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13600 Caspian Lane, Clermont, Fl 34711  
352-394-3382  
shephillsclermont.org   
Office Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
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where we are

We are located in Clermont Florida 30 miles west of Orlando on Highway 27 about 2 miles South of SR 50 just South of Kohls and Wal Mart department stores. We're by the big flagpole!

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is lutheranism the only religion?

Do Lutherans believe theirs is the only true religion?" This question was once put to the late Dr. Elson Ruff, editor of The Lutheran. His answer was, "Yes, but Lutherans don't believe they are the only ones who have it. There are true Christian believers in a vast majority of the churches, perhaps in all." The ELCA Confession of Faith says "This church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe .. --courtesy of ELCA.org

what we believe

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Martin Luther (b. November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, d. February 18, 1546 in Eisleben) is known as the Father of Protestantism. He had studied to become a lawyer before becoming an Augustinian monk in 1505, and was ordained a priest in 1507. While continuing his studies in pursuit of a Doctor of Theology degree, he discovered significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the theology and practices of the church. On October 31, 1517, he posted a challenge on the church door at Wittenberg University to debate 95 theological issues. Luther's hope was that the church would reform its practice and preaching to be more consistent with the Word of God as contained in the Bible.

What started as an academic debate escalated to a religious war, fueled by fiery temperaments and violent language on both sides. As a result, there was not a reformation of the church but a separation. "Lutheran" was a name applied to Luther and his followers as an insult but adopted as a badge of honor by them instead.

Lutherans still celebrate the Reformation on October 31 and still hold to the basic principles of theology and practice espoused by Luther, such as Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura.

We.are saved by the grace of God alone -- not by anything we do.
Our salvation is through faith alone -- we only need to believe that our sins are forgiven for Christ's sake, who died to redeem us;
The Bible is the only norm of doctrine and life -- the only true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.
Another of Luther's principles was that Scriptures and worship need to be in the language of the people.

Many Lutherans still consider themselves as a reforming movement within the Church catholic, rather than a separatist movement, and Lutherans have engaged in ecumenical dialogue with other church bodies including the Catholic Church for decades. In fact, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has entered into cooperative "full communion" agreements with several other Protestant denominations .

Luther's Small Catechism, which contains teachings on the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Holy Baptism, Confession and Absolution, Holy Communion and Morning and Evening Prayers, is still used to introduce people to the Lutheran faith, as is the Augsburg Confession.

-- courtesy of ELCA.org

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contact us

By Mail or in Person

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
13600 Caspian Lane
Clermont, FL 34711
By Phone

352-394-3382
By Fax

352-394-7476
By Email

churchoffice@shephillsclermont.com
pastor@shephillsclermont.com
By Text 
352-394-3382
churchoffice@shephillsclermont.com

communicating with you

There are many ways we can communicate with you regarding important events. We can maintain a database of information about you, including address, email, text and phone numbers. Methods of communication include:

  • Mail: We can send you information about important events through the mail.
  • Text: We can send important info to you via texting. You must give your permission to us and give us your texting number for this to work.
  • Phone: We can talk to you on the phone.
  • Voice Mail: We can send you voice mails to your primary phone number.
  • Facebook: You can visit our Facebook page. A link is provided on each page of our website.
  • Weekly worship: We give information about the church at our worship services through the weekly bulletin and announcements at the end of worship.
  • Person to Person: We can talk to you personally and answer your questions.
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We publish a weekly email called THIS WEEK AT OUR CHURCH. This email fills you in on the latest weekly information. You can subscribe to this email by filling out the subscription form.
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