FOR THE WEEK OF February 10th, 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

Each Sunday we celebrate Holy Communion.  We do not receive this meal lightly.  We understand that at the Lord’s Supper we are fed so we may proclaim the Good News of Jesus.  That we may share God’s love and care for our neighbors.   The truth is, each and every day we are in communion with our Lord.  For by the power of the Holy Spirit we are assured, especially in those moments we struggle or are full of doubt, that with Jesus by our side, we are able to step beyond ourselves…and our comfort  zones…to join with all of God’s creation.

Christ’s Peace, Pastor Steve

Worship Servants for this coming Sunday…

February 17th, 8:30 am Traditional Worship

Assisting Minister: Peggy Cain
Acolyte: Tyler Anderson
Communion Assistants: Steve Polster, Michelle and Tyler Anderson
Sunday School: No Sunday School
Reader: Dave Yocum
Music: Logan Blackman
Altar Guild Support: Barb Lorenzen
Bread: Pam Evans
Fellowship: Randy & Cheryl Thomson
Greeters: The Polster Family
Usher: Glenda Corwin

February 17th, 10:30 am Contemporary Worship

Assisting Minister: Julie Cooper
Acolyte: Issac Adame
Communion Assistant: Barb Martz
Sunday School: No Sunday School
Reader: Jerry Lorenzen
Music: The Praise Band
Altar Guild Support: Barb Lorenzen
Bread: Pam Evans
Fellowship: Julie Cooper
Greeter: Barb Martz
Usher: Carl Peacock
Counters: Robbie Sletta and Barb Martz
Altar Flowers: The Thomas Family – In honor of Jeff’s Birthday on February 26th! 

Reoccurring Meetings

Bluegrass – 5:30 pm every Thursday
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

Information deadlines:

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


Council – 6:30 pm, 2nd Monday of the month – (2/11/19)
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 (3/10/19)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Monday of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (2/25/19)
Social Ministries – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (3/10/19)
Bereavement Team – TBD
Stewardship – 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month (TBA)
Shepherd Connections – 9:30 am 2nd Sunday of the month (3/10/19)
Worship/Music – 11:30 am, 1st Sunday of the month (3/3/19)

Lectionary Bible Readings

Lectionary Bible Readings for Sunday, February 17, 2019:  – Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26

PLANNING AHEAD… Announcements

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

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING RECYCLING WORKSHOP – Good turnout for this workshop this past Sunday.   Look for a flyer on the kiosk on how we can become more “GREEN” with our home and here at Shepherd of the Mountains, now that we are participating with the Green Business Program.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING and SNOWSHOE OUTING –  Come join your friends for a fun outing of cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Unitas on Sunday, February 24th at 1:00 pm.   You can meet the group at the church at 12:30 pm and carpool up to Mirror Lake Highway or meet at 1 pm at the North Fork Trail parking lot at about mile marker 11 on Mirror Lake Highway.   Following the afternoon of fun, we will have a potluck gathering at the home of Kathy and Joe Donnell in Kamas.   Chili will be provided and please bring a dish to share (salad, side, dessert or munchies) and your own beverage.

WORLD HUNGER –  As we approach this Lenten season, we want to remind you that we have the WORLD HUNGER GOBLET in the office always receiving cash or check donations.   Stay tuned as we will have some information on the 40 days of giving to help World Hunger.

LENT DEVOTIONAL BOOKS AVAILABLE – We have ordered 25 small books of this beautiful “Lasting Hope – Devotions for Lent 2019”.  We can order more if needed.  The sign up is in the narthex on the counter.  The booklets are daily devotions and Psalms that start on Ash Wednesday and end the day of the Resurrection of Our Lord.   These booklets will be distributed on the Sundays of 2/24/19 and 3/3/19.

NEW OFFERING BOOKS – We now have NEW offering books available (they are not dated, so that they can be used at anytime).  There is a signup sheet in the narthex to receive an offering book or you can call the office to reserve your book.   These books are a wonderful way to keep track of your cash and/or check offerings throughout the year.  Call the office if you have any questions or would like to receive one of these books – Office: 435-649-2233


SUNDAY SCHOOL –  There will be no Sunday School this coming Sunday 2/17/19, as we head into Winter Break in the PCSD.

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.


SINGER SONGWRITER SHOWCASE –  Our very own Walt Evans will be launching a Singer / Songwriter Showcase on Saturday, March 30th, 6 pm – 9 pm at the State Road Tavern inside the Dejoria Center in Kamas, UT.


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 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” as our winter schedule will vary on projects.

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 Wednesday. The next meeting is  Wednesday, February 13th 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, February 20th at 7:00 pm at the home of Linda and Clark Hathaway.  Join us for a lively discussion of the best seller book, Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Solar System Performance for:  December 10, 2018 to January 10, 2019 – During the period, 31 days, the solar system generated 238 kWh of energy.  The panels were covered with snow most of the period and the days were short and temperatures lower.  The energy produced by the solar panels offset only a little of our high power usage (5,071 kWh) by the Church and its tenants.  In the process, we sold back only 27 kWh to Rocky Mountain Power. The good news is that we used less power than during the same reporting period one year earlier.   During the period, we drew 4,860 kWh from the grid but we sold back 27 kWh; so, we were charged for 4,833 kWh.   Basically, the snow covered panels cut our power cost by 5%.  It would be cost effective to have the panels cleared of snow after each significant snow storm.  Unfortunately, I was not able to clear the panels during the reporting period.  ~ 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:
Barb Lorenzen, Mark, Hazel, Jacki Sandstrom, John Sandstrom, Bonni Futch, Bill Olderman, Mary Jane Schmidt, Julie Stranges, Jacob, Bev, Don Garnas, Pat Rusk, Hadley Miles, Jessica, Lizzie and Family, Jeff, Doug Gibson, Marlene, Russ Malcomson, Margueritte Malcomson, Annette, Sheila and Frank, 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 647-0977, to add a name to the chain. Thank you!


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