There is a place or you here this Christmas! 12/24-25/2022

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!
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: 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 or call 973-715-6611 for assistance.

PLEASE CALL AHEAD – before venturing a trip to the church office.

Office hours are subject to change.

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.

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
  • 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!


Your shopping can benefit SOTH. Click here to find out how you can donate when you shop on Amazon.  We have raised $543.32 to date!

DID YOU KNOW – that you can donate your used car to benefit SOTH? Please visit this site to get started: 

WWW.SOTHNJ.ORG – The church’s website is the place to look for upcoming events. Please consult the calendar there. The weekly email can be found under News at the bottom of the home page.
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:  Don’t worry if you missed the live broadcast.  All services are archived on our channel.  You can also search for us on Facebook and like our page.


Christmas Eve Bulletin

Christmas Day Bulletin

New Link for Zoom Bible Study, Wed. at noon

Meeting ID: 829 4727 4304
Passcode: 002314

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!

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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246 Woodport Road

Sparta Township, NJ 07871

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