Groups, Missions, Service Teams & More

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Due to COVID-19, some of our service opportunities are temporarily on hold. Please contact the office to learn how you can get involved during the pandemic.

Ministries & GroupsUpcoming Events

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Weekly Online Events

Sunday Service Livestream

Sunday’s 9:30 am worship service is broadcast live from our sanctuary. You have two options for viewing the livestream:

Be sure to like us on Facebook to be notified when we go live.

Weekly Video Devotionals

Each Wednesday at 7:07 pm, Pastor Jeff and Kris invite you into their home for a 10-12 minute video devotional posted on Facebook called seven:seven.

Based on Matthew 7:7 which says “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” each devotional includes a time of reflection, insight, and prayer.

Weekly Video Bible Study 

Each week, Pastor Dennis Nelson provides a 30 minute deep dive into the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday.

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Upcoming Events

Good Grief Group

Begins Monday November 2, 2020

3 – 5 pm Fellowship Hall

The first session will be an opportunity to get information about the Good Grief weekly support group and to decide if you want to continue in the group process. Connecting with God, self, and others on the journey of grief from mourning to joy will be our hope in the Good Grief Group.

For more information contact the church office at 480 837-9532.
To find a group near you, click here.

Healing Service

A Healing Service is held the last Thursday of every month (third Thursday in November and December) at 10 am in the Sanctuary. Whether you have a health issue, need support or are feeling anxious or blue, you are welcome to be lifted up in prayer. Healing is a gift from God. Even today God changes lives through His power to heal. In sickness God reminds us to pray for healing.

We invite you to join us and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit who brings peace, as we acknowledge God as our great healer. There are many prayer warriors amongst us, please come and share God’s words of encouragement and prayers with others.

Ministries and Groups

Opportunities to Get Involved

Music Ministry

Choir, Worship Team, and Bell Choir

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the high risk of community spread in choral gatherings, our music groups are currently not meeting until further notice.

If you are interested in serving as a cantor, singing as part of a small group, ringing bells in a small group, or singing or playing an instrument with the Worship Team, please let Matthew Frable know at matthew@sothaz.com.

Women’s Ministries

  • LIFT: Ladies in Fellowship Together
  • Secret Sisters in Prayer
  • Hands in Service: Knitting & Crocheting Group
  • Quilting Group

Contact the Church Office for COVID-19 Meeting Schedules

Cursillo (ker-SEE-o)

A Spanish word meaning “short course”, Cursillo is a short course in Christianity originally developed in Spain. A Cursillo weekend equips you through inspiring talks, daily worship, and prayer to become a more effective follower of Jesus. During the weekend, you will experience the joy of God’s grace and Christian friendship.

Contact Person: Gail Hansen or Roger Miller

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations using the Stephen Series system to train and equip lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting or experiencing  difficult times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person about once a week for about an hour.

Contact Person: Don Wirth or Ruby Bjornholt

Clowns for Christ

Shepherd of the Hills’ Clowns for Christ Team shares God’s love by bringing joy and compassion to people of all ages. Nursing homes, battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters, VBS, church services, and parades are just some of the venues where the team has shared their message of Christ’s love.

Contact the Church Office to Get in Touch with this Team

Prayer Walk

The prayer walk is a place of solitude in the midst of God’s beauty. During the prayer walk, you will discover signs along the way, each containing a section of the prayer Jesus gave his disciples in Matthew 6:9-13, the Lord’s Prayer.

The walk begins on the lower level on the east side by the church office. Benches are provided along the path as well as a drinking fountain at stop #4. The Prayer Walk ends at the Heritage Garden. The entire walk is about one third of a mile round trip.

 This path provides the opportunity for us to circle our church in prayer. We invite you to join in this walk.

More Ways to Get Involved

Worship Support

Sundays @ 9:30am

Many people make worship happen on Sunday mornings.  During COVID-19, we have a special team handling these responsbilities.

  • Greeters
  • Ushers
  • Scripture Readers
  • Camera Operator
  • PowerPoint / ProPresenter

Prayer Chain

Weekly

Call Julia in the office at 480 837-9532 or email her at Julia@sothaz.com to have your prayers added to the prayer chain. Also contact her if you would like
to receive the prayer chain via email.

 

Property Team

Thursday afternoon, Friday, or Saturday.

Help to maintain our church facility, inside and out.

Contact Lloyd Tarr or the church office.

 

 

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Shepherd of the Hills is affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.