S hepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church                                                                                     Where God's love is felt and shared 
What's Happening
July 27, 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.
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.
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.  We are also collecting winter coats.  Please place your donations in the receptacle outside the church office.

Golfland SunsplashSunsplash

Get huge savings on day tickets and season passes to Sunsplash Waterpark.  When you buy online through their VIP store you save on admission, plus the mini-golf, laser tag and race car rides.   Simply visit www.tickets.golfland.com and enter store name "Hills."   Questions, please email Julia@sothaz.com.  

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. 
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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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
We already have half the bus sold out, as well as the block of 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 5:00 pm.
 
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!
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. 
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 active this summer working with our partners to serve others.  

Each month we ask that you help us acquire the supplies needed for the homeless and youth, for the shoeboxes.  

In June & July  the following items are needed.
  • Small Toys - we need  over 70 toys that will fit in a shoebox, like small puzzles, dominos, or travel checkers for 10-14 yr.old 's. 
  • Gloves & hats - They will go into the pocket of 75 coats for the homeless this winter.
  • Learning Items - such as small sewing kits for girls, clothes line kits, stationary, or  small tool boxes, for 10-14yr. old's. 
All women of SOTH are invited to come help on these Angel WinGS projects this summer.  Check the bulletin for scheduled events. 

Questions, please contact Julie Wirth.
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.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:-56
                                           

Blessings,
Julia