E-Pistle

FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14th, 2018

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

During this time of year in which we reflect on stewardship we are reminded that God has created us and called us into Christ’s ministry. We ponder about how grateful we are that God pours out the Holy Spirit upon us that we may be wise stewards of God’s gifts. We pray that we may joyfully enter the world as God’s servants aware that our Lord is ever present among us. And we are thankful that even as God calls us God sustains us.

Yes, God is the source of our life, strength, and ministry. For Christ’s presence in our lives we find hope and life. By how we joyfully share our time, talent, and wealth, we proclaim God’s love for all whose lives we touch each day.

As I do each Sunday, I sincerely thank you for your generosity. Your generosity helps to sustain in a healthy manner Christ’s ministry at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church.

Christ’s Peace, Pastor Steve

Worship Servants for this coming Sunday…

Sunday, October 21st, 8:30 am Traditional Worship

Assisting Minister: Ed Wittrock
Acolyte: Elsa Futch
Communion Assistants: Alice Myli, Steve Polster and Ted Palomaki
Sunday School: No Sunday School
Reader: Danny Williams
Special Music: The Bluegrass Band
Music: Stephanie Hurt
Altar Guild Support: Pam Evans
Bread: Palomaki Family
Fellowship: June Roscoe
Greeter: Monte Hurt
Usher:  Jim Antinori

Sunday, October 21st, 10:30 am Contemporary Worship

Assisting Minister: Liz Davis
Acolyte: Issac Adame
Communion Assistant: Karen Broussard
Sunday School: No Sunday School
Reader: Ricardo Robberts
Music: The Praise Band
Altar Guild Support: Pam Evans
Bread: Palomaki Family
Fellowship: Ann Hoffman
Greeter: Kris Vipond
Usher: Carl Peacock
Counters: Julie Cooper and Barb Martz
Altar Flowers:

Reoccurring Meetings

Bluegrass – 5:30 pm every Wednesday
Praise Band – 7:00 pm every Tuesday
AA – 7:00 pm every Wednesday (co-ed), 7:00 pm every Thursday (men only)
Alzheimer’s Support Group – Meets 1:00 pm – 3rd Wednesday of every month
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Meets 6:30 pm 2nd Tuesday of every month

Information deadlines

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

Committees:

Council – 6:30 pm, 2nd Monday of the month – (11/12)
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 (11/11)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Monday of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (10/22)
Social Ministries – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (11/11)
Bereavement Team – TBD
Stewardship – 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month (TBA)
Shepherd Connections – 9:30 am 2nd Sunday of the month (11/11)
Worship/Music – 11:30 am, 1st Sunday of the month (11/4)

Lectionary Bible Readings

Lectionary Bible Readings for Sunday, October 21, 2018:  Pentecost 22 – Isaish 53:4-12, Psalm 91: 9-16, Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45

PLANNING AHEAD… Announcements

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

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES – Our annual PLEDGE drive is upon us and your pledge card provides the Church Council with a picture of the support that can be expected during the coming year and allows us to plan realistic budgets for 2019.  Even if your pledge is the same as last year, please submit a new card.   Your envelopes can be found just behind the Welcome table in the narthex.  There are also return envelopes and blank pledge cards on this table as well.   Please consider supporting the Capital Campaign in addition to the General Fund.  The Capital Campaign donations help to pay down our mortgage which will in turn, allow us to do more with the money we have to better serve our community and our  church.  Please pick up your Pledge envelopes and turn them back into the Church Office by October 28th.  Thank you and GOD BLESS !

GOD’S WORK – OUR HANDS – This year we are offering 2 ways to participate in Operation Christmas Child.  Take a box and list of items and envelope with instructions on how to fill the boxes as done previously in years past.  OR….you can take the list and envelope and donate any items in any quantity.   Don’t forget the Dollar Store! Great items there!  Please join us between and after the second service on Sunday, October 28th to assemble the Christmas Child boxes and to tie the fleece blankets for the Lutheran World Relief that will be sent off this Fall.  Refreshments will be served.

Rocky Mountain Synod – BETTER TOGETHER SUMMIT GATHERING – Information for this upcoming conference with Bishop Jim Gonia is located on the sign up kiosk. There is an optional pre-meeting with Pastor Steve on 11/4/18 at SOM (lunch provided) and the Gathering will be held, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Taylorsville, Utah.   Please sign up and plan to attend this discussion on Money and the Church.

YOUTH

SUNDAY SCHOOL – NOW BACK IN SESSION! –   There is a SIGN UP for all Sundays through the end of the year to help co-lead Sunday School with Erin Thomas.  Please consider signing up to assist with our youth.

BOWLING WITH PASTOR STEVE! –  All ages welcome to join Pastor Steve at Jupiter Bowl on Sunday, November 4th at 12:30 pm.  $20 per person suggested for bowling and food.  Try to beat Pastor Steve’s score!

MOVIE AFTERNOON! –   Junior High and High School students – join Pastor Steve for an afternoon movie with popcorn and treats.   Movie to be determined.  Sunday, November 18th in the late afternoon.  $10 per person suggested.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

SUPPORT the PEACE HOUSE – BLING THING FUNDRASIER – Clean out your closets and drawers!  YOU can help support the Peace House by donating your gently used jewelry, handbags, belts, scarfs and such.   There is a purple collection box located in the narthex to donate your items for this annual fundraiser.  Attached to the bin are tax donation forms if you would like one.   Your donation is helping Peace House break the cycle of domestic violence one “Bling” at a time and is greatly appreciated.    Donation deadline is Friday, October 26th.   This years’ event will take place on November 2nd & 3rd at the Park City Community Church.

ONGOING AT SHEPHERD OF THE MOUNTAINS

Rocky Mountain Synod Information – The information is on the ELCA bulletin board and here is a link:
http://conta.cc/2z3Naap

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, October 26th.

Fleece Blankets and Operation Christmas Child – “God’s Work – Day of Service” – These two projects will be held on Sunday, October 28th, between and after 2nd services.   Details for these projects are on display in the narthex.

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, October 24th  at 9:30 am at the church. If you have questions, please contact Linda Hathaway (435-654-4383). We look forward to seeing you.

Book Club – Our next Book Club will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm at the home of Carol and Dan Syroid’s home. Join us for a lively discussion of the book, How to Be Both by Ali Smith.

Solar – During the period of August 8 – September 7, 2018, 30 days, the solar system generated 1,960 kWh of energy. The panels were afforded sun during the daylight hours on most days but the days are getting shorter and we had a lot of smoke in the air.

The energy produced by the solar panels offset most of our summer usage (2,208 kWh) by the Church and its tenants. In the process, we sold back 996 kWh to Rocky Mountain Power.

During the period, we drew 1,244 kWh from the grid but we sold back 996 kWh and drew on 248 kWh that we had previously banked; 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 2,208 kWh.

Basically, the panels cut our power cost by 100% and we still have some banked 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
Altar Guild, 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 Tuesday 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:
Lee Smith, Bill Olderman, Peter Van Hook, Mary Jane Schmidt, Emily & Scott and Van Hook Family, Julie Stranges, Katja Lund, Jacob, Bev, Don Garnas, 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!

Housekeeping

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.  Thank you !

Note from the office:  Hope Malloy, Office Administrator will be out of the office on Friday, October 19th and Monday, October 22nd.  If you need assistance from the office, please contact Hope before the 19th.   The E-pistle for the week of October 21st will be published on 10/23/18.