FOR THE WEEK OF April 21st, 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

We have celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We have observed Easter Sunday.  We now pray that the grace of the Holy Spirit continues to pour out the gifts of love and care into our hearts.  We pray that we remain a faithful people that we will continue to share God’s love in a healthy and sustainable manner with our whole hearts and minds.

Christ’s Peace, Pastor Steve

Worship Servants for this Sunday…

April 28th, 8:30 am ~Traditional Worship

Assisting Minister: Ed Wittrock
Acolyte: Tory Hoffman
Children’s Sermon: Kathy Donnell
Communion Assistants: Kris Vipond, Pam Evans and Ted Palomaki
Sunday School: Erin Thomas
Reader: Jim Antinori
Music: Mary Antinori
Altar Guild Support: Ginny Hiatt
Bread: Antinori Family
Fellowship: June Roscoe
Greeter: Monte Hurt
Usher: John Knudson

April 28th, 10:30 am ~Contemporary Worship

Assisting Minister: Joe Donnell
Acolyte: Brooklyne Mugridge
Children’s Sermon: Kathy Donnell
Communion Assistant: Kim Raymer
Sunday School: Erin Thomas
Reader: Margie Stafford
Music: The Praise Band
Altar Guild Support: Ginny Hiatt
Bread: Antinori Family
Fellowship: Julie Cooper
Greeter: Annie Lamb
Usher: Dave Vecchi
Counters: Kim Raymer and Dave Vecchi

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 – (5/13/19)
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 (5/12/19)
Finance – 5:30 pm, 4th Monday of the 1st month of the quarter (TBA)
Property – 6:30 pm, 4th Monday of the month (NEW DATE FOR MAY – 5/20/19)
Social Ministries – 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday of the month (5/12/19)
Bereavement Team – TBD
Stewardship – 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month (TBA)
Shepherd Connections – 9:30 am 2nd Sunday of the month (5/12/19)
Worship/Music – 11:30 am, 1st Sunday of the month (5/5/19)

Lectionary Bible Readings

Lectionary Bible Readings for Sunday, April 28, 2019: Second Sunday after Easter ~ Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29, Revelations 1:4-8, John 20:22-30

PLANNING AHEAD… Announcements

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

Property Meeting will be held tonight (4/22/19) Monday, at 6:30 pm at SOTM.

BLOOD DRIVE – Shepherd of the Mountains will be holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, May 10th  from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at church.  The need for blood is constant.  If you are eligible to donate, please make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call Mickey Palomaki at 435-901-8421 to set up an appointment.

NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR WATER STATION ~ RUNNING WITH ED – Once again, SOTM will host a Water Station for the annual Running with Ed relay race in our community.   Please contact Mickey Palomaki at 435-901-8421 if you can help with the water station located in Round Valley.  Event will take place on Saturday, May 18th – Time TBA for our station.   Thank you for your help and come out and cheer on the runners with Running with Ed!


LUTHERAN SCHOLARSHIP  OPPORTUNITY – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC) in Salt Lake City invites applications for the OSLC Scholarship.   Any Lutheran student from Utah is eligible to apply for this scholarship to be applied to educational expenses at any college or university  in the United States.   Please see the Youth Board for more information.  The deadline to apply is May 15, 2019.

SUNDAY SCHOOL –  We offer Elementary Education during each service on Sunday’s.   Please join Erin Thomas at 8:45 am and 10:45 am for Sunday School.

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 – Join Walt Evans for a night of fun and music at the Dejoria Center in Kamas, Utah.   This Friday, April 26th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.


One of Recycle Utah’s primary goals is to keep toxic chemicals and heavy metals out of our environment. When toxic materials like mercury, lead, and pesticides end up in the landfill they leach into the ground and into your drinking water.

9 AM – 1 PM for Summit County Residents only. NO businesses.


  • Paints, varnishes, solvents
  • Motor oil, antifreeze
  • All types of batteries
  • Gasoline
  • Household cleaners
  • Fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides
  • Pool and spa chemicals
  • Acids
  • Propane and white gas fuel cylinders
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)
  • Electronic waste: computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones, laptops, cables (must be able to carry TVs using 1 person only)
  • All mercury containing items
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Mattresses (for $10/item fee)

Special thanks to Recycle Utah, Park City Municipal, Summit County, Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District and Sunrise Rotary for making this event possible!

PRIDE IN YOUR PARK CITY CLEAN UP – Join Recycle Utah for the annual “Pride in Your Park” community cleanup event on Saturday, May 4th. Volunteers should meet at various locations around town (to be announced) at 9 AM to join a crew to pick up trash and recyclables in Park City’s parks, waterways, roadsides, and fields. The clean-up will last until noon. Both trash bags and recycling bags will be provided. Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves and reusable water bottles.  Recycle Utah is happy to partner with Comcast Cares for this event.  For every volunteer that helps us this day, Recycle Utah will receive money towards a grant.  Thank you to Comcast for your support of Recycle Utah and keeping Park City Clean!  To sign up in advance, email Haley at outreach@recycleutah.org


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.  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.

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 THIS Wednesday, April 24th 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 meeting will be held on Monday, April 29th at 7:00 pm at the home of Carol and Dan Syroid.  Join us for an interesting discussion of the book, “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout.

Solar System Performance for:  February 8, 2019 to March 12, 2019During the period, 32 days, the solar system generated only 56 kWh of energy.  The panels were covered with a thick layer of snow and ice most of the period and the days were short and temperatures lower.  The energy produced by the solar panels offset very  little of our very high power usage (8,515 kWh) by the Church and its tenants.  In the process, we did not sell back any power to Rocky Mountain Power.  Of concern is that our power use was 27% higher than the prior month.

During the period, we drew 8,459 kWh from the grid and since we used everything the panels produced,  we were charged for 8,459 kWh.  Basically, the snow covered panels cut our power cost by <1%.  It would be cost effective to have the panels cleared of snow after each significant snow storm.  Since we hand not been clearing the panels earlier, Dave’s effort to clear the panels during the reporting period was too difficult to accomplish.  We got little benefit from the panels until the very end of 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 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:
Cara Nicole, Dee & Frank Benton, Sam, Howard, 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, 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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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 !