Shepherd of the Hills welcomes people of all backgrounds
to meet, learn, share and celebrate the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Welcome to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
A vibrant faith community of Northwest New Jersey in Sussex County.
A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Thanks for visiting our internet home. We pray that you are enriched and encouraged to join us in worship, fellowship, and service to God’s people in New Jersey or wherever you may be.

Worship of Word and Sacrament: Sundays at 9am

Sunday Worship is also live streamed on YouTube at 9am

Congregational News

For this week’s latest news and worship bulletin, click the “News” link at the bottom of this page or browse under the “Welcome” tab above.

Generosity Sunday is coming 10-22-23!

Shepherd of the Hills is facing:

  • rising costs of maintaining our building
  • a rising mortgage interest rate
  • rising utility expenses

BUT with God’s grace WE can magically make these challenges smaller!

Pastor Jack and the Congregation Council are encouraging each giver to increase giving by 10% to meet this challenge.  We can do this!

Letter of appeal to SOTH from Pastor Jack

Need help setting up electronic giving?

It’s easy peasy! Click here for a tutorial, and navigate to the “Giving” tab above for more ways to give.

Please help your church magically erase higher bills!

Another year of Sunday School has started! Registration forms, which are AVAILABLE HERE and via the link below, can be given to our superintendent Nancy Wood or left in the church office. Please share the news of our Christian Education with friends and neighbors.

Click here to register your child in Sunday School.

Worship Schedule

9 AM – Worship of Word and Sacrament

Christian Education September through June:
Confirmation for students 7th through 8th grade. This is a self-study program. Please see Pastor Jack for details.
Sunday School for age 4 to 6th grade – Sundays during service from 9:15 – 10 a.m. starting Sept. 10, 2023 and ending June 2024.

Communion Preparation in Spring

Adult Christian Education Year-Round:
Brown Bag Bible Study – Wednesdays at 12 PM via Zoom (see calendar for exact dates and time)

Come Visit!:
We are located at 246 Woodport Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871.

Come and see.  God is always making us new to serve as God’s hand and feet for this world.