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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


Many thanks to everyone, including the Sparta Kiwanis Club, who contributed items and postage to our Boxes of Blessings campaign for Sgt. Wood and his fellow soldiers. We were able to ship out 24 boxes – and they were thrilled to receive it! Thanks to the Andover Post Office for efficient processing. Everyone’s generosity is appreciated by the whole Wood family!



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.


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.


Our congregation generously donates our time, treasure, and talents. Explore the Outreach and Giving menu tabs above to find ways to help SOTH give to our community.


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)
Adult Bible Study – First and Third Monday evenings at 6 p.m.

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.