All Are Welcome!

All Sunday services celebrate holy communion. 

We invite you to come and be part of a growing community of faith. We believe God’s grace has the power to transform our lives and the lives of others. We strive to make our worship services relevant to your life today. We have opportunities for you to connect, grow in faith, and impact the lives of others.

God’s grace is a free gift! Here at Shepherd of the Hills, we know Jesus is the host of the meal and welcomes everyone to His Table.  It does not matter who you are, your age, or how you are, if you are worshiping with us today, Jesus is calling you. So come. Come to the table of mercy and receive the gifts of God.   All are welcome!


Guests

Guests are welcomed at the door by a friendly Greeter who can answer questions or give directions. Ushers are waiting at the door to the Sanctuary to offer a bulletin and help find seating. During the service, the ushers will pass the offering plates and invite everyone to communion. All are welcome at the table.

We distribute and receive Holy Communion by intinction: the bread is dipped into the wine or grape juice. Gluten-free wafers are also available. Simply let the pastor know that you wish to have the gluten-free wafer when you come forward. Those who choose not to receive communion are welcome to come forward for a blessing from the pastor. Indicate this wish by crossing your arms in front of you or by telling the pastor. After the service, stay for refreshments and fellowship. All are Welcome!



Choir – SOTH Singers

If you have a gift or just love to sing and worship the Lord, SOTH Singers is for you! It is also a great opportunity to meet people and enjoy friends. SOTH Singers meet most Tuesday evenings at the home of the Director, Dee Bradee. Contact the Church Administrator for more information or the address at admin@sothva.org.


KFC (Kids for Christ) Youth Choir

KFC is for young people who love to sing and make music to worship the Lord. It is a fun group that sings a variety of styles. Presently, students range in age from 6 to 12 years old; however, students of all ages and experience are welcome. Rehearsals are scheduled around families’ availability. KFC sings during both worship services approximately once a month. Families choose if they can be present for both or just one service. Contact the Leader Pastor Darcy to find out more at pastordarcy@sothva.org.


Salt – Praise & Worship Band

Salt leads worship about once a month and practices most Thursday evenings 7 pm – 8:30 pm. In addition to adults we invite high school students with gifts in music to join. Contact Pastor Darcy about joining Salt. We are still new and evolving as a band, experimenting, rehearsing, and growing together. If you have a passion for music, we would love to hear from you contact Pastor Darcy at pastordarcy@sothva.org. 


Sunday Morning Lay Leadership

There are many opportunities to serve on Sunday morning and be part of the leadership of SOTH. No experience necessary; training and a schedule will be provided. Contact the Church Administrator for more information and/or to sign up at admin@sothva.org.

Altar Care: Set up communion prior to worship and clean-up after or between services.

Fellowship: Provide hospitality helping to set-up, touch-up and clean-up food and drinks around worship services.

Greeter: Welcome and provide hospitality especially prior to worship services. Guide new people and members to the sanctuary, bathrooms, KidZone (Childcare area), etc.

Usher: Hand out bulletins, greet, and provide hospitality prior to worship services. Collect offering during the worship service and be prepared to assist guests and members in various ways as needed.

Reader: Read Scripture lessons during worship. Assist with communion.

Assisting Minister: Read during the worship service leading the congregation in the Apostles Creed and various prayers. Assist with communion.

SOTH loves and encourages children and youth involvement and leadership in all its ministries. This includes helping with worship and sharing special gifts like singing and playing instruments. Contact the Church Administrator or Pastor Darcy for ways to get connected to service and ministry opportunities.


SOTH Paraments Blue

Seasonal Paraments/Liturgical Cloths

The blue paraments include the liturgical hangings around the altar, as well as the ecclesiastical vestments the pastor wears. Blue is the color of royalty to welcome the coming of a King. It can also symbolize the night sky in which the star appeared to announce the birth of Jesus. This color is for the season of Advent.