Welcome to Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church!

Inspired by the Holy Spirit we share the message of Jesus Christ as together we grow in Faith, Love and Grace.



Worship Times

Worship Schedule

8:30 a.m. Traditions Worship
9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
9:50 a.m. Sunday School for All
10:45 a.m. Celebrations Worship
11:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship

Nursery Care Available All Morning

What's Happening

February 9
6:00 p.m. Pancake Tuesday

February 10
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild, Room C
Gregersen Hall
7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship Service

February 14
Receiving of New Members

February 16
6:30 p.m. (Pub)Theology, Fourth Bore, Orinda


 Office  Hours:

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m


Daily Devotional

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Upcoming Events at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church


Pancake Tuesday February 9
Gregersen Hall 6:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday February 10
Worship 7:00 p.m.

Sundays of Lent, February 14 through March 13

Wednesday Evenings of Lent
February 17 through March 16
Simple Meal and Worship
6:00 p.m. Soup Supper Gregersen Hall
6:30 p.m. Compline Worship, Center for Ministry Chapel

Palm Sunday March 20
Worship 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.

Maundy Thursday March 24
Worship 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday March 25
Worship 12 noon & 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday March 27
Worship 8:15, 9:30, and 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday Evenings of Lent

Join us throughout the season of Lent for a simple shared meal and a
meditative worship experience.

What is Lent?   Lent is - traditionally - that 40-day long season of the church year
during which Christians pay particular attention to practices of faithfulness.
Theses practices may include additional worship, time for prayer, a daily
devotional, periodical fasting, giving up something, taking on something, etc.
The purpose is to somehow break the routine of everyday life for 40 days.
Whatever you choose to do differently should upset your schedule or alter
your behavior long enough to reflect on the gift that God shares with us in Jesus.

How Are We 'Doing Lent' This Year?  Each year, our Holy Shepherd community does
something to encourage one another to keep the season of Lent.This year, we are
doing so by gathering on the Wednesday evenings of Lent (February 17, 24 and March 2, 9, 16)
to share a simple meal and a reflective worship experience. The meal is a soup-supper,
shared 'family-style' in Gregersen Hall. The worship experience is know as 'Compline'
and will take place in the Center for Ministry Chapel.

What is Compline?  Compline (Prayer at the End of the Day) is - traditionally - the final
church service of the day. Its name is derived from the Latin 'completorium', the "completion"
of the working day. Compline services are intended to emphasize peace, reflection
and a quiet sense of community.

How Do I Participate?  Join us on the Wednesday evenings of Lent at 6:00 p.m. in Gregersen
Hall for a simple soup supper. At 6:30 we will then gather in the CFM Chapel for a quiet
time of music, prayer and reflection upon the words of Jesus. If you would like to assist
us by bringing a pot of soup or a couple fo loaves of bread to share, please contact
the Church Office or sign up on the sign-up sheets located in Gregersen Hall.

For more information speak with Pastor John or Pastor Josh.

"Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping, that awake we may watch
with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace."

Antiphon from Compline


Preschool Fundraising Fiesta


The Annual Preschool Crab Feed is being replaced this year with a
Mexican Fiesta Fundraiser! The date is April 23 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
We will still have dinner (Mexican style), live music and dancing, Buki
the clown, face painting and of course, a raffle. Mark your calendars and
come and enjoy the festivities! Check back for more information as
it becomes available.