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Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church: Worship 101

Here are a series of articles Pastor Neil Bloom has written for our newsletter The Shepherd’s Staff over the last few years. We hope you find them informative and enlightening.
  • The Divine Service
  • The Invocation
  • The Confession and Absolution
  • etc.
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