Thank you

Dear Shepherd of the Hills Family,

Thank you so much for the love shown to Zach and me on the passing of Phil. Pastor Rosemary, you have been such a wonderful support through all of this with your visits, your wonderful homily and your kind, supportive smile during the service. Fellowship Committee, you provided a wonderful reception after a beautiful service. And family, you all have been so kind. God knew what he was doing when he sent me here. I am thankful for all of you! 

Kelly Behm

Holy Week

+Thursday, April 6th is Maundy Thursday. Worship with Holy Communion begins at 5:30pm. At the end of worship, we will remove all paraments and decorative items from the worship space.

+Friday, April 7th is Good Friday. Worship begins at 5:30pm. We will hear readings for the stations of the cross: Jesus' journey to crucifixion.

An Easter Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

Mark Your Calendars for The Empty Bowl

Fellowship Commitee is taking a trip-- to the Community Table in Sylva for the Empty Bowl fundraiser. Interested in going along? Meet at the church at 4pm on Friday, April 14th.

What is the Empty Bowl? Glad you asked! At this fundraiser for Community Table, you get to pick and keep a beautiful handmade pottery bowl created by local artisans. Then you can try any of the wonderful soups provided there in that bowl! A delicious meal that means meals for many.

The Fundraiser is from 4pm to 7pm on 4/14.

Learn more about this event, including the makers of the bowls, the 10 year history of this event, and raffle items that you can buy tickets for on the day, CLICK HERE!

What Is That In The Fellowship Hall?

You may have noticed the cabinet in the corner of the fellowship hall and new materials on the short bookcase. We have an Alcoholics Anonymous group that has just started using our space for their meetings! The black cabinet holds books that can be purchased related to AA and the bookcase has pamphlets and books that can be borrowed.

The group meets on Monday and Friday nights at 6pm.

This group, as well as other events at our church, are also found on our Google calendar. CLICK HERE

Church Needs

Regular supplies that the church needs:

  • Coffee
  • Toilet Paper
  • Non-Dairy Plain Creamer
  • Half and Half
  • Paper Towels
  • Copy Paper: 8 1/2x 11 letter size and 8 1/2 x 14 legal size (bulletins)

March Unrestricted Income


March Expenses


March Surplus


General Fund Balance


Every Week is Holy Week

God called to Moses out of the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then God said, ‘Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’ --Exodus 3:4-5

We have reached the time of the year that the church calls Holy Week. Of course, this is not the only holy week of the year! Holy time and holy ground are everywhere.

The church year is a story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and the growth of the church. This week is when we tell the intense part of the story when Jesus is crucified, sealed in the tomb, and finally resurrected from the dead.

It is easy for us to think of this week, and especially Easter Sunday itself, as a single period of time during the year to celebrate these events. And yet, Jesus' resurrection is for the redemption of us and for all creation not just once but for all. In this way, every Sunday, perhaps even every day, is Resurrection Day!

Next week, keep celebrating holy week...the holiness of every week... and seeing all of our lives, all of God's creation, as holy ground!

Shepherd of the Hills Little Free Library Is OPEN!

Our Little Free Library is OPEN for Reading! Check it out as you turn into the church parkinglot. It's on your left.

Want to contribute books to the free library? Talk to MaryAnn Budahl. The little library has a bookshelf in the LCM room just waiting for your donations.

Upcoming Activities, Events, Festivals, Etc

Thursday, April 6th--Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 7th--Good Friday

Sunday, April 9th--Easter Sunday

Friday, April 14th--Empty Bowl Fundraiser (carpool from the church at 4pm)

Bread that is used for Holy Communion is frequently stored in the refrigerator. It is labeled and we ask that you leave it in the place and the container (bag) in which it is stored.

We also have grape juice for communion stored in the refrigerator and it, too, is labeled. Thank you for your help and consideration!

Coffee Fellowship After Worship Returns

Join your church family after worship in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and conversation. Hope to see you there.


An Offering of Food

Two items that are popular, have nutritional value, and provide a quick & easy meal for adults and children are canned fruit and peanut butter!

When you do your weekly grocery shopping, pick up a jar of peanut butter or a can of fruit (any kind) and bring it to the church. You can place it on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

Note: other food items are certainly accepted as well. 

Pastor Rosemary's Schedule

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays are regular work days. Available for meetings, pastoral care, or whatever is needed.

Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays are not part of her regular schedule. Always available for emergencies via cellphone but not available to meet or schedule appointments on those days.

Want to know about a specific day? Go to the church calendar!

You can always find the church calendar by clicking HERE or seeing the link below (in the post with the image of a calendar)

Want to know what's happening at the church?

  • When is the next council meeting?
  • What is Pastor's day off this week?
  • When is someone at the church office?
  • When committee meetings are planned?

Check out the church calendar! Click the image above.

From the Fellowship Committee:

Lemon Bars

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

--Proverbs 16:24

Worship Choices for You: Online AND In-Person

Our Sunday worship is now available both Online and In-Person. Take your pick of what suits you best and join us at 11am!

Our Sunday worship is live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Missed it the first time and want to see it now (or again)? CLICK HERE. 

Your council members are:

Council President: Hilary Seagle,

Vice President: Carol Coone,

Council Secretary: Bill Lefevers

Judy Webb, Janet Hart, Larry Henrion

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