Shepherd in the Pines Lutheran Church (SITP)


We want to say welcome to everyone, especially to our guests visiting the Big Bear Valley. We invite you to join us, as we worship, honor and glorify the name of the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The words of Psalmist, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’ (Psalm 122:1)

Come and join us every Sunday, as we celebrate the Holy Sacrament of our Lord at 10:00 a.m. You are also encouraged to listen to our audio broadcast every Sunday on our website:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty, I am free at last.” Whether we are vaccinated or not, we are finally free at last and no longer required to wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing in our house of worship at Shepherd In The Pines.

We also want to thank all the members and friends of our church for their prayers and financial support for our church’s ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Each person should give what they have decided in their hearts to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)

We are a confessional church, which centers its emphasis on the Holy Scriptures as the inspired and revealed Word of God in all its truth and purity, and the only rule and norm for faith and practice. “Sanctify them by the truth; Thy Word is truth.” (John 17:17)

We are also a sacramental church, which celebrates the spiritual gifts and blessings we have received through Holy Baptism and the spiritual benefit of Christ’s “real presence” in the Lord’s Supper for the forgiveness of our sins.

We hope and pray that our worship and fellowship with you and your family will be meaningful and inspirational, as you continue to grow spiritually in your own faith and trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior and the Lord of your Christian life!

Yours, in Christ’s service,

Rev. Elroi Reimnitz, Th.D., D.D.

Genesis 16:13