What to Expect

Shepherd of the Hills is a loving, caring, welcoming community of committed Christians. God's people here have never met a stranger they didn't welcome. Our building is handicap accessible.

Prescott, AZ is one of the top five retirement areas in the nation depending on which survey one reads. As a result, most of our members are retirees from all walks of life and from nearly all 50 states. Dress is casual. Bring your children. Our "grandparents" are refreshed by them.

Parking is readily available adjacent to our building with an overflow area adjacent to our entrance within easy walking distance of the Sanctuary. A drop off area is opposite to the front entrance. Handicap parking with ramps are available on either side of the building. 

 

Communion practice

Our bulletin contains the following statements following the guidelines from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

The Book.of Concord is a Synodical Book of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and is accepted by this congregation as a true and unadulterated statement and exposition of the word of God (SOTH constitution Article III). In it, the Apology (Ap) to the Augsburg Confession article XXIV:1 states: “Masses [meaning worship services with communion from Ap XXIV:79] are celebrated among us every Lord’s Day and on the other festivals. The Sacrament is offered to those who wish to use it, after they have been examined and absolved. And the usual public ceremonies are observed, the series of lessons, of prayers, vestments and other such things.”

The Lord’s 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 all sin, 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 Lord’s body and blood unwarily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the 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—Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor.

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