Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church believes that the church is the living body of Christ on earth: The Church is God’s family, called by the Holy Spirit, united under the leadership of Jesus, living in fellowship with Him, and doing His work in the world. We invite you to learn more about our Church by browsing through our website. If you have any questions, please contact us via email at or 262-628-2633.


Our members range from infants to great-grandparents and come from many different backgrounds and experiences. As Jesus said we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, and we would certainly be glad to have you join us whether you come alone, with a friend or as a family.

How do I get there?
Shepherd of the Hills is located just north of the corner of State Highway 175 and Hubertus Road, between the Holy Hill Road and Lannon Road Exits off of Hwy 45/I-41 in Richfield, Wisconsin.


Where do I go when I get there?
The worship services are Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. You will be met by greeters in the lobby who will assist you. We encourage you to come to Adult Education as well as Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. during the school year. There are lots of coffee, conversation and fellowship opportunities after each service.

How should I dress?
Generally, people wear "business casual", although some people dress simply casual. If you like dressing up, that's fine too. What’s most important is that you come to worship God, and all of us at Shepherd of the Hills want you to feel comfortable and welcome.

What's the music like?

The music and service at 8:30 service is traditional.
If you prefer contemporary music you may prefer our Sunday 10:30 am service.

Can my children stay with me in the service?
Yes, if you'd prefer your children to stay with you during any service that is perfectly fine. Please note that we do have Children’s Activity Bags at the Welcome Desk for use during Worship, so please feel free to pick one up on your way into the church and return it as you leave. In addition, there are Children’s Bulletins for different age groups available at the Welcome Desk as well. We do encourage you to allow your children (ages 3 – 8) to try out “Children’s Church” designed to reach them at their learning level, which is held simultaneously during our regular sermon. Children arrive and sit with you during the first 15 minutes or so of the service, after which they are dismissed to attend “Children’s Church.” The children then return to you after the sermon for the remainder of the service.

Is there a nursery for our younger children?
Yes. We would encourage you to visit our Nursery Room with your child to allow them to become acquainted with our attendants and begin to feel comfortable prior to the service. We utilize a nursery paging system so that parents can be contacted during the worship service.

Am I welcome to join in the Lord’s Supper/Holy Communion?
Our Lord Jesus is the host of this communion meal. We welcome all baptized Christians to join us. Young children are encouraged to come forward and receive a blessing.

How can I become a Member of Shepherd of the Hills?

Shepherd of the Hills New Member classes are held 1-2 times a year where participants learn who we are, what our mission and discipleship path is, and your involvement as a new member.

If you are interested in attending the next member class, please contact Deb Ratzel at or call the church office at 262-628-2633. An invitation letter closer to the start of class with more details will be shared upon learning of your interest to be a part of the Shepherd of the Hills family.


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