106 Rosalie Road, Bailey, Colorado 80421             Phone: 303-838-2161

Pastor: Pete Scheele     Email: shepherdofrockies@gmail.com

God loves you this much - Jesus on the cross

Lutheran Church in Bailey Colorado
Shepherd Of The Rockies

Hi! Searching for a Lutheran church in Bailey Colorado? 

You found us!

We're the only Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) in this mountain area.

If you're looking for a friendly, welcoming mountain church, then you're in the right place.

Our congregation may be small, and the weather may not always be on our side, but the atmosphere is always warm and cheerful. 

- We'd love for you to come and worship with us! -

About Our Services

View of Mount Rosalie through tall windows behind the altar at Shepherd of the Rockies Lutheran Chruch in Bailey Colorado. Picture taken from aisle between pews.

Our services begin at 9 am every Sunday

-except Easter and Christmas when we also hold Wednesday services-  check blog for details

You'll enjoy our traditional services interspersed with with contemporary music. It's truly beautiful to hear both the old and the new in harmony.

You'll find we offer communion every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, as well as the 5th Sunday, should the calendar allow. During summer you'll find we offer communion every Sunday to accommodate those who can only attend during those months.

Gluten-free wafers are available, as is grape juice as a wine alternative.

Please talk with Pastor before taking communion if this is your first time taking communion with us.

If you can't walk to the altar to kneel for communion, Pastor will come to you in your pew.

And as you'll see, the view of Mount Rosalie through the huge window behind our altar is absolutely breathtaking!

Yes - our church in Bailey Colorado was built facing this direction specifically to take advantage of this incredible view of God's creation!

A Little About Lutheran Beliefs

As Lutherans, we have core beliefs upon which we base our church services and ultimately, our lives.

These beliefs are perfectly shared in this Bible passage:

"For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of your selves, it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any one should boast."            Ephesians 2:8

Each service includes either the Apostles Creed or the Nicene Creed.

Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heave and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only‐begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sit at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Do You Love Music...And Good Food?

You could join our active praise band which includes guitars (sometimes banjo), drums, piano, violin/viola, harp, and more, along with vocal harmonies galore!

We strive to include contemporary music in most of our services. If you love to sing or play an instrument, come join us!

Enjoy 'fellowship' time after each service. Gather in the fellowship hall for drinks, snacks, and socializing.

And...if you haven't been to one of our special Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Easter breakfast banquet's then you're seriously missing out!

Interested in Bible Study?

Sunday school (10:30am) and Bible Study (10:45am) are on Sundays after fellowship and run for approximately one hour.

Weekday Bible study times are also available. Check with Pastor for days & times.

Currently, children's confirmation classes are run by Pastor Pete Scheele at 12 noon on Sundays for Grades 6-8.

Open Bible on altar with Easter lilies, Jesus on a wooden cross, and view through windows behind. Church in Bailey Colorado.

Do You Love Being Social Too?

Men's Breakfast and Elder's Meetings are the first or second Saturday of every month beginning at 8am.

LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) meetings are the third Saturday of every month at 9am. All women are automatically members and are welcome at meetings.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Some Graceful Thoughts...

-Think of time as a priceless gift; develop an awareness of its incomparable value and examine your conscience in this light.-

-Are you using your time according to God's plan, or are you throwing it away?-

-If tomorrow were never to dawn, what would you do for God today?-

-To be a good steward is to be conscious that all things we have on earth are generous gifts from God.-

-Stewardship is to care, to have concern, and to give thanks by giving of what has been given to us.-

How To Find Us

Outside of Shepherd of the Rockies Lutheran Church, Bailey, with church sign and surrounding trees.

We're located just off Highway 285 in Bailey, Colorado, about an hour south west of Denver. You can see our church on the left side of the highway a short drive up Rosalie Road, which is just past the beautiful white buildings of Deer Creek Valley Ranch on the right.

If you reach the gas station on the right and the traffic lights, you've gone too far!

We serve the Highway 285 corridor mountain community, with some members even driving all the way from Littleton or Fairplay every week to gather with us in prayer.

Any Questions?

If you'd like more information about renting our fellowship hall or facilities, arranging baptisms, weddings, or funerals:

Call: Pastor Pete Scheele at: 303-838-2161


Email: ShepherdofRockies@gmail.com

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