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Prayer Ministries

Prayer Requests

It's our honor to pray for you!  If you need prayer - or if someone you know needs prayer - please share your request by texting Pray316 to 94000. 

Or, you can make your request by calling the church office (815-385-4030).


When making a prayer request, please be sure to let us know how (or if) you want it to be shared:


  1. Add to church prayer list for congregation/public prayer

  2. Share immediately with the prayer chain 

  3. Share with Prayer Team (can include request for confidentiality)

  4. Have Pastor Tom contact you

  5. Any /All of the above

Prayer Team

Our prayer team meets (virtually) once a week to lift up the names of everyone on the church's prayer list. 


This group of prayer warriors also prays for each other's needs as well as the needs of our community and the world we live in.


Meetings are Mondays at 7pm Central via Zoom. 

Click here for Zoom meeting link

To join by phone, click here

All are welcome!

Prayer Chain

Our Prayer Chain members receive text notifications

for urgent prayer requests from the SOTH Ministry Team. 


This is NOT a group text, Prayer Chain members won't receive messages from anyone other than the SOTH Ministry Team though this group.

To Join our Prayer Chain:

Text: Chain

To: 94000

Prayer Ministry
Music Ministries

Music Ministries

Shepherd of the Hills offers several music ministries, such as Shepherd's Voices, Shepherd's Bells and Praise Band. The groups perform at services, for special programs, during the holidays and for other church events.


We are always looking for new members! 


If you are interested in joining any one of our music ministries please fill out the form below or contact the church office at 815-385-4030

Thanks! We'll be in touch soon!

Adult Bible Studies

Adult Bible Study

Sunday Morning Virtual Bible Study
8a - 9a CST

Join us as we continue in our study of William Barclay's book, "Jesus as They Saw Him".  In each class we explore biblical passages with the aim of bringing together the titles and the interpretations of the Jesus we meet in the New Testament.

This adult Bible study is held virtually every Sunday morning, starting at 8:00am Central.  Classmates from across the country (and sometimes Puerto Rico!) dial in each week for an interactive, engaging and always educational hour of study and discussion.


The class is led by Christa Markgraff, who brings her brilliant insight and moderator skills to every discussion.  Each week, Christa emails study group members worksheets for use in the upcoming class as well as dial-in instructions.

If you feel your Christian education has grown a bit stagnant over the years, we encourage you to check out this excellent study group!

To join us, please fill out the form below, or contact the church office (815-385-4030)

Thank you! We will be in touch soon!

Music Ministries
Adult Bible Studies

Women's Group

The Shepherd of the Hills Women's Group (WELCA) is for women of every age who are looking to participate in fun activities and volunteer opportunities. 

More information coming soon!

Womens Group
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