What do YOU do when facing daunting circumstances? Join Pastor Jack this week as he explores the Biblical concept of faith amid great fears! Learn how to use faith victoriously.
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.
FAVORITE HYMN SUGGESTIONS – can be written on the form in the bulletin and placed in offering plate or emailed to email@example.com These will be given to Ronn for possible inclusion in a future worship service.
DID YOU KNOW that our weekly Power Point visuals are prepared by Alice Williamson who also does the cross-stitched banners presented at our baptisms? Thanks Alice!
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:
SPINK CROSS DEDICATION – on Sunday, July 10 during coffee hour in the parish hall.
BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 from 1-7 PM.
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.
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!
HELP SOTH WHILE SHOPPING ON AMAZON SMILE
Your shopping can benefit SOTH. Click here to find out how you can donate when you shop on Amazon. We have raised $426.41 to date!DID YOU KNOW – that you can donate your used car to benefit SOTH? Please visit this site to get started:
WORSHIP INFO FOR July 3
Bible study will resume in August.
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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