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Join the Choir - 2017

Come one, come all! Choir is rehearsing again, in preparation for Reformation and Christmas! We meet Sundays after Bible Study at 11:45 am, typically on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and ALL are welcome! See you in the balcony!

Sunday School News - October 2017

This fall the Sunday School students are back in the Old Testament stories, starting with God's creation in Genesis 1 and the fall into sin in Genesis 3.  Also, the Sunday School students will sing in church October 1 and October 29.

New WELS Hymnal Information

The WELS is putting together a new hymnal, and the committee working on it wants your help! Over the next few months, we will continue testing out the service that is planned for the hymnal, after which time we will submit our feedback on the service. In addition, they are soliciting feedback on the hymns from Christian Worship that they select to be included in the new hymnal. To see the list of hymns that they are proposing to be cut from the current hymnal, visit You can also provide some feedback on the choices there. Lists from different sections of the hymnal are posted each month, so check back regularly.

Picture Days - November 18 & 19

Plan ahead to have your picture taken for our new church picture directory. Photographers will be at Shepherd of the Mountains on Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19. The directory will be its best if everyone is involved! More information will be forthcoming.

Ladies' Book Club

The Ladies' Book Club met and set up a schedule of books and dates to meet for the next few months.  Anyone is welcome to attend at any time.  You do not have to read every book or attend each time.  Please feel free to invite nonmember friends.  All meetings except December will be held at Jan Bennett's home.

Here is the schedule of books to be discussed on each date:

· Tues., 10/17- Katharina and Martin Luther by Michelle DeRusha

· Tues., 11/28   My Name is Mahtob by Mahtob Mahmoody

· Tues., 12/19  T.B.D.

· Tues., 1/30  Bloom Where God Plants You by Rebecca Wendland


Reformation Services

On this 500th anniversary of the Reformation,
you are invited to two special opportunities to
celebrate God’s blessings. On October 29th, the annual
Sierra Circuit Reformation joint service will be at
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights at 4:00.
Pastor Joshua Hanson from Christ Lutheran in Lodi will
preach. A meal will follow. Then on November 5th,
Shepherd of the Mountains will host a joint
Reformation service with The Springs at 4:00. Pastor
David Waterstradt from Hope Lutheran in Penryn and
Sierra Circuit pastor will preach. A celebration meal
and entertainment will follow. Please make plans to
attend, so that we can celebrate the full and free
forgiveness of sins together!

LWMS Fall Rally 2017

The Lutheran Women's Missionary Society  Fall
Rally will be held Saturday, October 7, in Vallejo.  
The guest speaker via satellite is Pastor Nathan
Seiltz.  He is the director for WELS World Missions
Multi-Language Publications, which serves foreign
fields by providing them with the materials they need
for reaching out with the gospel.  Please save the
date and plan on attending!  More information will be
on the communications center bulletin board.

    Mission box money or donations to the mission
work LWMS supports in foreign and home mission fields
should be turned in by Sunday, Sept. 17.  Please make
checks out to SOTM and designate "LWMS" on the
envelope, or put collected money in Jan Bennett's