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On behalf of our congregation, I would like to welcome you to Our Shepherd.
We are a member of theWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 
(WELS). WELS is a
  Lutheran church body made up of 400,000 members from all over the world. 
To learn what we believe, I invite you to call or visit with me,  Pastor Joseph Schlawin, 

or view
What do members of Our Shepherd believe? For information please call
 219-663-5853 or email me at ourshepherdcp@att.netI look forward to
having you worship with us and invite you to
  listen or read my recent sermons:

Know God is the One True Judge
Psalm 75:2-7, September 18

Rightly Divide the Law and Gospel
Hebrews 12:18-24, September 11

Have Faith in God's Care
1 Kings 17:8-16, September 4

Understand True Worship
Psalm 50:14-23, August 28

Sundays: 9:00 am-Worship service
 10:15 Sunday School, 10:30 Adult Bible Class

Thursdays: 7:00 pm-Worship service

These Thursday services are the same as the
upcoming Sunday morning services and begin
after Easter and continue until Thanksgiving.
They are an opportunity for our members and
visitors to come and worship the Lord even
when they are unable to join us on a Sunday

We are located at the southwest corner of 93rd Avenue and Merrillville Road (map)
in Crown Point, Indiana at 1515 W. 93rd Avenue.  

The Calendar for the Week:  September 18-25
Tuesday-7:00pm Dartball
Thursday-7:00pm Thursday Worship
Sunday-9:00am Worship with Holy Communion
             10:15am Sunday School
             10:30am Adult Bible Class-
            Christian Idolatry:Galatians

Bowling League Starting September 11th. New bowlers are welcomed to join the WELS Belles and Beaus bowling league! We bowl at STARDUST LANES in Dyer, Indiana and they have plenty of space for us to add full teams, couples and singles. The league begins Sunday, September 11 and meets every other Sunday night at 5 PM for 16 weeks. We sport 8+ teams that includes Trinity, Zion and Our Shepherd members. If you cannot commit to a full season, but would like to join the fun, sign up as a sub bowler. Contact the church office or call Steve Johns 672-8659. Come for fun and fellowship! WELS Belles & Beaus - It's where your friends are!

Dartball will begin on September 13th at 7:00pm. Dartball is a dart game played by throwing darts at a board labeled like a baseball diamond. The players throw to advance with hits and runs, just like in baseball. All are invited to join us for this family-friendly evening.

Our Wisconsin Synod Churches in the Fort Wayne area are hosting a WELS Women’s Retreat on Friday-Sunday, Oct 7-9, at the Mahseh Christian Retreat Center in Kewanna, Indiana. The focus of this retreat is “Great Women of the Bible.” If you are interested in attending, please speak to Pastor Schlawin for more literature.

The Game is on!! Join us on October 7th at 6:00pm for a Game Night. Bring your favorite board game, card game or other family entertainment along with a snack to share. It is a great opportunity to better know our Church Family or to invite some friends to get to know Our Shepherd.

We will be having a Kids Fall Festival on October 22nd from 10:00am to Noon. There will be an opening devotion along with pumpkin carving and crafts. Lunch will be served. All the children of the congregation along with their friends are invited to come. If you would like to help out, please speak to Elaine French.

Joint Reformation Service. 2016 is the 499th Anniversary of the Reformation and God’s gift of bringing back the Everlasting Gospel. In celebration of this we will be having a conference wide Reformation Service at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Chicago. There will be a bus stopping here at Our Shepherd to take anyone who wishes to attend the service and the meal that will follow. The service will include joint choirs, a brass ensemble and a special Reformation sermon by Time of Grace host Pastor Mark Jeske of St. Marcus in Milwaukee. There is a sign-up sheet in the entryway for those who wish to attend.






Daily Devotions - Audio
Through My Bible In 3 Years - Audio

Forward in Christ

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Student Campus Ministry at Valparaiso University 
A Campus Ministry is offered for Valparaiso University students by Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Pastor Schlawin will be meeting weekly with students on campus, and bulletins and sermons can be emailed.  Rides for Sunday church services at Our Shepherd can also be arranged.  Please call Pastor Schlawin at (219)663-5853 for information.

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