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Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1461 Sparta Highway (Highway 70 West)
 Crossville, Tennessee 38572
Telephone: 931.484.3461  Fax: 931.707.0042



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 NEW - LWML
(Lutheran Women's Missionary League)

Church Growth Committee I Video Ministry I Website Committee
 


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LWML
(Lutheran Women's Missionary League)

The LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church invites all communing women to join us.  The LWML is the official women's auxiliary of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.  Since its founding in 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman's relationship with Christ, encouraging
and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

Each biennium, a mission grant goal is set by the voting assembly of the National LWML.  The goal is funded by supporters through monetary gifts placed into LWML Mite Boxes as a thank offering to God and with a prayer for our worldwide missions.  Contributions collected by local societies, and at district events are sent to the District Treasurer.  The monies are divided 75% for District mission projects and 25%  for the International LWML mission projects.  In its first 65 years, over $85 million has been given to support missions all over the world through these Mite Box offerings.

Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite (Luke 21;1-4) the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of "mites" --- offerings above and beyond the support given to the local congregation and the LCMS.  Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund District and national mission grants as well as to implement other LWML programs.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church  LWML meets quarterly to conduct business.   Devotions, Bible study and prayer are a large part of our group meeting.  We often have a guest speaker (usually someone associated with a specific quarterly project).  Afterwards, we share lunch and fellowship - a time for getting to know each other.

We hope you will be led to join us for these occasions and to get involved in our mission projects.

There are three Circles which emphasize different directions and offer a satisfying opportunity for all women of the church to be involved.  The Rebekah Circle is our fund-raising group, which sponsors various events during the year to raise funds for LWML projects.   The Lydia Sisters meet weekly on Tuesday mornings to sew quilts and items for Lutheran World Relief.  The Deborah Circle is an evening Bible Study group which meets in different homes each month.

Even with all the activities being addressed, we still welcome any suggestions for new activities which you may have been involved with in  other churches and which you feel would be good for the SOTH LWML to consider.  Please share your experiences with us and become a part of our growing mission group.



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Board of Church Stewardship

Haiti fundraiserFor the last several years, the Board of Church Stewardship, Shepherd of the Hills members and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans have sponsored a fund raiser to feed the Children of Haiti. This ministry is part of Trinity Hope’s outreach to the Haitian Community.

This year, the event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 4-6 PM. Please see the church office for tickets.

 

 


 Stewardship Fund Raiser   Stewardship Fund Raiser Trinity HOPE

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Video Ministry

  1. The new sound system is complete; however, we will continue to evaluate the system and make improvements as necessary.  Included in the new system are personal hearing devices - that really work!  If you would like to try one, they are currently located on the cabinet by the usher station. If you would like one permanently assigned to you, please contact either Don Guckenberger or Bill Hinterman. These units work on 9 volt batteries, so please make sure you have shut them off
    after the worship service.
     
  2. We are continuing to record worship services and with the addition of a speaker near the camera, the DVD sound should be much improved.  Service DVDs are located in a rack in the back corner of Judy's office.  Each is labeled and some have the bulletins from the services enclosed with the DVD.  You may borrow any DVD; all we ask is that you return the DVD when done. Sometimes the DVD is available shortly after the late service, normally, the DVD is completed by the next Sunday.  We also have DVD players.  Please contact your Elder about using these units. 
     
  3. We are looking for audio and video volunteers.  Audio volunteers will learn how to use the sound systems in both the church and the fellowship hall.  Your names would then be published as people to contact to help with special events.  Video volunteers will learn how to work the video camera and computer in the audio/video room.  Volunteers would then be scheduled for recording services and making DVD copies.  If you have questions, please contact Don Guckenberger

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Website Committee

We are thrilled to have a new opportunity for parishioners.

Our new webmaster is in need of some helpful people to gather and send information on a weekly basis to her, for publishing on our new website. Bulletins, meeting minutes, preschool information, prayer lists and much more. If you think this would be a something you would enjoy helping with, please contact the parish office at SOTH@volfirst.net, and they will get you started!

 

 




 

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Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church  

1461 Sparta Highway (Highway 70 West)

Crossville, Tennessee 38572 

Telephone:   931-484-3461 

Fax:   931-707-0042

SOTH@volfirst.net

 

 

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