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

From Pastor Kristen

Last week, the congregation celebrated God’s presence and guidance through all the stages of life’s journey in the Travels, Trips, and Journeys service of word and song. I offer my thanks to Tom Ritter and Kim Surratt for their leadership in worship.

This coming Sunday, we will celebrate the Graduation Milestones of our 2016 high school graduates with a blessing in worship and a cake reception (of course!) after worship. We hope you can join us, not only to celebrate these young people, but also to hear God’s word and share in the Lord’s supper and be surrounded by the care and support of this congregation!

We will also be unveiling a series of summer evening events that we’re calling Growing in Faith Together, or GIFT. More details will be shared this Sunday and following!

Stay tuned…
Pastor Kristen

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 8

  • 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice

Saturday, June 11

  • 9:00 a.m. Garden Meeting

Sunday, June 12

  • 9:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
  • Council meeting following worship

Wednesday, June 15

  • 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice


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.

Lutheran Restoring Creation (LRC) is a grass-roots effort designed to encourage the ELCA to promote care for creation. The Central States Synod and LRC Mission Table is committed to helping equip our synod, congregations and members to live out our vocation as earth-keepers.
In St. Louis the LRC Mission Table will be hosting the following:
* June 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Movie Night at Lutheran Church of the Atonement in Florissant -- View the film "Chasing Ice" with a discussion to follow.
* August 20, 2016 LR Creation Care Workshop in St. Louis at the beautiful Pallottine Renewal Center in Florissant. Delve into many aspects of creation care and work together to create action plans to move forward in our congregations and as individuals. More details to come. Registration will be open on the CSS website ( by June 5, 2016.
For more information on local events, please email Jan Koch <>

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. 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 life's dark times." Bring your kids and their friends. Please sign up to help with crafts, games, snacks, teaching, leading and more. See Jenna Hutson if you have any questions.

SOTH will host a Book Fair on Saturday, July 30. Start looking through your books to find those you would like to donate. Please see Pat Amick for more information

SOTH will host a Bridal Shower for Jackie Vick and her fiancé Brandon Smith on Sunday, August 14 at 11:00 a.m. here at Church.

Please submit your events and opportunities for consideration and report any corrections to
June 12, 2016

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

Celebration for graduation milestones


Visit our Facebook page for pictures

Community Helping Ministry

Collecting items for Back-to-School Supply Drive

Please, no crayons, pens or pencils

All items must be received no late than July 22

Thanks for your support!

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