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

Last Sunday’s texts led us to celebrate who we are as the church, and what we as the church are called to do. The church is a community of beautiful and broken people whom God has chosen and called, no matter how unlikely. What we do as the church is love Jesus and feed his sheep.

Our youth and our Stewardship Team did just that at the Be Like Jesus servant event that took place last weekend. More than 100 students, grades 3-8, gathered for worship and fellowship Friday night, and then spent all day Saturday weeding, tying, coloring, baking, washing, singing, and collecting for the sake of others. SOTH led a workshop that created 30 fleece blankets to be delivered to Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.

Well done, faithful stewards! 

-Pastor Kristen

Upcoming Events


Wednesday April 13

  • 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice

Thursday April 14

  • 6:30 p.m. 50th Anniversary committee meeting

Friday April 15

  • LAST DAY to turn in meal reservations for 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday April 17

  • 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 a.m. Care/Evangelism Meeting
  • Bible studyChristian Citizenship 101 – Paul’s Letter to the Philippians
  • Vacation Bible Study Bake Sale

Wednesday April 20

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Confirmation at SOTH
  • 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice

Council Highlights


On Sunday, April 10, Church Council:

  • Voted to proceed with fundraising to repair and seal our parking lot
  • Approved a building use request for a book sale on Saturday, July 30.
Our annual church picnic will be on Sunday, May 22 at St. Ann park.

-Martha Johnson, Council President


Please contact Tom Ritter if you would like to be an usher.  Ushers are needed for May.

Thanks to the large donation of food to CHM, they will now be opening their Food Pantry to residents of St. Ann within the Ritenour School District.

Bicycle Riding and Maintenance Workshop on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Immanuel/St. Phillips.  The program is targeted for youth, but all are welcome.  Learn bike riding etiquette and basic maintenance.  If you don't have a bike, some will be available on a first come, first served basis -- you fix it, you take it home.

Monthly Bible Study begins Sunday, April 17 after worship.  Using Gather Magazine’s Bible Study as our guide, we will explore the book of Philippians.  April’s session is titled: Christian Citizenship 101 – Paul’s Letter to the Philippians.  All are welcome.

St. Louis County Community Chorus will present “A Tribute to American Music” on Sunday, April 24, at 3:00 p.m. on the Chaminade campus.  You can see George Marvin, Jim Urnes, or Joan Carnaghi for tickets.

SOTH will host a table at St. Ann Food Truck Thursdays, held at St. Ann Park the last Thursday of each month (beginning April 28) April through August, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Events are free and open to the public, but a canned good or non-perishable food item donation is appreciated.  If you are interested in staffing our table, have ideas for giveaways or activities, or want to help in an any other way, please contact Pastor Kristen.

Community Helping Ministry Trivia Night, "A Day at the Derby," on Friday, May 6 at the Maryland Heights Community Center. It is $15.00 per person. Tickets are available in advance ONLY! Teams of up to 8 players. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., play begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call Liza Browning at 314-770-0798 or talk to Linda Ritter.

Please submit your events and opportunities for consideration to
April 17, 2016

9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

VBS Bake sale to follow

Bible Study to follow

Be Like Jesus

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