Service Times

8:00 a.m.

9:15   a.m.
Bible Study &
Sunday School

10:30 a.m.

1st & 3rd Sunday
Communion Service

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1461 Sparta Highway (Highway 70 West)
 Crossville, Tennessee 38572
Telephone: 931.484.3461  Fax: 931.707.0042

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 Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod

A Stephen Ministry Congregation


Sharing Living in Christ

 Welcome I We Believe
 Community of Character I Locate Us

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Welcome to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church located in Crossville, Tennessee!  We are a warm caring fellowship of Faith. Our congregation strives to communicate God's awesome gift of love to our ever changing world. We invite you to discover God's presence in our ministry.

Pastor Andrew

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We Believe

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments.

The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Being "Lutheran," our congregations accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone.

  • Grace alone - God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him
    and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

  • Scripture alone - The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law
    and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.


  • Faith alone - By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him. 

The word "Synod" in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod comes from the Greek words that mean "walking together".  It has rich meaning in our church body, because the congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod. Diverse in their service, these congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.

The congregations of the Synod are "confessional."  They hold to the Lutheran Confessions as the correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine. Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were put into writing by church leaders
during the 16th century.  The simplest of these is Luther's
Small Catechism. 
The Augsburg Confession gives more detail on what Lutherans believe.

Adapted from A Week in the Life of The Lutheran Church--
Missouri Synod, copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House.


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Community of Character

Accountability for actions, duties, promises, and the common good.   

Community Examples
Citizens donate blood when supplies run low. Parents work with schools to resolve difficulties children have
in school. Upon hearing a prejudicial remark, the effort is made to discuss how such words harm others.  
Civic groups clean up roadside litter. Parents quit smoking for sake of their children. 
Employees fulfill expectations of employers.

Modeling Good Character
You are always someone’s role model — your actions speak louder than your words. 
Demonstrate your values in everyday actions. Show your kindness and integrity daily.
Treat others with dignity and respect. When faced with a moral choice, think what you would want
others to do in the situation.

Benefits of Responsibility

  • Taking responsibility for self and choices makes one fully free.

  • Taking responsibility for our behavior allows us to learn from our mistakes.

  • Fulfilling our commitments earns us trust and opportunities for more responsible positions. 

  • Acting responsibly strengthens our families, schools, workplaces, church, and community. 

  • Taking responsibility for the well-being of the young, weak, and old, as well as for our natural surroundings, creates a caring community   

Practicing Responsibility 

  • Being accountable for own words and deeds. 
  • Behaving morally with others even when difficult to do so and also when nobody is watching. 
  • Treating family members with love and respect. 
  • Being a parent to your children rather than trying to be their best friend. 
  • Parents taking responsibility for children's acts. 
  • Allowing others to develop self-responsibility. 
  • Coming to work on time and doing what is expected for your job. 
  • Obeying the law.
  • Staying informed about the community and helping to meet community needs. 
  • Fulfilling obligations to the community such as jury duty. 
  • Voting and running for political office. 
  • Taking care of pets and other domesticated animals in bad weather. 
  • Preserving natural resources for the future. 
  • Following the rules and customs of your spiritual tradition. 
  • Keeping promises. 
  • Developing your own good character. 

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I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller Jr. 

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
Joan Didion 

When you blame others, you give up your power to change. 

Author Unknown

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. 

George Bernard Shaw


Report puts Tennessee in top 5 states to retire


Crossville the Golf Capital of Tennessee



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Locate Us

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is located at 1461 Sparta Highway (US 70 West)
approximately 2 miles west of Main Street (US 127) in Crossville.

Crossville is located 70 miles west of Knoxville and 110 miles east of Nashville,
just south of I-40 (exit 317) on US 127. Crossville is located in the central time zone.

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Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church  

1461 Sparta Highway (Highway 70 West)

Crossville, Tennessee 38572 

Telephone:   931-484-3461 

Fax:   931-707-0042



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