The Shepherd of the Hills Christmas video is online HERE.
It features both traditional and modern music. Our Children sing. You’ll hear the Christmas Story. We sing Silent Night and light the Christ Candle. And Pastor Karl has a special Christmas Eve message.
The Longest Night Service is for anyone struggling to find joy during the Christmas season–those who have lost loved ones or who are facing illness, divorce, loneliness and financial difficulties.
The video worship is available HERE.
Worship Together on Facebook
Even though we are all watching the sermon from different places we can gather together on Facebook and watch the MV sermon at the same time!
It is kind of fun to watch people hop on, be able to say hi in the chat and know that we are not worshipping alone.
Join us on Facebook this Sunday (www.facebook.com/shepherdmvc). The worship video goes live at 10:00 a.m.!
All Church Daily Prayer Call: Monday through Saturday at 9:20 a.m.
- Call us direct at 1-339-209-4600 (lines are usually open by 9:10 a.m.)
- Six mornings a week we gather together by a conference call for a phone-in time of prayer. Led by a pastor or lay leader, this 15-minute call gathers us together in a time of separation. It allows us to share our prayer concerns, and to begin our day in community. All you have to do is dial the direct number above and you’ll be on the call with your church family. When you dial in, please be sure to have your television and any other background noise turned off to help with clarity on the phone call. If you are calling by cell phone, this should be a toll-free call.
Virtual Patio Fellowship
Plan to join your church family online after worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. You’ll have the chance to see your friends, and we’ll break people into small groups for some casual connecting. Grab your coffee and donuts for a great time of connecting with Jesus and each other.
Silent Saturday is a day of quiet meditation and prayer, normally held twice a year. On November 21, you’re invited to join a special online version of Silent Saturday, let by Fr. Bill Sheehan. Full information is here.
If you have a need we want to pair you up with someone who can help. If you want to serve, we want to pair you up with someone in need. And the way we are doing this is through our iServe/iNeed form. Follow the link below and let us know if you are in need or looking to serve. https://sothumc.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/48/responses/new – and sign up. Let’s care for one another during this time.
Community Table Every Wednesday
The Community Table ministry is still serving folks during this time. However, rather than having a sit down meal, we are preparing “grab and go” meals for all who are in need. Pick up a meals between 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the RSM site.
Hunger Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. Since we are worshipping remotely, that means we are not collecting food for South County Outreach. In celebration of Hunger Sunday, if you would like to make a donation to SCO, just click on this link: https://www.sco-oc.org/donation-form/
Please know that Pastor Jon and I are available for pastoral care by phone or video call. In these challenging times, we want you to know that we are here for you if you need us. You can reach us by email at: Pastorjon@sothumc.org or Pastorkarl@sothumc.org.
We will make it through this. Remember the words so often quoted in the Psalms when we are reminded, “God’s steadfast love endures forever.”
Remember, you can continue to be part of making a difference at Shepherd of the Hills through your gifts and pledges. You can drop a check in the mail, you can click the following link and give online, or you can most likely do so through your bank’s online payment options. As we continue to be in ministry and reaching out, your gifts provide a solid foundation to make this a reality.