What's Happening
October 19, 2018
SERVICE TIME THIS SUNDAY
8:00 am Traditional Service
9:30 am Adult Education
10:30 am Celebration Service

Where God's Love is Felt and Shared
NEW COMER CLASSES
Sunday, October 21, 28 and Nov. 4
9:30 am, Education Building, Room 5
Are you interested in learning more about the history of Shepherd of the Hills, what Lutheran's believe, as well as the many opportunities you can be involved and meet others? Pastor Steve will be leading this class on Sunday mornings. Questions, email  j ulia@sothaz.com
SECOND SUNDAY SOCIAL
Sunday, October 21, 4:30 pm
The next social will be on the third Sunday at the home of Frank and Sue Bye. Everyone is invited. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. This is a time of fellowship for our church family. Invite your friends to join us.
SR. HIGH YOUTH
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Youth Room
All 9th-12th grade students are welcome to join us on Tuesday's for pizza, music games and Bible study. No charge for this event. Help plan our upcoming outings and winter ski trip. Bring your friends!
HALLOWEEN IN THE HILLS
October 31
4:00-8:00 PM
Join us for this wonderful outreach on the Avenue of the Fountains.  We need help to set up, take down, run the games and give out the candy and prizes. 

We are also collecting candy. No chocolate please. You may drop off in the office or in the Narthex.

If you can help, email  julia@sothaz.com  or sign up on the patio this Sunday.
ADULT EDUCATION
Sundays, 8:30 am
Fellowship Hall
Pastor Carol Peters is leading the adult education class held in the Fellowship Hall. She will be discussing the book The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer. It is a classic for anyone wanting not only a knowledge of God, but an experience with God as well. A meaningful daily walk with God is available to each one of us because scriptural principles that Tozer sets forth in his book.  
CHIME CHOIR
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:00 pm
Sanctuary
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 student can count to eight and wants to be part of this fun team, they are welcome to join us. Questions, email Julia@sothaz.com
BLAST!
Saturday, November 20
9:00 am - 12:00
Ed. Building, Rm 5
The BLAST program is exciting and interactive, providing extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare. The class is led by Nancy Spahr, Ed.D, MS, RN.

The BLAST program can prepare youth to interview for a babysitting job, select safe and suitable games and activities, prevent accidents, perform first aid, and begin babysitting safely and completely. To register or for more information email julia@sothaz.com
THE DANIEL PLAN
Thursdays
6:30 pm, Ed. Building, Rm 5
Shepherd of the Hills invites you to join The Daniel Plan on Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the Education Building. You are invited to take part in this six-session video-based, small group study from Pastor Rick Warren, (Author of Purpose Driven Life ), Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman. This is not a diet, but a life-style change that centers on five essentials that will launch your journey to health: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. The Daniel Plan works on the simple reason: God designed your body to be healthy and he provided everything you need to thrive and live an abundant life. The class materials are $25.00 and scholarships are available. Please contact julia@sothaz.com or call the office at 480-837-9532 for more information. 
FAITH SINGERS
Wednesdays
7:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Faith Singers  would love to have you join them and is looking for new members! If you are interested, please see Deanna or any Faith Singer for more information. All Are Welcome! 

Christmas Cantata!!   We have a new Christmas cantata this year. We will present it on Sunday, December 9, at the 10:30 service. We will begin learning this at our first Faith Singer rehearsal on October 10. If you would like to join us for the cantata, please see Deanna for more information.
DAILY DEVOTIONS
Via Email
" 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.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm
Sanctuary
 Pray for our church, specific people's needs, the Fountain Hills community, our country and world.
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.
RECYCLING
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.
PAZ DE CRISTO
2nd Tuesday of each month
We are asking for more volunteers to help make food and serve. Carpooling is available.  For more information, please contact Don Wirth.  
WinGS
WOMEN IN GOD'S SERVICE
We are meeting to plan our next WinGS gala in November.  If you would like more information or can assist, please contact Donna Hawkinson or Judy Konop. 
WOW FOR KIDS!
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
NO WOW on October 31
See you at Halloween in the Hills
We offer Our Word on Wednesday program for children ages 3 years through 8th grade! The kids have an awesome time singing songs, eating dinner together, learning Bible stories, creating crafts, and just plain having fun. So kids, grab your friends and come have fun experiencing God's love through friendships. There is no cost for this program. 
SPIRITUAL LIFE CONFERENCE
January 25-26, 2019
8:00-4:00 pm
Please join us as we come together for two days of inspiration, prayer, fellowship, and great teaching. We have invited dynamic speakers who will guide us in renewing our relationship with Christ and re-ignite His church with a passion for the gospel.  For more details or to register, click on the link below.

  
NEWSLETTER
The Spirit Newsletter is out in the Narthex this Sunday and can be accessed on line by clicking on the link below. If you would like to be added to receive a physical copy, please email Julia@sothaz.com

FOOD DRIVE
EXTENDED HANDS FOOD BANK
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. 
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
Saturday, October 27
7:30 am-12:00 pm
This is an opportunity for the entire community to come together and offer four hours of volunteer service to vulnerable, elderly, or homebound residents. Register online at www.fh.az.gov/madd. For questions, contact Paul Appeldorn.
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays, 7:30 am
Fellowship Hall
Join us each Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 am, as we study the scripture for the coming Sunday. Questions, please contact Roger Miller. Bring a friend!
CLEANING HELP NEEDED
We need volunteers to help clean the Sanctuary in November and December. It takes about an hour and can be done at your convenience on Thursday afternoons, anytime Friday or Saturday. Contact Lloyd Tarr for volunteer or for more information.