S hepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church                                                                                     Where God's love is felt and shared 
What's Happening
August 18, 2018
     
Service Time
This Sunday
 
  8:30 am Adult Education
9 :30 am Worship Service
Adult Education
Join us each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at 8:30 am, as we continue our video series on impacting others in ministry.
Men's Bible Study
Join us each Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 am, as we study the scripture for the coming Sunday.
Chime Choir is Coming!
We are pleased to be starting a hand chime choir for all children/students on Wednesday afternoons beginning September 26 at 4:30 pm as part of our WOW program.  Music is an activity that uses both sides of the brain, and a chime choir requires several individuals to work together to play one instrument.  A chime choir is fun and team building.  The choir will be led by Susan George.  If your child can count to eight and wants to be part of this fun team, they are welcome to join us.  Questions, email Julia@sothaz.com
Extended Hands Needs Food
Extended Hands Food Bank in Fountain Hills supports over 1,000 men, women and children in our town.  

They are in need of items such as  soups, peanut butter, jelly, vegetables, spaghetti, tuna, main dish meals, etc.

We need your help...please bring your items on Sunday to the Narthex or during the week to the church office. 
Paz de Cristo
We are in need of volunteers to join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month,  as we prepare the food and feed the homeless in Mesa. Carpooling is available at 3:15 pm in the upper parking lot.  For more information, or questions contact Don Wirth.

Pray for Revival
Join us each Wednesday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, as we come together in pray at the First Baptist Church, located at 10215 N. Saguaro Blvd. 
Friends Feed Friends
Each Friday evening plan on joining us as we serve dinner to approximately eighty-plus men women, and children in Moeur Park, Tempe.  We carpool at 5:15 pm and serve from 6:00-7:00 pm.  If you or your family would like to assist, please contact Gail Hanson. 
Daily Devotions 
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."  Psalm 119:105

Each morning you will receive an email which includes an opening prayer, daily Bible reading, closing prayer and digging deeper section, all accompanied by beautiful pictures and artwork what tie the reading together in a very meaningful way.

If you or someone you know would like to receive the daily devotions, please email julia@sothaz.com or call the church office.
SOTH Recycling Program

Bring your newspaper, cardboard, and soft cover books for recycling. Tell your family and friends.  The bins are located in the lower parking area off of Fountain Hills Blvd.

Contact Information Update

If you no longer use your land line or have changed your address, email, etc., please email Julia@sothaz.com.   This allows us to keep mailings and the on-line directory up-to-date.    

You Shop.
Amazon Gives
Shepherd of the Hills is now a registered charity on AmazonSmile.  Simply go to the website below and create an account.  Once the account is created, register Shepherd of the Hills Fountain Hills.   They donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.   If you have a prime account, don't worry you still receive all the benefits when you shop through AmazonSmile.   Tell your family and friends and shop!  For questions or assistance, please email julia@sothaz.com or call the church office.  
The Spirit
The Spirit Newsletter is out in the Narthex this Sunday and can be accessed on line by clicking below.

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Handbell Choir
The Hand Bell Choir is looking for a few new ringers to join us this fall. We start ringing in October. Our rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7:00 pm and we ring about once a month at a Sunday service.  Ability to read music is not a requirement, but, it helps.  If you would like to join this great team, please see Deanna for more information. Music is being assigned soon for the season! 
Paz Needs Water
Waterbottles We are in need of water to distribute through Paz de Cristo.  Please drop your cases of water in the Narthex or the church office.  Please DO  NOT leave your water outside the church in the hot weather.
AZ DBackDback Baseball
Last chance for tickets!!

Join us on Friday, August 24 for the Faith & Family Night at the Dbacks.   Tickets will be going fast, as MercyMe is providing a post game concert included in the price to your ticket. 
 
All Faith & Family Night festivities are after the game. After the final out is recorded, there will be fireworks, player testimonials, and an hour long concert by MercyMe.  First pitch 6:40 pm.   
                                                                        
You may purchase game tickets separately or as a package.  And, as always, a great tailgate party included at no charge beginning at 3:00 pm.   Bus will leave at 4:45pm.
 
Single Game Ticket (no transportation) $19.00
Single Game Ticket w/transportation   $32 each (bus tip included)
 
If you require special assistance once we arrive at the stadium, please let us know when you purchase your tickets.   Email Julia@sothaz.com to reserve. Invite your family, friends, and co-workers and come on out for a great time - all are welcome. Go Dbacks!
Household Donations Wanted
Cleaning out or downsizing this summer?  We will come and pick up "stuff" and take to Peace Lutheran Church in Holbrook once a month through October.  The church has a yearly sale on Veterans Day weekend and are in need of furniture, household items, clothes, holiday items and basically anything in good condition.  This is a big event in Holbrook, so let us know if you have anything to donate.  For more information contact Paul and Sherry Hottenstein.  Please DO NOT leave items at the church.
Intercessory Prayer Group
Prayers Please join us as we pray for our church, specific people's needs, the Fountain Hills community, our country and world.

We meet each Wednesday in the Sanctuary at 1:00 pm.

PRAYER CARDS are available in the pew backs. You may place your prayer requests in the prayer boxes located on the Usher's table, in the Narthex, and outside in the prayer box on the circle drive.
Women In God's Service  
(WinGS) is actively working to serve others.  

The are collecting small toys, personal notes/prayers, pictures, and $9.00 for shipping for Operation Christmas Child.  Donations can be place in the green bin the church Narthex.  Money may be placed in the box on the table.   
 
They have collected hundreds of jackets and coats.  On September 18, 10:00 am - noon, come the Education Building, room 1 and help us size and box them for distribution to four organizations in the metro area who care for the homeless.  if you can, bring a pair of gloves to slip into the pocket of a coat.  More hands make for lighter work.
 
WinGS is having their monthly planning meeting at 10:00 am on the second Tuesday of the month in the Education Building, Rooms 5 & 6.  All women are welcome.  For more information contact Donna Hawkinson or Judy Konop.   
Baptism
Have You Been Baptized?
As we are born children of a fallen humanity; in the waters of Baptism we are reborn children of God and inheritors of eternal life.  By water and the Holy Spirit we are made members of the Church which is the body of Christ.  As we live with him and with his people, we grow in faith, love and obedience to the will of God.
If you have not been baptized and would like to or want more information, please contact Pastor Steve or Julia Becklund.

Power of Prayer
Please pray for comfort and healing for those who are sick, recovering from surgery, the  lonely, suffering from addiction, mental health problems, or need love or encouragement.
Heavenly Father, please shine your light upon families. Give them strength and wisdom to overcome all of the difficulties they face each day.  

Please pray for strength and safety for those persecuted Christians around the globe.  Heal the physical and emotional scars that the young and old alike suffer for the sake of Jesus Christ. 

Heavenly Father, we pray that Your Holy Spirit will turn the hearts of students across the country toward You.  Protect our staff and students each day.  Create an atmosphere of learning, providing the teachers wisdom and knowledge.   
 
All praise to You, Lord Jesus, lover of children:   Bless our family, and help us to lead our children to you.  Give us light and strength, and courage when our task is difficult.  Let your Spirit fill us with love and peace, so that we may help our children to love you. All glory and praise are yours, Lord Jesus, forever and ever.  Amen.

"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you.   We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father..."
Colossians 1:9-12
                                           

Blessings,
Julia