Fall is a time for changes... new school year, cooler temperatures, and changing leaves.  Join us at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church for engaging adventures in special worship, activities, and creative serving opportunities.

Connecting in Jesus's pathway of Joy and Life.

  • Youth Kick Off
  • Chili Cookoff
  • Octoberfest
  • Music and the Master
  • sKIDdles
  • Small Groups
  • Camping Ministry
  • Book Club
  • ROMEOs
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Speed Bumps

Fellowship for all ages

Blessing of the Animals - Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis on Assisi with a special Blessing of the Animals in the church parking lot.

Camping Ministry Fall Camp Out - At R. Shaefer Heard Campground October 13-15.  For more information, see the camping event page.

Octoberfest - An afternoon of live music, food and beverages, games, local artisans at our Palmetto Road property on Saturday, October 21st.

Thanksgiving Eve Chili Cookoff and Hymn Sing - On the day before Thanksgiving, bring your favorite chili for a unique pot-luck supper, followed by an old fashioned "Hymn Sing."


small groups - connecting ministries 

CONNECTING MINISTRIES & WEEKLY SMALL GROUPS:  Barbara Anderson [email protected].

Welcome to the season of summer at COS.  Although this is a popular time for travel, we continue to offer opportunities for meaningful and active connections.  Would you like to subscribe to our COS emails? Please click here.

One really wonderful way to CONNECT your mind and spirit is to join a Small Group.  This group can be a Fellowship Group such as ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) or CANVAS Art Ministry, our casual Wednesday gathering in the Conference Room led by Pastor Miriam, or a G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together) Group which meet both at the church and in homes.  Each week, the Sunday lectionary text is discussed during TEXT TALK which meets on Sundays at 9:45am.     

Small Groups

SUNDAYS: TEXT TALK (9:45AM Conference Room) Meet every Sunday to discuss the weekly lectionary text.

WEDNESDAYS:  Join us at 3pm in a casual small group setting  led by Pastor Miriam. This group meets in the conference room.

G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together) GROUPS meet regularly to spend time together learning, celebrating, serving, praying, and supporting each other. These groups meet in homes and at church, to foster community, discussion, and relationships. Contact Barbara to connect you with a small group.

ROMEO'S (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month  in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30am.  Bagged Chick-Fila will be brought in.  

JULETT'S (Joyous Uplifting Ladies Enjoying Time Together) Bring your own lunch and enjoy fellowship with these ladies at noon on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

CANVAS, a mixed media art group meets at 7pm on the first Monday of the month.

Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Conference Room.

Speed Bumps meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.  "Let's slow down and get real, tackling tough topics and Christianity."


children & youth ministry

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY: Ingrid Hudson [email protected]

Sunday School will continue throughout the school year, meeting at 9:45am on Sundays.

M&M, our music program for 1st-5th graders, meets on Wednesdays at 4:30pm for chimes, handbells, and vocal music, beginning August 31st. 

sKiddles, our music program for 4 and 5 year olds meets at 5:00pm on Wednesdays, beginning September 14th.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH: Shelly Jakubowski [email protected]

Logos and Loft, our youth programs for middle and high school students meet Wednesday nights at 6:00pm.

Music and the MastersKIDdles