This Week at Shepherd of the Hills

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This Week at Shepherd of the Hills
God’s Work Our Hands Sunday September 9th!

What is God’s Work Our Hands Sunday you may ask? It is a day of service when we celebrate that we are called by Jesus to serve our neighbor; to be the Body of Christ in the world in both word and action. During the period of time when we are typically worshiping in the sanctuary, we will be worshiping through action in service to others. We join Lutheran congregations across the nation on this same day, working to bring the love of Christ into the world through service.
More information can be found here and below.

5th Sunday Covered Dish Lunch

Mark your calendars for the last Sunday of September. It’s a 5th Sunday so we will gather in the Fellowship Hall after worship for a covered dish lunch! We will also have fun activities to enjoy together.
Two Activities for God’s Work Our Hands Sunday

We will have three service activities to choose from on Sunday September 9th. Two option will be in the Fellowship Hall, one will be out in the community.
Our indoor service projects will be: assisting with a mailing project for Clean Slate Coalition and writing thank you notes to emergency personnel, (such as fire, police, emergency medical personnel, 911 service) to thank them for their service, especially on nights, weekends and holidays. You may choose either one of these projects, or do some of each!
Our out in the community project is still in the works.
We will begin God’s Work Our Hands Sunday by gathering in the Sanctuary for prayer, a hymn, and Holy Communion. We will end our day of Worshiping Through Service by returning to the Sanctuary at 11:55 for a final hymn and closing prayer.
If you have questions, please see Pastor Rosemary or Peggy Smith.
Upcoming Events and Activities
Add to your calendar….

  • God’s Work Our Hands Sunday 9/9
  • 5th Sunday Covered Dish lunch and Church Birthday Celebration 9/30
  • Sunday School returns October 7
  • Reformation Sunday October 28th
  • Octoberfest 10/28 after worship
  • 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff in November
This Week’s Activities In Our Building
Mondays 6:00pm
+Tuesday Quilters
Tuesday 10:00am
+Worship and Arts Committee
Tuesday 5:00pm
+Guitar Choir Rehearsal
Various Wednesdays 6:30pm
+Sunday Worship
+Dillsboro Drumming Group
third Saturday
+Shepherd’s Choice Bookclub
third Saturday
+Quilts of Valor
last Wednesday
Sunday School Returns October 7th

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a new Sunday School Class beginning October 7th. We gather around 9:30am. We’ll be discussing the Apostles Creed and the Lord’s Prayer using Luther’s Small Catechism and exploring their roots in scripture and use in the early Christian community. We will also look at two other Creeds used by the church: the Nicean and Athanasian.

Please Help Us Be Good Stewards of Our Property
If you use the church building, please remember to:
+clean up+
+take off your trash+
+set the thermostat on 76+
++LOCK the DOORS++
Do you want to use the building for a group meeting or project? Check the calendar in the Narthex to see if there are any regularly scheduled activities on the day. Then check with Dee Dee or Pastor Rosemary so we can put you on the calendar.

Your council members are:
Susan Braithwaite
Betsy Aspinwall
Peggy Smith
Phil Kneller
Terry Emly
Bill Bishop
Carol Coone
Our finance officers are: Robert Braithwaite and Russ Seagle

Morning Prayer
God of hope, what wonderful love you have given me. Keep me rooted deeply in your love this and every day. Fill my heart and eyes and ears with the truth that I make my home in you. Teach me to love all those I meet as you love. Lead us all in the ways of your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name I pray, Amen

Prayer During The Day
Goodness and mercy follow me all my days and I live in the house of God forever. God give me the courage to act and speak in your gracious love. Amen

Looking for a great daily devotional you can use on your phone or computer? is a great one to try. It is free and even has nice music you can play while you read the scripture for the day. Click here for the website or find the app in all the usual app services.
Want to download the app to your phone but need help? Bring your phone to church and Pastor Rosemary will help you out.


Please Pray For…
+The natural world around us, God’s good creation of which we are stewards, as we head into Summer, when weather can be unpredictable or volatile.
+Students returning to WCU and SCC and those attending college for the first time. All faculty, staff, and administration.
+Those who are hungry, have no safe home, those who grieve, those who suffer, and especially children who are without responsible care for their well-being and safety.
+Those who feel alienated from God, especially those who have been harmed by people who should have provided safety and care.
+Our full prayer list is available at the church or you may email Dee Dee for a copy. Honoring privacy, we do not send out this list of names in mass email form.

Have a prayer request to share with Pastor Rosemary?
email Pastor Rosemary Peek
Want to have a name added to or removed from the prayer list
for Sunday Mornings?
email Dee Dee at the church office
visit our website
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Welcoming All In Grace
Embracing All Through Service
[828-586-2084]  [shepherdofthehillssylva] 
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