Groups, Missions, Service Teams & More

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Many of our service opportunities are opening up to in person participation. Please view our site or contact the office to learn how you can get involved.

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Upcoming Events

Prayer for Healing Service

Thursday November 18 – 2:30 pm

Gather with Pastor Jeff and others in the Sanctuary to pray for God’s healing, His care and His protection during our life challenges.

Stay Connected at Home

Weekly Online Events

Sunday Service Livestream

Sunday’s 8:30 and 10:30 am worship services are broadcast live from our sanctuary. You have two options for viewing the livestream:

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to be notified when we go live.

Weekly Video Bible Study

Each week, Pastor Dennis Nelson provides a 30 minute deep dive into the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday.

Ministries and Groups

Opportunities to Get Involved

Women’s Ministries

Contact the Church Office for COVID-19 Meeting Schedules

Music Ministry

Choir, Worship Team, and Bell Choir

Adult Choir will start rehearsals on Wed. October 27 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. 🎵🎵 ALL SINGERS ARE WELCOME! 🎵🎵

Hand Bell Choir starts rehearsals Tues November 2 at 5:30pm in the sanctuary. 🔔🔔 NEW RINGERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN US! 🔔🔔 No experience necessary.

For more information on any of our musical groups, contact Matthew Frable at

Cursillo (ker-SEE-o)

A Spanish word meaning “short course”, Cursillo is a short course in Christianity originally developed in Spain. A Cursillo weekend equips you through inspiring talks, daily worship, and prayer to become a more effective follower of Jesus. During the weekend, you will experience the joy of God’s grace and Christian friendship.

Contact Person: Gail Hansen or Roger Miller

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations using the Stephen Series system to train and equip lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting or experiencing  difficult times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person about once a week for about an hour.

Contact Person: Don Wirth or Ruby Bjornholt

Clowns for Christ

Shepherd of the Hills’ Clowns for Christ Team shares God’s love by bringing joy and compassion to people of all ages. Nursing homes, battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters, VBS, church services, and parades are just some of the venues where the team has shared their message of Christ’s love.

Contact the Church Office to Get in Touch with this Team

Prayer Walk

The prayer walk is a place of solitude in the midst of God’s beauty. During the prayer walk, you will discover signs along the way, each containing a section of the prayer Jesus gave his disciples in Matthew 6:9-13, the Lord’s Prayer.

The walk begins on the lower level on the east side by the church office. Benches are provided along the path as well as a drinking fountain at stop #4. The Prayer Walk ends at the Heritage Garden. The entire walk is about one third of a mile round trip.

This path provides the opportunity for us to circle our church in prayer. We invite you to join in this walk.

More Ways to Get Involved

Worship Support

Sundays @ 8:30 and 10:30 am

Many people make worship happen on Sunday mornings.  During COVID-19, we have a special team handling these responsbilities.

  • Greeters
  • Ushers
  • Scripture Readers
  • Camera Operator
  • PowerPoint / ProPresenter

Prayer Chain


Call the office at 480 837-9532 or email to have your prayers added to the prayer chain. Also contact us if you would like to receive the prayer chain via email.


Property Team

Thursday afternoon, Friday, or Saturday.

Help to maintain our church facility, inside and out.

Contact Lloyd Tarr or the church office.



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Shepherd of the Hills is affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.