Are you interested in becoming a member of Shepherd of the Hills or wanting to get to know more about the congregation? “Discover Shepherd of the Hills” will take place Sunday, January 22 right after the 10:45 Worship Service from 11:45 AM – 2:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in attending, need childcare or have any questions, please contact SOTH’s Church Administrator, Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend the monthly Ladies’ Brunch on Thursday, January 5, starting at 10:00 am. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please contact Linda at email@example.com.
At Christmas, we often pray for peace on earth and that everyone has enough. We can put our prayers into action by supporting organizations that give shelter, clothing, food, medical assistance, employment aid, and much more to people who need it. Give through Gifts of Hope, our Synod’s alternative gift-giving program, and have confidence that you will be changing the lives of others and giving them peace of mind during difficult times. Visit GiftsOfHopeDC.org to learn more.
This hilarious “Dragnet” spoof follows Joe Thursday and Frank Cannon as they conduct their investigations of celestial disturbances, awestruck shepherds, angel visits, and more. All are welcome for refreshments and fellowship immediately following the production. Reserve your seats for this fun-filled take on the Nativity here!
All ladies of the congregation are invited to the annual Christmas tea on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. Join us in the fellowship hall as we gather to share a time of devotion with Pastor Darcy, and enjoy delicious goodies and music. Guitar Club & Friends, which played at the Fall Festival, will play holiday favorites you can sing along to. Please bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share by completing the “Let’s Connect” insert, or clicking on the SignUp Genius link below. Arts and Artisans will have holiday and other items for sale along with a raffle
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.
Fall is officially here, and we’re celebrating with the return of ourFall Festival Saturday, October 22 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. Guests of all ages will find lots to enjoy, from delicious food (brats with all the fixings, German potato salad, baked beans, hot/cold cider, a candy apple station, and more) to live music to a host of fun fall activities (pumpkin bowling, inflatables, contests, and crafts). Questions? Contact Heather Qualley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shepherd of the Hills 2022 Congregational Retreat will take place the end of October 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. “I thoroughly enjoyed the spring retreat! The highlight for me, was the opportunity to get to know my fellow congregants, pastoral staff, and their families on a more intimate level. I look forward to participating in the fall.” -Jerry H. More details to come…
In remembrance of the Lord’s love for all creatures, pet owners are invited to bring their animal companions to Shepherd of the Hills for a Blessing of the Animals by Pastor Darcy. We give thanks for animals that gladden our lives and the earth that we share!
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.