Pentecost Celebration Sunday, May 23, 2020!

Pentecost Celebration Sunday, May 23, 2020!

The NEW Children & Family Ministry Team invites all to join us Sunday, May 23 after the late service (around 11 am), for a Pentecost Celebration as we recognize the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Like the wind, the Spirit is invisible, but we can see the work of what it does.  To celebrate the “Spirit” as it moves through us all we invite you to join us for a kite flying event.  Kites and stomp rockets will be made available along with other activities for all to enjoy!  We will be serving pizza and drinks for lunch.  Come join the celebration to “see” and “feel” the

Holy Week Details

Holy Week Details

All Are Welcome! Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021Zoom link Worship Services Only7 pm – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83911824800 Good Friday, April 2, 2021Zoom link Worship Services Only7 pm – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85214899585 Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021Join us for Outdoor Worship in Lawn Chairs (please bring your chair), Drive-In or Zoom Services8:00 am – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/847313958619:30 am – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8397681050311:00 am – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89959469319 Easter Sunday Egg HuntsFor Elementary Age Children, bring your own Easter Basket to fill!8:45 am and 10:15 am

Season of Lent

Season of Lent

Mid-week Lenten Services Join us Wednesdays at 7pm, starting Feb. 24 on Zoom for a short service in which we explore Eric Burtness’ Book of Faith Lenten Journey: Beyond Question. Each week we will examine one of the transformative questions that Jesus asked in the Gospels. Copies of the book are available at church on a first come basis. Otherwise, they can be ordered from Augsburg online Mid-week Bulletin Downloads Download bulletin for Wed, 17 February Download bulletin for Wed, 24 February Download bulletin for Wed, 3 March Download bulletin for Wed, 10 March Download bulletin for Wed, 17

12 Days of Christmas Prayers: December 25 – January 5

12 Days of Christmas Prayers:  December 25 – January 5

You are invited to engage in the 12 days of Christmas Devotional! Various leaders from across the Metro D.C. Synod, including a few of our seminarians, have provided daily devotions, prayers and questions to ponder during the 12 days leading up to Epiphany.Download the Devotional PDF HERE. Daily devotional posts will be shared at 5:00 AM every morning on the Synod website and Facebook page.

Christmas Eve Service December 24, 2020 at 4:00, 5:30 & 7:00pm

Christmas Eve Service December 24, 2020 at 4:00, 5:30 & 7:00pm

Come celebrate the miraculous birth! Please join us for outdoor (in lawn chairs & vehicles) and Zoom Worship Times: 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00 PM. O, Come, let us adore Christ the Lord through the singing of carols, listening to the Gospel story as young people present the Nativity scene, celebrating Holy Communion, and singing “Silent Night” with special lights of the season.  The 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM worship services will be projected onto an overhead screen at the front of the church.  If outside your vehicle, please wear your masks. We are looking for volunteers to help with parking and

2020 Prayer Initiative

2020 Prayer Initiative

The Music and Worship team has chosen to emphasize prayer in 2020 to encourage a closer relationship with God among all who worship with us. Starting in February, SOTH has offered sermon series, prayer vigils, retreats, and other opportunities to learn more about prayer. Our overview of the year is here. We explore the A.C.T.S. prayer model, emphasizing four types of prayer:  Adoration is about who God is.  Confession is about who we are.  Thanksgiving is about what God does.  Supplication is about what we ask God to do for us and those we love.  Each week we will

Christmas Tea

Christmas Tea

Welcome All to the 11th Annual Christmas Tea! Heavenly Peace    Because we can’t meet in person this year, we hope this video presentation will bring a little Christmas joy into your homes.  Take a break from the busyness of the season to gather the family, prepare a cup of something delicious, and simply enjoy some beautiful music and inspiring words.       Many thanks to those who played a part in putting this virtual tea together.  We hope you, your family, and your friends will return to it whenever you feel the need to refresh your spirit.  Just click here for

Children, Youth & Family Ministry – Outdoor Sunday School, Confirmation & High School Gathering

Children, Youth & Family Ministry – Outdoor Sunday School, Confirmation & High School Gathering

SUNDAY SCHOOL Kindergarten to 6th Grade Smiles, stories from the Bible, interaction with friends and caring adults, praying with others, drawing and games: All these things are important to the faith and life of young people.  We will be offering IN-PERSON, OUTDOOR Sunday school as the weather holds.  9:40 AM – 10:10 AM – Sunday school for children Kindergarten to 6th grade will take place outside between worship services at the side of the church where the volleyball net is located.  Students and adult leaders are required to wear masks and 6 feet social distance.  Children are asked to bring blankets/towels

Arts Showcase “Our View from the Detour” View Now…

Arts Showcase “Our View from the Detour” View Now…

The Arts and Artisans Team at Shepherd of the Hills welcomes you to ‘Our View from the Detour,” a virtual art show featuring quarantine creations of congregation members. Please enjoy the beautiful work that God has inspired during this trying time for everyone. We are grateful for the many contributions. Thanks to all who have shared and will continue to share in the shows to come. Click this Showcase link to view. Stay tuned for future shows! To submit your creation, email admin@sothva.org for details. Thank you!

Caroline Furnace Ministry Support

Caroline Furnace Ministry Support

On Sunday, October 4, 2020 we welcomed Executive Director Tom Powell to worship as he shared with us about the ministry of Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp and Retreat Center.  Caroline Furnace is a ministry SOTH helps support and a special place where students and adults spend time growing in relationship with God and others at retreats and summer camp.  SOTH made an impact in the ministry of Caroline Furnace in summer 2020 supporting a counselor and contributed towards its on-going ministry this fall making a special donation.