FOR THE WEEK OF… June 20th, 2021
Photos from “WHERE’S PASTOR STEVE?”:
Christ’s Peace, Pastor Steve
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP SERVICES ~ CLICK HERE
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE and DIGITAL HOLY COMMUNION: June 27th at 10:00 am ~ Online Spoken Word Service: 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 online and IN PERSON this Sunday are:
- Presiding Minister: Pastor Gordon Young
- Assisting Minister: Val Thurnell
- Reader: Liz Novack
- Music: Stephanie Hurt
- Usher: Jerry Lorenzen
- Greeter: Hope Malloy
- Altar Guild: Barb Lorenzen
- Zoom Monitor/Co-Host: Jennifer Lopansri
OTHER ZOOM MEETINGS FOR THIS WEEK and SUNDAY ~ CLICK HERE
- SUNDAY SCHOOL with Ms. ERIN on Zoom – Sunday, June 27th at 9:30 am
- No other Meetings after Worship
LECTIONARY BIBLE READINGS THIS WEEK:
Lectionary Bible Readings for Sunday, June 27, 2021: Lamentations 3:22-33, Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43
~ ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK … ~
WELCOME BACK TO IN PERSON WORSHIP SERVICE! – We have a limited number of 50 people that will be able to worship in person in the sanctuary. We ask that you sign up for how many from your family will be attending in person on Sunday. For example if a family of 3 wants to attend, select 3 slots, if it is just yourself, select only 1 slot. If your plans to attend change, we ask that you cancel your sign up as soon as you can, so that another person or family will be able to attend in that slot(s).
We ask that any person that is eligible to be vaccinated, to be fully vaccinated when attending service. Masks and Social Distancing will be required. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a seat in the sanctuary, please email the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-649-2233.
Worship Service will be in person AND online via Zoom at 10:00 am every Sunday. If you are scheduled to serve/volunteer on a particular Sunday, there is no need for you to reserve your spot(s) as you are accounted for that Sunday Worship service. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in person to Worship with us!
CLICK ON THE SIGN UP GENUIS LOGO BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT(S)
USHER MINISTRY: As we transition to in-person worship, we once again need ushers. We have new protocols to welcome people back. If you would like to usher, please contact Randy Thomson at 435-640-0852 or at email@example.com. If you have been an usher in the past, please let me know you wish to continue.
SUNDAY SERVANTS – WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. As we re-open to in person Worship Service on Sundays at 10 am, we are asking for new volunteers to help with Greeting, Ushering, Assisting the Pastor, Reading the scriptures (all these in person) and being a Zoom Co-host from home. If you are interested in volunteering for a Sunday, please let the office know, so that we can get you on our servant list. Thank you!
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT ZERMATT – MIDWAY, UT: Join your Friends on Saturday Nights for the Ed Stevens Memorial Concert Series at at Zermatt Resort. Click on the image above for the dates and performers. More information can be found Facebook Page – HERE. Make sure to bring a chair or blanket, your own picnic and beverages. Have FUN THIS SUMMER in Midway!
GARDEN PLOTS STILL AVAILABLE: We have several Garden Plots still available if you would like to garden at the church property. The plots are 4 feet by 16 feet and come with a bag of compost to till into the soil. There is a drip irrigation system that is on a timer 2 times a day. We suggest hand watering on the hot days as well. Cost for the 16 foot plots are $50 for the entire year. For more information >>CLICK HERE<< or contact the church office at 435-649-2233.
JULY 3RD BBQ ON THE PATIO: OUTDOOR GATHERINGS ARE BACK! We are excited this year to gather on the patio for our 4th of July BBQ celebration on SATURDAY, JULY 3RD at 6:00 PM! Bring your own meat to grill and a side dish to share. Bring your own beverage of choice. There will be lots of games, corn hole, horseshoe and live Bluegrass music! Plan on joining your friends once again on the patio to have a fun fellowship event!
VIDOES FOR THE SOUL-FULL SELF COMPASSION SERIES: If you want to catch up on the Series of Soul-Full Self Compassion that was led by Pastor DanaLee Simon, please see the links below. Come and learn about the gift of loving yourself, and how it can serve you as well as the good you want to do in your relationships and the world.
- Session on Wednesday, June 9th: >>CLICK HERE<<
- Session on Wednesday, May 26th: >>CLICK HERE<<
- Session on Wednesday, May 12th: >>CLICK HERE<<
- Session on Wednesday, April 28th: >>CLICK HERE<<
- Laying the Groundwork Session on April 14th: >>CLICK HERE<<
JOIN THE BOOK CLUB VIA ZOOM – If you would like to join the SOTM Book Club, please contact the office HERE and we will forward your information onto who is hosting the Book Club Meetings. The next Book Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 29th at 7:00 pm via zoom . The book is “How to avoid Climate Change” by Bill Gates.
The July book will be “The Splendid and the Vile” by Eric Larson. The July Book Club meeting will be announced after the June meeting.
We, as core team, have spent time training and exploring the ELCA supported Welcoming program called Reconciling in Christ. At the Congregational Meeting, a “vote of confidence” was approved by the congregation to move forward in this training program that will guide our congregation in advancing our intentional welcome to all people.
We now embark on a 2-year journey that will encourage education and intentional changes to our welcoming statement that we would vote on later in the process. This is a congregational driven process and we have had 6 months of discussion with church council, Fellowship & Social Ministry Committees, and various individuals in our community who have all supported the proposal to support this journey of becoming a Reconciling in Christ community. Please reach out with any questions to Ann Hoffman, Kim Fry, JJ Ehlers and Pastor Steve Leiser. And please consider joining us as we would welcome more people in this important work!
SUNDAY SCHOOL and YOUTH:
NEW TIME FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL VIA ZOOM AT 9:30 AM ~ Greetings! The congregation of Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church will continue to offer Sunday School for our children. Almost every week, Ms. Erin will post a new lesson for Sunday School. We encourage the children to watch the videos and participate in any way they can. To find the Lessons, see below or click on the image. For the Zoom Link to join Ms. Erin LIVE ONLINE at NEW TIME – 9:30 am on Sundays, >>CLICK HERE<< passcode is: kidsSOTM
FOR THIS PAST WEEK’S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: >> CLICK HERE <<
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 2021 Newsletter: CLICK HERE
STAY SAFE and STAY HEALTHY:
MASK UPDATE FOR SHEPHERD OF THE MOUNTAINS: By recommendation from our Health Team, we will REQUIRE that face coverings (masks) be worn in our building at all times. Exception is 2 year and under in age and being outdoors. For more information regarding Summit County Health Department and Covid related notices. CLICK HERE
AA – 7:00 pm every Wednesday (co-ed) and 7:00 pm every Thursday (men only)
Alzheimer’s Support Group – TBD
Monthly Committee Meetings:
Council – 6:30 pm, 2nd Monday of the month – (8/9/21 on the patio and on zoom)
Fellowship – 11:00 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (7/11/21 on the patio)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Monday of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (7/26/21 on the patio)
Shepherd Connections & Social Ministries– 11:00 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (7/11/21 on the patio)
Worship/Music – 11:00 am, 1st Sunday of the month (7/11/21 on Zoom or in fellowship hall)
CALENDAR and EVENTS:
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 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 JUNE 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-649-2233.
DIGITAL 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 white bin outside on the weekends, or from the office during the week. 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 table before you enter the sanctuary.
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 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.
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 month ending on 7 May 2021. Spring weather and more sunshine allowed the solar panels to be a major contributor to the Church. Total use of electrical power by the Church and its tenants held at the level of the prior month. Total use was 2,226 kWh during the 29 day reporting period. The panels were able to generate 1,739 kWh of which the Church used 906 kWh directly during daylight operations and we sold back 833kWh to Rocky Mountain Power to offset some of the Church use during low daylight or night operations. As a result we were only charged for 487 kWh or about 22% of our actual electrical power usage. – Tim Fehr
~ In Our Prayers ~
We ask your continued prayers for Healing and Wholeness for:
Marjorie Brown, Clayton, Kurt, Nicole, Sheila, Brian Case, Bill Murray, Vera Palomaki, Kay, Mark, Marlene, John Sandstrom, Marge Neumayer, Leslie Smith, John Knudson, Lizzy, Lori D, Thomas Ryan, Kitty, Kira, Dylan Wilcox, Jim VanderLinden, Kimberly Gosell, Jill L., Aunt Lou, Robert Howell, Sam, Bonnie Futch, Mary Jane Schmidt, Pat Rusk, 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: email@example.com.
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!