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Welcome to Shepherd of the Bay

Frank Maxwell Pastor Frank Maxwell welcomes you. This Web site is designed for members of Shepherd of the Bay, new people to the community and visitors to Door County. Exploring its contents, you will be able to learn a great deal about this congregation and its ministry.

For those of you who are not familiar with Shepherd of the Bay, here’s a belief statement of who we are.

We are Lutherans

As Lutherans, we are proud of the heritage of the Reformation and the great principles of Christian belief rediscovered by Martin Luther which form the core of our faith and life.

Grace Alone — All of God’s mercy, love and forgiveness is given to us purely as a gift which we in no way deserve.

Faith Alone — We receive these gifts simply by trusting in the God who promises them, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Scripture Alone — The Bible is the one reliable and authoritative source of our knowledge about God, His will for our lives, and especially His love for us through our savior Jesus Christ.

A Stephen Ministry Congregation

11836 Highway 42, Ellison Bay
Door County, Wisconsin
Office Phone: 920-854-2988

Pastor Maxwell
Office hours:
Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Church Member Directory click here
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Worship Schedule

Sundays Following Labor Day Weekend Until Memorial Day Weekend
9 a.m. Sunday worship - Traditional with Holy Communion
9:00-10:30 a.m. Sunday School
10 a.m. coffee and fellowship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary with Holy Communion

Membership, December 31, 2015: baptized, 706; confirmed, 553

We are Christians

As followers of Christ, we rejoice that we are part of the much wider Christian fellowship which includes all who confess Jesus Christ as Lord.

We hold joint worship services with other Christian Churches in Door County, and join with them in Vacation Bible School programs and acts of service to others.

We welcome into our congregation individuals from a wide range of denominational backgrounds as well as those with no previous church background. This rich variety of people contributes to the variety and vitality of our congregation.

I hope that the rest of this Web site provides you with further information concerning the life and ministry of this congregation.

Click here for The Parish Door newsletter.

Last updated on: 1/24/2016
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