E-Pistle

FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 13th, 2019

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

In God alone we find hope and life for God is the source of our life, strength, and ministry.  Let us pray this week that God continues to hold in God’s arms all those people we pray for that they may experience God’s peace.  And may we continue to have the courage and hope to walk with those in any type of need.

Christ’s Peace, Pastor Steve

Worship Servants for this Sunday…

October 20th, 8:30 am ~ Traditional Worship

Assisting Minister: Keith Lilley
Acolyte: Jordan Laird
Communion Assistants: Monte Hurt, Reva Rauk and Pam Evans
Sunday School: No Sunday School
Reader: Danny Williams
Music: Mary Antinori
Altar Guild Support: Barb Lorenzen
Bread: Polster Family
Fellowship: Pam Evans
Greeter: Pam Evans
Usher: Jim Antinori

October 20th, 10:30 am ~ Contemporary Worship

Assisting Minister: Liz Davis
Acolyte: Sam Steppan or Ledger Moffat
Communion Assistant: Karen Broussard
Sunday School: No Sunday School
Reader: Lisa Steppan
Music: The Praise Band
Altar Guild Support: Barb Lorenzen
Bread: Polster Family
Fellowship: Karen Broussard
Greeter: Kris Vipond
Usher: Dave Vecchi
Counters: Patti Polster and Julie Cooper
Altar Flowers:  Mildred Gaertner – Wedding Anniversary and In memory of Helen and Walter

Reoccurring Meetings

Bluegrass – 5:30 pm every Thursday
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

Information deadlines:

Worship Servants: SECOND MONDAY of the month – for the next month please !

Committees:

Council – 6:30 pm, 2nd Monday of the month – (11/11/19)
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 (11/10/19)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Monday of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (10/28/19)
Social Ministries – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (11/10/19)
Bereavement Team – TBD
Stewardship – 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month (TBA)
Shepherd Connections – 9:30 am 2nd Sunday of the month (11/10/19)
Worship/Music – 11:30 am, 1st Sunday of the month (11/3/19)

Lectionary Bible Readings

Lectionary Bible Readings for Sunday, October 20, 2019: Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5, Luke 18:1-8

PLANNING AHEAD… Announcements

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

TIME IS RUNNING OUT  ~ LIFE LINE SCREENING – Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Shepherd of the Mountains on THIS Thursday, October 17th from 9 am to 5 pm.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441.  The church has several discount complimentary certificates that are on the kiosk – valued at $55  – $70.   If you would like one of these certificates, please contact the office (435-649-2233) to hold one for you and give you the certificate comp # to call and register yourself for screenings this THURSDAY.  

ADULT EDUCATION – TRINITY: The Soul of Creation with Richard Rohr and Cynthia Bourgeault: Join us on Sunday mornings between services to watch presentations on the relational aspects of the Trinity and creation and to discuss these understandings with others.   October 27th, November 3rd, 10th and December 15th from 9:40 am – 10:25 am  in the conference room.  Contact Peggy Cain 435-655-0596 with questions.

UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORY –  Pick up the new copy of our Church Directory – located in the narthex on the long counter.

LIVING LUTHERAN MAGAZINE – The September / October Issue has ARRIVED – pick up your copy in front of the church office.  Note:  If you were receiving Living Lutheran delivered to your home, you will have noticed that we discontinued the subscription for home delivery.  We now only have 10 copies available for pick up.   If you have any questions about this, please contact the office at 435-649-2233.

BLING FLING PURPLE COLLECTION BOX “Breaking the cycle of domestic violence, one “bling” at a time.”   The Peace House is collecting items for their annual Fundraiser scheduled for November 14 – 16, 2019.   Please look for the collection box in the narthex and they are seeking gently used jewelry, scarves, belts and purses to be re-sold at the Fall Bling Fling event.  All proceeds will go back to the Peace House.   Thank you for supporting the Peace House and their mission to break the cycle of domestic violence through outreach, education and shelter.

YOUTH

ELEMENTARY SUNDAY SCHOOL – The congregation of SOTM offers Sunday School for our children.  Classes are offered during our 8:30 am and 10:30 am worship services.   Erin Thomas supervises these classes held in our class room wing or conference room.  With great joy we again look forward to being with our children on Sunday mornings.   Please encourage your children to attend Sunday School!  Encourage them to invite their friends!  Invite your friends!  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings this September and throughout the coming church year!  ~ Pastor Steve

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SYNOD YOUTH GATHERING – Middle and High School students are welcome to attend the RMS Youth Gathering in Estes Park, CO  January 18-20, 2020.  See the flyer on the Youth Bulletin Board or contact Pastor Steve for more information.

YOUTH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES – Do your kids participate in extracurricular activities, sports, dance, music, plays?  Please let us know as many people of the congregation would like to support the youth and cheer them on at their events.  There is a sign up on the YOUTH board, so let us know what your kiddos are up to this winter and spring.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

LIFE LINE SCREENING – Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Shepherd of the Mountains on Thursday, October 17th from 9 am to 5 pm.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441

MUSICIAN SHOWCASE AT DEJORIA  – Join Walt Evans for this Singer / Songwriter event on Friday, October 18th from 6 pm to 9 pm at the State Road Tavern inside of the Dejoria Center in Kamas, Utah.   For more info see Events kiosk in narthex.

ONGOING AT SHEPHERD OF THE MOUNTAINS

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME AND TALENT Can you give us your time one Sunday a month?

The wonderful people that serve SOTM every Sunday would like to have new folks help and serve with any of the positions on a Sunday.   If you know you can help assist at communion, be a reader, host fellowship, be a greeter or if your child would like to be an acolyte for a Sunday Service, please let the office know.   It is a small commitment to give the church your time on “One Sunday a Month” and we are so appreciative to those that can step up and give us the gift of your Time, Talent and Treasure.

 Please let us know if you can help with the following:
Acolyte – see Pastor Steve
Altar Guild / Bread Baker – see Pam Evans
Communion Assistant for either service – see the office
Greeter at either service – see Pam Evans or the office
Host a Fellowship – see Ann Hoffman or the office
Scripture Reader at either service – see Val Thurnell or the office
Ushering at either service – see Randy Thomson

ELCA – “STORIES OF FAITH IN ACTION” – Each Sunday until mid-November, we will have a featured article from the ELCA publication, “Stories of Faith in Action – Your Mission Support gifts at work” available on the narthex counter.  We will have a Church Copy of this publication as well for you to browse through. Please feel free to pick up a copy of each week’s story to take home and read.   This week’s story is: “Mentors in Faith”.

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:
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.  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:  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.

Save yourself a trip to the landfill and take advantage of Dumpster Days!

October Dumpster Days at Recycle Utah will be held:
October Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and  Saturday 26th
9 am – 4 pm

Two large bins will be placed on Woodbine Way for garbage and yard waste.  Residential waste only!  No hazardous waste, mattresses, refrigerators, tires or business waste will be accepted.  And, as always donations are appreciated.

Recycle Utah requests that patrons only use the dumpsters during designated drop-off hours, and are prepared to lift their items into the dumpster with minimal assistance. Volunteers will be available to assist you. No overnight dumping.

Food Pantry – Thank you everyone for your food donations, which we deliver to the Christian Center of Park City 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 To Be Determined” .

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, 7:00 am – strength, core and balance. Right here at SOM. Just $5 per class.

Women’s Bible Study – We meet every other Tuesday.  The next meeting is  THIS Tuesday, October 15th at 9:30 am at the church.   If you have questions, please contact the office for more information.   We look forward to seeing you.

Book Club – Will be held on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm at Vince and Linda Desimone’s home (7483 Brook Hollow Loop).   The book is “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.

Solar System Performance for:  August 8, 2019 – September 10, 2019  ~

Now that the panels are clear,  and we had almost maximum sunshine for days that are getting shorter, the panels were able to make a great contribution to reducing our energy costs.   During the period, 32 days, the solar system generated 2,194 kWh of energy.  The energy produced by the solar panels offset100% of moderate power usage 1,487 kWh) by the Church and its tenants. In the process, we sold back 1,335 kWh to Rocky Mountain Power. This was the greater power we generated during daylight hours exceeding the power usage of the Church during the same hours.  During the period, we drew 734 kWh from the grid but we sold back 1,335 kWh; we banked 601 kWh for use when our internal use increases significantly. We were charged for 0 kWh so our out of pocket cost was only the $10 basic charge for being connected to the grid.  ~ 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 or contact the church office.

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 and 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:
Jim VanderLinden, Kimberly Gosell, Thomas Ryan, Dylan Wilcox, Heather F., Raymer Family, Barbara Lubin, Jill L., John Moseman, Aunt Lou, Clayton, Chuck Lamb Sr., Kira, Randy Thomson, Mathew McClure, Val Thurnell, Robert Howell, Dee & Frank Benton, Sam, Howard, Mark, Hazel, Bonni Futch, Mary Jane Schmidt, Julie Stranges, Jacob, Bev, Pat Rusk, Hadley Miles, Jessica, Lizzie and Family, Jeff, Doug Gibson, Marlene, Russ Malcomson, Margueritte Malcomson, Annette, Sheila, Bob, Brandon, Vera Palomaki, Avery, Michael, Kathy, Marge, Rob, Jan, Cindy, 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 435-647-0977, 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 in the office.  Thank you !