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.
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
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
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
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
Adult Forum Study of the Lord’s Prayer You will never think about or pray the Lord’s Prayer the same once you participate in this study that has received rave reviews from those who’ve read and studied the book recently. The book and conversation moves participants deeper and broader in their understanding of how Jesus teaches us to pray.All are invited to join this adult forum via Zoom on Tuesdays at 7 PM led by Nels Hendrickson. You can purchase the book HERE. Here’s the Zoom link to join the meeting Topic: Lords Prayer Adult Forum Time: Tuesday at 7:00 PMhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/84536943744?pwd=MFZrQ1JnVWZXKzZQTnFHUzE3Qjk2QT09 Passcode: prayer Wednesday Book
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
All ages are invited to join Pastor Darcy on Zoom each Sunday at 10 am for fellowship and prayer while we aren’t able to gather at church. Don’t miss this chance meet with others online to say thanks to God and to pray for the needs of our families, church, community, nation, and world in a friendly group setting.