Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church                                                                                    Where God's love is felt and shared 
What's Happening
April 20, 2018
     
Service Time
This Sunday
 8:00 am Traditional Worship
10:30 am Celebration Service
9:15 am Children's Education
9:30 am Adult Education
Fellowship Hall
Mark Your Calendar
Beginning Sunday, May 6, we will return to one worship service at 9:30 am during the summer months.   Adult Education will meet at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.
Special Congregation Meeting
We will hold a special congregation meeting on Sunday, May 6 at 10:45 am.  The purpose of the meeting is to elect a Call Committee to proceed in hiring a Senior Pastor. 
Adult Education
Join us this Sunday at 9:30 am for Adult Education in the Fellowship Hall led by Pastor Steve.  This is a six-week study on discipleship called "Not a Fan."  We will learn how to be a follower of Jesus and not a fan.  
Men's Bible Study
Join us each Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 am, as we study the scripture for the coming Sunday.
WOW WednesdaysWOW
Our Word on Wednesday (WOW Kids) program for children ages 3 years through 8th grade is held on
Wednesday evenings, from 5:00-6:30 pm.
 
Last WOW - May 9
Kids Talent Show
& Pizza Party
 
The program is similar to our Spring/Fall Break Adventures.  Kids have an awesome time singing songs, eating dinner together, learning Bible stories, creating crafts, and just having fun.  So kids, grab your friends and come have fun experiencing God's love through friendships.  There is no cost for this program. 
Extended Hands Needs Food
Extended Hands Food Bank in Fountain Hills continues to run out of canned food.  They support over 1,000 men, women and children in our town.  They are in need of items such as peanut butter, jelly, soups, 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. 
Daily Devotions 
"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.
SOTH Recycling Program

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
We are in need of volunteers to join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, as we prepare the food and feed the homeless in Mesa. Carpooling is available at 3:15 pm in the upper parking lot.  For more information, or questions contact Don Wirth.

2nd Sunday Social
We are looking for Second Sunday Social hosts for the next 6 months.  If you would like to host this fun group please contact Elaine or Lloyd Tarr or email lloyd @tarrs.com. 
Water Needed
Waterbottles We are in need of water to distribute through Paz de Cristo and Friends Feed Friends.  Please drop your cases of water in the Narthex or the church office.  
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)
Please join us each Thursday from 9:15-11:00 am at Bible Study Fellowship for women.  This year the study is on the book of Romans.  There is no cost, but a freewill offering is taken at the end of every class.   For more information or to register, contact Darla at arlaclark0611@gmail.com.
You Shop.
Amazon Gives
Shepherd of the Hills is now a registered charity on AmazonSmile.  Simply go to the website below and create an account.  Once the account is created, register Shepherd of the Hills Fountain Hills.   They donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.   If you have a prime account, don't worry you still receive all the benefits when you shop through AmazonSmile.   Tell your family and friends and shop!  For questions or assistance, please email julia@sothaz.com or call the church office.  
The Spirit
The Spirit Newsletter is out in the Narthex this Sunday and can be accessed on line by clicking below.

The Spirit Newsletter

Join Our Mailing

 

If you would like others to receive a copy of the What's Happening each week, simply forward this email and have them click on the link below.

 

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Greetings!
CPR Class

The next CPR class will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 9:00 am in the Education Building, Room 5.  This is led by Nancy Spahr, RN, ECSI, CPR instructor.  Please email nancy.spahr74@gmail.com if you would like to attend. 

National Day of Prayer

The 7th annual Fountain Hills National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 3, at Fountain Park amphitheater.  The event will begin at 6:30 pm.  Complimentary food of hot dogs, beverages, and desserts will be served from 5:30 - 6:15 pm.  The theme is "Pray for America - UNITY."  

Habitat Volunteer Opportunities
SOTH build days on our new Habitat House with the Villalobos Family are as follows:
 
Apr. 21 Doors & Trim
May 12 Interior Painting

Once again we are participating with the Northeast Lutheran Coalition of churches.

The House is located at 1937 E. Don Carlos, Tempe, AZ 85281 (Lot #81005).

If you would like to volunteer to work on the house, please contact Jerry Anderson. If your family, small group or youth group would like to pick up, deliver, and serve lunch to the workers on March 10, please let Jerry know.
Shoebox Ministry
This year we are trying a new way to give to the children in need in the USA and third world countries through Operation Christmas Child.
 
We are asking you to donate monthly rather than at the holidays   We ask that you put the items in the tubs near the restrooms  We will have different items for you to provide each month as follows:
 
April          Stuffed animals
May           Hygiene  (soap, washcloths, deo. etc.)June          Toys
July           Clothing
Aug           School supplies
Sept.         Games
Oct.           A  letter,   maybe a photo of you
Nov.         $9 dollars to cover the shipping
Dec.          Prayers

Questions, please contact Julie Wirth.
Youth Happenings
 Here are the events and dates coming up that you need to be aware of.... 
  
Senior High
All incoming 9th through 12th grade students are invited to our Senior High Youth Group on Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm. Dinner provided.  No cost.  Questions, email zac@sothaz.com.
 
Middle School
All incoming 5th through 8th grade students are welcome to attend Youth Group on Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Dinner provided, no cost. Questions, email zac@sothaz.com
Baptism
Have You Been Baptized?
As we are born children of a fallen humanity; in the waters of Baptism we are reborn children of God and inheritors of eternal life.  By water and the Holy Spirit we are made members of the Church which is the body of Christ.  As we live with him and with his people, we grow in faith, love and obedience to the will of God.
If you have not been baptized and would like to or want more information, please contact Pastor Steve or Julia Becklund.
Intercessory Prayer Group
Prayers Please join us as we pray for our church, specific people's needs, the Fountain Hills community, our country and world.

We meet each Wednesday in the Sanctuary at 1:00 pm.

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.
Friends Feed Friends
Each Friday evening plan on joining us as we serve dinner to approximately eighty-plus men women, and children in Moeur Park, Tempe.  We carpool at 5:15 pm and serve from 6:00-7:00 pm.  If you or your family would like to assist, please contact Gail Hanson.  We are also collecting winter coats.  Please place your donations in the receptacle outside the church office.

Women's Friday Bible Study
Join us in the church parlor at 9:00 am on Friday mornings as we study the book Growing Older and Wiser.  Who wants to get older?   After age 25+, most of us dread those relentlessly accumulating birthdays.  However, it is important to keep a positive, even humorous, perspective on aging, because God designed our bodies to age.  The Bible is an inexhaustible mine of wisdom, and no matter our age we will grow wiser as we consider and apply the timeless truths of Scripture.  We can also add deeper knowledge and insights on marriage and family, interpersonal relationships and the importance of love.  God has made us for Himself, and mere physical survival is not our highest goal.  No matter how many years we accumulate on this earth, we are offered His gift of eternal life in Christ.  The cost of the books cost $5.00.  
On Line Directory

If you would like to access the Church Directory via on line and do not already have a password please go to www.sothaz.com , click on the FYI button and then request a password.  This will bring up a form that can fill out and submit online.

In order to be as accurate as possible, please email Julia@sothaz.com with any update to your information. 

 

Contact Information Update

If you no longer use your land line or have changed your address, email, etc., please email Julia@sothaz.com.   This allows us to keep mailings and the on-line directory up-to-date.    

Power of Prayer
Please pray for comfort and healing for those who are sick, recovering from surgery, the  lonely, suffering from addiction, mental health problems, or need love or encouragement.
Heavenly Father, please shine your light upon families. Give them strength and wisdom to overcome all of the difficulties they face each day.  

Please pray for strength and safety for those persecuted Christians around the globe.  Heal the physical and emotional scars that the young and old alike suffer for the sake of Jesus Christ. 

Heavenly Father, we pray that Your Holy Spirit will turn the hearts of students across the country toward You.  Protect our staff and students each day.  Create an atmosphere of learning, providing the teachers wisdom and knowledge.   
 
All praise to You, Lord Jesus, lover of children:   Bless our family, and help us to lead our children to you.  Give us light and strength, and courage when our task is difficult.  Let your Spirit fill us with love and peace, so that we may help our children to love you. All glory and praise are yours, Lord Jesus, forever and ever.  Amen.

"Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray.  The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." 
                                            Matthew 19:13-14

Blessings,
Julia                
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mailing Address:, PO Box 17444, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Sent by julia@sothaz.com in collaboration with
Constant Contact
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  Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church                                                                                    Where God's love is felt and shared 
What's Happening
April 20, 2018
     
Service Time
This Sunday
 8:00 am Traditional Worship
10:30 am Celebration Service
9:15 am Children's Education
9:30 am Adult Education
Fellowship Hall
Mark Your Calendar
Beginning Sunday, May 6, we will return to one worship service at 9:30 am during the summer months.   Adult Education will meet at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.
Special Congregation Meeting
We will hold a special congregation meeting on Sunday, May 6 at 10:45 am.  The purpose of the meeting is to elect a Call Committee to proceed in hiring a Senior Pastor. 
Adult Education
Join us this Sunday at 9:30 am for Adult Education in the Fellowship Hall led by Pastor Steve.  This is a six-week study on discipleship called "Not a Fan."  We will learn how to be a follower of Jesus and not a fan.  
Men's Bible Study
Join us each Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 am, as we study the scripture for the coming Sunday.
WOW WednesdaysWOW
Our Word on Wednesday (WOW Kids) program for children ages 3 years through 8th grade is held on
Wednesday evenings, from 5:00-6:30 pm.
 
Last WOW - May 9
Kids Talent Show
& Pizza Party
 
The program is similar to our Spring/Fall Break Adventures.  Kids have an awesome time singing songs, eating dinner together, learning Bible stories, creating crafts, and just having fun.  So kids, grab your friends and come have fun experiencing God's love through friendships.  There is no cost for this program. 
Extended Hands Needs Food
Extended Hands Food Bank in Fountain Hills continues to run out of canned food.  They support over 1,000 men, women and children in our town.  They are in need of items such as peanut butter, jelly, soups, 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. 
Daily Devotions 
"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.
SOTH Recycling Program

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
We are in need of volunteers to join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, as we prepare the food and feed the homeless in Mesa. Carpooling is available at 3:15 pm in the upper parking lot.  For more information, or questions contact Don Wirth.

2nd Sunday Social
We are looking for Second Sunday Social hosts for the next 6 months.  If you would like to host this fun group please contact Elaine or Lloyd Tarr or email lloyd @tarrs.com. 
Water Needed
Waterbottles We are in need of water to distribute through Paz de Cristo and Friends Feed Friends.  Please drop your cases of water in the Narthex or the church office.  
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)
Please join us each Thursday from 9:15-11:00 am at Bible Study Fellowship for women.  This year the study is on the book of Romans.  There is no cost, but a freewill offering is taken at the end of every class.   For more information or to register, contact Darla at arlaclark0611@gmail.com.
You Shop.
Amazon Gives
Shepherd of the Hills is now a registered charity on AmazonSmile.  Simply go to the website below and create an account.  Once the account is created, register Shepherd of the Hills Fountain Hills.   They donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.   If you have a prime account, don't worry you still receive all the benefits when you shop through AmazonSmile.   Tell your family and friends and shop!  For questions or assistance, please email julia@sothaz.com or call the church office.  
The Spirit
The Spirit Newsletter is out in the Narthex this Sunday and can be accessed on line by clicking below.

The Spirit Newsletter

Join Our Mailing

 

If you would like others to receive a copy of the What's Happening each week, simply forward this email and have them click on the link below.

 

Join Our Mailing List

Greetings!
CPR Class

The next CPR class will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 9:00 am in the Education Building, Room 5.  This is led by Nancy Spahr, RN, ECSI, CPR instructor.  Please email nancy.spahr74@gmail.com if you would like to attend. 

National Day of Prayer

The 7th annual Fountain Hills National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 3, at Fountain Park amphitheater.  The event will begin at 6:30 pm.  Complimentary food of hot dogs, beverages, and desserts will be served from 5:30 - 6:15 pm.  The theme is "Pray for America - UNITY."  

Habitat Volunteer Opportunities
SOTH build days on our new Habitat House with the Villalobos Family are as follows:
 
Apr. 21 Doors & Trim
May 12 Interior Painting

Once again we are participating with the Northeast Lutheran Coalition of churches.

The House is located at 1937 E. Don Carlos, Tempe, AZ 85281 (Lot #81005).

If you would like to volunteer to work on the house, please contact Jerry Anderson. If your family, small group or youth group would like to pick up, deliver, and serve lunch to the workers on March 10, please let Jerry know.
Shoebox Ministry
This year we are trying a new way to give to the children in need in the USA and third world countries through Operation Christmas Child.
 
We are asking you to donate monthly rather than at the holidays   We ask that you put the items in the tubs near the restrooms  We will have different items for you to provide each month as follows:
 
April          Stuffed animals
May           Hygiene  (soap, washcloths, deo. etc.)June          Toys
July           Clothing
Aug           School supplies
Sept.         Games
Oct.           A  letter,   maybe a photo of you
Nov.         $9 dollars to cover the shipping
Dec.          Prayers

Questions, please contact Julie Wirth.
Youth Happenings
 Here are the events and dates coming up that you need to be aware of.... 
  
Senior High
All incoming 9th through 12th grade students are invited to our Senior High Youth Group on Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm. Dinner provided.  No cost.  Questions, email zac@sothaz.com.
 
Middle School
All incoming 5th through 8th grade students are welcome to attend Youth Group on Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Dinner provided, no cost. Questions, email zac@sothaz.com
Baptism
Have You Been Baptized?
As we are born children of a fallen humanity; in the waters of Baptism we are reborn children of God and inheritors of eternal life.  By water and the Holy Spirit we are made members of the Church which is the body of Christ.  As we live with him and with his people, we grow in faith, love and obedience to the will of God.
If you have not been baptized and would like to or want more information, please contact Pastor Steve or Julia Becklund.
Intercessory Prayer Group
Prayers Please join us as we pray for our church, specific people's needs, the Fountain Hills community, our country and world.

We meet each Wednesday in the Sanctuary at 1:00 pm.

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.
Friends Feed Friends
Each Friday evening plan on joining us as we serve dinner to approximately eighty-plus men women, and children in Moeur Park, Tempe.  We carpool at 5:15 pm and serve from 6:00-7:00 pm.  If you or your family would like to assist, please contact Gail Hanson.  We are also collecting winter coats.  Please place your donations in the receptacle outside the church office.

Women's Friday Bible Study
Join us in the church parlor at 9:00 am on Friday mornings as we study the book Growing Older and Wiser.  Who wants to get older?   After age 25+, most of us dread those relentlessly accumulating birthdays.  However, it is important to keep a positive, even humorous, perspective on aging, because God designed our bodies to age.  The Bible is an inexhaustible mine of wisdom, and no matter our age we will grow wiser as we consider and apply the timeless truths of Scripture.  We can also add deeper knowledge and insights on marriage and family, interpersonal relationships and the importance of love.  God has made us for Himself, and mere physical survival is not our highest goal.  No matter how many years we accumulate on this earth, we are offered His gift of eternal life in Christ.  The cost of the books cost $5.00.  
On Line Directory

If you would like to access the Church Directory via on line and do not already have a password please go to www.sothaz.com , click on the FYI button and then request a password.  This will bring up a form that can fill out and submit online.

In order to be as accurate as possible, please email Julia@sothaz.com with any update to your information. 

 

Contact Information Update

If you no longer use your land line or have changed your address, email, etc., please email Julia@sothaz.com.   This allows us to keep mailings and the on-line directory up-to-date.    

Power of Prayer
Please pray for comfort and healing for those who are sick, recovering from surgery, the  lonely, suffering from addiction, mental health problems, or need love or encouragement.
Heavenly Father, please shine your light upon families. Give them strength and wisdom to overcome all of the difficulties they face each day.  

Please pray for strength and safety for those persecuted Christians around the globe.  Heal the physical and emotional scars that the young and old alike suffer for the sake of Jesus Christ. 

Heavenly Father, we pray that Your Holy Spirit will turn the hearts of students across the country toward You.  Protect our staff and students each day.  Create an atmosphere of learning, providing the teachers wisdom and knowledge.   
 
All praise to You, Lord Jesus, lover of children:   Bless our family, and help us to lead our children to you.  Give us light and strength, and courage when our task is difficult.  Let your Spirit fill us with love and peace, so that we may help our children to love you. All glory and praise are yours, Lord Jesus, forever and ever.  Amen.

"Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray.  The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." 
                                            Matthew 19:13-14

Blessings,
Julia                
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mailing Address:, PO Box 17444, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Sent by julia@sothaz.com in collaboration with
Constant Contact