FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 5th, 2020
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES & MEETINGS ~ CLICK HERE: Online Worship Services / Meetings
This week’s message from our Pastor, Steve Leiser:
Each morning I pray that God will transform me in new ways that I might more effectively share the Good News. I pray that each day by the power of the Holy Spirit I will share God’s love by my words and actions. How about you? I truly believe that we are surrounded by the power and love of God. I pray that, as the Body of Christ, we will continue to serve Jesus with strength, courage, and love. In doing so, we will join with our neighbors and creation experiencing the joy of our Lord.
Christ’s Peace, Pastor Steve
JOIN US FOR ONLINE MEETINGS and WORSHIP SERVICES THIS WEEK: CLICK HERE
Time after Pentecost ~ July 12th at 10:00 am ~ Online Spoken Word Service: CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 565-414-081
Those serving us online this Sunday with Pastor Steve Leiser:
Assisting Minister: Julie Cooper
Readers: Ann and Ken Miller
Zoom Monitor: Jennifer Lopansri
*** We sincerely thank you all for your generous offerings electronically and through the mail. Please note to NOT leave cash in our mailbox at the church, please slip your cash offering through the entrance doors. To donate online, please click here: GIVE NOW
~ This weeks’ Announcements & Meetings ~
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A ZOOM MONITOR ON A SUNDAY DURING WORSHIP ? – We are seeking individuals that are knowledgeable with the Zoom platform to monitor as a Co-Host with Pastor Steve. You will be watching for un-muted friends that have background noise and being able to mute them or turn their video off. If you are interested, please let the office know. Dates that we have open are: July 19th and the Sundays in August.
CHURCH OFFICE IS OPEN! – We ask that if you need to speak with the office or Pastor Steve, please do so over the phone. There will be social distancing and adhering to the CDC guidelines of our day to day operations in the church office. If you do come inside the building, you will need to wear a face covering and distance yourself just outside the office. Any surfaces that you touch within the building, we ask that you use the spray sanitizer and wipe the surfaces down. Thank you.
No on-line meetings this week. Online Worship Service on Sunday and the following:
- VIRTUAL SCOTCH AND TEA WITH PASTOR STEVE WILL BE ON THIS SUNDAY, JULY 12TH AT 2:00 PM. Link can be found on our web page of online meetings and worship.
- FELLOWSHIP / SOCIAL MINISTRIES / CONNECTIONS MEETING WILL BE THIS SUNDAY, JULY 12TH AT 4:00 PM VIA ZOOM. Contact the office for the Meeting ID number.
~ STAY SAFE and STAY HEALTHY ~
SUMMIT COUNTY REQUIRES FACE COVERINGS IN PUBLIC:
By order of the Summit County Health Department, face coverings must be worn in any indoor spaces open to members of the public, as well as indoor or outdoor community gatherings over 50. Joint Public Order 2020-08, Effective June 27, 2020. CLICK HERE
SUMMIT COUNTY MOVED TO YELLOW PHASE:
Summit County moved to the Yellow (Low Risk) phase on May 21st. We are waiting for our Health Team and Property Team to come up with guidelines on how we will resume some type of meetings and worship services in the building. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Reoccurring Meetings – (some of these groups are not meeting right now due to Covid-19)
Bluegrass – 5:30 pm on the last Thursday of the month
Praise Band – 7:00 pm every Wednesday
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
Monthly Committee Meetings:
Council – 6:30 pm, 2nd Monday of the month – (7/13/20 at 6:30 pm via Zoom – may be postponed)
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 (7/12/20 at 4 pm via Zoom)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Monday of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (TBA)
Social Ministries – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (7/12/20 at 4 pm via Zoom)
Bereavement Team – TBD
Stewardship – 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month (TBA)
Shepherd Connections – 9:30 am 2nd Sunday of the month ( 7/12/20 at 4 pm via Zoom)
Worship/Music – 11:00 am, 1st Sunday of the month (8/2/20 via Zoom)
Lectionary Bible Readings
Lectionary Bible Readings for Sunday, July 12, 2020: Isaiah 55:10-13, Psalm 65:9-13, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
~ PLANNING AHEAD… Announcements ~
Please view the Worship Schedule and other events happening this week on our calendar ~ Calendar is subject to change due to our current gathering situation ~
LIVING LUTHERAN MAGAZINE – If you would like a copy of of any issue mailed to you OR left at the front door, let the office know and we are happy to take care of that for you. Either email or call the office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-649-2233.
~ YOUTH ~
ELEMENTARY SUNDAY SCHOOL – No Elementary Education during the summer months.
~ COMMUNITY EVENTS ~
TBA when it is safe for everyone to gather again.
~ONGOING AT SHEPHERD OF THE MOUNTAINS~
SHEPHERD OF THE MOUNTAINS ON-LINE GIVING PLATFORM – TITHE.LY – We now have an On-line giving button on our web page to make it more convenient for members and visitors to contribute to SOTM. The donor has the option to cover the processing fees for the church or if they decide not to, SOTM will cover the administration fees that are processed through Tithe.ly. To give on line – click here: GIVE TODAY This is a simple way to give if you don’t have cash or a checkbook on you at one of our worship services. Thank you for your supporting Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church!
AMAZON SMILE – Help donate to Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church with every purchase you make on Amazon, click on link: AMAZON~SMILE
Rocky Mountain Synod Information – The information is on the ELCA bulletin board and here is a link:
Recycling – 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. SHEPHERD OF THE MOUNTAINS HAS JOINED RECYCLE UTAH’S GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM– This program is a resource that helps us operate in a more sustainable manner through education and goal setting. We’ve identified three goals for 2019 – 2020: 1) increase recycling and awareness in the building, 2) explore lighting efficiency options in the building and parking lot and 3) evaluate our energy usage throughout the building. Additional information on the program can be found at www.recycleutah.org/green-business-program. Please contact Julie Cooper, Mickey Palomaki or Mary Antinori to join our team or get the scoop on what we’re doing to achieve our goals.
Food Pantry – We are not excepting donations at this time at the church. We suggest you drop off your pantry donations to the Christian Center of Park City on Deer Valley Drive. Thank you!
Fun PROJECT Friday – TBD
Eyeglasses for Lions Club – Always in need for Prescription Glasses and Sunglasses. Please donate to the wooden box by the office or leave in the mailbox.
Box Tops – Starting back up in the Fall, 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, 7:00 am – strength, core and balance. Right here at SOM. Just $5 per class.
Women’s Bible Study – These are cancelled in our church building until further notice. Please reach out to one another and offer prayer for each other.
Book Club – Next Book Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00 pm via Zoom. The book is “The World Without Us”, by Alan Weismann. If you would like to join the meeting, please contact the office for the meeting ID on Zoom.
Solar System Performance~ April/May 2020: The solar system was finally able to make a real contribution to the power used by the Church and its tenants. That coupled with the fact that Church was pretty much powered down during much of the reporting period, made the improvement dramatic. During the period, 30 days, the solar system was able to generate 1,604 kWh of energy. Usage by the Church was down by almost 95% as everyone was under a Stay at Home order, due to Covid-19. Total usage by the Church was only 759 kWh. The panels produced about 100% of the power used by the Church and its tenants (no one occupied the church during this time). Our power bill was our basic charge of $10.26. As the church office and tenants slowing come back into the building, the usage may go up slightly, but we are still in a good position for the upcoming month.
Property Coordinator – Annie Lamb is serving in this position. Her email is email@example.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 or contact the church office.
Sunday Servants – These are on HOLD until we gather again safely in the church building:
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 and Readers – Val Thurnell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Guild, Bread Bakers and Greeters – Pam Evans: email@example.com
Counters – Jim Hier: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keyboard – Stephanie Hurt: email@example.com
Fellowship – Ann Hoffman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ushers – Randy Thomson: email@example.com
Acolytes – Pastor Steve: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 –
It is with heartfelt sadness to announce the unexpected passing of Sue Conner, who passed away on July 4th, 2020. Our sympathy and prayers go out to Mike Conner and his family.
We ask your continued prayers for Healing and Wholeness for:
Mike Conner and family, Alice Myli and family, Bonnie, Marge Neumayer, Keith and Sharon Lilley, Leslie Smith, Guadalupe Montes De Oca Ruelas, John Knudson, Lizzy, Lori D, Thomas Ryan, Kitty, Kira, Dylan Wilcox, Ed Mentzer, Jim VanderLinden, Kimberly Gosell, Barbara Lubin, Jill L., Aunt Lou, Robert Howell, Sam, Bonnie Futch, Mary Jane Schmidt, Jennifer Rusk, Pat Rusk, Marlene, Bob, Vera Palomaki, Marge, 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, email@example.com or call her at 435-647-0977, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 in the office. Thank you !