Greetings! Once your computer fully "loads" this web site, you will hear music and perhaps see a few pictures or a video.
It might take a minute to load these settings. Enjoy! If you do not hear music, look above - to the top of your screen.
You most likely will see in highlighted text a question asking if you want to download or install "active x."
This is ok, and necessary to use the embedded music players we use.
Click on that area of the screen "OK", and then a brief download will take place.
You will then hear the amazing sounds of SMLC!
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:
View of Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church!|
To view our house of worship inside and outside,
please click on the arrow on this first "box."
To hear musical excerpts from past services,
please click on the arrow on the bottom line of each box.
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.
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.
Our Web Site index ... below.
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!