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
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
Adult Forum All are invited to be part of the Adult Form and the discussion of the book, “How Good Do We Have to Be? A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness” with Nels Hendrickson at 7 PM on Wednesday evenings using Zoom. You can purchase the book HERE. Here’s the Zoom link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84536943744?pwd=MFZrQ1JnVWZXKzZQTnFHUzE3Qjk2QT09 Wednesday Book Study Continues with a New Book! All are invited to be part of the book study on How Good Do We Have to Be? A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness by Harold Kushner. The study, led by Deacon Wayne Ralston, meets on Zoom at
Crossroads Connection – Supporting Food Insecure Students in 9 schools (plus video) If nothing else, 2020 has been a year of change and uncertainty. Crossroads has been waiting, watching, and trying to determine the best path forward. One thing that hasn’t changed is our mission; it has always been and will continue to be eliminating food insecurity as a barrier to learning. The distribution channel for our weekend food bags was through the schools, so we’ve had to re-evaluate that practice. During this time of remote learning, we will be providing different variety of food in larger portions that
Weather-permitting, the Arts and Artisans team offers cards and paper-bead jewelry for sale near the picnic tables on Sundays between services. Please take a look! It is a wonderful opportunity to support the Village of Hope in Haiti. The jewelry is individually priced, and the cards are still $3 each, or a package of 5 assorted cards is $10. We are very grateful for your support this year. Do a little open-air shopping for a good cause!
Instructions for Sunday Worship – Please read carefully We continue to hold outdoor, condensed versions of services for those who feel comfortable in such a setting. Important COVID-19 Information The people of Shepherd of the Hills are committed to following the recommendations from the CDC and other healthcare professionals. We have made extensive plans that focus on the safety of all participants. By RSVPing and attending worship in person or any function at or of the church, you acknowledge that you agree to the following: You… are not currently quarantining after a positive COVID test are not caring for
Dear Shepherd of the Hills Community, Shepherd of the Hills church leaders have been in conversation regarding ministry and worship during this unprecedented time in our nation and world related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to many unknowns and concern we have for people in and beyond our congregation and out of an abundance of caution, we will not hold worship services or education gatherings until further notice. The wonderful thing about the Church is that no matter where we are, we are the Church. We can live our faith through what we at SOTH call the “Marks of Discipleship”
Shepherd of the Hills is partnering with Hill School in Middleburg to support the Police Precinct of District 7D in Anacostia, a neighborhood in DC. We are working with the Supervisor of Community Outreach to meet the needs of the police and to reach into the community. We will be answering the prayers of this department by providing protective equipment and donations to keep these first responders safe. The need is great! Also, at this time, some police men and women are away from their families, renting apartments, for fear of bringing the corona virus home. You can make
Join us at 10 am for Bible Study on Zoom.
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 will offer sermon series, prayer vigils, retreats, and other opportunities to learn more about prayer. Our overview of the year is here. To kick things off, on February 2 we began a 4-week sermon series based on the A.C.T.S. prayer model, emphasizing four types of prayer: Adoration (who God is), Confession (who we are), Thanksgiving (what God does) and Supplication (what we ask God to do for us and those we love). Throughout the year, we will “take