VISITORS – please sign the guest book on the table in the lobby.
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..
LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE –Your gifts will support those affected by US flooding. Gifts to “US Flooding” will be used in full (100%) to assist those affected. Checks or money orders can be sent to:
Lutheran Disaster Response P.O. Box 1809 Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
Write “U.S. Flooding” 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.
THRIVENT ACCOUNT HOLDERS – We are in need of Thrivent customers to write Action Team grants. All customers are entitled to submit two per year. Please contact Denise Leifken at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-715-6611 for assistance.
THANKSGIVING FOOD COLLECTION – at least 20 of each item is needed: flour, peanut butter, gravy/gravy mix, jelly, instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, cake mix, tuna, frosting, canned sweet potatoes, pancake mix, cereal, syrup, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, soup, canned fruit, baked beans, rice, toilet paper
SAVE THE DATES:
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – Sat. Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Please bring your animals on a leash or in a carrier for a special blessing and a treat from Pastor Jack. Snacks and door prize too!
ALL ARE INVITED to attend the Oct. 4 event planning meeting at 7 p.m. to set the calendar for 2023. Come with your ideas and the understanding that all events are group efforts.
BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled for Thurs., Oct 27 from 1-7 PM.
Volunteers are needed. Please contact the church office if you can
volunteer to help or serve as the coordinator.
PLEASE CALL AHEAD – before venturing a trip to the church office. Office hours are subject to change.
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-
- 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.
HELP SOTH WHILE SHOPPING ON AMAZON SMILE
DID YOU KNOW – that you can donate your used car to benefit SOTH? Please visit this site to get started:
WORSHIP INFO FOR OCTOBER 2
President: JD Allen
Vice President: Emery Malasits
Treasurer: Brett Maynard
Recording Secretary: Celeste Bethmann
Financial Secretary: Steve Lewandowski
Property: Patrick Wood
Nurture (Worship & Music): Pat Kovacs
Social Ministry: Diane Fitzpatrick
A 2nd CLOTHING DONATION BIN – has arrived. 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!
BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY -Will resume in August, 2022.
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. ++++++
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