Worship:   9:00 a.m. Sun.                         7:00 p.m. Wed.
Sunday School
& Bible Class:
8:00 a.m. Sun.
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Shepherd of the Hills
9191 Fletcher Parkway
La Mesa, CA
Phone: (619) 469-4197
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Let’s just get this out of the way: you didn’t come to this site primarily to read our welcome, but if you’re still reading, then it means we’ve got your attention for at least another 5 or 10 seconds. One of the many things our congregation enjoys about serving each other here is the family feel. It isn’t uncommon for visitors to share how welcome and friendly the people here are, whether they’re guests at worship or one of our kid-friendly family events offered throughout the year. That sense of community allows us to be real and to open up to each other a little more. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you’ll get put on the spot to share some feel-good testimony. Just don’t be surprised when someone comes up and sparks a conversation with you out of the blue.

We also don’t hide the fact that we are unapologetically confessionally Lutheran when it comes to what we believe. What does this mean? It means that we’re straight shooters – we believe it because it’s in the Bible. If it can’t be found there, then we don’t believe it, and we don’t bother believing it unless we can back it up from the Bible. Of course, it also means that our world revolves around Jesus Christ. He is why we’re here. His is the message we proclaim. His is the relationship we treasure the most.

That’s us, in a nutshell. If you’re still reading, then we were mistaken – we had your attention for longer than ten seconds. We hope to have it even longer in the future when you come spend some time with us in person!


Elementary School

Are you looking for something missing in your child’s life? Do you ever wonder what that missing something is? We have the answer for you. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School exists to provide a quality, Christ-centered education in a structured, safe, and loving environment. We strive to bring the message of God’s word to our students’ heads and hearts so that they can use it for comfort, guidance, and strength throughout their lives. 

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School will provide your children with an excellent academic education guided by God’s word from grades K to 8th grade.  Children are challenged — inside the classroom and out – to focus on success, to work hard, and to achieve his or her potential by the grace of God. Classrooms, drama productions, athletic competition, musical performance, and all other activities at Shepherd of the Hills are focused on building a successful foundation for high school and beyond.


Kid Friendly & Family Fun

Throughout the year we offer several events just for kids from preschool through the sixth grade. Whether it’s a one day “for kids” event (Christmas for Kids, Easter for Kids) or our week-long Vacation Bible School during the month of July, we provide opportunities for children to learn about how much God loves them. In addition to learning Bible lessons, the children sing songs, get hands-on with crafts, participate in activities and play games, and enjoy a tasty snack or two.  Check back with us frequently to see when the next event – just for kids – is scheduled?

Mornings with Mommy

Mornings with Mommy isn’t preschool, and it isn’t childcare; it’s… something different. It is a fun, safe, and easy way for you to enjoy playful activities with your children that excite and inspire.  It’s also a great place to meet other moms!  There are age-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  The best part is that we do all the planning – you just sign up!
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sensory table and flannel board
  • Music and story time
  • Snack included
  • Only $5 per family, per session!

Small Groups

God continues to bless this congregation with spiritually healthy hearts that desire fellowship with God and with one another.  That spirit, coupled with God’s encouragement to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18),  has led Shepherd of the Hills to see the benefit of offering small groups.  First and foremost, because our small groups are centered around  God’s Word, the faith of those involved is nurtured and strengthened.  Secondly, these groups provide people the opportunity to connect with people just like you and me.  Common struggles and the general ups and downs of life are shared, and real comfort is found in God’s Word.  Small group sessions are scheduled periodically throughout the year at a variety of times and locations.  Stop by or call the office if you’re interested in getting connected.