NEED A FAMILY VACATION???
Consider Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads as your destination. We have Galilee and Jericho and Canaan cabins available Sunday after 3pm to Friday 10am most weeks of the summer. We are close to numerous fishing and boating lakes and the International Peace Garden, numerous museums and Mystical Horizons “Stonehenge” site and the Caughlan Castle. You can cook on your own or purchase meals and eat with our campers.

Winter 2016 Retreats

Men’s Bible Retreat
January 15-16, 2016
The goal of the retreat is to strengthen men in their God-given role as leaders in their family, congregation, and community. Men will come away encouraged & more committed to their role as spiritual leaders. Bruce Wurdeman, CU Chicago grad who formerly worked with Lutheran Hour Ministries volunteers, will be the presenter this year. He has written on things like: Stuff I Didn’t Learn in Sunday School. Father & son duo’s are encouraged to come. Begins with 6pm Supper, Friday, and Ends 3:30 PM Saturday. Cost is $80 Come and let’s all grow together!

President’s Couples Retreat
January 29-30, 2016
A fun-filled weekend with Our District President, Rev. Dr. Jim Baneck as he lead you through this weekend event. Everyone can grow in their marital relationship so it is open to all. There are no deep secrets divulged or heavy sessions to fix you. Simply put, you will explore ways to enhance your marriage in a light-hearted environment. Food, fun, Fellowship and love. $175 per couple gives you a private sleeping room and meals and all program materials.

Spring 2016 Retreats

LUMBER JACK Weekend
April 22-23, 2016
With 7 active fireplaces and an outdoor boiler – we need LOTS of WOOD! Bring your own chainsaw or use one of ours as together we cut our next year’s supply of wood. We use wood heat to offset our winter heating costs and also need wood for campfires and fireplaces around camp. We can also put a crew to work splitting the large pieces with our hydraulic splitter. Since you’re helping us out, we will put you up for free. Please let us know who’s coming so we have housing and food for everyone. (Free)

Spring Scrapbooker’s Retreat
March 4-6, 2016 (Joan Hawbaker)
Join us for a weekend of uninterrupted time to work on your latest album project. Devotional time is interspersed throughout the weekend. Great food and fellowship will be enjoyed by all. Creative Memories supplies will be available for purchase, if you need them. $100 – Those who wish may stay through noon on Sunday for an additional $25

Stamping Up Retreat
March 4-6, 2016 (Laurie Rubbert)
Imagine a weekend of uninterrupted time to “stamp up” a variety of cards to share with others – with a message or as a gift! Join us for a weekend of good food, lively fellowship and great work time. Each participant will make about 20 cards. A time of scripture reflection and devotion will round out the weekend. Plenty of time will be allowed for work on projects. $100 – Those who wish may stay through noon on Sunday for an additional $25

SPRING CLEAN-UP Weekend
May 20-22, 2016
June 3-5, 2016
Come join us for a fun-filled weekend of cooperative effort to deep clean cabins, switch out storm windows and screens and clear trails of winter downed trees. Many hands make for light work. Since you’re helping us out, we will put you up for free. Please let us know who’s coming so we have housing and food for everyone. (Free)

Fall & Winter 2016 Retreats

LUMBER JACK Weekend
September 16-17, 2016
With 7 active fireplaces and an outdoor boiler – we need LOTS of WOOD! Bring your own chainsaw or use one of ours as together we cut our next year’s supply of wood. We use wood heat to offset our winter heating costs and also need wood for campfires and fireplaces around camp. We can also put a crew to work splitting the large pieces with our hydraulic splitter. Since you’re helping us out, we will put you up for free. Please let us know who’s coming so we have housing and food for everyone. (Free)

Bow Hunters and Duck/Goose Hunters – Need lodging??? We can provide a great place to sleep and food, if needed, for your hunting pleasure. We are in a prime area for spectacular hunting with over 7,000 acres of Wakopa State Wildlife Management Area surrounding us. Call for options.

International Winkle Conference
September 18-20, 2016
A Great opportunity to fellowship with our Pastors from our sister synod LCC across the border into Canada. Rev. Scott Ramey is the coordinator of this event – any questions regarding program or schedule can be directed to him. Cost of $100 covers food, lodging and program.

Stamping Up Retreat
October 14-16, 2016
Imagine a weekend of uninterrupted time to “stamp up” cards for all occasions! Join us for a weekend of good food, lively fellowship and great work time. Each participant will make about 20 cards. A time of scripture reflection and devotion will round out the weekend. Plenty of time will be allowed for work on projects. $100 – Those who wish may stay through noon on Sunday for an additional $25

Fall Scrapbooker’s Retreat
October 14-16, 2016 (Joan Hawbaker)
Imagine a weekend of uninterrupted time to work on your latest album project. Join us for a weekend of good food, lively fellowship and great work time. Creative Memories supplies will be available for purchase. A time of scripture reflection and devotion will round out the weekend. Plenty of time will be allowed for work on projects. $100 – Those who wish may stay through noon on Sunday for an additional $25

Maid for Holidays & Great Cookie Caper
November 18-19, 2016
How would you like to have some assistance in your preparations for the holidays? How about this:
TRAK 1: Bring your favorite special holiday cookie recipe to share and we’ll make a batch or two of everyone’s cookies to divide up and take home for the holidays.
TRAK 2: Learn to make Chocolate Covered Cherries, Babe Ruth’s, Carmel Chews, Peanut Clusters, and Caramels. We’ll have a wonderful time of sharing and conversation while we accomplish this great task. We’ll even take a moment or two for some “Sweet time with Jesus.” $125 covers the cost of lodging, food, and candy/baking supplies. Bring your spouse to decorate for Christmas.

Deck the Halls Christmas Decorating
November 18-20, 2016
We like to make good first impressions – especially during the holidays. We string lights and put up garland & bows and deck out the outside of all the buildings. It looks like a postcard when we’re done. Come and help us – when we’re done we can sing some carols and drink some hot chocolate. In exchange for your help food and lodging is on us. (Free)

Debt Reduction

Raised $123,063 towards the $650,000 target.

Faith Alive… 2014

Colossians 2:6-7 "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."