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Imagining 2028

Imagine the lives that will be impacted by God’s love in the next nine years.   Imagine what our community could look like as COS engages in bringing the presence of Christ into the lives of the people who live here.  Imagine what worship will look like, what outreach...

Lunch with the Pastors | Sunday, September 15, at 12 pm

If you haven’t had the chance to come to Lunch with the Pastors, we want to invite you to take this next step. It’s a great way to learn more about the church and get connected. Come grab a bite to eat in our café, get to know others at Church of the Shepherd, ask...

Family Friends Mission Collection

Did you know Church of the Shepherd has a group that provides emergency hygiene kits to parents who have a child staying in the Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)?  Each month, this team packs and delivers the kits so that when parents have an...

FREE Workout Wednesdays

Like to exercise? Working out with friends is more fun! Come connect with others and get in a quick workout on Wednesday mornings in the youth wing, beginning September 4, at our newly formed connect group. We’ll have a Cardio Class from 8-8:30 am and a Stretch and...

Early Response Team Training | Saturday, September 21, 9 am – 5 pm

Church of the Shepherd will be hosting an Early Response Team training for the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 21, from 9 am - 5 pm. Early Response Teams fill a specific need in the days after a disaster to clean out...

Feed My Starving Children | Saturday, October 19, 12 – 2:30 pm

We’re excited to once again participate in the Feed My Starving Children food packing event this fall! FMSC brings all ages together to pack nutritious meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition around the world. This year’s...

Office Closed | September 2

The church office will be closed on Monday, September 2, in honor of Labor Day. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3, at 9 am.

Discover Courses

Discover Courses are the best way to take a next step in your faith life. At Discover, we'll dive into the foundations of what we believe, who we are, and what it means to be a part of the COS community.  Discover Courses are open to anyone interested in taking that...

COS Choir

Do you like to sing? Do you ever wonder how that passion can play a role in worship? We can help! The COS choir is looking for some new voices to help lead worship on Sunday mornings during the 9:15 am service. Practices will take place on Thursday evenings at 7 pm,...

Flu Shots Available | September 7 & 8

Be prepared for cold and flu season! Walgreens Pharmacy will be giving flu shots in the church lobby on Saturday, September 7 from 4 - 6 pm and  on Sunday, September 8 from 8 am - 12 pm.  Bring your insurance card and photo id with you, and plan to fill out some...

Story Thyme at Fresh Thyme | Tuesday, August 27, at 10 am

Our Children’s Ministry is excited to once again partner with and support our neighbors, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, to share stories and fun with families in our community.  Join us at Fresh Thyme (located down the hill from the church at 3600 S. St. Peters Parkway)...

Rising Women | Wednesday Mornings Beginning September 4

Beginning on September 4, join with other women of faith as we walk through the book of Ephesians together. We'll explore the history of Paul's letters to the Ephesians, their relevance to our lives today, and their connection to the weekend worship series. Bring your...

Starting Point | Wednesday Nights Beginning September 4

Everything has a starting point- your life, your relationships, your education, your career. Sometimes we forget that faith has a starting point, too. For some of us, our faith journeys began when we were children. For others, our faith journey has yet to begin. So...

Financial Peace University | Wednesday Evenings Beginning September 4

Ever wanted to get control of your finances? We’ve all been there! Financial Peace University is designed to help you come up with a plan to pay off debt, create a budget, save money, and give generously.  Financial Peace runs on Wednesday nights at 6 pm beginning...

Men’s Fraternity | Wednesday Nights Beginning September 4

This fall, we’re helping men build community with others looking to live a more authentic life.  Men’s Fraternity seeks to provide strength and encouragement through biblical teachings and small group gatherings.  Ready to learn more? We're having a preview night on...

Blessing of the Backpacks | Sunday, August 11, at 9:15 & 10:45 am

School is probably the last thing you want to think about right now. But a new school year is just around the corner! We want to make sure that students, teachers, and other school faculty in our community start the year off right by feeling valued, encouraged, and...

Employment Opportunity | Part-Time Custodian

Church of the Shepherd (COS) is a growing congregation of 900, committed to loving, learning, living, and leading together as we follow Jesus.  We are seeking a part-time custodian (20 hours per week) for evening/weekend shifts.  Qualified applicants must be able to...

Middle School Mission Team Commissioning

Some of the middle school students at Church of the Shepherd are heading to Sedalia, MO this Sunday! This is an exciting time for the students and their volunteer leaders to grow in community with one another, strengthen their relationship with God, and work alongside...

School Supply Drive | July 1-31

Whether it’s giving gifts at Christmas, providing food on the weekends, or leading groups at summer camp, you have shown a passion for making kids in our community feel loved. You can continue extending that love and help kids start school on the right foot by...

End of Summer Splash | Sunday, July 28, at 7:30 pm

This summer, we’re exploring the importance of relationships and celebrating friendships, both new and old. We’re looking forward to getting to know each other better! And what better way to do that than a party? Join us for an End of Summer Splash at Wapelhorst Park...

Let’s Celebrate!

This month, we’ll welcome our new Associate Pastor, Danny Lybarger, who will officially join our church family on July 1. We will also be celebrating the accomplishments of Pastor Adam Lauman, who was commissioned as a Provisional Elder, and Pastor Ben McWhorter-Rush,...

New Sermon Series | Community

We all need a community of faith that inspires us to live differently. But what does that look like? Why is it important? How does it affect our faith journey? Join us as we start a new sermon series called “Community,” where we’ll look at what it means to be a...

High School Mission Team Commissioning | Saturday, June 8

During our 5:00 pm worship service on Saturday, June 8, we will be commissioning our High School Mission Team before they head to Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Please join us to offer prayers and blessings as they prepare to witness the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Maria,...

Extending the Table | Food Collection

On the first weekend of each month, we gather around the table as a church to share Jesus’ love through Communion. This summer, we have the opportunity to extend the table to our community by providing much needed items to the OASIS Food Pantry and FISH Food Pantry....

Volunteer at Extreme Summer Camp!

In just a couple of months, over 100 kids will take over Church of the Shepherd to learn how they can live out loud in bold and extreme ways. Half of the camp participants will be joining us from other area churches, and some are not yet connected to a church home. We...

The Ordinary | Series Devotional

We see God’s presence when something extraordinary happens. But what about the moments in between? Like when we’re making our bed, or chatting with a friend? Is God present in those average, ordinary moments? Join us beginning April 27 & 28 as we explore how God...

Community Playground Playdate | Wednesday, May 29, at 10 am

Let’s play! Join us at the Community Playground behind the church for a playdate on Wednesday, May 29, at 10 am. These monthly playdates are a great way to meet other families in the community and have fun! The Let’s Play! Community Playground is open to children of...

Confirmation Celebration | April 27 & 28

Please help us celebrate the 2019 Confirmation Class this weekend during our worship services. All of our Confirmands will be introduced at each service. Confirmation and baptisms will take place at our 10:45 am worship service on Sunday morning, and our Confirmands...

Centering Prayer Groups

When did life get so busy? Between work, school, and family obligations, it’s no wonder we’ve become too distracted to spend a minute with God. But it’s those quiet moments with Him that can help us ease our pain, anxiety, and stress and actually make us more...