Month: November 2016

November 28, 2016

Take time out of the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations and refocus on the meaning of the season. Join us for all or some of the events listed below (no reservations required.)

Saturday, December 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon & Movie, “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” According to film critic Bob Walszewski, the moviedelivers a stirring, refreshing – and musically familiar – reminder that Jesus still reigns amid the chaos of our world and that He invites us to worship and adore Him in it….The movie gives viewers a better perspective of the humble beginnings behind the Hillsong Church movement in Australia that launched this global worship phenomena…. that now includes – on any given Sunday – an estimated 50,000,000 believers around the world singing at least one Hillsong worship tune.” He gave it a 5 star rating!

Join us for a meal and earn why we at SHELC sing “those contemporary songs.”

Sunday, December 11, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Field Trip to see the Nativity Village Diorama Display at New Life in Christ Fellowship, 250 Firetown Road, Simsbury. The diorama has over 110 Fontanini figures, 20 buildings and landscape pieces, and 40 animals.  A 15 minute presentation on the birth of Jesus will be given as different areas of the display are highlighted. A 15 minute close-up look and Q&A session will follow. Meet at New Life in Christ Fellowship 250 Firetown Road, Simsbury.

Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. – Blue Christmas Service of Healing. We come together seeking healing and room to share emotions that often feel out of place during the holiday. Nearing the time of shortest daylight in the year, we come with our honest yearnings seeking the return of light and hope. Invite yourself and someone you know who is struggling amidst the stress of preparations and expectations around Christmas time. Refreshments to follow in the Gathering Space.

Saturday, December 24, 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Candlelight Holy Communion

Sunday, December 25, 10:00 a.m.Christmas Day Holy Communion


November 27, 2016

Four week study of the Book of Daniel

From Fiery Furnaces to the Den of Lions we’ll learn to interpret the Writing on the Wall and many apocalyptic visions that the author used to give hope to people facing extreme life challenges and opponents. We’ll lean to keep the faith and strengthen our hope, especially as we struggle to keep Christ in this season of political, retail and relational unrest. Usher in the joy of the Christmas Season as you encounter Good News in this quizzical book. Great for beginner Bible Students.

Two sessions available:

Wednesday mornings 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (11/30, 12/07, 12/14, 12/21)

Thursday evenings 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (12/8, 12/15,12/22,12/29)

November 26, 2016

The Christmas box is in the Gathering Space to receive your offering to brighten the holiday for the guests of Enfield Loaves and Fishes. Please make your donations by Sunday, December 11, so we may wrap, label, and deliver them in time for Christmas.


Gift Certificates from Enfield area stores:

Barbershops and Hair Salons

Grocery Stores (Stop & Shop, Big Y, Corona’s)

Restaurants (Friendly’s, Dunkin Donuts, Cracker Barrel, Denny’s McDonalds, 99 Restaurant, Country Diner, Subway, Red Robin, Molina’s)

Shoe Stores

Game Stop

Movies for Two, Bowling, Miniature Golf, Musical or Family Events

Sporting events at the XL Center

Gas Stations

Drug Stores (CVS, Walgreen’s)

Department/Discount Stores (Target, Wal-Mart, Marshall’s, Kohl’s)

Hardware Stores (Home Depot, Loses, True Value)

Utilities (CL&P, Yankee Gas, Conn. Water)

Purchased Gifts

Stamps & Stationary                           Monthly Planner

School Supplies                                  Watches, Alarm Clocks

Educational Toys – Games                  Fishing Equipment

Jewelry                                                Perfumes, Colognes

Towel Sets                                           Men’s Razors – Shaving Cream

Men’s Socks                                       Thermal Underwear (men, women, children)

Bus Tokens or Bus Passes                 MP3 players, DVD players

Candy Gift Boxes                               Bicycles

Men’s XXXL Gloves & Hats                Winter Shovels

Enfield Loaves & Fishes is located in St. Andrew’s Church Hall on 28 Prospect Street, Enfield, CT.

Contact Information

Phone (860)741-0226





November 26, 2016

On-line Shopping?

If you shop on Amazon, please consider registering for Amazon Smile. Link your account by going to and selecting Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Certain purchases will be designated as “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

You shop. Amazon gives.


November 6, 2016

All Are Welcome!

Sunday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.

St.Alban’s Episcopal Church – 197 Bushy Hill Road Simsbury


Sponsored by area houses of worship


Music from combined choirs from area worship communities

Please bring find food to share on a disposable dish for the reception following the service.

Monetary donation will be received for the Simsbury Food Bank