SHEPHERD'S E-NEWS
SHUMC CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
July 12, 2019
WEEKLY PRAYER
Gracious God, may I come quickly to thee when I am in need of protection. Guard me against sorrow and do not let grief drag me down into misery. With strength and courage may I find happiness in thy daily will. AMEN.  

Pastor on Call for Emergencies: 623-584-7642
Prayer Line: 623-584-2922
Partners in Prayer: Please send your prayer requests to prayers@shepherdofthehills.org
. Join Us for Worship in Two Different Styles:

Saturday 4:00 p.m. “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
Intimate Worship in the Chapel
Especially for those who love the old hymns,
 and that small church “hometown” feel

Sunday 10:00 a.m. "Spirited Traditional Worship"
In the Sanctuary, with Choir, Organ, Piano
Enjoy a variety of musical styles and hymnody

THE PRAISE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10:45 a.m. WILL RESUME SEPTEMBER 1, 2019. SEE YOU IN THE FALL!

INTERCESSORY PRAYER AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS

Bill and Linda White have been members at SHUMC for two years, sing in the choir and are offering a time on Sundays following the 10:00 A.M. service for Intercessory Prayer.

Intercessory Prayer is an opportunity to have someone assist you and praying for vital concerns. All requests remain confidential unless permission is given to share with others. Since confidentiality is maintained, there is no limit as to what subject can be addressed,

Bill and Linda have been doing this for about 19 years at large and small churches where they were members. In the future, they hope to offer opportunities for other individuals to join them as intercessors in this worthwhile endeavor. Rest assured you will be trained before taking on
this task.

If you are interested or would like more information, you may contact them via email blwhite32@cox.net or by phone at 623-688-7417.
EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP CLASS

Are you interested in joining SHUMC? Do you have questions about what it means to be a member? Have questions about United Methodist belief and practice?

Join us in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, August 11, 2019 for light refreshments and conversation following the worship service. Those who wish to join the church will be received August 17 or 18.

SERMON SCHEDULE:

July 13-14, 2019
"The Gospel according to Seuss: You Don't Really Need It...."
Genesis 1:26-31; Psalm 139; Galatians 3:28
With a little help from "The Sneetches"

July 20-21, 2019
"The Gospel according to Seuss: When You Are So Sure . . ."
Matthew 23:23-28
With a little help from "The Zax"
SERMONS


Sunday, July 7, 2019

"The Gospel according to Seuss: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor. . ."

Rev. Deborah Lerner
BULLETINS
Our Shepherd's Love is extended to family and friends of John Dorch, who passed away July 11, 2019. John was the Choir Director at SHUMC from 1986 through 1996. Under his leadership, the choir sang at the 1992 Quadrennial Conference for the UMC in Louisville, Kentucky. A Memorial Service is planned for Friday, August 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary, with Committal in the Columbarium.
Kitchen Remodel and Coffee Hour

Our kitchen will be getting a makeover next week, beginning Wednesday, July 17, 2019. They will be replacing the counter tops and re-facing the cabinets. Mike Hicklin and Shawn have been busy this past week emptying cabinets and packing boxes.

As to the coffee hour for next Sunday, July 21 . . . there will be NO COFFEE. There will be cookies, lemonade and water. We will not have access to the kitchen to wash things like utensils, coffee pots, etc. Everything will be disposable.
SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE HOUR
HOSTESSES ARE NEEDED

The Sunday morning coffee hour hostess list has openings on it which need to be filled in. The dates are July 21 July 28, August 4 and August 18. The clipboard is on the table outside of the church office. Please sign up where you can.
The Cancer Journey - whether it is yours
or someone you care about -
support and encouragement is needed, and available.

Look for the book, "When Cancer Strikes a Friend: What to Say, What to Do, How to Help" located in SHUMC Library or the resource table in front of the Parish Nurse Office.
This Sunday!
" Ask Me Anything" with Pastor Deborah Lerner

Pastor Deborah will be available on Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, August 4 at 11:30 AM to take on any questions you may have about faith, prayer, Christian lifestyles, where the UMC is heading, where our annual conference is heading. Mark your calendars for “Ask Me Anything” and join her for a time of conversation. Bring an open heart and the things that are on your mind. Let's talk!
REMINDER: PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF ANY CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE TO THE CALENDAR. IF YOU RESERVE A ROOM & FORGET TO TELL US YOU ARE NOT GOING TO NEED IT, THIS LIMITS THE USE FOR OTHERS AND WASTE SHAWN'S VALUABLE TIME.
THANK YOU!
The 40th Anniversary shirts are here!  The shirts are available in two styles: t-shirts and polo shirts and are sized from XS to 3XL. The colors are royal blue for the polo shirts and the t-shirts come in gray or royal blue. The cost ranges
in price from $15.00 to $25.00. Place your order today in Fellowship Hall.
 
MEN'S BREAKFAST

The United Methodist Men will meet on Wednesday, July 17 at 8:00 AM at "The Marketplace" at Grandview Terrace, 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West. The theme of the meeting will be "We've a Story to Tell to the Nations." All men of the church are welcome to attend and share some good food, fellowship and fun. Please RSVP to Bill Price at 623-537-7383 or wmprice183@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!
LEARNING TO PRAY STUDY

Currently Rev. Richard Northup is leading, "Learning to Pray"
 a six week study to learn practices of prayer from many traditions and times. The last class will be Wednesday, July 17. They meet in the Fellowship Hall Meeting Room at 11 AM. The study uses Teresa A. Blythe's book, "50 Ways to Pray" and can be purchased for ($12.50).
Can I Trust God with My Health?

Life's storms have a way of challenging our faith in God's provision and guiding hand. This study invites us to address a variety of questions about health and faith, by looking at Scripture, theological positions, the reality of the world around us and our own lives. We will make time to discern how the answers to these questions alter our relationship with God. Finally we will choose how we want to apply our leanings. Some of the topics included are Health, Disability, Stress and Sleep. 

Once you sign up for this class, please pick up your reading materials at the church office. Suggested Reading Materials contribution: $6.00

From July 25 to August 29
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Conference Room
"Messy Spirituality" Sermon Series and Class

Pastor Deborah will be doing a sermon series on "Messy Spirituality" in August and we plan on running a concurrent class with Rev. Rick and Linda Walker. The class will use the book by Mike Yaconelli entitled, "Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People."

The book is a strong antidote for the spiritual perfectionism in us all. Here are truths that can cut you loose from the tyranny of ought-to's and open your eyes to the deep spirituality of being loved, shortcomings and all, by the God who meets you and transforms you in the midst of a messy and unpredictable life.

Rick received a bachelor's degree from FSU in 1967 with a major in religion and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University in 1970.

The classes will begin Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. and run for 6 weeks, ending on September 20, 2019. This class will meet in the Fellowship Hall Meeting Room. Please sign-up on the sheet at the Kiosk or in front of the office. Books have been ordered and will be available from the office for $10.00.
Changing Seasons

Does your address change from season to season? Please keep SHUMC updated on changes by indicating on your Prayer & Presence Card, or call/email:
623-584-2280 church@shepherdofthehills.org

Need to update your emergency contact information at the church? There are forms in the hallway by the office, or just send us the basic information in an email. We need your name, current address and phone numbers. Then give us the “In case of emergency, please notify” names, their relationship to you, phone numbers and address.
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SUMMER MOVIES
ARE HERE!
Free movies will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on select Wednesdays. Movies are shown with closed-captioning and digital stereo sound. Free snacks will be served. All are welcome so bring your friends and neighbors for summer movie fun in a cool environment.

JULY 24 - RATATOUILLE

AUGUST 7 - DREAMER starring Kurt Russell and
Dakota Fanning.

AUGUST 21 - MARY POPPINS RETURNS starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

SEPTEMBER 4 - THE SANDLOT

SEPTEMBER 18 - GREENBOOK

OCTOBER 2 - PLACES IN THE HEART starring Sally Field.

OCTOBER 16 - TOOTSIE starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray and Geena Davis.
Have you noticed the absence of a person in worship?
 
The CARE team is truly appreciative when you notify us about someone who has been absent from worship or when you will be gone for several weeks. There are many reasons why any of us might not be able to attend worship. However, we do not want to miss someone who may need the CARE team. Using the Prayer & Presence cards is a perfect way to alert us. If you would write the name of the absent person in the “comments” section of the card, the CARE team will contact them to learn of any support we may offer them. The CARE team follows up with phone calls if a person is absent for three consecutive weeks or as needed.
THANK YOU for being a caring congregation and always looking after each other.

In God’s love,
SHUMC CARE Team.
 
Please join us in prayer for…
Our sister United Methodist Congregations:
Lakeview UMC, Sun City
Liberty UMC, Buckeye
Maranatha UMC, Phoenix
Mission Bell UMC, Glendale

Save The Date !

40th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, November 17, 2019

3:30 PM Choir Concert
5:00 PM Dinner
More Details to Follow !
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers are always welcome and needed to assist with sorting food at St. Mary's Food Bank in Surprise on the third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Call Becky Fay at 623-518-9502.
 
D.A.S.H.
Volunteer to help cook & serve lunch on the 1st Saturday of the month to documented asylum seekers.
Saturday, July 6th
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Carpooling is encouraged.

Sign up sheet in the church office


 

Coups For Troops Update
We are collecting manufacturer's coupons only - no store coupons, no rebates, no fast food, and no restaurant. Coupons are going to family bases so all kinds of manufacturer's coupons are useful including those for children and baby items, automobile products, household and laundry supplies and, of course, groceries and toiletries. Any questions about the program, please contact Sand'ee Spears. (623) 546-6775
MISSIONS MINISTRY
School supplies are needed this school year, which is fast approaching for the Dysart Community Center. Collection ends July 31.
Please drop these items off at the Kiosk or in the office.
 
Alternative Revenue Sources

             SHUMC Window Decals – Purchase at the office for only $5 and $1 of that will go to Missions. Easy to apply yourself and perfect for your golf carts too!
            Recycling Paper & Cardboard - There are recycling bins located in the southwest side of the church parking lot for paper and cardboard. You may deposit cardboard, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, computer paper, office paper and phone books, junk mail, shredded paper in clear plastic bags, colored paper, paper bags, pizza boxes, paperback books, cereal boxes, and hard covered books. No aluminum or plastic please! SHUMC receives $20 per ton of recycled paper from the recycling company, so you can support your church and the environment, too!
            Fry’s Community Rewards Program - You can help SHUMC every time you shop at any location of Fry’s Foods. Participants are required to have an email and must enroll your Fry’s VIP card, and you need to re-enroll August every year to keep donations happening. If you need a VIP card, they can be obtained at any Fry’s location. If you have a Fry’s VIP Card, all you need to do is enroll your card online at www.FrysCommunityRewards.com , and then every time you shop and present your VIP card SHUMC will be credited and receive a reward from Fry’s based on your purchases. The church office has printed instructions for “Creating and Online Fry’s Account” and “Registering for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program.”
Weekly Church Calendar for July 13— July 21
    
Saturday, July 13
4:00 PM - Worship Service - Chapel

Sunday, July 14
10:00 AM - Worship Service - Sanctuary
11:30 AM - Ask Me Anything with Pastor Deborah - Fellowship Hall

Monday, July 15
10:15 AM - Parkinson's Exercise Class - Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, July 16
7:00 AM - Men's Prayer Group - Prayer Room
11:00 AM - Tai Chi Practice - Fellowship Hall
3:00 PM - Parkinson's Support Group - Fellowship Hall
4:30 PM - TOPS Group - Choir Room

Wednesday, July 17
9:30 AM - Staff Meeting - Conference Room
10:45 AM - Bulletin Review
11:00 AM - Learning to Pray Class - Fellowship Hall Meeting Room
3:00 PM - Living Faithfully Class - Fellowship Hall Meeting Room

Thursday, July 18
10:00 AM - Book Club - Conference Room
11:00 AM - Cancer Support Group - Prayer Room

Friday, July 19
9:00 AM - Bulletin Stuffers
11:00 AM - Living Faithfully Class - Fellowship Hall Meeting Room
1:00 PM - Nami Family Support - Fellowship Hall Meeting Room

Saturday, July 20
4:00 PM - Worship - Chapel

Sunday, July 21
10:00 AM - Worship - Sanctuary


 
Shepherd of the Hills
United Methodist Church
13658 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ 85375-3700
Website: www.shepherdofthehills.org
Email:church@shepherdofthehills.org
Office: 623-584-2280
FAX: 623-584-1868
Pastor-On-Call for Emergencies:
623-584-7642
Prayer Requests:
623-584-2922
Partners in Prayer: prayers@shepherdofthehills.org