Please notify the church office (435-649-2233) or office@shepherdofthemountains.org of substitutions prior to the bulletin insert deadline of Wednesday at NOON. Thank you!

Please view the Worship Schedule and other events happening this week on our calendar.

Message from our Pastor, Steve Leiser

I pray that this week you may know the joy, peace, and harmony of living with Jesus. May you truly experience that the Lord blesses you and keeps you, that the Lord makes his face shine upon you and is gracious to you. That the Lord grants you peace (blessing from Numbers 6: 24-26). In Christ may you see the light that surrounds you. With the power of the Holy Spirit may you know the difference between darkness and light that you will speak and act as the holy person God creates you to be.

Christ’s Peace, Pastor Steve

Worship Servants for Sunday…

Sunday, August 26th, 8:30 am Traditional Worship

Assisting Minister: Peggy Cain
Acolyte: Anna Thomas
Communion Assistants: Wendy Johnson, Monte Hurt and Ginny Hiatt
Sunday School: No Sunday School — Resumes on September 9th!
Reader: Jim Heir
Music: Mary Antinori
Altar Guild Support: Ginny Hiatt
Bread: Antinori Family
Fellowship: June Roscoe
Greeter: Wendy Johnson
Usher: Jim Antinori

Sunday, August 26th, 10:30 am Contemporary Worship

Assisting Minister: Joe Donnell
Acolyte: Brooklyne Mugridge
Communion Assistant: Margie Stafford
Sunday School: No Sunday School — Resumes on September 9th!
Reader: Fred Birch
Music: The Praise Band
Altar Guild Support: Ginny Hiatt
Bread: Antinori Family
Fellowship: Jen Boyle
Greeter: Barb Martz
Ushers: Hoffman Family
Counters: JJ Ehlers and Dave Vecchi
Altar Flowers: Mildred Gaertner – In celebration of her daughter Helen’s life and birthday on 8/21/18.

Reoccurring Meetings

Bluegrass – 5:30 pm every Wednesday
Praise Band – 7:00 pm every Wednesday
AA – 7:00 pm every Wednesday (co-ed), 7:00 pm every Thursday (men only)

Information deadlines

Worship Servants – FIRST MONDAY of the month – for the next month please !


Council – 6:30 pm, 2nd Monday of the month – (9/10)
Education/Youth – 9:45 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (TBA)
Executive Committee – 12:00 pm varies (TBA)
Fellowship – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (9/9)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Monday of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (8/27)
Social Ministries – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (9/9)
Bereavement Team – TBD
Stewardship – 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month (TBA)
Shepherd Connections – 9:30 am 2nd Sunday of the month (9/9)
Worship/Music – 11:30 am, 1st Sunday of the month (9/2)

Lectionary Bible Readings

Lectionary Bible Readings for Sunday, August 26th, 2018:  Pentecost 14 – Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18, Psalm 34:15-22, Ephesians 6:10-20, John 6:56-69


PLANNING AHEAD… Announcements

Please view the Worship Schedule and other events happening this week on our calendar

WE ARE STILL SEEKING A VOLUNTEER TO CHAIR FOR ALTAR GUILD SCHEDULE – SOM is in need of someone to lead the Altar Guild committee (a position WITHOUT meetings!) and THANK YOU to PAM EVANS for volunteering to schedule Bread Bakers for communion use.  The Altar Guild chair is responsible for scheduling altar guild duty Sundays and checking wine/grape juice supplies and keeping communion ware in good order and replacing as needed (with the help of SOM office).   The chair also changes the paraments on the altar during different church calendar seasons.  If you are interested in helping in the Altar Guild position and have questions, talk with Linda Hathaway or the church office.   Thanks for your consideration on this important, but (almost) invisible task.

SUMMER BBQ AT PASTOR STEVE and JENNY’S HOME THIS SUNDAY! – Come join us for an end of Summer BBQ at the home of Pastor Steve and Jenny Leiser – Sunday, August 26th at 3:00 pm.   Burgers, Brats and Beverage will be provided.   Please bring a dish to Share!  : )   Sign up sheet on the kiosk and their address is listed there as well.   Any questions or want to sign up over the phone, just call the office at 435-649-2233.


SUNDAY SCHOOL – No Sunday School during the Summer Months.   Sunday School will resume on September 9th.  There is now a SIGN UP for all Sundays through the end of the year to help co-lead Sunday School.   There will also be a Teacher Training Class with Erin Thomas on this Sunday, August 26th between services at 9:30 am.


ANNUAL ALZHEIMER’S WALK– Once again we will be participate in the WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S  on  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th at 9:00 am.  Our Team is “LUTHERANS WALK BOLDLY”.  Watch for further details coming shortly, but start thinking about who you would like to invite to join our team and walk, as well as donate to the team.   Let’s make this the BEST year yet for the walk.  Please see the sign up on the kiosk to participate.  PLEASE go to our TEAM PAGE to DONATE to “Lutherans Walk Boldly” and sign up to walk with us! GOD BLESS! –   ALZ WALK

SELF- COMPASSION RETREATPastor DanaLee Simon is leading a Self-Compassion Retreat for GIRLS in 9th-12th grades October 5-7, 2018.  The retreat will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and end at 1 p.m. on Sunday and will be held at RITA – Retreat In The Aspens (Pastor DanaLee’s family’s cabin) which is above the Ogden Valley near Causey Reservoir.   Weekend activities will include worship, building community, playing in the mountains, expressing yourself through art and laughter, sitting around the campfire, silence, and learning about the gift of loving yourself in the way God has intended for you since the very beginning.

Cost is $100 for the weekend and includes lodging, food, and transportation.  Scholarships are available.  Please speak to Pastor DanaLee to request one.  This retreat is limited to 12 participants.  Please contact DanaLee at 262/705-5811 or D_LO777@hotmail.com to express interest, ask questions, receive more information, and reserve your spot.  (See flyer on kiosk)


Rocky Mountain Synod Information – The information is on the ELCA bulletin board and here is a link:

Recycling Update – Thank You to all of you who are recycling at SOM. It’s a big job to take these items to the Recycle Center and if you would like to help in this wonderful “Save our Earth” mission, please contact Mary Antinori (801-243-9635) to help her out. Also, please remember that if cardboard is contaminated with food particles, it can not be recycled.

Food Pantry – Thank you everyone for your food donations, which we deliver to the Park City Christian Center Food Pantry monthly. Please know that their need for food is constant and greatly appreciated. Please drop off your non-perishable food donations in the basket in the narthex. Thank you!

Fun PROJECT Friday – Every other Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM here at Shepherd of the Mountains.  Next Property Project is Friday, August 24th.

Fleece Blankets – Stay Tuned for the next Cut and Tie.

Eyeglasses for Lions Club – Always in need for Prescription Glasses and Sunglasses. Please donate to the wooden box by the office.

Box Tops – Shining Stars school is collecting box tops.  If you are not saving yours for another cause, they would be happy to take them. There will be a collection box in the narthex.

Wendy’s Wonderful Wednesday Workout – Every Wednesday, 7:00am – strength, core and balance. Right here at SOM. Just $5 per class.

Women’s Bible Study – We meet every other Wednesday. The next meeting is Wednesday, August, 22nd at 9:00 am at the church. If you have questions, please contact Linda Hathaway (435-654-4383). We look forward to seeing you.

Book Club – Join us for some great discussions on the next book.  “The Soul of America” by Jon Meacham.  The date has been changed to Sunday, August 26th at 7:00 pm at the home of Mary and Jim Antinori – 3060 Oak Rim Lane – Park City.


During the period, 30 days, the solar system generated 2,124 kWh of energy. The panels were afforded sun during the daylight hours on most days with a little smoke to cut some of the solar energy.  The energy produced by the solar panels offset all of Summer usage (1,865 kWh) by the Church and its tenants. In the process, we sold back 1,280 kWh to Rocky Mountain Power of which we banked 159 kWh for future use/offset of Winter power usage.

During the period, we drew 1,121 kWh from the grid but we sold back 1,1281 kWh so we were only charged $10 ,the basic charge for being hooked to the grid. The solar system contributed all of our Summer use of 1,868 kWh.   Basically, the panels cut our power cost by 100% and let us bank some for Winter use. – Tim Fehr

Property Coordinator – Annie Lamb is serving in this position. Her email is annie.1974@live.com. She is now coordinating all the various groups that use our building. If you have an event and you would like to use the building, she is the person you contact.

Sunday Servants – There are many opportunities to serve during our worship services. We need additional volunteers. Worship takes 20-25 people to assist every Sunday. If you would like to assist, here is the list of the people who do the scheduling:

Assisting Ministers, Communion Assistants, Readers – Val Thurnell – vthurnell@gmail.com
Bread Bakers and Greeters – Pam Evans evansstrayhome@aol.com
Counters – Jim Hier jimheir@gmail.com
Keyboard – Stephanie Hurt saamhurt@allwest.net
Fellowship – Ann Hoffman sagahoffman@msn.com
Ushers – Randy Thomson thomson@xmission.com
Acolytes – Pastor Steve steveleiser@comcast.net

Musical Talents – We invite you to share your musical talents during worship at 8:30. If you would like to provide special music (vocal or instrumental solos and groups) during the offertory, please talk with Mary Antinori (435-649-6877) or Pastor Steve.

The Praise Band  is looking for musicians for the 10:30 am service. Practice is Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Join us for practice and see how you like it! Contact Jennifer Leiser (801-631-9981) for more information.

In Our Prayers –

Our deepest and sincere condolences for Mildred Gaertner and her family for the recent passing of her daughter Helen Cooley on August 19th.   Helen was an amazing wife, mother, daughter and friend.   Our prayers are with Mildred, Helen’s husband Keith and their three sons and their families.  

God Bless them all!

We ask your continued prayers for Healing and Wholeness for:
Emily & Scott and Van Hook Family, Julie Stranges, Katja Lund, Jacob, Bev, Don Garnas, Garnas and Lamb Family, Pat Rusk, Hadley Miles, Jessica, Lizzie and Family, Family of Steve Engel, Jeff, Doug Gibson, Marlene, Russ Malcomson, Margueritte Malcomson, Annette, Sheila and Frank, Bob, Andrew Hoffman, Brandon, Vera Palomaki, Avery, Michael, Steve, Kathy, Marge, Rob, Jan, Cindy, Paula Krueger, Todd, Andy Washington, Mugridge Family.

SOM Prayer Chain
We are updating our prayer chain. We have kept everyone on the list that has been added in the last 3 months. We will rotate names off the prayer chain after a month unless we receive a request to keep a name on. Please contact JJ Ehlers, jrhehlers@sisna.com or call her at 647-0977, to add a name to the chain. Thank you!


The date of the E-pistle is figured from “the first day of the week,” the day of Resurrection–Sunday.

The deadline for Sunday Bulletin Announcements is NOON of the previous Wednesday. Please send them to the Church Office.

The weekly E-pistle is an internet ministry of the congregation of Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church. All announcements or subscriber list additions/subtractions should be sent to the Office Administrator, at office@shepherdofthemountains.org. Deadline is Wednesday at 12:00 noon.

Please note our church office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 2 PM.  Friday’s may be a modified schedule this summer.  Thank you !