LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE –Your gifts will support Ukrainians and others. Gifts to “Eastern Europe Crisis Response” will be used in full (100%) to assist those affected by the crisis in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Checks or money orders can be sent to: Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009 Write “Eastern Europe Crisis Response” on your check memo line.
Give by phone at 800-638-3522 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CT) or online.
OFFICE HOURS have been changed. Effective Monday, March 21, office staff will be working remotely from home. Voice and email messages will be retrieved that day. and the office will be open Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
EASTER LILY FUND – Please complete the form on the narthex table to donate. A $12.00 donation is asked for lilies. Please label your check, “Easter Flowers”. Deadline is April 13, 2022.
EASTER HAMS – your free ham can be donated for our soup kitchen ministry. Contact Phyllis Fawcett: email@example.com.
MASKS ARE OPTIONAL Traditional communion has returned, but communion cups will still be available.
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SUNDAY SCHOOL – is back in session, and its never too late to join in the fun! Many thanks to Nancy Wood and her staff as well as the parents who support them.
CHOIR PRACTICE – continues each Sunday after a short coffee hour snack at 10:15 a.m.
WORK DAY is scheduled for Sat., April 2 at 8:00. Please come help prepare our church for upcoming events and Easter. Many hands make light work!
FISH N CHIPS DINNER is coming back on Sun., Apr. 3 from 4-7 p.m. Be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible as a limited number of extra meals will be available that day. Contact Judi Wolff to volunteer your help.
EASTER EGG HUNT – returns to SOTH on Sat., April 9 from 2-4 p.m. rain or shine! Ages walking to 10 years old are welcomed to this CDC compliant event. Nut free candy is needed to fill plastic eggs. Please take a bag from the narthex, fill, label and return by 4/3. Please spread the word and see JD Allen if you would like to help.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAM changes will be outlined at an Open Forum on Thur., April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Zoom class is cancelled for that evening. All are invited! Please contact Pastor Jack for more information.
THRIVENT COORDINATOR – Denise Leifken has graciously volunteered to coordinate our programs and has arranged for a Thrivent representative to provide assistance and donuts during coffee hour on 3/27. Please come and learn how to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars before the 3/31 deadline, and how you can help SOTH even if you do not own Thrivent products Please contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Thank you Denise!
DIRECT THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS by 3/31 deadline. Visit thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 800-847-4836 say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted. Contact email@example.com or call the church office for assistance.
EASTER BRUNCH is coming back on April 17! – Please check the sign up sheet on the narthex table to register and indicate what you would like to contribute to the meal and if you will help set up or clean up. Thank you to the DiCola’s for leading this event.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED – CONTROL ROOM HELP, OFFICE VOLUNTEERS, COFFEE HOUR HOSTS, FINANCIAL COUNTERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, DEACONS AND USHERS are all needed. Training joyfully provided. If someone calls to recruit you, please prayerfully consider how YOU can serve. You can always volunteer by contacting the office.
FOOD DONATIONS – for Connect for Community can be placed in the shopping cart in the narthex. Click here for a list of items they would like.
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JOIN US WITH GENEROUS GIVING TO OUR MISSION: with these gifts, we continue to welcome folks to our community, to equip them with faith tools – learning the word, prayers for one another, and communal support – and then to send us into the world to welcome others.
Your donations to SOTH can be accomplished in the following ways:
- On Sunday, place your donation in the offering plate at the back of the church.
- Mail your offering to: SOTH 246 Woodport Rd., Sparta, NJ07871
- Go online to setup your e-giving from your checking, savings, credit card, or debit card http://secure.myvanco.com/L-
- Download Vanco Mobile (Faith) on your smartphone, search for Shepherd of the Hills (Sparta)
- Text Giving to 973-832-0226 You can make a one-time gift or setup recurring offerings.
Many thanks to all of the donors who support our mission!
PLEASE CALL AHEAD – before venturing a trip to the church office as the office hours have changed.
DID YOU KNOW – that you can donate your used car to benefit SOTH? Please visit this site to get started: