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December 2008

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Learn more ... about The ELCA Mission Investment Fund
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Pastor Ron "at work" in His House.
To Our Guests and Visitors!
Welcome to Estes Park and the beautiful Rocky Mountains!
You have come to a unique place on earth; with an abundance of sights to see and experiences to enjoy.

If you are in town over the weekend please consider joining us to worship.
Together we will experience the grandeur of creation and the wonder of salvation.

Sincerely, Pastor Ron Bockhaus
Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church
2000 Ptarmigan Trail
Estes Park, CO 80517

Ronald R. Bockhaus, Pastor
Call Us (970) (586-3900)

travel directions ...

from highway 34,
3/4 mile North on Dry Gulch Road.


Please join us for ...

Sunday Worship Service, 9:00AM

Fellowship and Coffee, following the Services

Adult Forum, 10:30AM (when scheduled)
Please note Other events during the coming week,
are listed above on our weekly calendar.


Pastor Bockhaus (Pastor Ron as he likes to be called)
received his Master of Divinity, Parish Minstry,
in 1985 from Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, MN.

Connect with Pastor Ron on Facebook: HERE
Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, Organ Dedication
From Luther Seminary, please click below to learn more.
Here you’ll find a wealth of resources to help you grow in your faith, add depth to your Bible studies and truly discover the people, places and events of the Bible. Think of Enter the Bible as your guide, a helpful reference tool to accompany you in your reading of the Bible.
Welcome!
Periodically we will add a music video below, captured from Youtube.
If you should have a favorite college choir, or musical group you recommend,
please contact Bob Rising ... "bob23@q.com".
Our Web Site index ... below is being "updated." (January 2014)

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You are invited to join us for worship each Sunday, at 9:00 AM. We practice open communion at SMLC. All Christians who believe Christ is truly present in the Sacrament, under the forms of bread and wine, are welcome at the Lord's Table. Your participation in the Eucharist is by Christ's gracious invitation, not obligation. Following our worship service please join us in the Fellowship Hall for refreshments.
A few historical notes.
Our congregation first gathered for services in 1989 at St. Bartholomew's Church, meeting only twice a month.

On May 25, 1997, Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church (SMLC) was officially recognized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America as a congregation of the Rocky Mountain Synod.

On June 29, 2008, a Service of Dedication was held for the church building, the first for SMLC!

Contact Us!
2000 Ptarmigan Trail
Estes Park, Co 80517
970-586-3900
pastor@smlc.us
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