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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:

What does Christmas
mean to the Christian?

Romans 15:4-13, December 10

Have A Heart That Is Open
Revelation 3:20, December 3

Witness Our Resurrection King
Corinthians 15:20-28, Nov.26

As The End Approaches, 
"Know The Lord Has
Done Great Things"

Psalm 126:1-6, November 19

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
December 10-17
6:30pm Properties Upkeep
7:00pm  Dartball

7:00pm Advent Worship
8:00 pm Choir Practice


December 16
9:00am Children's Service Practice
10:00-1:00 Christmas for Kids

9:00am Children's Worship Service
10:30am Christmas Brunch

2017 Christmas Season
Worship Services

December 13
7:00pm Advent Worship

8:00pm Choir Practice

December 16
9:00am Children's Service Practice
10:00-1:00 Christmas for Kids
December 17
9:00am Children's Worship Service
10:30am Christmas Brunch
December 20  
7:00pm Advent Worship Service
8:00 Choir Practice
December 24
9:00 Christmas Song Service
10:15 N0 Sunday School

7:00pm Christmas Eve Worship

December 25
10:00am Christmas Day Worship
December 31
9:00am Worship
7:00pm New Year's Eve Worship
We will be having our Advent Worship Services on December 6th, 13th and 20th at 7:00pm.  These services are a way to help us prepare our hearts and minds to focus on God’s gift of His Son as the payment for our sins.  We hope that you can join us for these special services.

It is once again time for Quilting!  The Ladies of Our Shepherd will be making quilts for the needy on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm beginning November 2nd.  No experience is necessary! All willing hearts and hands are welcome!  If you have any questions please speak with Sandy Runholt.

The recent disasters in Texas and Florida have left many homeless, without power or facing expenses they cannot pay.  If you wish to help out financially and to be assured that 100% of what you give goes to what you intended, you may give through our WELS Committee on Relief.  Gifts may be given to Our Shepherd and marked for the Committee on Relief.  All the funds will be sent to help those in need via direct gifts, workers and supplies.

A new season of Dartball has begun! You don’t know what dartball is?  Dartball is a game of darts thrown at a board that looks like a baseball diamond.  The thrower gets “hits” and “runs” just like a batter in baseball. Two teams battle it out for nine innings just like in baseball. Rookies and pros alike are welcome to join us on Tuesday evenings at 7pm for a game or two of dartball.               

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 17 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 (708) 672-8659. Come for fun and fellowship! WELS Belles & Beaus - It's where your friends are!
Retired? Have days free? Looking for some fellowship?  Join us here at the church on the second Friday of each month for a time of fellowship and getting to know one another. It will be a time for games, devotions, prayers and other activities that help pass the time and encourage one another. The church will be open at 12:30 PM on these days. It is also a good time to bring a friend to help them meet our members and learn more about God’s grace.























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

Forward in Christ

Christian Life Resources
The mission of Christian Life Resources is to use life and family issues as bridges to convey the love of God and to share the message of salvation through Christ.

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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