are planning to attend. Thank you kindly. RESERVE A SEAT WORSHIP F.A.Q

  • SHEPHERDOFTHEHILLS | Shepherdofthehills

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  • WAYS TO SERVE | Shepherdofthehills

    OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE Volunteering at Shepherd of the Hills is wonderful way to live out the love of Jesus as is written in 1 Peter 4:10, “Each one should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in various forms.” Being a part of Shepherd of the Hills means both serving within the walls of our church and being Christ’s ambassadors to the world by reaching out and sharing our time and talents with others. Opportunities to serve and be involved with ministry at Shepherd of the Hills are numerous. Below are areas where you can make a difference and serve your Lord. ​ Anywhere you see this icon means there is an opportunity to serve. PRAYER CHAIN CONTACT: PASTOR DENNEY Help Brothers and Sisters at church by praying for them in difficult times or offer prayers of thanksgiving. I AM INTERESTED CHURCH CLEANERS CONTACT: WILLIAM HUSBY Each week members have volunteered to clean the sanctuary in preparation for future services. If you are interested, click below to sign up. I AM INTERESTED CHURCH CHOIR CONTACTS: KAYTLIN RICHIE Our church has been blessed with many musically talented members. The choir is always looking for singers of all types. I AM INTERESTED SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTACT: KAREN CHIU Sunday school is a wonderful opportunity to teach the children of Shepherd of the Hills God's word. To learn more about how you can help. Click below.. I AM INTERESTED LITTLE LAMBS READER CONTACT: ZACH RICHIE What a great way to support our Little Lambs Preschool. Spend an hour or two reading books to these little ones. I AM INTERESTED CAMPUS MINISTRY CONTACT: VICKI PASSOW Each week during school semesters we like to provide meals for the students. If you are willing to help out or would like more information, please click below I AM INTERESTED

  • PRIVACY POLICY | Shepherdofthehills

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  • ABOUT US | Shepherdofthehills

    GLORIFY | GROW | GO Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church has a long, proud history of serving the community of Duluth. Through the dedication of our leadership, pastors and volunteers, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. We are open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds, and strive to lead all who worship with us towards a deeper love for God. OUR BELIEFS ABOUT GOD ABOUT GOD THE FATHER Shepherd of the Hills is a Lutheran Church. This means first and foremost, that our church conforms to the teaching of the Bible. Because Jesus pointed to the Bible as the authority of those who follow him, the things we list below are what we believe as a Christian church hold onto as truth. No matter if you are new to Christianity, haven’t been to church for a while, still learning about the Bible, or a life-long Christian you are welcome at Shepherd of the Hills. God is the creator and ruler of all things. He has existed from eternity. Though there is only one God, he is three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three persons are equal in power, authority, and majesty. ​ Genesis 1:1-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14 God the Father's special work was to create the universe in which we live. He made us along with every creature, gave us our bodies and souls, as well as our gifts and abilities. He still daily preserves us by richly and daily providing all that we need for our bodies and lives. Genesis 1:1-2:3 ;Psalm 33:6-9 ;Job 10:10-12 Job 38:36; Psalm 36:6-7;Psalm 145:15-16 ABOUT JESUS CHRIST ABOUT THE BIBLE ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS Jesus Christ is the Son of God the Father from eternity. He became human when he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. As both full God and full human he lived a life without sin and offered himself as a sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days. He ascended into heaven and will return one day to exercise judgment over all people, living and dead. ​ Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13 The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by a variety of human authors spanning about 1,500 years, but the words are from the Holy Spirit himself as he "breathed into" the writers. The Bible is the authority that points to Jesus Christ as the only Savior. The Bible as written by the original authors are free of mistakes, errors, or contradictions. ​ 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5 People were originally created in the image of God - holy and sinless. Ever since the fall of mankind into sin, this is no longer true. All people are now born with a sinful nature and are unable to find God or please him in any way. The sin we are born with is the source of the sin we commit every day. Sin earns punishment from God, and outside of Jesus there is nothing mankind can do to avert that punishment. ​ Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12-21; Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:1-5; Luke 15; Luke 19:10; John 3:1-21; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 ABOUT SALVATION Salvation is not found within us or through us, we need a Savior. That Savior is Jesus. Jesus lived a perfect life in order to give his righteousness to us as a gift. Jesus died an innocent death to be punished for our sins in our place. Not only has God provided a way for us to be forgiven, but he also provides the faith which brings that forgiveness to us. Salvation as a whole comes to mankind by grace alone, through faith alone, by God alone. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 15:5-16; Romans 3:20-26; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:17 ABOUT THE CHURCH Shepherd of the Hills is a collection of families and singles who live in the Twin Ports and surrounding areas. Shepherd of the Hills is a member of the (WELS) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod . The WELS, established 1850, is a Biblically-conservative church body with a passion for God’s Word, education, and missions. With more than 1,200 congregations and 400,000 members, the WELS is the third largest Lutheran church in the U.S. The church body’s congregations also support over 300 elementary schools, over 300 early education programs, and 23 high schools. As well as more than 100 missionaries and more than 200 national workers sharing the gospel worldwide. ABOUT OUR PURPOSE IN LIFE Children of God live to thank him for his acts of love and to magnify his name in the world. First, our purpose to come to faith in God, who have revealed himself to us in his Word and our Savior Jesus Christ. Apart from God, there is no true purpose to our lives. Once God has called us to faith, we live to serve him and obey him, which brings us great blessings. In short, once saved, our purpose is to love God foremost and love our neighbors. Our mission is to tell as many others as we can, through our loving actions and speech, that Jesus is the Savior of all mankind. ​ Acts 17:24-28, John 1:1-18, Psalm 148, Romans 12:1-21, 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, Matthew 28:18-19, Acts 1:8 For more information on what we believe:

  • I'M NEW HERE | Shepherdofthehills

    IT'S A JOY TO KNOW YOU ARE VISITING US. B ecause we believe this is what you’re looking for – not our church, but Jesus. MESSAGE FROM PASTOR TIM ​ My life is not perfect, but it is joyful of what Jesus did for me. I know that what he did is for you too. That is the joy I would like to share with you! The message of love and forgiveness is amazing. It has the power to change both your life now as your eternity. ​ Until then, I want to encourage you to check us out in a couple of ways. Take a look through our website to learn more information about Shepherd of the Hills and who we are. Also, go to the Messages page is where you will find our current series’. Listen to them to find out what we mean about the good news of Jesus. The important part, the part worth knowing is what people experience when they connect together, worship together, and support each other around Jesus. So are after you are done looking around, make sure to take time to join us one Sunday and be part of the part that is worth knowing. I look forward to meeting you. God bless! WHAT TO EXPECT ​ Whether you are lifelong Christian, a new believer, or someone just searching for answers our goal is for you to feel welcome and comfortable at Shepherd of the Hills. Because we know that stepping into a church for the first time can be difficult, we hope this will answer some questions you may have. ​ Q. What makes Shepherd of the Hills different from other churches in the Twin Ports? At Shepherd of the Hills, we teach Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. We believe in one Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We hope in this way we are the same as other churches in town. Our prayer and desire, however, is that Shepherd of the Hills will lead the way with preaching and teaching from God's Word. We do this by knowing and caring for one another. We do this as our worship and Bible Studies all focus on the good news of Jesus. We may not be the biggest church in the Duluth area. We just want you to see us as a church that shows our love for God and others. Q. What is worship like We work very hard to make sure worship has something for everyone. You will find some contemporary music and traditional hymns. Our message is geared toward kids, teens, and adults. We offer a children’s message every Sunday, so kids can be engaged and learning the good news of Jesus. We want all ages and all backgrounds to feel comfortable. To do this we have the entire service printed out in a worship folder for you to follow along. Q. Am I supposed to dress up? Only if you would like. We live in a world where too often people are judged by appearance or looks. At Shepherd of the Hills we are happy you are here whether you’re wearing jeans and a t-shirt or a suit or a dress. Because here we can tell you about Jesus and what he has done for you and the impact he makes in your life. Currently with COVID-19 we do request you and your family wear masks while in the building. ​ Q. What makes us a Lutheran church? The name "Lutheran" has been used to describe a broad group of teachings. Much like there are different types of Baptists, Presbyterians, and other groups, there are also different types of Lutherans, which makes answering the question a little difficult. You can find a more in-depth answer to the question here (link to our beliefs). The shorter answer to "What makes Shepherd of the Hills a Lutheran Church?" could be summarized this way: The entire Bible is the Word of God. We are saved only through faith in Jesus. We are saved not by our own works, but by the grace of God. NEXT STEPS ​ Baptism: At Shepherd of the Hills, we follow what Jesus said about baptism in Matthew 28:19: “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” We believe that baptism is a divine and precious sacrament instituted by God and offers the forgiveness of sins, power that produces life change, and eternal salvation. According the Bible, baptism is meant for all ages, including infants. We understand that baptism is God’s gift and will gladly baptize those from our church and community. If you are interested in baptism or have questions regarding baptism, please contact us.. ​ Starting Point Starting Point is an opportunity to dive in and explore the truths of the Bible. If you are new to the Bible, want to learn more about what our church teaches, or interested in becoming a member of Shepherd of the Hills this class is for you. If you are interested in class, please contact Pastor Tim. The class is designed for a group setting or can be taken individually so that you can arrange what times work with your schedule. ​ OUR PASTOR Pastor Tim Denney has served at Shepherd of Hills since December of 2017. Tim grew up in the Twin Cities and upon graduating high school, he attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. There he received a B.A. in Biblical Languages in 2007. He then continued his education at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and graduated in 2011. While at Seminary, he served internships at churches in Las Vegas, Nevada and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to coming to Shepherd of the Hills, he spent six years serving as a pastor in Big Rapids, Michigan. In November of 2016, Pastor Tim was married to his wonderful bride Dawn. Dawn graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Graphic Design and enjoys using her talents and abilities to serve God in many different ways. Pastor Tim is a huge Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins fan and enjoys all kinds of sports. He and his wife Dawn enjoy trying new restaurants, watching their favorite TV shows, exploring different parks, and experiencing the many exciting events and attractions of Duluth. Pastor Tim loves the privilege of sharing the message of Jesus’ love and forgiveness. He and the people of Shepherd of the Hills would love for you to experience what they have found together, peace in Jesus and purpose in life. He enjoys meeting people in our community, so please take some time to visit us or give him a call. ​ OUR LEADERSHIP ​

  • LIVE WORSHIP | Shepherdofthehills

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Worship every Sunday at 9:00 AM  with a repeating service on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM


802 Maple Grove Road

Duluth, MN 55811

(218) 722-4364