“Now…or Later?” – Pentecost 23A 11/8/20

What happens when you die?  What do the Scriptures say about this?  Join Pastor Jack as he explores Biblical views about our promised journey to the heavenly kingdom.  This is Part Two of an Eight-Part sermon series, “Heavenly Reflections”.

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/channel/UCH8w_r1Rb9HH7i6SD15Tu6w  Don’t worry if you missed the live broadcast.  All services are archived on our channel. Many thanks to all who worked so diligently to make this possible. We have discontinued Zooming our service on a weekly basis. You can also search for us on Facebook and like our page. https://www.facebook.com/SOTHNJ/.


Worship Bulletin


Kid’s Celebrate Bulletin

Spark Worship Bulletin (Pre-Reader) 

Announcements for Nov. 8

Faith Together At Home – Faith Formation Activities

New Link for Zoom Bible Study, Wed. at noon

Meeting ID: 829 4727 4304
Passcode: 002314

IT’S TURKEY TIME!– We are once again partnering with Project Self Sufficiency to provide Thanksgiving meals to 20 families here in Sussex County. Diane F. and her team are in need of monetary donations and folks to deliver on Sunday, Nov. 22 after church. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex for deliverers and checks made to SOTH with PSS on memo line would be appreciated.

TRINITY FAITH KITCHEN:  We are in  need of folks to assist with the preparation and serving of meals at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dover. In the past, the SOTH youth would help with this important outreach project, but this is no longer possible due to COVID. If you or your family are looking for a way to demonstrate gratitude, please contact Diane F. to volunteer.  Call 973-216-8005 or email fitzshady@yahoo.com

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WE NEED YOU! Please consider serving on the church council. Elections will be held at the Dec. 6 congregational meeting. Please supply your name or the name of a suggested candidate to Pastor Jack ASAP. Thanks!


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POWERPOINT ASSISTANCE NEEDED: Pastor Jack is seeking a PowerPoint assistant to spend 1-2 hours/week to create the Sunday service slide show.  Please see him or contact the church office to help in this most meaningful way.

God’s work. Our hands.
God’s work. Our hands Sunday has passed, but the needs of these various organizations continue. Please consider one or more of the following. 1) For Lutheran World Relief

Personal Care Kits consisting of 1 lightweight bath towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27”) dark color, 2-3 bath-size bars of soap in original wrapping, 1 adult size toothbrush in original packaging, 1 sturdy comb no packaging, 1 metal nail clipper, no packaging. LWR.org/kitvideos for reference if needed.  2) Donation to the Lutheran Disaster Response,  can be designated to a specific disaster on the check memo line. 3)  The Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Donations can be mailed to 32 Main St. Sparta, NJ  07871 or if you prefer to donate food items, place them in the shopping cart at SOTH. 4).Connect for Community is a very worthy organization. Donations can be placed in the collection plates, made out to the organization.


Volunteer Opportunities:  More hands are needed to make light work.  No prior skills necessary to help your church in these ways:

1. Bring in items for” God’s Work our Hands” organizations.

2. Serve on the church audit team.

3. Serve on Church Council.

4.. Become a Sunday worship servant.

5. Sing in the choir (post-COVID)

6. Help to run a parish activity (post-COVID)

7.  Join the volunteer church office staff.

8. Organize Faith Formation opportunities by serving as the FF Superintendent.

9. Prep a meal for the Trinity Faith Kitchen.

10. Help with the Thanksgiving meals project.

Please email the church office at office@sothnj.org or call 973-729-7010 for more information!