Worship and Music

Worship and Music


Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church is a community committed to worship. We gather to praise the One who has given us all things, to hear God’s life-giving, life-guiding Word, and to share in that meal of grace which Christ Jesus offers to all. We understand worship to be something we ‘do’ rather than something we simply ‘observe’. Though the styles and formats of our worship vary, our shared commitment is to offer worship which is “Lutheran” in its theological perspectives. That means in worship we express and experience the truth that “We can’t do anything to make God love us any more – or any less – than God does right now!”

Summer Worship

During our Summer Schedule we have one service at 9:30 a.m. Coffee fellowship will be served at 10:30 a.m. on the patio outside the sanctuary weather permitting.

Regular Worship September through May

Traditions Worship at 8:30 a.m. – Our Traditions Worship utilizes those many resources which are associated with “traditional Lutheran worship.” The orders of service we utilize are often chanted/sung, and the hymns selected are oftentimes numbered among the great traditional hymns of our Lutheran heritage. Our Traditions Worship is enhanced by the music of both the Canticle Choir and Shepherd’s Bells. Bethany Valentine directs our Canticle Choir and Julie Hamre directs the Bells. Both Shepherd’s Bells and the Canticle Choir rehearse on Thursday evenings in the Sanctuary. The Choir meets at 7:00 p.m. and Bells meet at 8:00 p.m.

Celebrations Worship at 10:45 a.m. – Our Celebrations worship reminds us that worship need not be “traditional” to be ‘Lutheran’. In the contemporary worship service the music helps drive a lot of the setting, delivering an uplifting, spirit-filled and worshipful music framing to the message that Pastor John or Pastor Joshua brings forth. Spirit Borne under the leadership of director, Tom Henry, seeks to make each Sunday’s worshipful music a highlight for those attending. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.