Do you or someone you know need help and encouragement after the death of a loved one? GriefShare is a 13-week seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It is a place to be around people who understand what you are feeling. At GriefShare, you will learn valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future. You are welcome to begin attending the group at any point. Each session is “self-contained” and meetings are Sundays from 4-6 PM at Shepherd of the Hills started September 11.
Sunday Morning Education
Adult Education All are welcome to join education on Sundays beginning with fellowship at 9:45 and ending by 10:30. Kindergarten–3rd grade Our youngest students hear the Word and learn Bible lessons in simple and fun ways. 4th–6th grade Middle level students are kept engaged by connecting Bible lessons to their everyday lives. Confirmation (7th and 8th grade) This two-year program helps students dive deeper into their faith. High School (9th–12th grade) Older students enjoy themed discussions that bring the Word to life. Adult Education We explore God’s word, and how our faith enhances our perspective in our life journey.
Cards for Haiti Fundraiser
Is there someone in your life who has done many thoughtful things that made you feel special? Tell them so this Christmas with a beautiful handmade card and support the children of Haiti at the same time. The cards are $5 and are located on the bookshelf near the church’s front door and you’ll find more in the fellowship hall.
Crossroads Connection Support
SCHOOL YEAR 2021/2022 COMES TO AN END While the 2021/2022 school year was not typical, Crossroads made great strides in growing its capabilities to support more students impacted by food insecurity. Here are some highlights: Recipient of generous grants from – Heritage Hunt Giving Circle, Heritage Hunt Women’s Group, the Good Shepherd Endowment, and ARPA Moved to a larger location that enabled us to grow operationally Recipient of generous community food drives sponsored by Dominion Valley and Heritage Hunt We will spend the summer planning for the upcoming 2022/2023 school year. Check back often for updates and ways to
Sunday Morning Worship Information
Sundays at SOTH! 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. – Worship and what you can expect: Greeters will welcome you in the narthex, where you can pick up a printed bulletin, and children’s worship bags. You may also drop off your offering here. Communion will be celebrated. All are welcome. Nursery available all morning. Both worship services are held indoors. 9:30 a.m. and until after 10:45 a.m. Worship – Food, Fellowship, and Fun! Build community through chatting, or, if you love a good puzzle or board game, find one in the fellowship hall and enjoy. Weather permitting, there will be
Congregational Retreat May 6-8, 2022
Shepherd of the Hills 2022 Congregational Retreat will take place May 6-8 at Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center. This is a great way for people of all ages to enjoy outdoor adventure and relaxation while growing in faith and building community. To learn more click on the “Brochure” button below and see what to expect, a tentative schedule of events and pricing. To register, click on the “Registration” button below.
Holy Week Schedule
Palm/Passion Sunday, April 2 Celebrate Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and hear the passion narrative according to the gospel of Matthew (read dramatically by congregation members). Gather for the Palm Sunday brunch between services. Worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. both services available via streaming. Please visit our homepage for streaming links and bulletin. Maundy Thursday, April 6 During this service we remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples with the central focus on Jesus’ commandment that we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another. Service at 7:00 p.m. and via streaming. Streaming Link Download
Children of all ages are welcome to participate in an Easter egg hunt and fellowship time on Sunday, April 9 beginning at 9:45 a.m. Plenty of surprise-filled eggs will be hidden in and around the grassy area in the back of the church building. Join us for the fun—bring a basket or something to carry the eggs you find! Questions? Contact Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire at email@example.com
Fellowship was enjoyed by all during our Wednesday evening Lenten gatherings starting with a soup dinner at 6pm followed by worship at 7pm. Soups were provided by various SOTH ministries.
Midweek Lenten Services
Midweek Lenten Services Lent is a time for contemplation and repentance as we consider God’s enduring faithfulness and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our salvation. During our midweek Lenten services, we will focus on people of faith who encourage us—through their words and deeds—to build God’s kingdom in this time and place. Please join our Lenten gathering on Wednesday evenings from March 9 – April 6 starting with a soup dinner at 6 pm followed by a service at 7 pm in-person and Zoom. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83405001278Bulletin Link Here