MANY THANKS to all who helped to repair the fence. It looks great! Special thanks to Pat Wood for coordinating the repair and for all of the recent repairs with the septic system. Don’t know what we would do without you!
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.
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:
BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 from 1-7 PM. Volunteers are needed. Please contact the church office if you can volunteer to help or serve as the coordinator.
WINE TASTING is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 – 6 to 8 PM Please invite a friend, and sign up on the clipboard on the narthex table or let Solveig Schunk (201-919-2015, Solveig2012@gmail.com) know as soon as possible if you will attend so we can have sufficient beverages on hand
PASTOR’S VACATION –will be from 7/18 to 8/1. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact Rev. Fred Becker at 973-366-2821 or email@example.com. Special thanks to Rev. Drs. Arden and Margaret Krych who will conduct the service in his absence. It is always a joy to welcome our very own SOTH members as worship leaders.
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.
FAVORITE HYMN SUGGESTIONS – can be written on the form in the bulletin and placed in offering plate or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org These will be given to Ronn for possible inclusion in a future worship service.
DID YOU KNOW THAT – Sparta HS Junior, Emily Smernoff, has been volunteering in our church office. We are so happy to have the extra set of hands! Thanks Emily!
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-
- 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!
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