Service Times
Sunday

8:00 a.m.
Worship

9:15  a.m.
Bible Study &
Sunday School

10:30 a.m.
Worship

1st & 3rd Sunday
Communion Service
 

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1461 Sparta Highway (Highway 70 West)
 Crossville, Tennessee 38572
Telephone: 931.484.3461  Fax: 931.707.0042



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Welcome to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
We hope that the following information helps answer some of your questions about our church and that you will feel comfortable coming to one of our services and discovering what we can offer you and your family. Thanks for stopping  by and we hope to see you soon!

. What we believe at Shepherd of the Hills

What is a Stephen Ministry I Sunday School for Youth & Adult  
Youth Programs (Wednesday evenings) I Cry Room Available! I After Service Coffee
 Communion Services & Guidelines  I We are Handicap Accessible!
 


What We Believe
Shepherd of the Hills-Member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
and a Stephen Ministry Congregation.

The entire Bible, which points to Jesus as Savior, is the inspired and errorless Word of God.
It is God's message of love and hope for all people.

There is only one true God, who exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

All people as sinners are separated from God, cannot save themselves and deserve eternal punishment.

Jesus Christ, God's Son and true God, having also become true man, lived, suffered and died on the cross for the sins of all people, so that we need not remain separated from God.

Whoever repents of their sins and knows Jesus Christ to be their Savior, has forgiveness of their sins and the promise of eternal life with God.

In response to this loving gift of God, Christians strive to live holy lives as the fruit of their faith. Together with their fellow Christians in the church, they will serve God and do His work of sharing the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ.

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Stephen Ministry

                               The Core Purpose (Mission) of Stephen Ministries
Stephen Ministries' Core Purpose is summed up in the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians. These verses have been rendered by renowned calligrapher Timothy Botts on the entryway wall to the Stephen Ministries Center, boldly proclaiming the mission to everyone who enters.

"To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12-13).

The Core Values of Stephen Ministries

  • Incarnational theology
  • Ministry as the privilege and responsibility of all God's people
  • Empowering those we serve to get excellent results
  • Personal humility
  • Organizational stability
  • Positive work environment

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Sunday School for Youth & Adults

We offer Adult Bible Study and Sunday School (for ages 3 to Grade 12)
beginning at 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Sunday morning.

Adult's meets in the Fellowship Hall
(across the parking lot from the church)
All are welcome and you need not be a member to join in our discussions.

Our Youth meet in the Family Life Center.
(you do not need to be a member to participate)

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Youth Programs

Kids in Christís Kingdom (KICKS) is a family centered youth program. Please e-mail our office if you would like more information on the program or how you can sign up your child. SOTH@volfirst.net.

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 Cry Room Available!

Don't allow your young one to keep you from coming to church!
We have a cry room with a large window and sound piped in - so that you can be with
your child and still participate in the service. 

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After Service Coffee

Following each Sunday worship service, all are invited for coffee and treats in our Fellowship Hall (across the parking lot as you leave the Narthex).

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Communion Services & Guidelines

Holy Communion

The Lordís Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another.  Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of their sins, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until He comes.

Because those who eat and drink our Lordís body and blood unworthily do so at their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church Ė Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the Sacrament, are asked first to speak with the Pastor or an Elder.

(For further study, see Matthew 5:23ff; 10:32ff; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.)

 

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We are Handicap Accessible!

Our church is easily accessible. Handicapped Parking spaces are located on each side of the building and in front of the fellowship hall for your convenience.
We also have a convenient turn-around for easy drop-off during bad weather or for those who need extra assistance.

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Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church  

1461 Sparta Highway (Highway 70 West)

Crossville, Tennessee 38572 

Telephone:   931-484-3461 

Fax:   931-707-0042

SOTH@volfirst.net

 

 

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