October 19, 2019
SERVICE TIME THIS SUNDAY
Tapping into Abundant Life

MOVING TO TWO SERVICES
8:00 & 10:30
This Sunday, October 20
ADULT EDUCATION
Sunday, October 20, 9:30 am
Fellowship Hall
Tapping into the Abundant Life is something you will hear around Shepherd of the Hills a lot. What does it mean? Where does it come from? How does Abundant Life affect us today? Tapping into Abundant Life is not just for all of us already in the building, it is an invitation from Jesus to our community. Join us on Sunday morning the Fellowship Hall for a Bible study on Abundant Life. Jesus said, "I came that they have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10. You will also hear about the detailed results of the questionnaire you completed over the summer.
CONNECTIONS CLASS
Sunday, November 17, 11:45 AM-3:00 PM Education Building, Room 5 
If want to learn more about our ministries, or you'd like to become a member of Shepherd of the Hills, you are invited to attend this class led by Pastor Jeff at 11:45 -3:00 in the Education Building, Room 5. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
PAZ DE CRISTO
2nd Tuesday of each month
The 2nd Tuesday of each month Shepherd of the Hills goes to Paz to cook for and serve the homeless. Carpooling is available.  We leave from the upper parking lot at 3:15 pm. For more information or to carpool, please contact Don Wirth.  
HALLOWEEN IN THE HILLS
Thursday, October 31
Shepherd of the Hills is partnering with the town of Fountain Hills and participating in Halloween in the Hills, held on October 31 on the Avenue. We will have a booth where the kids can play games to win prizes and be treated to some Halloween goodies. Now, we need volunteers to help man the booths for 1 or 2 hours. This would involve assisting with the games, handing out treats, etc. A sign-up sheet will be available on Sunday following the services. Also, you may donate treats, i.e., fruit snacks, Rice Krispy bars, candy, etc. and drop them off at the office. Come by our booth from 5-8:00 pm and support our church and visit with the Fountain Hills community.
DID YOU KNOW?
The youth room is in need of a new refrigerator. If you have one that you would like to donate, email julia@sothaz.com.
SR. HIGH YOUTH ARE BACK!
Sunday Nights, 6:00-8:00 pm
Youth Room
All 9th-12th grade students are welcome to join us on Sunday's for pizza, music games and Bible study. No charge for this event. Bring your friends!
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays, 7:30 am
Fellowship Ha ll
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!
GIVING ON LINE
In addition to donating through your weekly, quarterly, yearly offerings and RMD's, Shepherd of the Hills accepts your donations on our website under the tab "Give." You are able to donate through checking, debit, or credit card. You have the option of a one time donation or set up recurring gifts. Questions, email Julia@sothaz.com.
LIVE STREAMING - VIDEO FREE ZONE
Shepherd of the Hills is live-streaming the worship service each Sunday on Facebook.

If you want to sit in a “Video Free” area of the Sanctuary, please ask an Usher where they would recommend you sit.

It is a great way for our winter visitors and church family to view and participate in the service.
UPDATED DIRECTORY
We are updating our church directory. Please send us a picture of yourself(s) either by email to Julia@sothaz.com, mail it to PO Box 17444, Fountain Hills, AZ, 85269, or drop it off at the church office.
HOLIDAY BAZAR AT PEACE LUTHERAN
Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9
We are no longer taking household donations. However, we are looking for volunteers who would like to help out the week of the sale, transferring items from the warehouse, setting up, marking items and preparing meals for the volunteers. Come for a day or stay overnight, November 4-9. We also need paper plates, bowls, cups, and plastic ware. If you can donate or volunteer your time, please contact Sherry Hottenstein if you can help.
HELP NEEDED
Sundays
We are looking for volunteers to assist working sound, as needed, and Facebook Live on a rotating basis on Sundays at 8:00 and 10:30 am. Training provided. If you are interested, please see Pastor Jeff or email Julia@sothaz.com
DID YOU KNOW?
The 2nd Sunday Social is this Sunday at the home of Dave and Marcia Caribardi beginning at 4:30 pm. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided. Come for good food and fellowship!
WALKING THE BIBLE LANDS
Thursdays, 9:00 am
We invite anyone who has visited the Holy Land or has wanted to visit, to join us as we view a video series called, “Walking the Bible Lands”.  Dr. Wayne Stiles has produced a fantastic series of videos capturing the biblical sites in Israel, Jordan and Egypt, and incorporating scripture and history in the video narratives. A small group is meeting Thursday mornings at 9:00 am at Lloyd and Elaine Tarrs’ home to enjoy this virtual journey. 

We invite anyone interested in taking an armchair trip to the Holy Land, to join us.  For more information and directions, please contact Elaine Tarr.
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. 
WATER COLLECTION
Waterbottles
We are asking for water donations to provide assistance for those on the street during the hot weather. Please bring your water to the Narthex or church office. Questions, email Julia@sothaz.com
PARKING LOT SALE
Saturday, November 2
7:00 AM-12:00 PM, Office Parking Lot
Clean out your closets, garage and storage areas. Shepherd of the Hills is hosting the parking lot sale on Saturday, November 2, 7:00 am until 12:00 noon. Join the fun and earn some extra money to pay off debt, save for Christmas or a vacation. No charge for the space. Keep all the proceeds. To reserve your space, email Julia@sothaz.com .    
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.
DAILY DEVOTIONS
We encourage you to continue or start a daily devotional reading plan. Below are two excellent devotional sites. Both offer a variety of ways to study and be inspired. 

Bible Gateway
https://www.biblegateway.com/

YouVersion Bible
https://www.youversion.com/
WOULD YOU LIKE PRAYER?
If you would like to have someone pray with you, our Stephen Ministers are available after the worship service each Sunday.
QUILTERS
Tuesday, 9:00 am
Fellowship Hall
The quilters meet in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays and invite you to join us. The quilts that are sewn support many ministries. The ability to sew is not a requirement. For questions, contact Sharon Johnson.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
Saturday, October 26
Golden Eagle Park
Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others. Millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.
Shepherd of the Hills asks you to help make a difference and bring our light to those in Fountain Hills.   You will work in groups of 4-8, depending on the project. There are a variety of projects, such as yard work, house cleaning, etc.

The volunteers meet at Golden Eagle Park at 7:30 am to receive their assignments. Many hands make for light work.  Invite your friends and family and come make a difference in someone's life.
   
Email Julia@sothaz.com with questions or to sign up. 
NEW ENTRY SYSTEM
Sanctuary
We are no longer using the swipe card system outside the sanctuary. Instead you will enter using a code. For access contact Julia@sothaz.com.
HIS Hands in Service
First Friday of each Month, 10:15 am
Education Building, Room 5
HIS Hands In Service (knitting group) meets the first Friday of each month at a new time, 10:15 am, in the Education Building. Please come and knit/crochet prayer shawls, baby blankets, and hats for the homeless, as well as spend time with friends. Any questions, please call Linda Marchi.
CONNECTIONS CLASS
Coming November
Education Building
If you’d like to become a member of Shepherd of the Hills or just want to learn more about our ministries, you are invited to attend classes led by Pastor Jeff at 9:30 am in the Education Building Rooms 5 & 6 on Sundays, November 3, 10 & 17.
WINGS BAKE SALE
Sunday, October 27
Come out and support through the purchase of goodies or give a donation towards purchasing winter gloves for the homeless.