Category: Church Services

December 16, 2017 gest

Tuesday, December 19   6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Spiritual Mindfulness We’ll explore simple practices for very busy lives that generate an appreciation for life’s small moments. Recognition of God’s presence in those moments, insights into their possible meanings and cultivation of the peace that passes human understanding are intended to bring active renewal into…

April 1, 2017 gest

HOLY WEEK Maundy Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. Join Jesus and his disciples at the Passover and participate in the new covenant between God and God’s people. What does that covenant mean to us today? Celebrate the Eucharist (Thanksgiving) anew. Opportunities for confession and absolution, hand washing & foot washing will be made available…

March 5, 2017 gest

Wednesday evenings during Lent 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. What is a Church Dinner Service? It’s worship and learning as and a meal all inclusive held in the Fellowship Hall. The event follows the Lutheran 4-fold order of worship with a twist: Gathering, Meal (soup/bread), Word (theme exploration), and Sending. What is the Learning Theme? Economic…

January 23, 2017 gest

2017 Theme: “Reconciliation – the love of Christ compels us” from Concordia Chimes – Concordia Lutheran Church Newsletter At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity….

December 27, 2016 gest

On the second Christmas Sunday, January 1st, Pastor Bill White will share with us some festive Christmas music. With a variety of accompaniment, we’ll sing traditional Christmas hymns to continue the celebration of the birth of Christ. Christmas Hymns Choir members and non-choir members are invited to gather prior to the service at 9:15 a.m….

November 6, 2016 gest

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 with 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…

October 19, 2016 gest No comments exist

On Sunday, Dennis Gruell spoke to us about having “No Reservations.” It was the theme at the New England ELCA Synod Assembly 2016. According to Bishop Jim Hazelwood, “There are no reservations in the kingdom of God.” To do God’s work, we need to share abundantly with “No Reservations.” This our theme, too, at Shepherd of…

October 7, 2016 gest No comments exist

On Reformation Sunday, we will be blending traditional with contemporary reforms in our worship at 10:00 a.m. We will also formally acknowledge members who have joined our church in recent years and have been part of its re-forming. To celebrate the Reformation further, a showing of the movie Luther will be shown after the worship service…

August 13, 2016 gest No comments exist

New Worship Time – 10:00 a.m. Mark your calendars and join us for worship in the Sanctuary at our new service time, 10:00 a.m. followed by a coffee hour for fellowship with one another. Come see what’s new in worship and invite someone! Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor,…

July 30, 2016 gest No comments exist

Well, not exactly….. EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN WORSHIP (ELW) HYMNALS The new cranberry (or in Swedish congregation’s “lingonberry”) colored hymnals are available for purchase at $25 each (cost plus shipping.) Order forms are available in pew racks and can be returned with checks made payable to SHELC (memo- hymnals) or cash. These forms also allow you to…