Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church (ELCA)
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This week at SOTH

Last Sunday we celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church throughout the world. We welcomed Pastor Steven Ben-Naimah from the Lutheran Church in Liberia as our guest preacher. And our member, Suah Gweama-Tokpa, led us in songs from Liberia, supported by Daryn Holdsworth. Thanks to all who made this Liberian worship possible, including Suah’s friends who provided delicious Liberian food!

This coming Sunday we have two special opportunities to celebrate and support members of our community of faith: Jayce Hutson is graduating from 8th grade and we will celebrate this milestone together in worship. Nick Hauk will be leaving May 24 for Army boot camp, and we will have a blessing and sending for him and his family at the end of worship.

After worship we will gather in fellowship and fun at St. Ann Park, Pavilion 2, for our church picnic! There’s a basketball hoop, a playground, a horseshoe pitch and plenty of open space to relax and play and soak up the sun that is still in the forecast as of today! Bring the meat you’d like to grill, and a side to share, and kick back and relax with your church community this Sunday!

Peace and blessings

-Pastor Kristen

Upcoming Events


Wednesday May 18

  • No Choir Practice
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Confirmation at The Bridge

Sunday, May 22

  • 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
  • Church picnic at St. Ann Park

Wednesday May 25

  • No Choir Practice

Thursday May 26



We are planning on two different giveaways for next weeks' Food Truck event:

  • One items for folks to take with them as a reminder of the congregation
  • One Blessing Bag for folks to take with them to give to someone in need

Items needed for the Blessing Bags are hand sanitizer, tissue packs, toothbrush / toothpaste, feminine hygiene products and band-aids. We will pack Blessing bags after worship THIS Sunday. Please contact Sydney Meyer or Pastor Kristen for any questions.

Ushers are needed for the months of July, October and December. Please talk to Tom Ritter if you are interested, or phone him at 636-244-7747.

If you are interested in leading the Facilities Committee, or just want to know more about the committee, please talk to Jim Berry or phone him at 314-587-5989.

Altar Guild sets up for Communion and cleans up after Communion. If you would like to serve on the Altar Guild, please contact Barb Daab at 314-831-1568. All are welcome to come and serve.

Community Helping Ministry needs these items: bleach, laundry detergent, pancake mix, syrup, and jelly. You can bring them to church, Linda and Tom Ritter will deliver them to CHM.

SOTH Annual Picnic will be held following worship on Sunday May 22 at St. Ann Park. Please bring meat to grill and a side dish to share. We will provide charcoal, napkins, plastic ware, and cups. You can also bring sports equipment or other outdoor items. Everyone is welcome, and please bring your friends.

SOTH will host a table at St. Ann Food Truck Thursdays, held at St. Ann Park the last Thursday of each month through August, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Scheduled events include face painting, pet adoption, pony rides and many more fun things. Events are free and open to the public. These events are co-sponsored by the St. Ann Business Association and St. Ann Parks and Rec

Vacation Bible School will be held July 11-15 in the evenings at Shepherd of the Hills. We are gearing up for an Adventure this summer: Cave Quest, Following Jesus, the Light of the World. "Where kids will find grounding in the rock-solid foundation of God's love, a love that takes us through like's dark times." Bring your kids and their friends.

Please submit your events and opportunities for consideration to
May 22, 2016

9:00 a.m.
Worship service with Holy Communion

Pack blessing bags for St. Ann Food Truck Event

Church picnic at St. Ann Park

Visit our Facebook page to see a photo album of SOTH's 50th Anniversary Celebration
From Sunday's Liberian Worship
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