SUNDAY SCHOOL IS CANCELLED – on Jan. 9.,16 and 23. Any changes in future sessions will be announced as soon as practical.
COFFEE HOUR IS CANCELLED until further notice.
MASKS REQUIRED AGAIN – and other changes effective immediately due to the spread of COVID. Regardless of your vaccination status, masks are required in our church. In addition, communion kits will be used and physical distancing is required at least until the end of Jan. 2022. Click HERE to read Pastor’s letter which was sent out via email on 12/29/21.
UNDECORATING THE CHURCH – will take place immediately following the service on 1/9 in socially distanced small groups. Please stay and help.
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 Emery Malasits, Vice President, or send your contributions to the church office clearly labeled “holiday gift”. Thank you!!
OFFERING COLLECTION ENVELOPES – are ready for pick up in the narthex by the sanctuary doors.
FEAR NOT – click HERE to see the topics for the 12-part sermon series beginning 11/28. Don’t miss a week of this re-assuring series!
HELP SOTH WHILE SHOPPING ON AMAZON SMILE
SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS EXPANDED– We are now welcoming children ages 4 (must be toilet trained) – grade 5 during the 9 AM worship service. Please contact the church office if you would like to help or register your child. Teachers and assistants are needed! Masks required of all participants. No prior experience necessary!
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 at the back of the church.
- Mail your offering to: SOTH 246 Woodport Rd., Sparta, NJ07871
- 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.
Many thanks to all of the donors who support our mission!
DID YOU KNOW – that you can donate your used car to benefit SOTH? Please visit this site to get started:
WORSHIP INFO FOR Jan. 09
President: JD Allen
Vice President: Emery Malasits
Treasurer: Brett Maynard
Recording Secretary: Celeste Bethmann
Financial Secretary: Steve Lewandowski
Property: Patrick Wood
Nurture (Worship & Music): Wendy Whipple
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!
PLEASE CALL AHEAD- before venturing a trip to the church office. Office hours are subject to change
SPARTA COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY – Please remember that a shopping cart is located in the narthex for donations to our local food pantry. The pantry has been serving an unprecedented number of our area residents during this challenging time. Help is needed to deliver the food to the pantry. Please contact the office for the pantry’s hours of operation.
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.
AT-HOME COMMUNION KITS – If you are worshiping with us from home and would like a communion kit, please contact the church office and arrangements can be made for you to receive the number you would like.
September 12 was God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday. This year we collected 192 pair of men’s socks for the residents at Andover Subacute & Rehab Center.
If you would like to donate online: please consider one or more of the following. 1) For Lutheran World Relief
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)
8. Organize Faith Formation opportunities by serving as the FF Superintendent.
9. Prep a meal for the Trinity Faith Kitchen.
Please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-729-7010 for more information!
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