What's Happening
September 7, 2019
SERVICE TIME THIS SUNDAY
8:30 am Adult Education
9:30 am Blended Worship

Where God's Love is Felt and Shared
ADULT EDUCATION
Sunday, September 8, 8:30 am
Fellowship Hall
Join us Sunday to hear Dr. Paul Rollet. He is a missionary with Compassion With the Poor in Manila, Philippines. Many of us have prayed for Pastor Rollet two years ago when he had a life threatening fall while working in the Philippines. Please join us in support of this amazing young man who is dedicated to spreading the gospel of Christ, especially to the poor. Refreshments served.
HURRICANE RELIEF FOR THE BAHAMAS
Our Missions Committee has approved giving $500 through Samaritan's Purse for disaster relief. If you’d like to contribute on your own, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/ dorian-relief.
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.  
DID YOU KNOW?
If you would like to have someone pray with you, our Stephen Ministers are available after the worship service each Sunday.
SR. HIGH YOUTH
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!
ON LINE GIVING
Shepherd of the Hills is now set to accept 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.
WE ARE LIVE EACH SUNDAY!
Shepherd of the Hills is live-streaming the worship service each Sunday via Facebook. It is a great way for those winter visitors and our church family to view and participate in the service. Planning a vacation this summer? Contact the church office for more information on how you can connect with SOTH on Sundays.
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
The lighting in the Sanctuary has been upgraded. The life of the new bulbs are approximately 20 years and they are far more economical. We would like to thank you the anonymous donor for funding the lighting project. Thank you!
WinGS Outing
September 9
On Monday, September 9, WinGS welcomes all women to attend a tour of Cosanti Originals, located on Doubletree Ranch in Paradise Valley. Costani is the headquarters (foundry, studio, gallery) for designer Paolo Soleri’s bronze and ceramic windbells and sculptures. The one-hour guided tour, which includes the foundry demo, is at 10:00 am and the cost is $15.  We’ll meet in the church’s upper parking lot at 8:45 am to carpool. A sign-up sheet is available in the Narthex on the WinGS table. Lunch to follow at noon at The Village Tavern on Scottsdale Road
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.
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. 
2nd Sunday Social
Sunday, September 8, 4:30 pm
Join us at the home of Jim & Kristen Skivington for the Second Sunday Social. No need to sign up, just bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided. All are welcome, so come and have fun and bring a friend. Carpooling is STRONGLY recommended.
ALARM SYSTEM UPDATE
Effective Immediately
We have updated our alarm system for the church and office. Depending on your use of the buildings, you will be provided a security code to turn off the alarm. Contact Julia for a password. This will be effective Tuesday, July 16.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
"The Case for Christ"
Explaining the Good News of Christ Fellowship Hall
Apologetics in theology does not mean apologize, it does mean to find the reasons for faith. This four week study will delve into the compelling facts about Christ which support the conclusion that Jesus Christ is who he said he was, the Son of God, the Savior of the World who died and rose again. We will watch clips from the movie “The Case for Christ” (2017), which follows Lee Strobel on his journey from Atheism to Faith in Christ.

A Potluck Build Your Own Salad and dessert dinner begins at 5:30: study begins at 6:00 and will conclude at 7:15. Everyone is welcome. If you have not seen the entire movie it is currently available on Netflix and at our Maricopa County Library. Do you not need to have seen the movie before you attend, but you may like to.
WATER COLLECTION
It's Hot
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
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
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.
QUILTERS RETURN
Tuesday, September 10
9:00 am, Fellowship Hall
The quilters will once again meet in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays to begin sewing those beautiful quilts. The ability to sew is not a requirement. For questions, contact Sharon Johnson.
HIS Hands in Service
New Time
HIS Hands In Service (knitting group) meets the first Friday of each month at a new time, 10:15 am, in Rooms 5 & 6. 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.