This week at DS

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We have encouraged you to pray and read scripture more often and to fill your mind with things that are good, holy, honoring to God. Today we want to encourage you to participate genuinely and wholeheartedly in corporate worship. Hebrews 10:25 very directly encourages us to “. . . not neglect to meet together.” Why? As the verse continues, so we can “. . . encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Worshipping together helps us see that there are many other like-minded people who struggle and fail just as we do but still continue to persevere and grow in their faith through their reliance on God and His Spirit. 
Corporate worship also can guide us in how we worship and help us see more ways to strengthen our faith, often giving us insights and ideas that we would not have thought of on our own, thus encouraging us to stretch our faith
At worship services, there are people with whom we can talk and then help them—or they us—to face problems, pray with them, or just listen. Genuine friendships grow from these interactions and faith strengthening often results.
The illustration of a charcoal fire seems very appropriate: a bed of burning coals will continue to burn and give off heat for a long time; a burning coal that is separated from the pile of coals will soon be extinguished because of its isolation. If we, by choice, isolate ourselves from a body of believers, our faith is in more danger of being extinguished. Please, don’t “neglect to meet together.”
In His and your service,
Jim, Jordan, Mike, Randy, Pastor

Updated constitution

The updated constitution and bylaws of Divine Shepherd have been approved by the district and the Divine Shepherd voters at the December 5 voters meeting.  Click here to download a copy.


The church council has drafted an updated operations manual for the church.  They will asking for congregational approval at the next voters meeting.  Please review the manual and forward any questions or concerns to Tim Bate.  Access the manual by clicking here.

Sunday Services

If you are unable to attend in person, you now have options.

  • We post recordings of Sunday sermons on the MESSAGES page. Just click ONLINE, then MESSAGES at the top of the page and you will see this Sunday's sermon as well as sermons going back for years.  Click here to go to Messages now.
  • You can livestream the service as it is happening or anytime after by clicking ONLINE, then LIVESTREAM.  Click here to go to LIVESTREAM now.

DS Telephone Prayer Ministry now available!

During this time of uncertainty while we are not meeting in church, the following prayer ministers are making themselves available to you for phone prayer. If you would like personal prayer at any time during the weeks ahead, please call one of us and we will be glad to hear your request and offer a prayer for you or your concerns. If you call and no one answers feel free to leave a message for a callback or just try calling a different prayer minister.

     Ruth Koehler                    414-313-2631

     Vince Koehler                  414-313-2630

     Marilyn Riese                   414-529-0608

     Barb Christian                  262-255-0451

     Mary Iwen                        414-525-5508

     Roger, JoAnne Ruehs     414-475-0704

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. “ 

Psalm 91:1-6 (For context, read Psalm 91:1-16)