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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

Wednesdays during the school year from 6 - 7:30 pm, join us to take the next step on your faith journey. The Bridge provides a way to grow spiritually, connect with others, or simply have a little fun! Details about dinner, children and youth activities, and adult...

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...

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...

Fish Fry Volunteers

It’s an exciting time of year at Church of the Shepherd because Fish Fry Fridays are right around the corner! That’s right, we’re getting ready to serve up a lot of food and a lot of fun on Friday nights, March 8 - April 12. But these Friday nights are about more than...

Youth Theater Production | Saturday, February 23, at 6:30 pm

Let’s make some noise for one of our Student Ministry’s favorite events of the year - the Youth Theater production! This year’s show, “Noise,” will take place after our Saturday night worship service on February 23 at 6:30 pm. You can pick up your FREE ticket in the...

Souper Bowl of Caring

During February, we’ll be tackling hunger in our community by collecting items and monetary donations to support one of our local food pantries. And how does some friendly competition sound? Let’s see which service can collect the most food! Here's what we're...

5th Grade Escape Night | Friday, January 18, at 6 pm

Do you have what it takes to escape? Y5, our very own youth group designed just for students in 5th Grade, challenges you to keep your cool as you navigate crazy mazes, compete in laser tag, and free yourself, just in time for pizza! All 5th Graders are invited to...

January Sermon Series – Simplify | Begins January 5 & 6

Life can seem full, sometimes to the point of overflowing. Yet at the same time, we can find ourselves living very depleted lives. How can we refill, refuel, and refocus to live an abundant life? As we start a new year, join us to discover God's plan for how we can...