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The Shepherd’s Watch

February 2014


INSIDE Mission..............................4 Prime Time........................6 Adult Ministry....................7 Children & Family Ministries.........................10 True Student Ministries...11 Connect, Concerns & Calendar........................12 Subscribe to this newsletter online at

Staff Guide Larry Coulter.... Senior Pastor Mike Killeen.......Assoc Pastor Britta Dukes.......Assoc Pastor Ted Thulin...........Assoc Pastor Sherry Smith......Adult Ministry Chris Gordon......... Children’s Ministry Beth Watson......Music Ministry Zack Uzzle...........Music Ministry Josh Coulter.......Music Ministry Pattie Lawrence.......Preschool Director Belva Koerth............Office Mgr Mary Aversa...Communication/

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The Old Testament story of David clothes faith in flesh, as young David grows to be a King. Chosen while still a shepherd, God takes David on a winding journey that guides him through all the struggles and breakthroughs that mark any life of faith. As he grows to become a great leader, with a heart of faithfulness compassion and integrity, David deals with opposition and praise, bad bosses and life-giving friendships, and internal sin and brokenness as well as a remarkable heart after God. In short, David had to face life like we have to face life. The lessons that he learned will help each of us negotiate a deep spiritual life in an increasingly complex world. In this series, you may find it particularly useful to preview the scriptures and themes before worship (see page 9 of this newsletter).

Preparing the hearts of our own leaders The second weekend in February the Leadership team, staff, elders and deacons pull away for a retreat. At the retreat we work to build the relationships that foster trust. This trust gives us the ability to make work together with a deep sense of community and it fosters wise decisions.

Two primary things will focus our time together on the retreat. First, SHPC has been asked to begin a center for new worshiping communities. The denomination is funding this new initiative to start new Presbyterian worshiping communities throughout a five state area including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Our first step is to hire a director and then identify places of health and opportunity for new communities to begin. SHPC will be shepherding this process as we work with three other centers being established around the country. The denomination initially came to us because of entrepreneurial culture that they identified in SHPC and our willingness to take chances. Pray for our leaders as they take on this new work. The second focus of our retreat will be on the new 5 year ministry plan that we are developing. Nancy Herlin is our guide and we have put together a team including Ken Lauber, Duane Pietsch, Dianne Simmons, Judy Schroeder and David Thompson. They will work through the spring to engage the congregation and our ministry teams in building a vision for our ministry together through 2019. Again, please add them to your prayers as we seek God’s best for our community. See you Sunday.

One church, two locations William Cannon Campus: 5226 W. William Cannon Dr. Brodie Campus: 12420 Hewitt Lane

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Pictorial Directory 2014 It’s been 5 years since our last pictorial directory, and it’s time to update! Sign up today for your family’s session via the link on our website:

Photo sessions will be Feb. 11th-15th (but not Valentine’s Day) and Feb. 17th-22nd. Weekday times are between 2:00 - 8:40 p.m., and Saturday times are between 10 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. If you would like assistance signing up for a session, just stop by or call the church office, and we can help you!


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2013/2014 SHPC Brodie News 2013 marked the first full year for the Brodie Campus, and over the past year we have established a solid foundation for outreach & ministry. I want to once again thank all of the Pilgrims who took a giant step of faith and left the familiar surrounds of the William Cannon Campus to venture further south. The original group of Pilgrims did not necessarily know each other very well, but over the past year, we have really grown into a body of followers who know and care deeply for each other. We have seen a steady flow of visitors come through the doors at Brodie, with a good number of them joining the church family, and we have celebrated 10 new members joining the church who are Brodie attendees. We are very thankful for the new additions of Hagan & Kristal Chole, Jason & Lindsee Sanchez, Bruce & Rose Broslat, Elizabeth Flores Jon & Anna Sandvick & Rick Smith. We have also had a few more families who weren’t in the original Pilgrim group, but have decided to make the Brodie Campus their home for worship, and we have seen a baby boom, welcoming 9— that’s right, NINE—precious babies, 5 whom have been baptized.

This past year we have been richly blessed with the addition of Josh Coulter as our Worship Leader. Josh has a deep love for Jesus and has a very authentic leadership style. His talents go way beyond his ability to sing and play guitar, he has a real heart for relational ministry. He also has done a great job putting a worship band together and is a joy to partner with in ministry. Last fall we restructured our Children’s Ministry time to offer it during our hour of worship. Our goal is to offer an inviting hour of worship/ children’s ministry to families who are un-churched or have been out of

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church for some time. This one-hour model is the model the multi-site church concept is built upon. We are continuing to evaluate if it is the best model for us at SHPC as we head into the future. Hopefully you now have a better picture of what is happening down at the Brodie Campus. I want to personally thank everyone at our church again for taking this leap of faith to launch this new site. Thank you for all your prayers and support. Thank you to those of you who have come and joined us for worship. If you have not visited before, please know that you are always welcome. The bigger our core group is each Sunday the more welcoming and inviting the environment becomes to new visitors. As we look ahead to what God has in store for 2014 we do so with great anticipation. The new long awaited building is coming soon. After several months of jumping hurdles to get necessary permitting, plans, documentation and approvals, the off-site production of the building is nearing completion, and we will soon break ground on construction of our new Family Ministry Center. Once the building arrives there will still be a lot of work to do before the doors will be officially open, but we are tremendously excited at the possibilities in front of us in filling that space to study and celebrate the word of God together! I want to thank everyone who has given so generously to make this building possible. I can’t wait to see the lives that will be impacted and changed as the good news of the Jesus Christ is shared within the new building’s walls and beyond. I close by sharing how proud I am to serve as one of your pastors. In Christ,


MISSION Children’s Activity Leaders Wanted! Manos de Cristo is happy to announce a new area for children in the Education wing of their building! They are looking for some volunteers to watch the children while their parents are in class. Some of the adult students who come to classes are parents of young children. Many times, lack of childcare is an obstacle to attending classes. Manos would like to offer childcare during class times throughout the semester. The location would be next to the regular classrooms. The time commitment would be at least once a week for the 16-week semester. Days include: • Weekday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am • OR Monday through Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Manos already has the support of the Austin Public Library, who will be sending someone to do story time with the kids on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 10:30. If that sounds fun, be sure to choose that day to come and help out! Volunteers working with the children will have a background check done as part of the application process. Please direct replies and questions to Karen Green or call 512-628-4196.

Fall Faith Build Celebration! November 11th was the Habitat for Humanity dedication for the homes built in the fall, including the one Shepherd of the Hills participated in for the Martinez family. Thanks go out to all who volunteered! 4

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SHEPHERD SERVES Do you have a heart for mission and service? Do you want to be part of the Shpc mission community? Can you serve on an occasional basis. When there is a city crisis do want to know how to help most quickly? If you answered yes to any

of these questions then you should sign up for our shpcserves texting service. Simply send this message @shpcserves to (469)518-3508 and you will receive urgent missional messages delivered right to your smart phone. You will always be the

first to know what do, where to go and how you can help!

GUATEMALA 2014 If you feel your heart being pulled to serve in a new way, and you’ve been praying for a powerful way to use your gifts, and maybe even get your hands a little dirty at the same time, then you should be considering joining the 2014 Guatemala Mission Adventure. We have a long standing relationship with many folks in Guatemala though our work with Living Water for the World and the school and orphanage with which we work. This is an amazing hands-on, highly relational trip that is guaranteed to grow your faith. Dates are still being hammered out, but we have blocked off July 25th-August 3rd and will solidify the dates soon. Please consider signing up for our major Guatemala trip ASAP. Spaces are limited and go very quickly. Contact Jason Perkey or David Parmer for details.

Ride for Refuge SHPC has long supported Refugee Services of Texas in their efforts to help newly-arrived refugees settle in Austin. Join or contribute to Team SHPC at the Ride For Refuge to raise awareness and support of vulnerable populations in Austin: Members and friends of SHPC, with our without cycling experience may join! This event is a 10, 35 or 60 mile bike ride on Saturday February 8th, 2014 to support refugees in Austin. Registration is open now!   Participants can either join or contribute to”Team SHPC” via this URL:

To the individuals, families and groups of Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, the Survivors of Trafficking team at Refugee Services of Texas, on behalf of the survivors and families we work with, says, “Thank you,” for your generous participation in our holiday activities this year. Your kind giving gave way to a successful winter party, many smiles, and the creation of a festive environment in which many relationships of trust and compassion were strengthened. Your donation of time and wish-list gift items made our holiday celebrations possible, and we appreciate your solidarity with our mission! Best regards, and happy 2014! Carinna and the rest of the SOT team at RST

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PRIME TIME FEBRUARY PRIME TIME EVENTS PrimeTime Goes Bowling! February 10th

Please join us on Monday, February 10th at 1:30 at SHPC. We’ll car pool to West Gate Bowling for an afternoon of active fun. Cost per person/per game is $3.25. Contact Annie Ward at 512373-8803 or to sign up for this activity. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please join us for the Soup-to-Nuts luncheon on February 18th at 11:00am in the FMC. Laura Sherman who is an architect will make a presentation on “Aging in Place” as it relates to architectural considerations for your home as you grow older. Laura has had personal experience with the topic that she will be sharing with us. The meal is $8.00 payable at the door. Reservations are needed so we can give Beth an anticipated headcount for catering. Call Annie Ward at 512-373-8803 or by February 16th for a reservation.

SAVE THE DATES-SPRING’S ALREADY LOOKING BRIGHT WITH PRIME TIME Beanbag Baseball - March 23rd Spring Retreat at Camp Spring means it is baseball time again! Come to Buckner – April 29th to May 1st play or to cheer for your favorite team. Who will win this year – The Saints or The Sinners? Of course there will also be hot dogs. This is a free event and no reservations are required. Invite a friend to join you after the 11:00 service on March 23rd.

Fredericksburg Bus Trip - April 3rd

Save the dates now for this annual event which is always fun! Details will be released as soon as plans are finalized. This midweek retreat provides a great chance to really get to know your fellow PrimeTime members. Camp Buckner in the spring is beautiful! The hotel-style rooms are quite comfortable and are very close to our meeting room and handicapped rooms are available. Rides are available to the dining hall.

Our spring bus trip will be to Fredericksburg on Thursday, April 3rd. We will tour the Nimitz Museum. Then there will be free time to have lunch, shop, see the painted churches, or go back to spend more time in the museum. We’ll depart from SHPC at 8:30 and return at 5:00. Join us for a fun-filled day with some friends. 6

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ADULT MINISTRY Alpha Course Begins February 2nd. If you enjoyed Explore God and are interested in continuing to wrestle with similar questions, such as ‘What is the point of life? Why is there suffering in the world? What happens when we die? and more…then we encourage you to join us at Alpha. Alpha is a practical introduction to the Christian faith that gives participants an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. Alpha is a 10 week course that will

meet on Sundays from 6-8pm on the William Cannon Campus. There is no charge for the Alpha course. The first class is February 2nd, and participants may still sign up! For more information and to sign up please contact Greg Williford at or Ted Thulin at

Celebrate with Psalms The body is our soul’s temple of worship for God. Yoga helps connect your mind and body together to engage with your spirit in a worshipful way. The Psalms’ songs and images inspire this Body & Soul Yoga Series. Bring these beautiful words of worship into your breath and body so each moment is full of deep connection to God and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Join us Saturday mornings, 9:30-10:45am, February 1 through March 8 In the William Cannon FMC! The cost is $30. Contact Jessica to sign up:

Association of Retired Christian Men The Association of Retired Christian Men (ARCM) meets each Thursday in the SHPC William Cannon library at 10:00 a.m.. The meetings last about 1 ½ hours. From Christmas 2013 until Easter this year, we are tracing Jesus’ public ministry by examining Biblical text including His teachings through scripture including the Sermon on the Mount, parables and miracles He performed. We recently welcomed two new gentlemen to our group, Bob Carroll and Craig Jennings. If you are up to a challenge, attend with us, sip coffee, eat cookies, and share in our Christian brotherhood.

We recently adopted a compelling slogan: “Be nice to everyone.” We adopted this because of the many media releases related to bullying going on in Austin schools. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone would follow this slogan? We all need to practice what we preach, and those of us who are practicing it notice that we do feel a lot better about the matter whenever we go out of our way to make it happen.

Mary Martha News Mary Martha Circle will meet February 6th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the William Cannon Narthex. PLEASE NOTE THIS ROOM CHANGE DUE TO USE OF THE PORTABLES.

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SHPC Men’s Book Club The Men’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Portable A on the William Cannon Campus. The book is Jim Wallis’ On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good. This is from the description of the book on Sojourner’s Web site:

How do we work together, even with people we don’t agree with? How do we treat each other, especially the poorest and most vulnerable? How do we take care of not just ourselves, but also one another? Wallis tackles these questions and more in this challenging, yet hopeful book.

Jim Wallis’ newest book, On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good, examines the deepest problems this world faces. What we need is a commitment to an ancient idea whose time has urgently come: the common good.

Join us as Stefan Haag leads the discussion. For more information, contact Stefan Haag at 512-288-3479 or

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th will be a wonderful evening of food and entertainment at Shepherd of the Hills! Join us for the annual Valentine’s Dinner in the sanctuary on the William Cannon Campus from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Tickets are $25 per adult (this event is for collegeage and above). Childcare is available for children up to 5th grade. This event is a Shepherd of the Hills favorite, so don’t delay...sign up in the narthex or online today!

Brodie Men’s Group

“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Proverbs 27:17

Attention Brodie Campus Men! You are invited to join Dale Shumaker & Pastor Ted Thulin in launching a Brodie Men’s Group to meet twice a month from 6:30-7:30am at the Brodie Campus. This will be a time to talk over a good cup of coffee, to build community and to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ. It will also be a time to pray & encourage each other to be servant leaders in our families and in our church. Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 28th. Contact Ted (ted@shpc. org) if you have questions.


Piece on Earth Quilt Meeting: For all quilters and quilter Wanna-be’s, our one day a month gathering will be the 4th Saturday of each month and we next meet on Feb 22nd from 10:15 until 3:00 at the Valli and Kim Quilt Shop in Dripping Springs. Last year the Piece on Earth quilters made 30 quilts which our Prime Time group distributed to Meals on Wheels recipients. No quilting experience required, but you do need a sewing machine. If you want more information, need directions, or would like to be on the email list for this group, please send an email to or call Dee Merrell, 512-829-4352.

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GOD’S STORY, OUR STORY Where the Pages Meet A Sermon and Small Group series for March 9 – April 27 Using eight common elements of storytelling, we will spend eight weeks looking at scripture, the world and our own life experience as we seek to live a better story. Sign-ups for small groups will begin in mid February.

It’s Time to Consider a Disciple Class! It’s time to start considering whether or not this is the year you start your first Disciple Bible Study or maybe go back for another upper level class. We hope to offer levels 1, 3, and 4 this year. If you are ready to get on the “interested” list for any class, please contact me at or Bob Beardslee at Also, let us know of requests for class times or days. We begin sign-up now so we can train leaders, reserve class space, and order materials over the summer. So, start praying about this now and decide if you’re ready to commit to nine months of transformative scriptural study with about a dozen old and new friends. Official sign-up will begin in March. Look for more information in the March newsletter, or you may contact Sherry Smith at any time with any questions.

February Sermons David’s Story Series

February 2 When Jealousy Takes Over | 1 Samuel 18:5-19 |

February 9 Friendship & Trouble | 1 Samuel 20

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February 16 When People Lie About You | 1 Samuel 22

February 23 David & Saul Fight It Out | 1 Samuel 22 Psalm 57


Adult Ministries Schedule - Spring 2014 SUNDAY

Men’s Bible Study 10:45-12:00 Library, (Glenn Dukes) Alpha Course 6:00 - 8:00 Wm Cannon *Watch for details regarding room, (Greg Williford)


Icing on the Cake 9:30 - 12:00 W-Rm 8 Soup to Nuts: 3rd Tues. of Feb & May in FMC 11:00-1:00 Women’s Book Club: 3rd Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry 3rd Tues. 7:00 p.m. W-Port A


PrimeTime Ministry Council meeting: 2nd Wed. 1:00-2:30 Library – (Lawrence & Gay Langston) Parables of Jesus 10:00 - 11:30 W-Library (Bob Beardslee) Financial Peace University 6:30-8:00 Brodie Campus (Wendy & Zach Uzzle)


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers): 9:30 – 11:30 alternating weeks FMC – (Kim Schafer) ARCM (Association of Retired Christian Men): 10:00 – 11:30 Library – (Ron Miller) Mary-Martha Circle: 1st Thurs. 10:00 – 11:30 Port B –Sept-May (Diane O’Leary moderator) Prayer Shawl Ministry 3rd Thurs. 10:00 a.m. W-Port A Men’s Book Club: 1st Thurs. 7:00-8:30 Rm 9 (Stefan Haag)


Yoga – FMC 9:30 (Jessica Goulding) Piece on Earth Quilting: 4th Saturday, 10:15 - 3:00, Valli and Kim Quilt Shop, (Dee Merrell), 512-829-4352

Note that Disciple classes are a full year beginning in the fall and are not listed here, as they are not available for new registrations. When the 2014/2015 Disciple classes become available for sign-up, they will be listed in the schedule.

God and Family Calling all 4th and 5th Graders! SHPC will host a special 7-session program called “God and Family” on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. February 4th through the end of March. The program is sponsored by P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth), the Boy

Scouts and Girl Scouts, but it is open to all 4th and 5th grade students. The cost is $17.50 per child, which covers the workbook, certificate of completion, medallion and pizza party at completion. Each child is to have an adult mentor (parent) participate as well. The cost for

the mentor is also $17.50 which includes their workbook, certificate of completion, pin and pizza party. If you and your child are interested in participating in this program, please contact Gary Mann at 512.288.7571 or

February’s Virtue


Trusting in what you can’t see because of what you can see.


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CHILDREN & FAMILIES SAVE THESE DATES! Workshop of Wonders is Coming! VBS, 2014 , June 16-20

Discover how the ordinary becomes the extraordinary with God. You are the God who works wonders. – Psalm 77:14

Club H2O – The Coolest Week of Summer Stay tuned for details on Club H2O: our super cool week of fun for all graduating 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Dates will be available soon! It's going to be a splash!

Culinary-Gifted Volunteers WANTED! Our Big Story Live! team rehearses two Sundays a month at 12:00noon (right after second worship service in the Family Ministry Center at WC). We like to provide a nutritious meal to fuel these actors for the rigorous rehearsal ahead. If you have foodie tendencies and would like to coordinate a menu and getting a yummy meal to these “starving artists,” we’d really appreciate the helping hands! A small budget is available to assist with purchases. If this 2x/monthly role sounds like something you would enjoy and could add to your routine, please contact Pastor Britta at (512) 892-3580, ext. 107 or britta@ Thanks!

SHPC Preschool News We are enjoying the winter season here at SHPC Preschool! Here are some highlights: • Did you know it snowed at Shepherd of the Hills recently? It sure did! With the help of 1,000 pounds of ice and some helpful volunteers, it was time for Winter Wonderland at preschool. The kids had a great time throwing snowballs, making snowmen and exploring all things winter! • Later this month, we will enjoy our Dinosaur Museum. We are also registering students for the 2014-15 school year at this time. • Our Bible memory verse is from Jeremiah 29:12 Then you will call upon me and come pray to me, and I will listen to you.

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TRUE STUDENT MINISTRIES THE GREAT ESCAPE It is time to get registered for the one of our absolute favorite middle school events! THE GREAT ESCAPE ROCKIES is back again and it’s time to get your son or daughter registered as soon as possible. As always, we have a limited number of spaces available to us, and we want your kid to go. The Great Escape Rockies dates are June21st-28th for all incoming 6th, 7th, 8th and outgoing 8th graders. It is the camp event that allows us to escape the heat to spend time with Jesus. Visit for trip details and costs. Register Now!

Everybody wants to go to CORE camp! This year we are joining forces with the amazing folks at PINE COVE to offer the best spring retreats ever! We are headed up to Tyler Texas to have a blast at one of the top rated camps in the nation. We have two opportunities to attend the Pine Cove Core Camp.

I find that when students are given chance to get away from everything (school stress, parent stress and friend drama), they often become even more

Core Camp one is for our Middle School students (grades 6-8) and Core Camp two is all about High School (grades 9-12). We’ll have good times, great friends and speakers and entertainment guaranteed to thrill. It does not matter if students have just started coming to church or have been to church all their lives, the CORE camp has something for them. 12

open to the message of Jesus and the grace He offers. All of the background noise of life falls away and they can hear God like never before. It is also in these restful moments that even the toughest of kids begins to let their guard down and become the child of God they are meant to be. I hope you will consider registering your son or daughter for this incredible expreience! Sign up for the Core camp at • Middle School CORE dates March 21st-23rd $150 • High School CORE dates April 25th-27th $150.

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SHPC February Calendar Highlights

Rooms are at our William Cannon Campus (W) or Brodie Campus (B). For complete calendar, including updates to rooms and times, visit 1 Saturday 9:30 a.m. Yoga W-FMC 2 Sunday 11 a.m. Confirmation, W-Student Lounge 6 p.m. Alpha, W-8,9 6 p.m. True H.S., W-Student Lounge 8 p.m. Confirmation (H.S.) W-Student Lounge 3 Monday 9:30 a.m. Disciple 4, W-9 7 p.m. Disciple: D2, W-B; D3, W-9 4 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Icing on the Cake, W-8 7 p.m. God & Family Class W-B 5 Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Disciple 4, W-9 10 a.m. The Parables of Jesus, W-Library 6 p.m. True Tween & Middle School, W-Student Lounge 6:30 p.m. Financial Peace University, Brodie 8 p.m. Confirmation W-Student Lounge 6 Thursday 9:30 a.m. MOPS Steering Team, W-8 10 a.m. ACRM (Association of Retired Christian Men W-Library 10 a.m. Mary Martha Circle W-B 6 p.m. Handbell Practice, W-8 7 Friday STAFF AND OFFICERS LEAVE FOR RETREAT 8 Saturday 9:30 a.m. Yoga W-FMC 9 Sunday STAFF AND OFFICERS RETURN FROM RETREAT 11 a.m. Big Story Live!, W-FMC 11 a.m. Confirmation, W-Student Lounge 12:30 p.m. Big Story Live!, B-Sanctuary (Lunch served) 6 p.m. Alpha, W-8,9 6 p.m. True H.S., W-Student Lounge 8 p.m. Confirmation (H.S.) W-Student Lounge 10 Monday 9:30 a.m. Disciple 4, W-9 7 p.m. Disciple: D2, W-B; D3, W-9 11 Tuesday 2 p.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 9:30 a.m. Icing on the Cake, W-8 7 p.m. God & Family Class W-B 12 Wednesday 2 p.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 9:30 a.m. Disciple 4, W-9 1 p.m. Prime Time Council, W-Library 6 p.m. True Tween & Middle Resumes, W-Student Lounge 13 Thursday 9:30 a.m. MOPS, W-FMC 10 a.m. ACRM, W-Library 2 p.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 7 p.m. Men’s Book Club, W-A 6 p.m. Handbell Practice, W-8 14 Friday 6:30 p.m. Valentine’s Dinner

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15 Saturday 9:30 a.m. Yoga W-FMC 10 a.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 16 Sunday DEADLINE FOR FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS 11 a.m. Confirmation Class, W-Student Lounge 6 p.m. Alpha, W-8,9 6 p.m. True H.S., W-Student Lounge 8 p.m. Confirmation (H.S.) W-Student Lounge 17 Monday 9:30 a.m. Disciple 4, W-9 2 p.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 7 p.m. D2, W-B; D3, W-Student Lounge 18 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Icing on the Cake, W-8 1:30 p.m. Women’s Book Club, W-B 2 p.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 7 p.m. God & Family Class W-B 7 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry, W-A 19 Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Disciple 4, W-9 10 a.m. The Parables of Jesus, W-Library 2 p.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 6 p.m. True Tween & Middle School, W-Student Lounge 20 Thursday 10 a.m. ACRM, W-Library 10 a.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry, W-A 2 p.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 6 p.m. Handbell Practice, W-8 21 Friday 2 p.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 22 Saturday 9:30 a.m. Yoga W-FMC 10 a.m. Photo Sessions for Directory W-8,9 23 Sunday 11 a.m. Confirmation, W-Student Lounge 6 p.m. Alpha, W-8,9 6 p.m. True H.S., W-Student Lounge 8 p.m. Confirmation (H.S.) W-Student Lounge 24 Monday 9:30 a.m. Disciple 4, W-9 7 p.m. Disciple: D1, W-Library; D2, W-B; D3, W-9 25 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Icing on the Cake, W-8 7 p.m. God & Family Class W-B 7 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry, W-A 26 Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Disciple 4, W-9 10 a.m. The Parables of Jesus, W-Library 6 p.m. True Tween & Middle School, W-Student Lounge 6:30 p.m. Financial Peace University, Brodie Campus 27 Thursday PILGRIMAGE DEPARTS (returning March 2nd) 9:30 a.m. MOPS, W-FMC 10 a.m. ACRM, W-Library 6 p.m. Handbell Practice, W-8


Anniversaries and Birthdays ANNIVERSARIES

Feb 09

Claire Kolkhorst, Charlotte Milam, Jaco Steynberg

Feb 10

Jack Crump, Debbie Evans-Lombe, Brooks Gonzales, Linda Icenhauer-Ramirez, Katilin Kaiser, Travis Saari, Wendy Saari, Jessica Stathos, Glen Vorwerk, Randy Webb, Kat Zuraitis

Feb 01

Hollis & Vada Boehme

Feb 03

Allen & Pam Gunter, Sid & Mary Helen MacAllister

Feb 05

Tom & Jan Fiedler

Feb 06

Greg & Gayle Guernsey

Feb 07

Louis & Brittany Cantu

Feb 11

Feb 10

Gerard & Margey Harrison, Karmen & Jeff Miller, Tom & Kim Harkness

Hilda Harnden, Kyle Ponder, Ruby Sulter, Lindsey Wheeler

Feb 12

Jordan Biles, Stanley Crawford, Reis Parsons

Feb 11

Don & Rita Nowakowski

Feb 13

Feb 12

Arlan & Sharon Conner

Sam Countess, Jennifer Cranfill, Derek Fisher, Stephen Pont

Feb 16

Peggy & Michael Platt

Feb 14

Debbie Breed, Phillip Callahan, Katie Floyd

Feb 18

Carl & Mary Luttenbacher

Feb 15

Feb 20

Vin & Andrea Giovanniello

Joey Barrett, Dustin DeVries, Brooks PerkinsJechow

Feb 21

Joy & Bob Kouts

Feb 16

Adam Pellerin, Shae Wilkins

Feb 24

Bill & Madeline Brock

Feb 17

Katrina Herrera, Sherry Rasmus, Pamela Walsh

Feb 28

Gene & Lynn Wright, James & Jennifer Moore

Feb 18

Allen David, Charlotte Hanna

Feb 19

Brianna Baschnagel, Lucas Calvin, Rylan Gillis, John Gillis

Feb 20

Luke Ayers, Brandon Likes, Grady Morris

Feb 21

Linda Brooke, Lindsee Sanchez, Ron Ward

Feb 22

Ashley Ashbaugh, Luttenbacher


Kathi Harp, Jonathan Kluckhohn, Cathy Lamkin, Charles Staton

Feb 02

Benjamin Milam, Patty O’Leary, Julie Walker

Feb 03

Valerie Aman, Paschack


Feb 23

Karen Ashorn, Sarah Gross, Melissa Lutke, Kristin Willard

Feb 04

Sara Gardner, Mike Henderson, Tracy Lord, Molly Pont, Will Stanka, Kelsey Stromberg

Feb 24

Jim Ayers, Barb Coulter

Feb 05

Hagan Cohle, Sue Frye, Nancy McDonald, Karla Snell, Deborah Wagner

Feb 25

Andrea Giovanniello, Haley Hyde, Kathleen Manchin, Eddie Reynolds

Feb 06

Matt Lopez, Kathy Segura, Ben Spink, Annie Ward

Feb 26

Mark Fetzer, Camille Gerlach, John White

Feb 27

Ben Calvin, Hayden Elley

Feb 28

Todd Calvin

Feb 29

Lynette Gillis, Wally Pryor

Feb 07 Alan Hanna, Thompson Feb 08

Paul Kuper, Peggy Platt


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Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church

Please add to your prayers... Joys —Craig Fisher, brother of Derek Fisher, released from the hospital Please pray for our leaders and our and recovering following hospitalization—Linda Icenhauer-Ramirez thanks everyone for the prayers for her second successful cataract surgery

Sorrows — Tom Adams, father of Dinah Strayhorn, passed away January

16th—Captain Christopher Stover, USAF, friend of the Beardslee family, passed away January 7th—Bill Jeans, friend of Wayne & Pamela Gonzalez, passed away December 29th—Sheryl Hall’s mother-in-law, Sean Stenger, passed away peacefully on December 16th

Please pray for— Karen Ayers’ father, in ICU following surgery—Roz

Seiler, recovering from surgery—Belva Koerth’s daughter-in-law, Vicki, delayed surgery—Gay Langston, recovering from surgery—Sylvia Garcia’s nephew, Eddie, spinal injuries and job concerns following a car accident—Carlen Floyd’s mother, Fran Webb, upcoming surgery— Deanne Pearson’s mother, renewed health concerns—Flo Teeple, mother of Alan Teeple, diagnosed with stage 4 cancer—Alan Teeple’s father, J.C. Teeple, guidance and peace as his wife’s treatment options are determined—Summer Whitten’s aunt, Ruth Jones, beginning cancer treatment—Robert, friend of Tammy Boehman’s mother Teresa Havlik, health concerns—Amy Evens’ friend, Jim Lieber, health concerns—Penney McCracken and Helen McCracken, friends of Ron & Trinka Miller, health concerns—Jodi Jeffries, sister of Jessica Wade, beginning treatment for PTSD—Ann Hayes, back at home after hospitalization—Melissa Lutke, health concerns—The Maurillo family, cousins of Mary Aversa, recent tragic loss—Robert Tucker and family, friends of Elaine Carroll, cancer treatment—Gary Crook and his family, friends of Elaine Carroll, progressive ALS—Stuart McIntire, slow recovery from surgery—Jo Williford’s niece, Karen Coulter, diagnosed with cancer—Betzabel Camupzano, friend of Elisa Donnell, hospitalized— Austin, the city where we’re planted—Pastor Alfred Mtonga, his family, and Manyamula CCAP Church—Pastor Chimwemwe Mhango and his family—Pastor Clement Munthali and his family—Pastor Kenneth Muyila and his family—Ronica Ngulube

Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church

loved ones in the military…

Members of the Armed Forces and all world leaders involved in war zone crises including: Donn LeVie’s son-in-law, Michael Evans… David Floto, son of Carl Floto & Ruth Ann Widner… John Fisher, nephew of Derek & Kristi Fisher… Brian Moran, friend of the Morales family… Jose Fernandez, friend of Gaston & Junie Broyles and graduate of PPAS… Mitch Guile, friend of Eddie & Stacey Reynolds… Teddy Sweredoski, friend of Stan & Jessica Wade… Tyler Moser, son of a friend of Dee & Greg Merrell… Kate Ingram, daughter of Temple & Janet Ingram… Christopher Lehmann, son of Mark Lehmann…. Larry Roberman, brother of Lori Whitmire…


2014 February - The Shepherd's Watch  

Monthly newsletter with updates on the congregational life and ministry at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, Austin TX.

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