SHYP - Shepherd of the HIlls Young People

SHYP during the next few weeks is going to look a little different. Emily Schatz is posting daily devotions on the SHYP/Xtreme Instagram page and on the SHYP website (scroll down). Follow @shepfamilycentyouth to read our daily devotions. Weekly Bible studies will go out in email on Friday evenings. 

SHYP will also have a Zoom Bible study on Sundays at 10am. Please check your emails for the link. SHYP will also have a Zoom drop in time for talking with each other and playing games on Fridays at 3pm. Email Emily Schatz for the link to join that meet up. 

For information regarding SHYP, please email

Weekly Devotionals

Welcome to our new daily devotions. Every Tuesday - Saturday SHYP will have new daily devotions to read. We hope these daily devotions will bless your faith life. You may also view these daily devotions on our SHYP/Xtreme Instagram page. Just go to Instagram and search @Shepfamilycentyouth. Contact Emily Schatz at if you would like to be added to the daily email distribution of these devotions.

+ June 2 - 6

+ May 26 - 30

+ May 19 - 23

+ May 12 -16

Upcoming Events and Missions

Easter Breakfast - TBD

Check back here for more information on the postponement of our Easter Breakfast.

Calling all 9-12th graders! It is that time of year to start thinking about Easter Breakfast. Breakfast is on April 12 from 7:30-10:30am. We will be preparing for breakfast April 10-11, 2020. Good Friday, April 10, we will decorate the Parish Hall after the worship service at around 8:30pm. Saturday morning at 10:30am, we will be preparing all the food. Please click here to sign up for which days you are available to help serve. If you have any questions please contact Emily Schatz, DCE at

Breakfast with Baby - March Event has been cancelled

Students in high school can serve our community every 2nd Saturday of the month at Breakfast with Baby. Families come to be served breakfast, hear the Word of God, and receive diapers, clothing, toys, etc for their babies 2 years old and younger. Students who serve will help set up, serve breakfast, play with the children while their parents shop, and build relationships with families from the community. For more details about this ministry, click here.

Navajo Mission Trip - July 23-27, 2020

On the off years of the National Youth Gathering our high school students are invited to serve the Navajo Nation by spending a week leading Vacation Bible School, a sports camp, and building relationships with the Navajo people. Our next trip will be July 23-27, 2020. Click here for more information.

For information regarding any of our events, please email

National Youth Gathering (NYG)

Shepherd high schoolers attended the National Youth Gathering in July 2019. It was a moving and exciting event for the students and mentors. We learned that Jesus is very real and present in our lives.

NYG is held every 3 years since 1980. The LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. The last Gathering was held on July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

During the five days of the Gathering, youth spent time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO.

For additional ways to connect to LCMS Youth Ministry, please visit

generations connected in christ

Through our motto of Witness, Mercy and Life Together, we have all generations participate in events throughout the year. Please click here for more information or contact our church office at or call 303.798.0711.