Five Love Languages for Children Workshop for Parents and Grandparents 

Join us Saturday, January 20th from 9am-Noon. Cost is $15 per person which includes breakfast and your book. Por Peacock will lead participants through Dr. Gary Chapman’s book, incorporating Scripture with an eye toward building stronger relationships with all the children in our lives. Let love lead our relationships with children, not guilt and shame and help …

Little Lambs Early Learning Center Open House

Little Lambs will host the community on Sat., Jan 13 from 10am to Noon. If you or someone you know is looking for a quality, faith-based preschool or for an accredited VPK program, please make plans to attend. Classrooms will be open, and you can meet the teachers and learn all about the robust curriculum.

Weekend Worship Services

Weekend Worship Services Saturday at 5:30pm (Traditional Liturgy) Sunday at 8:30am (Traditional Liturgy) Sunday at 10:30am (Contemporary) – Live-streamed Other Information: Access to Online Worship Information Christmas Worship Services Christmas Eve Services – Sunday, Dec 24 at 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm & 11:00pm 5:00pm – Traditional Service with Children’s Homily ** Live Streamed 7:00pm – Traditional Service 9:00pm – Cantata …

Children’s Christmas Program

Our Little Lambs ELC children and our Sunday School children will celebrate the season in Word and song on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 pm. Plan to attend and be blessed by the proclamation of the young ones.

Family Christmas Caroling

Join us Sunday, December 10th at Noon – All are welcome as we visit shut-ins and to minister to members and others in our communty. We gather in the Shepherd Center at 11:40 for a quick meal. Please indicate your participation on the Yellow Insert so we can plan the groups & routes.

Lunch and Legos

This Coming Sunday, Dec 3, 12:30 – 4:30pm, for our children’s youth ministry, ages PreK4-Sixth Grade. Fellowship, food, and fun when we come together to eat pizza and enjoy building with Legos. Kids are welcome to bring their own Legos if they like! This is a great opportunity for parents to take four hours for …

Worship Update

Worship Services: Saturday at 5:30pm (Traditional Liturgy) Sunday at 8:30am (Traditional Liturgy) Sunday at 10:30am (Contemporary) Nursery care (up to 3yrs old) is provided in the Shepherd Center for the 8:30 & 10:30am services. **Parking Update** For the next few weeks only, due to the Pumpkin Patch, parking is limited towards the entry of the church property.  We have …

Pumpkin Patch Update

FOUR Weeks ‘til PUMPKINS! Save the date: Saturday, October 7th at 9 am – We hope you will make plans to join us as the truck makes its annual trek from New Mexico to Jacksonville with our special delivery. It takes MANY hands to make light work unloading half of a semi-trailer!! Teens earn community service hours!! We will be …

Rally Day – August 20th

Sunday, August 20th, is RALLY DAY for all from 4 Years through 12th Grade! Backpack Blessing & Prayers for All School Teachers & Staff – All children and Youth are invited to bring their school backpacks with them next week for a special time during worship to ask God’s blessings of safety and focus in the coming school year. …

Little Lambs Early Learning Center

Join us as we celebrate the grand launching of our new Little Lambs Early Learning Center ministry. This will specialize in serving children 2 1⁄2 years old through VPK. We offer full-year programming accompanied by half and full-day schedules. Little Lambs Early Learning Center is grounded with academic excellence and rooted in the faith. An Open House is …

Preschool Summer Camp

Join this 5 week program with indoor and outdoor activities: early literacy, language, math, science, and arts. We will also be focusing on faith, social skills, technology, problem-solving, and outdoor fun.

Spring Tea

Spring Tea – An Early Learning Center Fundraiser – Please make plans to join us for a lovely morning of tea and delicious finger foods and sweets. It’s this Monday, April 24 at 11:30 am and the suggested donation for tickets is $20. In addition to the scrumptious fare and fun fellowship, we will have songs from the children and …

Holy Week at Shepherd of the Woods

Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd: Palm Waving on the Sidewalk this Weekend – We invite you to join in the fun, waving palms before each of the services on Palm Sunday weekend. We will line the sidewalk in the front of the church property to wave palms and greet passers-by! This is something for all ages and …

Souper Bowl of Caring

Join us Sunday, February 12th Now known as “Tacklet Hunger.” Youth will hold giant soup pots in the gathering area and will collect funds after worship. All proceeds benefit the Mandarin Food Bank. This event is a nationwide event and raises millions of dollars for local food banks.

ALOHA Dinner – Fundraiser

Join us for Come Dine with Us – Aloha! Hawaiian Dinner – Saturday, February 11th This evening of fun and great food is a Youth Life fundraiser, and all proceeds will be used for youth programs to include camp participation and the summer mission trip to Peru. This year’s theme is Aloha! and you will be treated …

Mission Driven – A Weekend to Serve

Quilting Workshop – All-Day, Drop-In session on Sat, Feb 4, 10 am to 5 pm. This is the final push to complete quilts that will be sent to the Lutheran World Relief warehouses the following week. There will be stations for cutting squares, designing quilt tops, sewing tops, matching tops to the backing, and finishing the sides and …

First Communion Classes

First Communion classes are open to any child who has the desire to receive Holy Communion and who has parental permission. If this applies to your child, please email to indicate your interest in classes. Pr Peacock will then schedule 3 sessions with those interested based on the participant’s availability.

Live Nativity

For two evenings we received visitors to our Live Nativity which featured sharing the Word through readings and carols, a photo station, a bunny petting booth, crafts for children, and a fire pit s’mores station. A great time was had by all and we were able to great a number of our community neighbors!

Children’s Christmas Festival

Children’s Christmas Festival – Sat, Dec 10th from 10:30 to Noon – Make plans to bring your children for fun and games, photos with Santa and a special book reading of “It Must Be Christmas” at 11:00am. Bring a friend! Please RSVP using the Yellow Insert and let us know how many children you will be …