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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 CARE for people wherever they are, TEACH the Love of God in Jesus Christ, and GROW in faith and service

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

CHILI COOKOFF:  Thank you to those who attended & participated in our church-wide Chili Cookoff on Sunday, November 18th!  Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $250 for our Weekend Meal Ministries!  As Pastor Tom taught us that weekend to not judge others by appearance, attendees were able to taste-test each chili & donate towards which one they thought was the best.  Thank you to our Fellowship Committee, as well, for hosting this event!

CONGRATULATIONS!  Congrats to all the children who received their First Communion on Sunday, Nov. 17th!  They are: Lily Ahrens, Kenadee Gerstung, Sophie Garlanger, Ele Kinser, Caitlin Levato, Alexa Mayer, Lauren McQuiston, Mackenzie McQuiston, Nathan Miller, Jordan Otto, Lukas Schilf, Isaac Schneider, & Jackson Wakitsch

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR:  Craft & Bake Sale Goods Needed!  Beginning Friday, Dec. 6th you can drop off baked goods in Fellowship Hall.  The annual Bazaar & Bake Sale is Dec. 7th & 8th both before & after each worship service.  Contact Jennifer Walker at 815-245-8613 or for more information on how you can help!

WELCA'S ANNUAL ADVENT DINNER: Save the Date!!  The annual Advent Dinner for WELCA will take place on Sunday, November 24th from 4:00-7:00pm. This year, we are featuring Martina Mathisen, who is an educational entertainer & will present "Twas the night before Christmas, American Christmas Traditions." Ladies, start inviting your girlfriends, friends, & family to this popular event. We hope to see you there!



Saturdays - 4:30 PM (Traditional)

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

Sundays - 10:45 AM (Contemporary)



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Women's Breakfast - Saturday, November 23rd, 8AM, Kim & Patty's Cafe

WELCA's Annual Advent Dinner - Sunday, November 24th, 4-7PM, SOTH

Thanksgiving Dinner - Thursday, November 28th, 11AM (Meal at 1PM)

Salvation Army Bell Ringing - Saturday, December 7th, Ace Hardware

"Music Sunday" - Sunday, December 8th, at all SOTH Worship Services

"Night in Bethlehem" & Dinner - Saturday, December 14th, 5:30PM, SOTH

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