November 16, 2019
SERVICE TIMES THIS SUNDAY
Tapping into Abundant Life

8:00 am Traditional Service
9:30 am Adult Education
10:30 am Celebration Service

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.  
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!
WinGS FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 23, 1-3 pm
Fellowship Hall
The women are inviting you to this years festival - This Ain’t your Mama’s Kitchen . Chefs de Cuisine will demonstrate electric pressure cooker, air fryer, and panini press cooking techniques and prepare recipes. Desserts will be served. There will be free drawings for an instant electric pressure cooker, air fryer, and panini press. There is no cost to attend. Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable item for Extended Hands Food Bank. Registration signup will take place Sundays November 10 and 17 after services. All women are welcome.
CONGREGATION APPRECIATION
Sunday, November 24, 9:00 am
Fellowship Hall
Please join us for a congregation luncheon as we celebrate each of you. We ask that you wear your name tag as many of our winter visitors are returning and we can get reacquainted.
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.
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 want to learn more please see Pastor Jeff or email Julia@sothaz.com
WOMEN'S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Fridays, 9:00 am in the Parlor
The subject Jesus most often talked about was the kingdom of God. The question then is, what is the kingdom of God? You are invited to join the study as we explore the nature of God's reign and how Jesus inaugurates and embodies the kingdom's program of renewal and restoration in His life and ministry. Study books are available in the church office for $7.00, or pick one up at the class on Fridays.
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.
BLOOD DRIVE
Friday, Nov. 22 & Saturday, Nov. 23
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fountain Hills and Noon Kiwanis Community Blood Drive is taking your appointments for their upcoming blood drive. Contact Paul Appeldorn or visit www.bloodhero.com (Sponsor code: Kiwanis). Eligibility questions? Call 1-800-288-2199, ext. 5497. For donating the Phoenix Symphony would like to thank you for giving blood with a voucher for one ticket to a concert.
DID YOU KNOW?
We received a new refrigerator from an anonymous donor for the youth room kitchen. A big THANK YOU for your generosity. Praise God!
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.
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. 
ADULT EDUCATION
Tapping Into Abundant Life
The Way In
Sunday, 9:30 am
Fellowship Hall
Jesus’ ministry was so affective he changed the world forever! Given, he was God in the flesh, he performed miracles, he taught profoundly, he was compassionate and merciful. We will not be able to ever replicate Jesus’ ministry, but we can glean strategic principles from the ministry of Jesus. Our adult classes in November will focus on the Jesus way to reach people. Come and partake in these classes to gain insights into the ministry of Jesus and how his ministry reveals the strategy to reach out to people and disciple people for an abundant life.
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
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
Tuesdays, 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.
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.
YOUR GENEROSITY
As we near yearend and you are making your last tax decisions, remember...

Donations Via Online Bill Pay.   No more checks, easy tracking.  Set up Shepherd of the Hills on your banking website under “pay bills” to send one-time or recurring payments directly from your bank account. The bank will issue and mail a check to SOTH. 
 
Save on Your Income Tax
Even if you can no longer have itemized deductions for your income tax return, you can still give to the church and save on your taxes by having your IRA required minimum distributions (RMD) donated directly to Shepherd of the Hills. The RMD distribution will not be included in your taxable income. Please contact your accountant or tax advisor for more details.
 
Give via Debit/Credit Card
Go to our website ( "click here") and then click on "Give" at the top. Follow the instructions to sign up for one-time or recurring donations.

Stock Donations . Please contact Julia Becklund in the church office for specifics on transferring stock. Please note that all stock that is transferred to SOTH is immediately sold. 
 
Estate Giving .  Another way in which you can remember Shepherd of the Hills is through your trust, will, IRA, life insurance, etc.  See your attorney, tax advisor or estate planner to make this donation. For more information, email julia@sothaz.com.