ADOPT A GARDEN – there are many church gardens in need of weeding and planting (if you’d like to add to the flowers.) Please see Pat Wood to choose your space, and thank you for beautifying your church.
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS – are needed. Please see the sign-up sheet on the narthex table. Thanks to the DiCola’s for leading this fellowship activity.
FAVORITE HYMN SUGGESTIONS – can be written on the form in the bulletin and placed in offering plate or emailed to email@example.com These will be given to Ronn for possible inclusion in a future worship service.
MASKS ARE OPTIONAL -Traditional communion has returned, but communion cups will still be available.
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.
SAVE THE DATES:
SPINK CROSS DEDICATION – on Sunday, July 10 during coffee hour in the parish hall.
BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 from 1-7 PM.
WINE TASTING is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 – 6 to 8 PM. Details to follow!
DID YOU KNOW THAT – Jan Schraeder sends the birthday cards and Jane Lewandowski sends other greeting cards to SOTH members? Thanks Jan and Jane!
SUBSTITUTE SECRETARY NEEDED – The church office is in need of a volunteer, substitute secretary on an “as needed basis”. Please contact Wendy Whipple if you are interested. Training happily provided!
PLEASE CALL AHEAD – before venturing a trip to the church office. Office hours are subject to change.
THANK YOU to all who order using AmazonSmile. An additional $42.66 donation was added for the period covering Jan. – March 2022.
NEED YARN? -Marty Nielson has replenished the supply of Barbara’s stash for anyone’s use. Currently, the yarn is in the room between the office and Pastor’s office. You are welcome to it. We will be collecting handmade blue hats for #Hat Not Hate again this year. Faith Kitchen does not accept any clothing.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED – CONTROL ROOM HELP, OFFICE VOLUNTEERS, COFFEE HOUR HOSTS, FINANCIAL COUNTERS, PHOTOGRAPHER, 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.
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!