FOR THE WEEK OF… MAY 22nd ~ 2022
JOIN US HERE FOR ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES and MEETINGS ~ CLICK HERE
SUNDAY, MAY 29TH WORSHIP with Holy Communion at 10 am ~ Online Zoom Services: CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 565-414-081 – Please be patient as you will be in a waiting room to be admitted into the service.
Those serving us In-Person this Sunday for WORSHIP SERVICE are:
- Assisting Minister: Jordanelle Mugridge
- Reader: Jerry Lorenzen
- Music: Mary Antinori
- Usher: Dave Vecchi
- Greeter: Barb Lorenzen
- Altar Guild / Communion Assistant: Barb Lorenzen
- Zoom A/V operator and Monitor/Co-Host: Steve Hoffman and JJ Ehlers
OTHER MEETINGS / EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK & SUNDAY ~ CLICK HERE
- Property Meeting – Monday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm
- BOOK CLUB MEETING – Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30 pm
- Fellowship / Social Ministry Meeting – Thursday, May 26th at 7 pm
LECTIONARY BIBLE READINGS THIS WEEK:
Lectionary Bible Readings for 7th Sunday of Easter, May 29, 2022: Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26
~ ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK … ~
FAREWELL POTLUCK FOR HOFFMANS – Come join us as we say goodbye to Ann and Steve Hoffman, they are off to their next adventure. THIS Sunday, May 29th following worship. Bring a dish to share and come for the fellowship.
CDC TRANSMISSION LEVEL FOR SUMMIT COUNTY: On 5/20/22, we looked up the transmission level and this week it CONTINUES at YELLOW, which means that MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED inside the building.
MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE and GRADUATION RECOGNITION– On Sunday, May 29th, we will remember those that have served our country. If you have someone you would like to add to the Memorial Day Prayers, please let the office know or sign up on the kiosk in the narthex.
On Sunday, June 12th, we will recognize and celebrate the Class of 2022 Graduates! If you know someone who is graduating from High School, College or a Trade School, please let us know by contacting the office or list the names on the kiosk for Pastor Steve to recognize these individuals. Contact Office: >>CLICK HERE<<
COME MEET BISHOP GONIA from the RMS: The Rocky Mountain Synod’s Bishop Jim Gonia will be in Salt Lake City for the weekend of June 4th and 5th. Our Congregation has the opportunity to meet with him in person at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (2500 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84124) on SATURDAY, JUNE 4th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm to meet and ask any in person questions to him. He will then be marching with Lutherans for Love with all the Utah RMS Congregations at the Utah Pride Parade on Sunday, June 5th. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
LUTHERANS FOR LOVE! – Join us on Sunday, June 5th to march with the Rocky Mountain Synod Lutheran Congregations and Bishop Gonia in the Utah Pride Parade. Line up at 9 am and the parade starts at 10 am. If you want to join us, please let us know, so we can get you registered.
STILL COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN CENTER FOOD PANTRY: We have a basket set up in the narthex to collect any non-perishable food for the Christian Center’s Food Pantry. Expired or pre-opened food will not be accepted. Most needed items include canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, cereal, beans and rice, pasta and pasta sauce, diapers, and infant formula.
NEW MASK RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON COMMUNITY LEVELS: The Health Team at SOTM recently had a meeting to discuss the new implementation of Community Risk Levels in Summit County. We will follow the same data from the CDC to indicate our community transmission levels of Covid-19. High Level of Transmission is considered RED and Masks will be required in the building. Medium Level is YELLOW and Masks are recommended in the building and Low level is GREEN where no mask is needed to enter the building. We will update the sign on the door when we check the CDC data each Friday. Currently the level for Summit County is YELLOW and masks are optional. As always, if you feel ill, we encourage you to stay home and get well and join us online for Worship Service.
To see the latest level recommendation for the state of Utah from the CDC – >>CLICK HERE<<
BOOK CLUB MEETING – The next Book Club meeting will be held by Zoom on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm for socializing and 7:00 pm for discussion of “The Dawn of Everything”: by Gerber and Wengrow.
THE ZOOM LINK FOR BOOK CLUB : >>CLICK HERE<<
If you would like to join the Book Club, please contact the office HERE and we will add you to their Book Club List. Join this fun group for lively discussions and fellowship!
The RIC core team here at Shepherd of the Mountains would like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and interest as the congregation moves forward in our commitment to become a visibly welcoming community to all, irrespective of gender, sexual expression or skin color.
Our work this past year has centered around small group conversations, practicing the arts of listening, and facilitating adult education. Members spent hours researching interesting content intended to challenge all of us as we increase our understanding of what it means to truly love and welcome our neighbors.
Some topics in adult ed included the ELCA endorsed origins of the Reconciling in Christ program, verbiage and definitions related to the LGBQTIA community, and conversations centering around racial justice and racial equity. Val Thurnell, J.J. Ehlers and Jerry Lorenzen took additional online education to become more familiar with the RIC program. No two people look at issues in exactly the same way. However, there is consensus in our church community that we are all beloved children of God and we are called upon to demonstrate that love.
Again, a big thank you to our core team and the congregation, who is truly the core here of our faith community. We look forward to more conversation in the future as we move in the direction of becoming an ELCA recognized RIC church. ~ Kim Fry and Ann Hoffman – Co-Chairs
SUNDAY SCHOOL and YOUTH:
The congregation of Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church will continue to offer Sunday School for our children. This year we are happy to announce that Sunday School classes will be offered in person after the Children’s Sermon each Sunday. Masks and Social Distancing will be in effect for these lessons.
A calendar for the Sunday School year can be provided upon request; it typically is in line with the Park City School calendar. Erin Thomas will craft and lead these classes. These classes should last no more than 10-20 minutes each Sunday. This year, classes could be more diverse than previous years, depending on the ages of the children attending Sunday School. With great joy we again look forward to being with your children each Sunday morning. 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!
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SYNOD:
The Rocky Mountain Synod has many opportunities including Adult and Young Adult education. These are also Study Guides or Meetings / Discussions on Zoom. Please see the following links if any of these interest you.
- Living Faith: Church in Society – a New Adult Forum/Small Group Discussion Guide: CLICK HERE
- ELCA – “Stories in Action” 2020 – 2021 virtual annual book: CLICK HERE
- Women of the ELCA – RMS “Views from the Rockies” – MARCH 2022 Newsletter: CLICK HERE
STAY SAFE and STAY HEALTHY:
NEW MASK RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON COMMUNITY LEVELS: The Health Team at SOTM recently had a meeting to discuss the new implementation of Community Risk Levels in Summit County. We will follow the same data from the CDC to indicate our community transmission levels of Covid-19. High Level of Transmission is considered RED and Masks will be required in the building. Medium Level is YELLOW and Masks are recommended in the building and Low level is GREEN where masks are optional / no mask is needed to enter the building. We will update the sign on the door when we check the CDC data each Friday. THIS WEEK IS YELLOW!
AA – 7:00 pm every Wednesday (co-ed) and 7:00 pm every Thursday (men only)
Monthly Committee Meetings:
Council – 6:30 pm, 2nd Monday of the month – (6/13/22 on zoom)
Fellowship – 7:00 pm, 4th Thursday of the month (5/26/22)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Monday of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (6/27/22)
Shepherd Connections & Social Ministries– 7:00 pm, 4th Thursday of the month (5/26/22)
Worship/Music – 11:00 am, 1st Sunday of the month (6/5/22)
CALENDAR and EVENTS:
ONGOING AT SHEPHERD OF THE MOUNTAINS:
RECYCLING – NEW INFORMATION COMING SOON FOR 2022!
Thank You to all of you who are recycling at SOTM. 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 the office. 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.
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 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
LIVING LUTHERAN MAGAZINE – THE MAY 2022 ISSUE HAS ARRIVED! 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: email@example.com or 435-649-2233.
DIGITAL and IN PERSON HOLY COMMUNION EVERY SUNDAY! Join us each Sunday for Digital Holy Communion. Please come prepared with the elements of bread and wine/juice each Sunday morning. If you would like prepackaged communion cups, we have these available at the church. You can stop by and pick up what you need from the office. There is a wafer on top and a portion of juice in the cup. Please note to shake before opening – see below. If you are attending IN PERSON, Communion Chalice with wafer will be available on the Communion table before you enter the sanctuary. Gluten Free Wafers are also available in the narthex.
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!
EYEGLASSES FOR THE LIONS CLUB – Always in need for Prescription Glasses and Sunglasses. Please donate to the wooden box by the office or leave in the mailbox.
WENDY’S WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY WORKOUT – Every Wednesday, 7:00 am – strength, core and balance. Right here at SOM. Just $5.00 per class.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – These are postponed in our church building until further notice. Please reach out to one another and offer prayer for each other.
SOLAR SYSTEM PERFORMANCE: This report is for the 31 days starting April 8th and ending on May 9th, 2022.
The solar system generated 1,579 kWh of electrical energy. During daylight hours, the solar system provided all of the Church’s use of 781 kWh and sold back to the grid (RMP) an additional 798 kWh. During non- or low- daylight hours, the Church used 1,208 kWh from the grid. Total Electrical use by the Church was 1,989 kWh. But because we sold back excess power generation during daylight hours, we were only charged for 410 kWh.
In summary, the solar panels provided 80% of our electrical power use during the reporting period. ~ Tim Fehr
~ In Our Prayers ~
We ask your continued prayers for Healing and Wholeness for:
John Cain, Nick Webb, Isabella, Val Thurnell, Billy Murray, Lee Smith, Kathryn, Meagan, Keith & Sharan, Deb Cupal, Kaitlin, Jamie Jones, Mary, Judy, Nicole, John M., Carole Van Hook, Clayton, Kurt, Nicole, Brian Case, Vera Palomaki, Mark, Marlene, John Sandstrom, Marge Neumayer, Leslie Smith, Lizzy, Lori D, Thomas Ryan, Kitty, Kira, Dylan Wilcox, Kimberly Gosell, Jill L., Aunt Lou, Robert Howell, Sam, Bonnie Futch, Mary Jane Schmidt, Bob, 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 the office 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 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.
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!