For the Week of June 25, 2017

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

These next few weeks please join with me in prayer as I travel to Germany and follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther. My itinerary includes a visit to Wartburg Castle where Luther translated the Bible into German. I will also be visiting Erfurt where I will visit Luther’s childhood home, the university he attended, the Augustinian Monastery he attended, and the cathedral in which he was ordained. I will travel to Wittenburg where Luther was a professor and preacher. There he also created a home, Luther House, with his wife, Katarina von Bora, as well as translated the rest of the Bible into German. In Wittenburg Luther attached his 95 Thesis on the Church of All Saints (Castle Church) doors and he wrote the catechisms as well as composed “A Might Fortress is Our God.” He died in Wittenburg in 1546.

Martin Luther shows us all what it means to Christ and our neighbor. I ask that our Lord graciously gives me the strength to follow in Martin Luther’s footsteps of servanthood.

Christ’s Peace, Pastor Steve

Sunday, July 2, 8:30am Worship

Presiding Minister: Pastor John Sandstrom
Assisting Minister: Jamie Antinori
Acolyte: Elsa Futch
Communion Assistants: Val Thurnell
Sunday School: Resumes September 10.
Reader: Jim Hier
Keyboard: Mary Antinori
Altar Guild Support: Linda Hathaway
Fellowship: June Roscoe
Bread: Reva Rauk
Greeter: Heather Mugridge
Usher: Randy Thomson

Sunday, July 2, 10:30am Worship

Presiding Minister: Pastor John Sandstrom
Assisting Minister: Julie Cooper
Acolyte: Alex Lopansri
Communion Assistants: Gale Birch
Sunday School: Resumes September 10
Reader: Andrew Hoffman
Music: Praise Band
Altar Guild Support: Linda Hathaway
Fellowship: Barb Lorenzen
Bread: Reva Rauk
Greeter: Tim Fehr
Usher: Carl Peacock
Counters: Robbie Sletta, Barb Martz

Reoccurring Meetings

Bluegrass – 5:30 pm every Wednesday
Praise Band – 7:00 pm every Wednesday
AA – 7:00 pm every Wednesday, 7:00 pm every Thursday

Newsletter deadlines

Worship Servant – 1st Monday of the month
Content – 2nd Monday of the month
Publication – Wednesday prior to the last Sunday of the month


Council – 6:30 pm, 2nd Monday of the month (8/14)
Education/Youth – 9:45am, 2nd Sunday of the month (TBA)
Executive Committee – 12:00 PM varies (TBA)
Fellowship – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (7/9)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Mon. of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (7/24)
Social Ministries – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (7/9)
Bereavement Team – TBA
Stewardship – 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month (TBA)
Shepherd Connections – 9:30 am 2nd Sunday of the month (7/9)
Worship/Music – 11:30 am, 1st Sunday of the month (7/2)

Lectionary Bible Readings

Lectionary Bible Readings for Sunday, June 25, 2017: Jeremiah 20:7-13, Psalm 69:7-18, Romans 6:1b-11, Matthew 10:24-39

Planning Ahead/Congregational Life

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

Fun PROJECT Friday – The property committee invites you to join us two Fridays a month this summer to accomplish a few tasks. On the list is Perky Planter Clean-Out, painting the storage shed, moving some rocks, and cleaning gutters among other things, Youth are encouraged to help when accompanied by a supervising adult/parent. If you need service hours, this would be a great opportunity. Watch for the next opportunity. We start at 9:00 and plan to be done by 11:00. Bring work gloves and a hat. Other supplies/tools will be provided. Thank you for your help!

Mowing schedule – we are always looking for assistance with lawn mowing. There is a sign up sheet on the kiosk. Remember, we have a riding mower. You can always get a lesson.

Presiding Bishop Eaton’s letter – Presiding Bishop Eaton invites us to join with ecumenical partners in fasting and prayer the 21st of each month as we recognize the need to engage our hearts, bodies and communities together to combat poverty. For more information please see letter penned by Bishop Eaton on ELCA bulletin board.

Hike and Dine – Sunday, July 23 we will meet at the Leisers in Salt Lake City for hiking and a BBQ. If you wish to hike, meet at 2:00pm. We will plan to eat around 4:00pm. Brats will be provided and you should plan to bring a side dish or dessert. Soda and lemonade will be provided. Otherwise it is BYOB. Kids welcome. There is a signup sheet on the kiosk. Please sign up so we are able to plan accordingly.

Vacation Bible School – planning is underway. Rainbow Trails has a complete package – they just need our assistance. The date for VBS is July 31-August 4. If interested in helping, please contact the office. Also, we are looking for people to provide lunches for the counselors. If you cannot provide a lunch during the week but would still like to help, please consider a donation for lunches, there will be a basket in the sanctuary soon.

Deer Valley Concert – Please join us Wednesday, August 2nd at the Deer Valley Concert to host the VBS counselors. Please bring a dish to share for a potluck picnic. Please contact Kari if you plan to attend, 435-729-9285 or kari@spigotdesign.com.

Sunday school – will resume September 10.

Good News Prison Ministry – Saturday, July 15, will be at SOM for their 10th annual Bike Ride Fundraiser. Ride begins at 10:00am. Flyer and registration forms on the kiosk. There is a discount for SOM members who want to ride – $30/adults and $10/kids.

Alzheimer’s Walk – once again we will participate in this event. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 9. Watch for further details as we get closer. Our team will once again be the Lutherans Walking Boldly.

Solar – During the period, April 7 – May 8 – 31 days, the solar system was mostly free of snow and ice. The solar system generated 1,848 kWh of energy. Most of the energy produced by the solar panels went to offset high usage by the Church and its tenants. We sold back 810 kWh to Rocky Mountain Power. During the period, we drew 2,280 kWh from the grid but by selling back 810 kWh we were only charged for 1,470 kWh. The solar system contributed 56% of our total use of 3,318 kWh.
Submitted by 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.

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

Women’s Bible Study – We meet every other Wednesday. The next meeting is July 5 at 9:00am at the home of Mildred Gaertner. If you have questions, please contact Linda Hathaway (435-654-4383). We look forward to seeing you.

Book Club – Monday, July 10, 7:00pm. We will discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. This will be at the home of Carol and Dan Syroid, 4779 W. Balsam Drive, Park City, 435-658-3488. Interesting discussions guaranteed. Join us!

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 or valerie.thurnell@wasatch.edu
Altar Guild, Bread Bakers – Linda Hathaway chandlh@localnet.com
Counters – Jim Hier jimheir@gmail.com
Keyboard – Stephanie Hurt saamhurt@allwest.net
Greeters – Pam Evans evansstrayhome@aol.com
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 (649-6877) or Pastor Steve.

The Praise Band is looking for musicians for the 10:30 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

We ask your continued prayers for Healing and Wholeness for:
Kira, Glenda, Lizzie and family, family of Ervin Nebelsick, Sheila, Michael Bill, Brenda, Bob, Andrew Hoffman, Brandon, Shirley Cann, Andrew Brennan Family, Vera Palomaki, Avery, Michael, Steve, Kathy, Marge, Mildred, Rob, Jan, Cindy, Kirsten Rauk, Paula Krueger, Todd, Ray, 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!

Community Events

Eyeglass for Lions Club – the collection box is in the narthex. Feel free to donate your old glasses.

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. Along with a list of what they collect.


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