Highlights

 

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
5231 SR 62
Georgetown, IN 47112
(812) 945-2101

Sunday Worship Service - 9:00 AM

Sunday School & Adult Bible Class - 10:15 AM

 

MISSION STATEMENT

By Faith in Jesus Christ

We Proclaim God’s Word

Encourage one another in faith and

Witness to God’s love through

Outreach and Education to all people.

 

VISION STATEMENT

  • We are a Church that is fully committed to meeting the needs of families and individuals.
  • We seek to increase our community outreach through our onsite preschool and educating students and families about God's Word and grace.
  • We by God's grace plan to expand the use of our facilities to reach the community with family and youth programs and community events so that we can share God's Word.
  • We want to engage our community and serve in a way that we may share God's Word so that unbelievers might come to saving faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Pastor Dale Becker

You guys are great!  God is good, always!  My time settling in at Shepherd of The Hills has gone quickly and smoothly so far.  My family and I have been welcomed and are getting to know all of you.  God has brought us to a wonderful and Godly church family!  You care about each other and about your faith.  What a wonderful thing!

That caring is not a given in society.  It wasn't when Cain murdered Abel and it wasn't when Moses brought The Commandments down from God and caugh the people turning from God.  If God is not in the people good works are few and far between.

Martin Luther thought that caring for one another was a very godly thing.  He is quoted, "God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does."  He is also later quoted as stating in the Antinomian Disputation, "God does not need your good works-but He is pleased to receive them."

What does all of this mean?  Both statements are true.  The first part is easy.  "God does not need your good works."  He doesn't.  God is fully self-sufficient.  He has everything that He needs.  He has so much that the overabundance of His blessings pours down on sinner and saint alike.  Quite literally God has everything.  He doesn't need anything from us.

But we who are under the cross.  We who know the forgiveness and peace that the world cannot understand, just can't help ourselves.  The Holy Spirit is at work in us.  God working through us does good things.  Good works.  God is joyful to see these works because they are the fruit of our salvation.  These good works do not earn us salvation.  They are the result of us being saved.

Ladies and gentlemen of Shepherd of The Hills, God is pleased.  The works that come from your salvation are obvious.  I have seen this in my welcome to SOTH, and I have seen this in your interactions with each other.  You truly show God's love in caring for each other.  Carry that love with you in your daily vocations.  Show the world God's love.  He is at work in you.

Bear the fruit that comes from knowing God and His salvation.  Care for each other and even strangers.  In doing so you show the work of God.

 

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Men's Bible Study meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 9:00am.  All men are welcomed to attend.  Meetings this month will be July 10th and 24th.  The men's Bible class is studying Proverbs.  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Prov. 1:7 ESV)

Rev. Chuck Fisher

 

 SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

The Sunday morning Bible class is studying kings of the Old Testament.  At the time of Jesus people remembered King David.  Many expected Jesus to become the new David.

They were disappointed when Jesus becaume a heavenly king and not an earthly king.  After David we look at Solomon.  Solomon was though to be the wisest man on Earth.  He build the temple.  Not all the kings were good.  Eveil Queen Jezebel wanted to kill the prophet Elijah.  Good King Hezekiah defeneded Jerusalem when it was attacked by Assyria.  If time permits, we will study Josiah who became king when he was eight years old.  The Sunday Bible class meets in the family life center Sundays at 10:15am.

YOUTH GROUP

We are still in need of a youth group leader. If you are interested, please contact Kathy Keith at church (usually downstairs) or call her at home at (812) 728-8019.

Kathy Keith and Eric Eisert are standing in as leaders.  The Youth group will have a meeting on July 18th during Sunday School.  We will have a devotion time and plan an outing for the group in July.  Please come and help plan.  Our next meeting is July 18th.

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

The Board Of Education will meet in person on July 20th at 6:00 pm.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Over the summer the children will be learning the importance of the Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer, and the 23 Psalms.  We will be working on memorizing each of thses, starting with the Ten Commandments.  Please feel free to help them practive them at home.

VBS

This year our VBS was held for one day for the first time.  It was wonderful to be able to share the love of Jesus with the children in person!  It was a joyous day of smiles, music and fellowship for the children as well as the volunteers.  We were also blessed with seeing the children sing the new songs they learned on Sunday morning during church!

I would like to once again thank everyone for their hard work, time and donations!  It is greatly appreciated and a blessing to have so many wanting to help!

The VBS offering is going to help feed the hungry through the food pantry at Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany.  We raised a total of $71.41 for this charity that has touched the hearts of our Sunday School Children.

In Christ,
Kathy Keith

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Ladies Bible Study has started back up.  We meet on Thursdays at 10:00am.  If you need to get a book after church please see me downstairs in the Youth Room.

Hope to see you there!

In Christ,
Kathy Keith

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

FLOYD CENTRAL ALUMNI GOLDEN REUNION

Will be held on July 24th from 6:00 - 9:30PM at Huber's Plantation Hall.  Please see the Church Community Board for more information.

LWML HAPPENINGS

KEEP FILLING THE MITES BOXES AND ALWAYS SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS.

July Servants
Date ELDERS USHERS TRUSTEES GREETERS
July 4 V. Johnson A. Mcrae/D. Howell T. Ramsey The Keiths
July 11 V. Johnson/D.Biggs E. Eisert/M. Wimsatt B. Fosskuhl E. Haines/C. Reising
July 18 E. Wesloskie D. Boyd/V.Johnson A. McRae The Ardreys
July 25 D. Keith/D. Howell T. Ramsey/D. Keith E. Wesloskie The Biggs
Alter Guild
Donna Howell

 

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