The Latest

Story Thyme at Fresh Thyme | Tuesday, July 23, 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)...

Lunch with the Pastors | Sunday, July 21, at 12 pm

Are you new to COS? Welcome! We’d like to get to know you and help you learn a little more about us! Join us in the café on Sunday, July 21, at 12 pm to share a special lunch with our pastors. It will be a great way to get to know others at Church of the Shepherd,...

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...

Family Friends Mission Collection

Did you know we provide emergency hygiene kits for parents of the children at the Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU)?  Each month we have a team that packs and delivers these kits so that when parents have an unexpected stay at the PICU, they...

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...

Holy Week and Easter Worship

Join us for Holy Week and Easter worship! Holy Thursday - April 18 at 7 pm Good Friday - April 19 at 7 pm Easter Saturday - April 20 at 5 pm Easter Sunday - April 21 at 8, 9:30, and 11 am Nursery care will be available at all Holy Week and Easter services for kids up...

Church Chat | Sunday, April 28, at 3 pm

There's a lot going on in our church family! And like most families, sometimes you just need to have a chat to bring everyone up to date. Join Pastor Jon for a special Church Chat on Sunday, April 28, at 3 pm. We’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, celebrate...

Hollenbeck Staff Appreciation Notes

Summer is so close! Let’s help teachers, administrators, and other important school staff in our community end the year with words of encouragement to get them through these last couple of months. Between March 30 and April 8, we’ll be collecting handwritten notes for...

Youth Mission Trip Stock Sales

Can you believe that our youth are already preparing for their summer mission trips? They are training, bonding, and praying together as they prepare to do God’s work outside of our walls. Our middle school students will travel to Sedalia, MO, and our high school...

The Bridge: Midweek at COS

Are you ready to take the next step on your faith journey?  If you are looking for a way to grow spiritually, connect with others, or simply have a little fun, then join us at The Bridge! Dinner, 5:15-6:00 pm One of the craziest parts of the day is making sure that...

New Leadership Teams Forming

A year ago, Church of the Shepherd began an intentional leadership model at that would form our vision and develop culture at COS.  This model would be adaptive in its work and help us as a church to meet the needs of our community in new and creative ways.  The...

Mackinac Island Trip

Retired? Thinking about retirement? Ready to relax? Then make sure to register for our Fall trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan, September 23-28! We’re looking forward to a guided tour of Mackinaw City, a visit to Mackinac Island, a guided carriage tour, a boat ride...

Become a Grow Group Host!

During the season of Lent, March 6 - April 20, COS will be offering new Grow Group experiences for our whole church family as well as your friends. Grow Groups are opportunities to Grab, Gather, and Grow in faith together. We are looking for Grow Group hosts who will...

Rising Women | Wednesday Mornings at 9 am

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7...

Friday Fish Fries | March 8 – April 12

We’re ready to serve up a lot of food and a lot of fun! Join us on Friday evenings, March 8 - April 12, from 4:30-7 pm for all you can eat codfish, catfish, chicken, and a variety of tasty side dishes and desserts. Adults eat for $12, seniors for $11, and children for...

Morning Prayer Gatherings

The United Methodist Church will meet in St. Louis February 23-26th for a special session of the General Conference. We want to encourage you to be in prayer for the delegates who will be coming from around the world for this historic and important gathering....

Ash Wednesday Service | March 6 at 6:30 pm

Ash Wednesday is the start of the Lenten season that takes us on a spiritual journey to the eve of Easter. Come discover what Jesus had to offer us then and now. Join us for an Ash Wednesday service on March 6 at 6:30 pm. We will not offer classes as part of The...

Church of the Shepherd Softball Team

Do you want to expand your faith to the field? The softball field that is! Church of the Shepherd is thinking about starting a softball team, so we’re looking for people who might be interested. If you’d like to get in the game, contact Mike Titchenal (618-567-4111 or...