Judgement Day 11-26-23

We say in the Apostles Creed, “He will come again to judge the living and the dead”.  But what does the Bible say about all this? Who will be judged…and what is supposed to happen on the “Day of Judgment”? Join Pastor Jack this Sunday for part three of his four-part sermon series, “The Second Coming of Christ”.  Learn about Jesus’ prediction of the end times and what it might mean for you and your loved ones. 


ANNUAL MEETING – Sun., Dec. 3 – after abbreviated worship at 9 a.m., the meeting agenda will include approving the 2024 spending plan and election of Council members. Please plan on attending, as a quorum is needed.

DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING FOR BOOKS AND HELP SOTH – Click here for instructions to purchase books from LegacyBooksNJ.com or refer to the bulletin insert. This is the company that has placed the bins in our parking lot. You can order gently used books directly from their website and designate SOTH as the beneficiary at checkout.

FREE HAPPY HOLIDAYS DANCE PERFORMANCES– Senior citizens (ages 62+) are invited by Dance Expression to their 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. performances at the Sparta HS Auditorium.

BLOOD DRIVE is planned for Thurs., Dec., 21, 2023 from 1-7 PM. To make an appointment call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybc.org.

BELL RINGERS – are needed by the Salvation Army for their red kettle drives at local Walmart stores. Please call Debra Butler at 973-413- 4684 to volunteer.

PLEDGE CARDS – A pledge card is requested of all giving families even if you adjusted your giving electronically during the 10% growth campaign earlier this year. Cards are on the narthex table. Please complete and return one to the church office as soon as possible.

IT’S TURKEY TIME! – A big thank you to everyone for their support in this mission and especially Diane F. and Phillis for organizing.

HANGING OF THE GREENS – A big thank you to everyone that helped decorate the church

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.
  • Mail your offering to: SOTH 246 Woodport Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871
  • Go online to setup your e-giving from your checking, savings, credit card or debit card http://secure.myvanco.com/L-YXCY
  • 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!

STREAMING IS HERE!: We are excited to announce that you can now view our service live at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. Click on this link to see the service and subscribe to our SOTH channel:  
https://www.youtube.com/@shepherdofthehillslutheran8820/streams  Don’t worry if you missed the live broadcast.  All services are archived on our channel.  You can also search for us on Facebook and like our page. https://www.facebook.com/SOTHNJ/.

WORSHIP INFO For November 26, 2023

Worship Service Bulletin

New Link for Zoom Bible Study, Wed. at noon

Meeting ID: 829 4727 4304 Passcode: 002314

President: JD Allen
Vice President: Emery Malasits
Treasurer: Brett Maynard
Recording Secretary: Celeste Bethmann
Financial Secretary: Steve Lewandowski
Property: Patrick Wood
Worship & Music: Pat Kovacs
Community Relief: Diane Fitzpatrick
Giving: Arden Krych
Membership: Janine Shugan
Activities:  Judi Wolff

CLOTHING DONATION BIN –  Place clothing and shoes in plastic bags.  Proceeds will benefit SOTH.  Please do not leave items outside of the box. Please tell your friends and family so that we can fill those bins!

Continues in person at Holy Trinity Church or via Zoom, the first and third Wednesdays from noon-12:45. Join Pastor Jack for a lively discussion of the Bible. No prior experience necessary! Click here to join us via Zoom.