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About Our Church

Pastor Thomas E. Rogers Jr. 
and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Welcomes You!
404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050
Our Mission is to LOVE people wherever they are, LIVE the Grace of God in Jesus Christ, and GROW in faith and service
(Ratified on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at our Annual Meeting.)

If you’re new to Shepherd of the Hills or are considering joining us for a service, we hope you’ll find our church to be a place where you are warmly welcomed and feel at home. Our doors are open to people from all backgrounds regardless of where they are at on their spiritual journey. We’ve got lots to offer here at Shepherd of the Hills and are continuing to grow!

We encourage you to explore our website and church building to learn more about our worship services, sacraments, children’s ministries, adult programs, community service projects and more! We hope to see you soon!

Recent Highlights & Updates

PREPARING OUR HEARTS FOR LENT: The WELCA group is hosting our annual "Preparing Our Hearts for Lent" Dinner on Friday, Feb. 21st at 6pm in Fellowship Hall!  This year, we are featuring a brand new program, "40."  Ladies, registration is open now & costs only $10.  Forms are available in the church office.  Please join us for an inspirational event along with a wonderful dinner of Olive Garden soup & salad.  We hope to see you there! 

YOUTH-LED PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Our annual Youth-led Pancake Breakfast fundraiser is on Sunday, Feb. 23rd!  The fundraiser will take place in-between worship services, from 7:30am-10:45am in Fellowship Hall.  Funds will go to support our upcoming youth retreats, large events, & mission trips, including the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN.  Come support & mingle with our Confirmation & High School students, & enjoy the food & fellowship with us!

FIRST WEDNESDAY Fellowship's first program of 2020 will be "The Farmer is the Man, Songs of the Farm," presented by Chris Vallillo, an award-winning singer/songwriter who also performs as a Road Scholar for the Illinois Humanities Council.  The program starts at 1pm, March 4th, with dessert & coffee served at 12:30pm.  Please come & join us!  For more information, please contact Bruce Harmel or contact the church office. 

LENTEN LUNCHEONS: We are looking for people to help plan & set up lunches in Fellowship Hall through our Lenten season.  Please contact the church office at (815) 385-4030 if interested.

ABUNDANT LIVING: We are excited to officially introduce the Shepherd of the Hills "Abundant Living Ministry."  The goal of ALM is to teach us how to take Jesus up on this promise of an abundant life.  This ministry will help us discover - and learn how to embrace - the crazy abundance of life that is available to each of us when we learn to abide with Jesus in every aspect of our lives: Spiritual, Social/Interpersonal, Environmental, Emotional, Physical, Intellectual, Financial, and Vocational.  We kicked off 2020 with a "30 minutes for 30 days" challenge to align with New Year's resolutions of "getting in better shape."  We'll also have the "Mission of the Week" - ideas on taking Jesus out of the weekend service and into our everyday lives.  Look for details in our upcoming "Weekly Buzz" e-newsletters. 

Mission of the Week, for Feb. 16th: Call or visit someone you haven't talked to in a while.  "Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up." - Proverbs 12:25

ALM also now has an Instagram page!  Click on the icon below to "follow" the page, or visit



Saturdays - 4:30 PM (Traditional)

Sundays - 8 AM | 9:15 AM (Traditional)

Sundays - 10:45 AM (Contemporary)


* Click below to listen to sermons from our weekend worship services! *

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020



Click the banner above to go to our NEW Online Giving page!  You can also click one of the links below to download & use the Give + Mobile App!

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Women's Recovery - Wednesday, February 19th, 1PM

"Church Night" Dinner - Wednesday, February 19th, 6PM

*NEW* Weekly Prayer Meeting - Wednesday, February 19th, 6:30PM

"The Story" Bible Study - Wednesday, February 19th, 7PM

WELCA's "40" Dinner - Friday, February 21st, 6PM

Youth-led Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, February 23rd, 7:30-10:45AM

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