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

We are well into our summer now. I pray that our Creator will continue to renew your spirits, that you may experience times of delight, and continue to experience the joy of the Lord. I invite you to take time this summer for moments to look closely at all God’s wonderful handiwork in your life. Take time to look at the intricacies of flowers, of trees. Take time to listen to birds…especially early in the morning. Take time to watch sunrises and sunsets. Take time to share God’s love just as others share God’s love with you. Take time and observe all the ways in which God expresses God’s-self in the world that God so lovingly has created.

Christ’s Peace, Pastor Steve

Sunday, June 24th, 8:30 am Traditional Worship

Assisting Minister: George Corwin
Acolyte: Teagan Hoffman
Communion Assistants: Steve Polster & Jim Antinori
Sunday School: No Sunday School – Summer Schedule
Reader: Ted Palomaki
Music: Stephanie Hurt
Altar Guild Support: Ginny Hiatt
Bread: Rauk Family
Fellowship: Pam Evans
Greeter: Need Greeter
Usher: Jim Antinori

Sunday, June 24th, 10:30 am Contemporary Worship

Assisting Minister: Joe Donnell
Acolyte: Alex Lopansri
Communion Assistant: Jennifer Lopansri
Sunday School: No Sunday School – Summer Schedule
Reader: Jerry Lorenzen
Music: The Praise Band
Altar Guild Support: Ginny Hiatt
Bread: Rauk Family
Fellowship: Julie Cooper
Greeter: Barb Lorenzen
Ushers: Hoffman Family
Counters: JJ Ehlers and Patti Polster
Altar Flowers: Park City Speech and Language

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 (7/9)
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 (7/8)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Monday of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (6/25)
Social Ministries – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (7/8)
Bereavement Team – TBA
Stewardship – 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month (TBA)
Shepherd Connections – 9:30 am 2nd Sunday of the month (7/8)
Worship/Music – 11:30 am, 1st Sunday of the month (7/1)

Lectionary Bible Readings

Lectionary Bible Readings for Sunday, June 24, 2018:  Pentecost 5 – Job38:1-11, Psalm107:1-3, 23-32, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41

PLANNING AHEAD… Announcements

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

NEW COUNCIL to be INSTALLED – Sunday, June 24th we will be installing our new Council Members and welcoming: Rhonda Schlegel, Liz Novack, Jennifer Lopansri, Dave Vecchi and Barb Lorenzen. We would like to THANK these wonderful members for servicing on council this past year: George Corwin, Julie Cooper, Mary Antinori, Mickey Palomaki and Dave Vecchi.

CARPET CLEANING – Our Church will be having Carpet Cleaners on Mon. 6/25 in the Sanctuary and 6/26 for the rest of the areas.  If you can please stay after the 2nd service on 6/24, to help move the sanctuary chairs into the narthex and library area, that would be greatly appreciated. – GOD BLESS!


Vacation Bible School – Will take place July 30th – August 3rd, M-TH 9 am – 1 pm / Friday 9 am – noon.   We are looking for people to assist with various duties during the camp.  You do not have to be there every day for the entire time. If you would like to help, please contact Cheryl Thomson (435-640-8336) or Kari Moe-Hoffman (435-729-9285). For more information or to register – VBS   If you know of any children Kinder – 5th grade that would like to participate , we need to know ASAP – please contact Kari or Cheryl.

Sunday School – No Sunday School during the Summer Months.   Sunday School will start back up on September 9th when the children are back at school. There will be a sign up on the kiosk.


JULY 3rd POTLUCK CELEBRATION – Good news!!  The fireworks are back at Canyons, so we thought it would be fun to bring back our SOM BBQ.  This will be a bring your own meat, a dish to share and beverage of your choice.  We will fire up the grill and have condiments.  We will start around 6-6:30pm and the fireworks are scheduled for 9:30pm.  There will be games.  Come join the fun!  Be aware, with the fire danger, it is possible this event will be cancelled if the County cancels fireworks.  But we are hoping for the best – stay tuned – but mark your calendars!

BEE’S BASEBALL GAME Saturday, July 28th – Come join your friends at Shepherd of the Mountains for this fun annual event.   There will be fireworks and fun! $10 each (cash preferred) – sign up on kiosk or contact Cheryl Thomson at 435-640-8336.


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 PCCC Food Pantry. 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 6/22/18.

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. Along with a list of what they collect.

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 June 20th  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 – Monday, June 18th at 7 PM – Book Club get together will discuss “Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover” at the home of Carol and Dan Syroid 4779 West Balsam Drive, Park City.

Solar – During the period of May 9th – June 8th, 2018, 30 days, the solar system generated 2,074 kWh of energy. The panels were afforded sun during the daylight hours on most days. The energy produced by the solar panels offset 61% of high usage (3,353 kWh) by the Church and its tenants. In the process, we sold back 812 kWh to Rocky Mountain Power.  During the period, we drew 2,091 kWh from the grid but by selling back 812 kWh we were only charged for 1,279 kWh from the grid. The solar system contributed about 54% of our high use of 3,466 kWh.Basically, the panels cut our power cost by more than 60%.

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 – Linda Hathaway –   mailto: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 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

We ask your continued prayers for Healing and Wholeness for:
Hope, Katja Lund, Jacob, Bev, John Knudson, 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, Shirley Cann, 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!


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