Month: June 2016

June 22, 2016 1 comment

This Sunday we will wish Jo-Ann & Bob Kenny a happy retirement as they worship with us at our regular 9:00 a.m. service.

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SInce 1996, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church has been home to Tails-U-Win-Too! Jo-Ann and Bob have taught many dogs over the last two decades. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate their retirement!


June 19, 2016 No comments exist

Congregation Approves New Council 

During the May Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting, three new members were added to the Council – Scott Smith, Dennis Gruell and Steve Crossett. Since Scott’s profession involves a lot of travel (he’s a pilot), an innovative arrangement was presented. If Scott was out of town, EmmaLee (Scott’s very capable wife) would step in to attend the Council meeting. This out-of-the-box thinking was readily accepted by all in attendance.


Council President – Nancy Clark

Council Vice President – Mark Tschiegg

Council Secretary – Susan Gest

Council Treasurer – Barb Tschiegg

Stewardship & Finance Committee – Dennis Gruell

Social Ministry Committee- Steve Crossett

Christian Education Committee – Mark Tschiegg

Worship Committee – Heather Johnson

Personnel Committee – Susan Garrett

Property Committee – Scott & EmmaLee Smith

The congregation would like to thank outgoing council members for their contributions during their time of service: Kat Smith (President) and Kim Gajewski (Secretary).

June 17, 2016 No comments exist

Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association

A full size replica of the Burial Shroud of Jesus will be on display, June 28 through June 30 at Bethany Lutheran Church in West Hartford, CT.

This exhibit is open to the public at two viewing times –  noon until 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  Additionally, there will be a detailed presentation on Tuesday, June 28, and Thursday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m. A member of the “Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association” will be the guest speaker at the lecture. A free will donation will be collected at the door.


June 17, 2016 No comments exist


to Charlie and Gert Baier at the recent passing of their grandson, Eric Charles Baier.  Services were held Friday, June 17 in Avon, CT

to Pastor Chris Dion and her family at the recent passing of Pastor Chris’ aunt, Joyce Bottom.  Services were held Saturday, June 18 in Auburn, MA.


June 11, 2016 No comments exist

Increase your gift giving when you use AmazonSmile

Next Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day. What better way to shop than to use AmazonSmile where Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Shepherd of the Hills?

Just visit and select Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation of 0.5 percent – it can really add up and make difference!

Don’t know what to get dad? Click here for Father’s Day gift ideas.





June 11, 2016 2 comments

What is a Meal Train?

There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, “What can I do to help out?” The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. is a free meal calendar tool that makes planning meals among a wide group easy and less stressful.

Sharon Shepherd recently was involved in a bicycle accident that left her with two broken arms. Click here if you would like to get onboard the meal train to help Sharon and her family while she recovers.



June 4, 2016 No comments exist

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me – Matthew 25:35

Free Hot Dog Supper

Free hotdog suppers with delicious sides will be offered here at SHELC every Monday from June 27 thru August 22, 2016 (except July 4) from 5:00 -6:30 p.m. DogDaze__FoodEnjoy fellowship, join in hospitality, invite people, check out the new outdoor picnic tables, sign-up on the kiosk to bring a side dish or salad, help set-up/clean-up. Social Ministry is firing up the grill and the Holy Spirit is firing you up to serve, enjoy, and/or be welcoming. Free-will offering is welcome too. Questions – contact Bob or Cheryl King.