Life Events


In accordance with HIPPA regulations, hospitals no longer contact churches when their members are patients. This includes all types of stays. Please contact Pastor Tina to so that the church community can pray for you. You should also indicate if you wish Pastor Tina to visit you in hospital.


Shepherd of the Hills welcomes members and non-members for wedding ceremonies. While not considered a Sacrament in the Lutheran church, a wedding service is one where the couple, their family and this congregation covenant together to support and pray for each other beyond the ceremony day. Please e-mail or call the Church Office at (973) 729-7010 for information.


Funerals are times for families to celebrate the life of the deceased as much as they are to mourn the loss of that person. In our tradition, it is also a time to praise God for the gift of salvation through grace. The funeral service gives thanks to God for life here on earth and everlasting life in heaven. Arrangements for clergy presence at the funeral home and cemetery generally begin at the funeral home. Should you need to speak to Pastor Tina immediately, please contact the church office or email her directly.