November 11, 2022
Thank you for Trust. For the trust we hold in your love for us, and for your trust in us to use your gifts faithfully. We place our whole lives in your hands.
8:15 a.m. + 10:45 a.m. + Livestream
This Sunday we continue giving God thanks for our amazing blessings. Don’t miss beautiful music by our guest harpist and oboeist, plus Choir sings at 10:45. We will take time to honor our veterans, and be sure to pick up a bag to fill for our Thanksgiving Bread for All Food Drive!
BREAKFAST FOR ALL
9:15 a.m. | Activity Center
Food for Fellowship offers up breakfast on Sundays until 10:15 a.m. Support this ministry and give online anytime by selecting the Fellowship Events/Breakfast Fund.
9:45 a.m. | Upstairs in the Family Ministry Center
Faith formation for toddlers and kids thru grade 4. Contact Megan Getman for more information.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
9:45 a.m. | Library
Great discussions of the Good Book. Contact Ruby Cadenhead for more information.
7:00 p.m. | Activity Center
NEXTGEN is for 5-12 graders. Come meet for games and small group Bible study!
ONE WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY @ 10AM
DEAR GOD, THANK YOU! SPECIAL THANKS-GIVING WORSHIP BANQUET
Sunday, November 20
One Worship | 10:00 a.m. | Sanctuary
It’s a Three-In-One Celebration with Worship, Brunch, and a Congregational Meeting all wrapped into one. Join us in the Sanctuary as we give thanks and present our gifts and pledges, break bread together, and elect new council members.
*Note: 8:15 + 10:45 a.m. Worship will resume next Sunday, November 27.
UPCOMING WORSHIP IN NOVEMBER
THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP
Wednesday, November 23
Noon + 7:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
We will be giving thanks for God’s blessings. Please bring non-perishable food for the Bread for All Food Pantry. You can pick up a bag with a list of what’s needed this Sunday at worship!
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
Sunday, November 27
8:15 + 10:45 a.m. | Sanctuary
God–Immanuel–Everywhere! The untold stories of the Nativity are told for Advent. We begin with the question, “What do you want to fill your heart this season?” Added bonus: get in the Christmas spirit and help us decorate the Sanctuary after the late service!
ADVENT FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Sunday, November 27
9:45 a.m. | Family Ministry Space upstairs
Come catch the spirit of Christmas at the Sunday’Scool special Advent Festival! Come make an Advent Wreath, decorate cookies, and trim the Christmas tree.
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREES
This Sunday, November 13
Shelves on the Gathering Space Stair | Activity Center
Be someone’s Christmas angel and pick an ornament from the Christmas Giving Trees. Each ornament has details for purchasing a gift for a child from Upbring New Life Center, Upbring Foster Children, or Upbring BeREAL. Descriptions of these life-changing ministries will be by the Trees, or visit UpBring’s website. Please return purchased gifts to the gathering Space by Sunday, November 27, and place them underneath the shelf holding the Giving Trees. Contact Linda Roesle with questions.
HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Gathering Space | Activity Center
Send a card to a family this Christmas! This program is through Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), and cards are given to families currently in detention centers at the US border. Look for the displays in the Activity Center or Gathering Space, pick from one of the cards supplied, write a brief message (we have prompts!), and put it in the “mailbox” in the Gathering Space. The Developing Missions Team will package and send them off to LIRS for distribution. Available through November 27.
This Saturday, November 12
8:00 a.m. | Activity Center
All men and women who have served in the military, past or present, are invited to join us with special guest Col. Tom Hudnall, retired Air Force pilot and Shepherd of the Hills member, as we honor those who served. Contact Pr. Tom with questions!
This Saturday, November 12
9:00 a.m. | Room 205
Tying quilt tops for Lutheran World Relief. If you would like to learn how to piece a quilt top, or want pre-cut material to do so, contact Linda Fiandacca.
PALS (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones)
No Meeting This Monday
Meetings will resume on November 21! For more information about this group, visit www.palgroup.org
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDIES
This Wednesday, November 16
*No Early Risers this week
10:00 a.m. | Late Riser’s Study in the Library and on Zoom
Study on the Gospel of Mark. Both are Pastor-led. Contact Pr. Lauren or Pr. Tom with questions!
*Early Risers will not meet on November 16 or November 23. Late Risers will not meet on November 23.
BREAD FOR ALL DONATION NEEDS
Gathering Space Bins
Bread for All has called for canned vegetables and fruit, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, and spaghetti. Bring your donations anytime!
10 DAYS IN THE HOLY LAND
November 8-17, 2023
Pr. Tom and Jeanne Grevlos are leading a trip to the Holy Land! Pick up a brochure and contact Pr. Tom if you have any questions. Deadline for registration is Jan. 15th, 2023.
Giving is an expression of joy and gratitude for the bounty of God’s goodness! There are so many ways to give-both financially and through serving.
DEAR GOD, THANK YOU! 2023 STEWARDSHIP
Prayerfully consider making a gift in support of our Mission and Ministry Fund and/or Campus Care Fund for 2023! Use the pledge card sent in the mail with your Stewardship Brochure, or make a pledge online. Pledges are an estimate of giving, and can be changed if your financial circumstances change.
PLEDGES, GIFTS, AND DONATIONS
Keeping current with your pledged or regular giving has never been easier because you can do it all online!
BEYOND CAPITAL FUND APPEAL
Thanks to your early giving support, we were able to avoid another draft on our loan saving more interest! So far, we have saved almost $5600 in interest costs by not borrowing as much as budgeted. We now have 147 Households participating with pledges to date of $2,292,681 towards our goal of $3 million!
Serving is a great way to give back and get to know others in our community. Whether you are interested in serving locally, being part of a global mission, or volunteering to help in a variety of ways on Sundays, we have a place for you!
Sunday’s Altar Flowers are given by Carole and Larry Morgan, in honor of all those who have served our country.
In need of prayer? Please contact a pastor to be put on the prayer list.
Would you like someone to pray alongside you during troubling times? Contact a Stephen Minister who can travel with you on life’s sometimes bumpy road.
We pray for Rodney Varner, Shirley Murray, Marc Wissman, and Curtis Johnson.
We pray for family and friends of Shepherd members: Everett Smith, grandson of Kathie Smith, and Rick Mast, brother-in-law of Judy Haugen.
We pray in celebration for the marriages of Kelsea Putnam and Garrett Kosarek, and Lado Dogale and Bayush Smith this weekend. May God’s love surround them in their life together, that they may continually grow in the gifts of joy, partnership, and loving commitment through all the years to come.
Be with our campers: Isaac Bishop, Johnathan Davies, Sawyer Dertien, Austin Eckermann, Alex Nuernberg, Andrew Nuernberg, Katie Eckermann, Jack Hamman, and Joel Timmons as they embark on a week at Camp Chrysalis. May you give them a sense of wonder and curiosity as they encounter your love in creation and new experiences, in Bible studies and worship, and in laughter and play.
In this time of post-election results and transitions within government, we pray Lord that we may for non-violence of words and actions and cooperation to work together for the good of all, especially the powerless in our society.
We pray for the people of Ukraine caught in the middle of war and violence. Our hearts break when women and children are displaced and families torn apart by the evil actions of others. May you break open hearts so that swords may be beat into plowshares, spears into pruning hooks.
We pray for our global ministry partners: Rev. Karen Castillo in Guatemala; Iglesia Luterana Augustina Virgen del Rosario, Aurora 8 de Octubre, Guatemala. We pray for Malcolm and Joy Henderson and the ministry of CHARIS in Haiti.
We pray for our local ministries: Mariposa Family Learning Center, Bread For All and Upbring Ministries.
We pray that our faith community make a saintly difference that we may behold and courageous in our generosity. May the pledges we make be a sign of our gratitude and love. May we say Thank You with humble hearts and renewed commitment to being a beacon of hope in the world!
We pray for our faith community, that we may be a church without walls and live out loud…faithfully!
*Prayers for family and friends are listed for 2 weeks, unless we are notified otherwise.