There’s a place for you here this Christmas!
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICES will be on Sat., Dec. 24 at 7and 8:30 PM. Please invite your family and friends to worship with us!
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GIFTS FOR PASTOR AND R. SACCHIERO– As in past years, if you wish to contribute to a monetary gift expressing your gratitude, please see JD Allen, Council President, or send your contributions to the church office clearly labeled “holiday gift”. The deadline for a donation is January 1, 2023.
CELEBRATION OF BAPTISMS –All families of babies baptized here in 2021 and 2022 have been emailed an invitation to return on January 8, 2023 for the baptism of our Lord, to get their banners and for a special coffee hour reception. If you did not receive the email, please call the office. All families are asked to RSVP with the number of people who will be attending.
BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled for Thurs., Feb., 16, 2023 from 1-7 PM. To schedule an appointment: smarturl.it/NJBS_BloodDrive Sponsor Code: 71131 or call/text Amanda: 908-380-9265.
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.
THRIVENT ACCOUNT HOLDERS – We are in need of Thrivent
customers to write Action Team grants. All customers are entitled to
submit one or two per year. Please contact Denise Leifken at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-715-6611 for assistance.
PLEASE CALL AHEAD – before venturing a trip to the church office.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED – WEBSITE HELP, 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 CHRISTMAS EVE
AND CHRISTMAS DAY
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
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!
BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY
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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