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Shepherd of the Hills 
United Methodist Church
13658 W Meeker Blvd.        
Sun City West, AZ 85375-3730
Office: 623-584-2280
Fax: 623-584-1868
 
Email: church@shepherdofthehills.org
Pastor-On-Call for Emergencies: 623-584-7642
Prayer Requests: 623-584-2922
Partners in Prayer: prayers@shepherdofthehills.org
Sermons By Phone: 1-623-223-9151
 
Important Update from Pastor

Friends,

Below you will find new recommendations from the CDC for vaccinated persons. Because of the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the CDC is recommending masking for fully vaccinated persons for indoor public gatherings and in areas with substantial or high transmission (defined as areas with more than 10% positivity rate and/or 50 or more cases per 100,000).

 

Sun City West is officially classified as a high transmission area by the Maricopa County Health Department, with a positivity rate of 10.29% this week and 51.43 cases per 100,000. This is in spite of our remarkably high vaccination rates.  Zip codes around us are also classified as substantial or high transmission areas.

 

As a result of these new recommendations and the rate of transmission in our area, masks will be required for worship and other in-person gatherings at the church, regardless of vaccination status, beginning immediately. Masks will be available at the doors. This will help us all be safer so we can, as John Wesley recommended, “First do no harm.”

 

Because no restrictions have been suggested for restaurants or food service, we are happy that we can continue offering a coffee hour. Masks will be required, in the Fellowship Hall, until persons are seated at tables, drinking or eating.

 

A gentle reminder that masks must cover your nose AND mouth and have several layers of cloth or paper. Gators are not sufficient.

 

NEW CDC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS:

  •       If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic.
  • To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
  • Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system, or if because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.
  • You should continue to wear a mask where required by laws, rules, regulations or local guidance. 

 

Blessings and Peace,

 Rev. Deborah Lerner

Senior Pastor

 

 
 
 
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

 

The Church office and library will be closed to the public on Fridays during the summer months.

 

Church Office Hours are:

Monday through Thursday

8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
 

A New Option for Online Worship:

Live Stream our Service

If you are unable to join us for in-person for worship, the 10:00 AM Sunday service will be livestreamed each week. We start with Bill’s gathering music at 9:45 AM and move into the service at 10:00 AM (Summer Hours).

To join: Click on the picture below sometime after 9:45 AM (and before the service ends).                   

We will send out an email to all persons subscribed to our Constant Contact list on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM as a reminder. It will also include a registration link (which will take you TO the livestream after you register) and a direct link to the livestream.

Let us know how your experience is with this. This is a new technology for us and we are still perfecting our technology. 

 
 
Come Join Us
 
Sundays  – 10:00 AM Spirited Traditional –  Sanctuary
 
Sundays join us for Coffee Hour at 11:00 AM
 
Saturday services is suspended with plans to reactivate on Saturday, October 2, 2021
 
 
NEW CDC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS: (Beginning Sunday, August 1, 2021)
 
Masks Required 

As a result of these new recommendations and the rate of transmission in our area, masks will be required for worship and other in-person gatherings at the church, regardless of vaccination status, beginning immediately. Masks will be available at the doors. This will help us all be safer so we can, as John Wesley recommended, “First do no harm.”

 Because no restrictions have been suggested for restaurants or food service, we are happy that we can continue offering a coffee hour. Masks will be required, in the Fellowship Hall, until persons are seated at tables, drinking or eating.

A gentle reminder that masks must cover your nose AND mouth and have several layers of cloth or paper. Gators are not sufficient.

  •  If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic.
  • To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
  • Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system, or if because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.
  • You should continue to wear a mask where required by laws, rules, regulations or local guidance. 

 

 

MENDING HEARTS ART PIECES ARE COMPLETE

 

We present to you the gorgeous cross and butterfly art pieces created at the May 2021 Mending Hearts, Healing Spirit, Finding Hope event. The pieces represent the brokenness of the past year being put back together in these pieces. A reality of the healing process and the hope we find when committed to each other’s transformation in community.

Many thanks to ALL who made it possible for us to design, create and display these two tangible images of a hopeful vision of healing and hope. They will be displayed in their current location (south entrance of our campus) for a few months.

We hope you and our community enjoys them.
 
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OR go through our gallery of
past services and midweek devotionals on the Worship Tab.
 
The latest sermon is also available by phone.
Simply call 1-623-223-9151.
Also below is our latest Midweek Devotional.
 
Office staff are available through email or by phone during
normal business hours.
Midweek Devotional

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