Shepherd of the Hills offers several Bible Study opportunities each week. Please see the newsletter or contact the church office for information.
Friday Bible Study meets at the church from 1-3 pm each Friday.
Deborah Circle meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30. All ladies interested in an evening Bible study are welcome to join our group. (See contact in newsletter for more information)
Fairfield Glade Bible Study meets Thursday evenings. (See contact in newsletter for more information)
Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility,and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope. Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7
If you have a request for a member or friend, please send to Prayers@sothmail.org. Your request will be shared with a prayer chain of individuals who serve in this ministry.
The Youth meet in the Family Life Center on Sunday afternoons.
Senior Ministry/Singles Group
Senior Ministry (SAGE) provides events, such as a Care Givers Coffee Hour, Senior Singles luncheons and speakers on special topics.
We send cards, make calls and visit the sick, lonely and home bound. If you know of a member or friend who needs to be contacted, please let the church office know.
Men meet most Monday mornings to play a round of golf. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the church office.
Problems may be long lasting, or they may be temporary. But some situations become crises, being so severe that they may interfere with the activities of our daily lives. Those situations may be financial, perhaps associated with the loss of a job. They may be physical, such as a diagnosis of a severe illness. They may be relationship problems, dealing with children or a divorce. They may be emotional such as suffering depression or grief-related issues. However serious or simple the problem, God is the CURE-giver, and the Stephen Ministers offer distinctly Christian love in their CARE- giving. They are guided by 1 Corinthians 3:6-7, in which the Apostle Paul says “I planted, Apollos watered, but God made it grow. So, neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but God who makes things grow.” Learn more
LWML – (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League)
The LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church invites all communing women to join us. The LWML is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Since its founding in 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions. Learn more
We sponsor an annual Trinity Hope Fundraiser for both physical and spiritual healing of Haitian children is held during October.
Haiti fundraiser for Trinity/HOPE
Thanks to all for your support of the Annual Trinity/HOPE Fund Raiser (aka “Pig Roast”)! With this event, we raised $1,609 in ticket sales to support the starving children of Haiti, both spiritually and physically. During 2017, we had an excellent program, featuring guest speaker, Denise Gudlin, Operations Manager from Trinity/HOPE. We also want to thank all Stewardship Board members and volunteers. Many hearts and hands contributed to making this another successful event! Thanks to all who helped with set up, clean up, technology! We make a difference in our world when we work together!
Each year, we sponsor a mission family.
Mission Family – The Mahlburgs
Our family arrived in Sri Lanka at the end of July. Thanks be to God, we were able to find housing and enroll our children in school quickly. We have been spending our time learning our new culture. The schools here follow the British education system which has significant difference to our American system, especially for the high school years. We see the great need for mission work in Sri Lanka. Buddhism is the state religion and is practiced by 70% of the people. Read more