Let’s celebrate! As fall begins, we come back together in worship, in study, in service, and in fellowship. Opportunities abound—read on!
First Things First
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s both summer vacation and my maternity leave draw to a close, I find myself spending more and more time examining the little squares on our family calendar, trying to figure out how, when and where we can fit in all the things we want and need to do in the months ahead. The lack of white space in our monthly routine can often be overwhelming, and I’m guessing that we’re not the only family experiencing what I call the “how-do-we-fit-it-all-in?” syndrome.
o I’d like to encourage all of us to enter the calendar challenge by prioritizing everything in such a way that our relationship with God comes first. No matter how busy the rest of our lives become, we need to set aside time to worship the God who not only created us, but continues to sustain us. Doing so will invigorate and re-energize us like nothing else—since worship, by its very nature, is life-giving.
peaking of life-giving, we have committed to being a LIFEgiving church*, so take to heart the idea of “Worship + 2” and endeavor to put it into practice this year. Join a group or study that you find compelling and dig in. Study groups are forming as we speak, so make an effort to find one in which you can both mature as a disciple of Jesus Christ and build meaningful relationships with other church members. Like any investment, there is risk involved-the risk of being our authentic self—but unlike other investments, the returns are guaranteed to be substantial. Be open to receiving these returns!
ur commitment to “Worship + 2” also encourages each of us to volunteer an hour of our time each week—sharing our gifts and skills with another person or group who could benefit from them—so that our congregation, neighborhood, city, country and world benefit from us being Christ's hands and feet both inside and outside our SHPC walls. You are needed. Within our church, we need more leaders for children’s, student and adult ministries, as well as for small groups, local and international missions and fellowship events. Further afield, well… the opportunities are countless! Let’s pray about where we are most needed at this time in our life and make the effort to get involved.
et’s live into this LIFE-giving reputation and reap the rewards that God has to offer!
Worship 2-4 Grow: Adult Ministry 4-10, 13-14 Senior Adult Ministry 5-6 Family 13-14 Grow: Children’s Ministry 11-13 Grow: Student Ministry 15 Serve 13, 15-16 Connect 13, 18-19 Ask the Budget Guy 17 Happy New Year! SHPC Calendar 21
SHPC Staff Guide Larry Coulter Senior Pastor Mike Killeen Associate Pastor Sherry Smith Director, Adult Ministry Carol Cunningham Director, Senior Adult Ministry Britta Dukes Director, Children’s Ministry Kim Arthur Director, Nursery Ministry Cy Albertson Director of Music Pattie Lawrence Director of Preschool Belva Koerth Office Manager Kimbol Soques Communications
Sermons for September Sept 2
Matthew 5:5 The Beatitudes: the ones who are GENTLE
Matthew 5:6 The Beatitudes: the ones who HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS
Matthew 5:7 The Beatitudes: the ones who are MERCIFUL
*LIFE is: Love God Above All :: Immerse Ourselves In Bible Study :: Fulfill Christ's Great Commission & Call To Serve :: Encourage Deep Christian Relationships 2
Matthew 5:8 The Beatitudes: the ones who are PURE IN HEART
Sept 30 God’s Everlasting Love
Worshipping God Through the Word
have often been asked, “How do you come up with a sermon every week?” Well… here is a glimpse into the process.
the connection points for twenty-first century followers of Christ, and what is the life change demanded by the text. This forms the beginnings of a sermon.
he center of worship in the Presbyterian tradition is the Word of God. The Scriptures read and preached form the fulcrum around which all the service revolves. Praise, confession, creeds, prayers of intercession and the offering all are in response or anticipation of what God has to say to us through his Word. For this reason the sermon takes on heightened importance. And to say the least, it is, in part, with fear and trembling that I walk into my study each week in preparation for Sunday.
he second part of sermon preparation is when I let the scripture “boil in the cauldron of my soul.” That may sound melodramatic, but I have to let the scriptures work their way through my heart before I can preach them. Often that process is a confirmation of a truth that is an integral part of my life. Often it is a conviction of my life, a painful recognition that my life has taken a turn away from God's desire for me as a Christ-follower. This step is essential for me in preaching because while I “wrestle” with the scripture in the first step, the scripture “wrestles” with me in the second.
ermon preparation actually has three parts, each of which are essential to Sunday morning. The first is what I call “wrestling with the scriptures.” This involves three questions: What does the scripture say? What does the scripture mean? How does it apply to today’s world?
he third step is preparing to speak, outlining the sermon in a way that hopefully makes sense. Guiding the listeners through the historical landscape of the scripture, the language barriers and the theological he work involved in asking “What does the scripture say?” requires reading the scripture complexities so that the scriptural truth will come alive. Illustrations provide the color that over and over again, looking up words—often in causes the truth to pop out of the background their original language—researching the and the applications are intended to put feet to historical context, evaluating the theological context, weighing it against other scripture, etc. the body of the truth so that it can walk. In the end, I often have pages of notes about the he responsibility of the hearer is the exact text including questions and rabbit trails that go opposite. In hearing the sermon a person nowhere. wrestles with the text. They then leave the sanctuary and let God’s Word “boil in the he work involved in asking “What does the scripture mean?” requires asking questions of caldron of their soul.” And hopefully their lives the meaning for the original writers, what others become a living sermon about how God's Word become alive in His followers. have said about the text over the years and
weighing through the clutter of first impressions, he importance of God’s Word cannot be prejudices and presuppositions that I bring to overestimated. Pray that I will become a the text. In the end, again, I will often have good preacher. Pray that you will become a pages of notes about the kernels of truth which great listener. present themselves in the text.
he work involved in asking “How does it apply?” involves asking how is God speaking through His Word to our lives today, what are 3
Digging Deeper into the Beatitudes As Larry helps illuminate the Beatitudes through his fall sermon series, dip into one or all of the below books. Maybe these will help the Beatitudes further “boil in the cauldron of your soul!”
NEW & THOUGHTPROVOKING The church library has added some new titles guaranteed to make you think! The Next Christendom: the Coming of Global Christianity 232.3 JEN
Links to these books are all available on the SHPC bookshelf, www.shpc.org/bookshelf.php, where 4% of Amazon purchases made are given back to SHPC.
“By the year 2050 only one Christian in five will be non-Latino and white, and the center of gravity of the Christian world will have shifted firmly to the Southern hemisphere…Philip Jenkins shows that the churches that have grown most rapidly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are often far more morally conservative and apocalyptic than their northern counterparts.” Jenkins believes that Christianity will increasingly be a presence in areas currently Islamic—raising the specter of a return to the religious wars of the past.
The Workbook on the Beatitudes by Maxine Dunnam and Kimberly Dunnam Reisman (Upper Room Books) The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson publishers)
Is Jesus the Only Savior?
“In this timely book for believers, inquirers, and skeptics alike, James R. Edwards faces head-on the question of whether or not Jesus is indeed the sole savior of the world…He assembles extensive support to show that Jesus considered himself the unique and saving mission of God to the world.”
Celebrate Recovery: Stepping Out of Denial into God’s Grace (Participant’s Guide I) by John Baker— A recovery program based on eight principles from the Beatitudes (Zondervan)
Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places PET
Eugene Peterson, writing in the conversational style he is known for, laments the division of theology and spirituality often found in America. He challenges the reader to make sure our spiritual theology is about God and not about us. Accompanied by a study guide.
Developing Spiritual Character (8 Studies with Commentary for Individuals or Groups) by John Stott
The Seekers : The Story Of Man's Continuing Quest To Understand His World 909 BOO “Boorstin says our Western culture has seen three grand epics of seeking. First, there was the way of prophets and philosophers [Moses, Job, Socrates, the leaders of the Reformation.] Then came an age of communal seeking, with people like Thomas More, Machiavelli and Voltaire pursuing civilization and the liberal spirit. Finally, there was the age of the social sciences, [with leaders like Marx, Toynbee, Emerson, and Einstein.]” Value lies not in their answers but their way of asking the questions.
We are delighted that Cody Sandahl will be continuing his internship at SHPC this fall. He and Rebecca were married August 11, 2007. He will be back soon from his honeymoon —join us in congratulating the newlyweds when you see them next!
See these books on display in the church library throughout September. Self-service borrowing instructions are next to the card catalog.
The ‘GROAN’-UPS GAMES DAY is coming again on Tuesday, September 11th , room 7 from 10 a.m. till noon. Come check out our chicken feet! What’s that? Come and see for yourself! Refreshments are provided. RSVP Jim Black at 892-2982.
Promises, Promises! submitted by Carol Cunningham
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 5:3
The Rev. Faries J. McDaniel will be the presenter and moderator for this study and discussion series. He served as an active pastor for 41 years and has been retired from active ministry for the past sixteen years. He is also a retired Licensed Professional Counselor. He and his wife, Ann, have been active in SHPC over the past ten years. Currently, he serves as co-chair of the SAM Council.
ow! That scripture says a lot. But what does it mean? This is just one of the questions that I have about heaven. I was quizzing The Reverend Faries McDaniel recently about what I might be able to do in heaven. Very soon thereafter, someone else asked him to comment on the book, Heaven, written by Dr. Randy Alcorn. Faries was inspired to put together a 10-week class for studying the scriptures as they relate to heaven.
purchase the book, it is not a requirement for taking the class. Instead, scripture passages will be provided for all class members to read and contemplate prior to each class meeting.
HEAVEN by Dr. Randy Alcorn
Angela Hunt, author of The Debt, says: “We all need to know what awaits us beyond the grave. Drawing from God’s Word, Randy Alcorn has explained and carefully illustrated these plans in an easy-to-follow format. Heaven will change your life, your perspective, and perhaps even your eternal destiny.” (Information taken from the publisher, at www.tyndale.com)
here will be introductory presentations regarding each topic allowing for discussions and questions in the large group, as well as an opportunity for small group discussions during each class. We hope to have a bibliography of additional resources to provide further reading material.
f you would like to participate in this 10week study, feel free to contact The Reverend Faries McDaniel, Carol Cunningham or Sherry Smith using any of the following methods:
eople of all ages seek to find meaning in their everyday activities. How do these activities relate to our eternal destiny? Faries decided to address topics that are relevant to class members by requesting that each person who registers for the class list one or more questions or issues that reflect his/her interest, curiosity or concern regarding what eternal life in heaven will be like. Examining and understanding this relationship can help us find meaning in our lives. By participating in discussions with other participants, we can contemplate how to prepare for our eternal home.
1) Email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org 2) Call Faries at 892-9464 Each participant will be provided with a copy of the pocket supplement to Dr. Alcorn's book, Heaven. “Heaven” will begin Monday, Sept. 17th at 10 a.m. in Portable B. Mary-Martha Circle will resume their meetings on Thursday, September 6th at 10 a.m. in Portable B. Our lesson is number 9, “The Lord Tests the Heart,” from our study Proverbs and Parables and will be presented by our moderator, Norma Burchard. Please bring your Bibles.
ince the book Heaven is written using scripture passages from the Bible, Faries has decided to use it for an outline for the class. Although class members are encouraged to 5
Mary-Martha Circle & Me
Fellowship Bridge Group will play the second Friday in September —the 14th—at 7 p.m. in Room 7. Our hostess will be Marvine Sass. Call Virginia McNutt at 288-7187 or Martha Meador at 288-3341 by Tuesday, September 11th if you would like to play. The winner in July was Lydia Ellison; the winner in August was Travis Budlong.
by Marion Bonebrake
When we first joined the church more than ten years ago, we had moved here from the Houston area. We knew no one except our daughter and her family, and they attended a different Presbyterian church. I had always avoided “circles” because I thought they were boring and only for those who had too much time on their hands. When we chose Shepherd of the Hills, I was really hungry for friends because we had lived for 19 years in Conroe and I had many good friends that I left behind. I came to circle meeting and discovered how wrong I had been. The members welcomed me and I immediately felt that I was with friends.
SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY (SAM) 2007 PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES 1. “Heaven” Bible Study contact: Faries McDaniel Weekly Monday mornings Beginning Sept.17th 10 a.m. 2. Mary-Martha Circle contact: Norma Burchard Monthly 1st Thursdays 10 a.m. Beginning Sept. 6th
As time went on, it became clear to me that they were much more than “friends.” When I saw them at meeting or at church, they were glad to see me, and when I missed a meeting, they were concerned and found out why! I soon became aware that I wasn’t just making friends; I was in a loving, caring, and nurturing support group.
3. “Groan”-Ups Game Day contact: Jim Black Monthly 2nd Tuesdays 10 a.m. 4. Golden Years Lunch Bunch contact: Richard Nakamura Monthly 2nd Saturdays 11:30 a.m.
I have found a home in the Mary-Martha Circle, and “home” means everything to me. I know I could call any of my friends in the circle, whatever my need at that time, and they would respond with help.
5. OWL Writing Circle contact: Sally Jo Elliott Bi-weekly 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. Beginning Sept. 11th
Mary-Martha Circle means fun, fellowship, sharing meals, laughing, talking, and yes, studying the Bible. We do take time to be serious, too. If you need a “family” that cares, do come join us!
6. “Soup to Nuts” Luncheons contact: Carol Cunningham Quarterly 3rd Tuesdays 11 a.m. 7. Disciple 1 Class contact: Sherry Smith Bi-Weekly Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Beginning Sept. 13th
Older Women’s Legacy… OWL SHPC Women’s Writing Circle Submitted by Sally Jo Elliott
8. Travel Abroad—Italy contact: Larry Coulter Bi-Annually November 2007
Let’s get together and make plans for this fall and our writing circle. Do we want to start a new theme writing…using historical events or education or women’s work…or select a book to study once again… or maybe combine stories, pictures and scrapbooking? Do you have an idea for something different? Carol Cunningham and Sally Jo Elliott will guide this group in discussing and brainstorming ideas on Sept 11th at 1:30 p.m. in the Library. We will meet twice
The Golden Years Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 8th, at Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant 5601 Brodie Lane in the Sunset Valley Shopping Center. Please contact Ron or Trinka Miller no later than September 6th for reservations, 892-1862 or Ronald.miller1333@ sbcglobal.net. Visitors welcome!
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recent sermon of Pastor Mike’s this summer reminded me of the most important thing my thankful and joyful in spite of outside father ever taught me: “Be someone who circumstances. carries your own joy with you.” ow have I done with that lesson? I was tested y father was one of the most joyful people at a Disciple class I was visiting this last I’ve ever known and he inspired joy to all year. The lesson was ultimately about joy but those who came in contact with him. He always one of the exercises was having us list the down had a kind word to say or a silly joke to tell. He points in our life. If I had just answered quickly, exuded joy. Strangers’ babies in the grocery I would have said, “I’ve had a great life, I’ve store would reach out their arms and want to go been very blessed in all things.” I was amazed to him. when during the discussion my list began to grow. My mother was kidnapped and shot (she as he a very lucky man who had led a survived and escaped but it was a very traumatic charmed and easy life? Certainly not by worldly terms. He grew up in a experience for the entire family), my beloved father died suddenly of a heart aneurysm when I large family in the worst part of the Great was only 22, my daughter was born with serious Depression. His parents never owned their own home. He spent months at a time eating almost birth defects and almost died, Hurricane Hugo wiped out most of my neighborhood and our nothing but tomato soup. At an early age he worked to help his dad deliver milk before dawn. family business and the aftermath caused serious health issues, and I went through a painful When he was old enough he began to work long divorce and had to start my life over again. hard days at the local steel mill. His pay was barely enough to buy him new work gloves when Momentarily, when I looked at that list, I his others wore out. Two of his brothers died of thought, “Geesh! What am I so joyful about?” muscular dystrophy. After being brought up in a But then I quickly remembered that none of church that taught, “Thou shall not kill,” he was those outside circumstances could define who I drafted into a nightmare war where he had to do was or take my joy from me. I remembered the joy and comfort of Romans 8:37-39 NRSV things he abhorred and watch his best friends
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
hen how in the world could he possibly be the joyful man that I knew as my father? It was because his joy was not dependent on any of those outside circumstances. He received a strong faith at a young age from his Christian parents who knew the Bible well. His own father had also been a man who carried his own joy with him. Through all the hard times the family never stopped laughing, hugging, crying, and caring. They never spent too much time thinking God was mean or life was unfair. It didn’t mean they didn't have questions about why things were the way they were. It just meant they held on to the comfort that God was right there beside them during it all. They decided to be
ow can you, too, choose joy? How can you come to really believe that during the darkest time of your life there is still light? How can you begin to learn and store up special Bible verses that automatically come to you in your times of need? One way is by surrounding yourself by Christian friends and digging together into the Bible. You may think you need the greatest “self-help” book that Oprah’s book club can sell you. But what you really need is to
*(Bring Your Own Joy)
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immerse yourself in the “God help” book we call the Bible.
t takes time. It takes practice. But you, too, can learn to choose joy. Start now by choosing something from the many adult learning and fellowship opportunities here at SHPC this fall. Blessings,
Adult Ministry Fall 2007 Opportunities SUNDAY Adult Sunday School Sun. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Library Aug. 26th new series on Matthew/Beatitudes
MONDAY Fall study on Heaven Mon. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Portable B Starts Sept. 17th, ends late Oct/early Nov Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Mon. 7 to 9 p.m. Library Starts Aug. 27th Disciple 2: Into the Word, Into the World Mon. 7 to 9 p.m. Portable B Starts Sept. 10th
TUESDAY Men’s Life “Winning at Work & Home” Tues. mornings 6:15 a.m. Sanctuary Starts Aug. 28th OWL Writing Groups Tues. 1 to 3 p.m. Library Starts Sept. 11th
Crown Financial Ministry Tues. 7 to 9 p.m. Portable A Starts Sept. 18th
WEDNESDAY Fall study on Romans Wed. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Portable B Starts Aug. 29th, ends Oct. 31st
Starts Sept. 13th Childcare available MYC (Mothers of Young Children) Devotional 12 Great Choices Smart Moms Make by Robin Chaddock Thurs. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Room 7 Fall study Sept. 13th to Dec 13th Childcare available
Book Club Foundations Wed. 6 to 6:30 p.m. supper and 2nd Thurs. of each month throughout the year 6:30 to 7:30 class 7 to 8:30 p.m. Portable B Room 7 Starts Sept. 12th Childcare available Disciple 3: Remember Who You Are Women’s Bible Study Thurs. 7 to 9 p.m. Beth Moore Video Study: A Library Woman's Heart: God’s Starts Sept. 6th Dwelling Place Wed. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Library SATURDAY Starts Sept. 5th, ends early Dec. Eight Great Dates* Childcare available Sat. 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
THURSDAY Mary-Martha Circle 1st Thurs. of Sept. to May, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Portable B Starts Sept. 6th, ends May 1st Disciple 1 NEW “every other week” format Thurs. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Library 8
Library Once each month starting Sept. 15th; see article on page 10 for more details *Alpha Marriage Course will not be held this fall. Check the SHPC website at www.shpc.org/adult for more details, or contact the church office—email@example.com / 8923580
New Type of Disciple 1 Class! Designed especially for: those who don't have much time to read and those who have been wanting a morning class Kathy Lewis and Kimbol Soques will be co-facilitating a class on Thursday mornings at SHPC. The class will start in September and will meet every other week through May. The hours are 9:30 am - 11:30 am. It is designed to go through the Disciple 1 curriculum at a slower pace than the original class. It will take two ninemonth sessions to complete. Childcare is available at a cost of $2.00 per child per session, not to exceed $5.00 per family per session. Please specify the number of children and ages at signup time. Payment for the semester is due the first week of class. Scholarships are available upon request. To sign up and/or reserve childcare, please email Kathy Lewis (kathy.lewis@ earthlink.net) by Aug. 31st.
Fall Adult Bible Study Working alongside the sermon series, our 11 a.m. Bible study will kick off a series on Matthew September 2nd. Using William Barclay’s Daily Study Bible series, we will discuss relevant Old Testament scripture as well as parallel scripture taken from the books of Mark and Luke. Ron Miller will facilitate; come join us in the library at 11 a.m.! Hope everyone is having a great summer! The Foundations group is winding down it's summer break (and working on their tans) with their annual retreat at the end of August. This will help prepare for the upcoming year of fellowship.
Started in December 2003, the Foundations Class provides a format for church members to Immerse and Encourage within SHPC. Young families gather to study the Bible, pray, build Christian relationships, and serve the church and To get ready for a new season community. As a result, each of Foundations, there will be class member strengthens an introduction dinner their individual Christian th Wednesday September 12 , faith, their marriage and restarting at 6:30 p.m., for lationship to their spouse, people interested in finding and their family and parentout what the Foundations ing capabilities. The class is group is all about. Once open to all and targets young you’ve gotten a taste of families. If you are interestFoundations, join with us ed in learning more, or want weekly at our new date and to join, contact John Gillis at time—Wednesday evenings 453-7866.
Men's Life: Winning at Work & Home Topics include: • Grasping life’s universal success principle • improving your sex life • increasing your personal power at work • four keys to maximum parenting • wise moves with money in your marriage • connecting with the heart of your wife • the best reasons to work
starting with supper at 6 p.m., and class following at 6:30.
• bringing out the best in your child • strengthening communication with the woman you love • a new view of work • resolving conflict and other relational “static” • a lifetime game plan for raising sons and daughters • love languages that connect you & your wife • discovering personality distinctives for yourself & your family 9
• best practices of successful men • developing long-term winning strategies at work & at home Date: Tuesday mornings beginning now! Time: 6:15 a.m. (the coffee will be on) Location: SHPC sanctuary Sign up in the narthex after church or just come. Each man will need to purchase his own Men’s Fraternity Workbook for $15.
Enrich Your Marriage Through 8 Great Dates
humming along, all types of marriages benefit from the Are you and your mate like and partner. Each date investment in great dates. The passing ships in the night? evening, after a short talk that cost of the book is $12. Come dock together at Eight sets the stage for discussion, Childcare will be provided; Great Dates! Drop off the kids couples are sent out for their however, because of the and have a face-to-face date own private dates. The program restraints on nursery workers night with your spouse so you will run one Saturday night on Saturday nights, childcare is can really talk. Once a month each month from 6:30 to 8:45 limited to children 6 months to th this school year, SHPC will send p.m. beginning September 15 . 3rd grade. The cost is $3 per you out on a great date (The other dates are October child per night with a $10 max th th together with your special 20 , November 17 , December per family per night. Minimal someone. Building on the 15th, January 19th, March 29th, cost but great return for your th th insightful book Ten Great Dates April 19 , and May 7 . There investment! You can sign up on by David and Claudia Arp, Great will be no February meeting; Sunday mornings beginning Dates will help spark romance instead, please come to the Sunday, September 2nd by with memory-making evenings Valentine’s Dinner.) bringing a check for the book to built on key, marriagethe sign-up table in the narthex Whether newly wed or newly enriching themes such as: or by dropping off your retired, quiver full or empty communication, conflict, registration at the church office nest, sandwich generation or encouragement, creative love after September 2nd. Spaces are Gen-X, parents of toddler or life, balancing roles of parent limited so don’t wait to sign up. parents of teen, ho-hum or
OWL / SHPC Writing Circle, cont’d a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoons. Are you new to SHPC? Or are you interested in what this circle does, but not sure if it’s for you? You are welcome to come several times and “try us out.” We have a lot of fun writing short stories from specific topics, sharing them around our circle (if you choose), and laughing over fond memories that come back when we listen to each other’s stories.
SHPC Book Club Selections for Fall September 13th: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers October 11th:Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir
Story Circle Network is the “parent” group to Older Women’s Legacy (OWL). Austin is the headquarters for both these groups. Find out more about Story Circle at www.storycircle. org. If you have any questions, contact Sally Jo Elliott (sjelliott@ austin.rr.com 892-0845) or Carol Cunningham (carol@ shpc.org).
November 8th: Regeneration by Pat Barker December 13th: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson Meets second Thursday evening of each month from 7 to 8:30 in Room 7.
Teaching 3 basic truths: I need to make the WISE choice; I can TRUST God no matter what; I should treat OTHERS the way I want to be treated.
“It’s fall, it’s fall/The leaves are falling down...*” Well, not really, since we live in Central Texas— but school is starting up again, and with it our Children’s Ministry is gearing up, too! Sunday School kickoff is September 9th ! Here’s a refresher on what, for whom, when, and where!
Nursery Care Ages 0-24 months Room 3
9:30 - 10:30 classes for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. For more detailed information, check www.shpc.org/children/children.php. For specific questions, contact Kim Arthur, Director of Nursery & Preschool Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Britta Dukes, Director of Children’s Ministry, at email@example.com.
9:30 and 11:00 services
HUGE congrats to...
drop-off 10 minutes prior to service start time
Gabriel Aardema, Brandon Alexander and Benjamin Arthur
Staff trained in CPR and 1st Aid Child safety measures include sign in and out, pagers and security tags
for their perfect attendance at the Ark this spring! That's 20 weeks without missing Sunday School! Enjoy your special treat at Chick-Fil-A, boys!
Ark Preschool Sunday Classes Giving preschoolers their first impression of a loving Heavenly Father Teaching 3 basic truths: God Made Me, God Loves Me, Jesus Wants to be My Friend Forever 9:30 - 10:30 classes for 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 4 year olds 11:00 - 12:00 class for 2 - 4 year olds
UpStreet Elementary Sunday Classes Based on a small group/large group format, as kids learn to apply Biblical truths to their own lives. Lessons focus on a new virtue each month, like “Initiative,” below.
*Lyrics from “It’s Fall”, on Big Kid by Sara Hickman
Parents! please don't forget to register your children, 2 year olds — 5th grade, for the 20072008 Sunday School year. Registration not only keeps us current on your family’s contact information but helps us plan so that our program is the best it can be! Registering ahead of time will also keep your child from being delayed to class on our first day, Sept. 9th, because of having to register that morning. Registration forms are located on the Children's Ministry table in the narthex and on-line at www.shpc.org.
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week gaining a bigger and better view of God's power and of Jesus' love for them through lots of music, games, bible stories, crafts, science experiments and of course, everyone’s favorite—snacks! And along the way, they were creating friendships, developing Teach me the way I should go, a prayer life, learning to serve for to you I lift up my soul. others, and building a more Psalm 143:8b personal relationship with Christ. Wow! We packed all hree words would describe that into a week? Somehow we me after Vacation Bible School this summer— tired, tired, tired! Definitely tired after lifting off and soaring to new heights with God all week with 140 wonderfully energetic kids!
ait—let’s add one more word: joyful
was tired, but joyful, because I had been fortunate enough to be a part of such an incredibly rewarding experience like Vacation Bible School and had been able to see so many children come in day after day with huge smiles, lots of happy energy, ready to learn about God with their friends!
I liked the science lab and the balloons. I had never blown up a balloon before!
ur preschoolers and elementary children spent the
My favorite part was learning about God and how He lifts us up. I also liked making the hot air balloon. I can’t wait until Vacation Bible School next summer!
did, and that's one of the reasons that we love Vacation Bible School here at SHPC!
couple of real standouts for me this year were Power Prayers and our Back to School Mission Project. Each day during Bible Story time the chil—Faith dren wrote down a personal prayer request attached to a I just remember being hot air balloon. nervous since this was my first time doing VBS. 10 four At the end of year olds can be scary. I was each day, these very wrong. The kids were requests were passed out to terrific and made me feel all the kids and like there was nothing to they were able it. I had so much fun with them that volunteering next to go home and year will not be a problem! pray for a friend at Vaca—Christine West
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tion Bible School. So many parents and kids talked about how much they loved this part of VBS. Our Back to School Mission Project was a huge success! All the children were given a school supply list and asked to help provide school supplies for children in our community through the Manos De Cristo program. Our goal was to fill 50 backpacks with school supplies, and we did that and much, much more! Seeing the children come forward every morning with their supplies during Lift Off Rally was just amazing. Kids—Manos De Cristo was overwhelmed with gratitude at your generous outpouring of love and is very, very thankful to you!
nd, speaking of gratitude—a huge heartfelt thanks to the over 100 amazing volunteers that made Vacation Bible School such a fantastic week. I couldn't have managed without all of you and I am truly grateful. I wish I had the room in this article to give a personal thanks to everyone, but please know that each of you that helped in any way with VBS are very important to me and I appreciate you!
o, yes, Friday after VBS I was tired, but even more so, joyful, and here I am, already looking ahead to VBS 2008! Hope to see you there!
The Mothers of Young Children (MYC) Devotional Group will be meeting for a fall devotional to read and discuss 12 Great Choices Smart Moms Make by Robin Chaddock. With God’s help, we’ll discover principles that will make life more joyful, including how to: Handle the daily challenge of child rearing, Listen to and be heard by your kids, Make wise choices based on your priorities and gifts, Keep in touch with God and draw on His wisdom and strength, and Develop strong, supportive relationships with other moms. Our devotional will begin on Thursday, September 13th, and meet from 9:30-11:30 every Thursday morning through December 13th, except November 22nd, which is Thanksgiving. Childcare cost is $2 per child per week, with a maximum cost of $5 per week. There are scholarships available, so please do not let the childcare cost keep you from joining us! If you are interested, please email me, Susan Sprouse, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 328-2869. Please let me know by September 1st if you'd like to join so I can have time to order our books. I look forward to hearing from you!
SHPC Family Game Night! When: Saturday, September 8th, 2007 Time: 5 — 8:00 p.m. :: Where: At SHPC Cost: Adults $8 each for a catered meal from the Olive Garden; children $2 each with a maximum of $5 for three or more kids... cost includes meal and childcare! Sign up: In the narthex Contact: Lori Whitmire (jlw1209@ austin.rr.com) and Amanda Hyde (email@example.com) A great opportunity to meet other families & share great food. After dinner, adults enjoy games, talk, relax, etc. while kids enjoy their own fun activities in classrooms! Come reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.
Stewardship 2008 SHPC is looking for volunteers to participate in our 2008 stewardship program, which will kick off in November and run thru the first of December 2007. Preparation will start in September. No experience necessary, just the love of Jesus Christ and his church SHPC. You’ll be glad you did. Please call Don Nowakowski at 512-589-8455 to sign up. 13
Parents Have you ever gotten so frustrated with your children that you felt that you were going to pull your hair out? You ever feel like you’ve tried everything but nothing seems to work?
gets frustrated and mad at Timmy for the extra work she has to do. Dad gets mad at Timmy because Timmy has upset his wife and the rule is, “If Mom is not happy... no one is happy.” So now Timmy gets yelled at or nagged at to clean up his room all of the time. Yelling and nagging don’t work, but Mom and Dad keep trying, hoping that little Timmy will change.
simple at first. Help Timmy pick up his room. Tell him how good it makes you feel to see his clean room. Praise him for his help. Come back five minutes later and repeat the praise. Praise him often. I know I sound like a dog whisperer but praise Well, I have been there, and I and encouragement really do understand. work. Remember, the Sometimes the first thing you scriptures tell us to teach the tried is actually the best to try children in the way they should again. Encouragement is a be, not in what they are doing strange thing. It is simply words Let me tell you something. Kids wrong. and a smile—consistent kind respond to attention. Positive Train a child in the way he words directed toward a attention, negative attention— should go, and when he is behavior you want to see for them it is just attention. old he will not turn from it. happen. You, as a parent, get choose —Proverbs 22:6 NIV Here is how life normally plays what kind you give. Instead of out in most homes. Little focusing on a behavior or habit We’re in this together— Timmy has a problem picking up in your child’s life that bugs the I’m praying for ya his room. Mom regularly heck out of you, find a way to reminds Timmy to clean it up. encourage the behavior you Timmy regularly forgets. Mom want to see happening. Keep it 14
PRESENTING THE MESSAGE OF JESUS IN A WAY KIDS “GET” BBQ Dinner Bring a sack lunch, we will provide drinks and a Kick Butt BBQ dinner. The cost of this event is $10. Please sign up online or with the
Come and learn If you have never wake boarded, or water ski’d before don’t worry! We would love to art of walking on water
UP 2 SPEED All of the latest news on upcoming Student Ministry events
Event Name & Description
EVERLAST STARTS AGAIN! 6:30-
EVERMORE STARTS AGAIN! 6:30- 8:00
NEW ABS GROUPS KICK
EVERLAST HIGH SCHOOL LAKE SKI EVENT
EVERLAST PILLOW FIGHT CLUB AUSTIN VS BOWIE-6:30-
More than just a splash in the bucket Join us at the lake retreat and refresh your spirit and your relationship with God as you start out your new school year!
Thank you, IHN Volunteers! You have followed God's command and shown compassion for our brothers and sisters in their time of crisis. Several of you put in double or triple time! May God's blessings be returned to you. You all are an awesome group of volunteers! Thank you! Mo O’Meara, Marsha Holt, Maria Tissing, Gayle, Greg, Jane Guerney, Tita Maxwell, Steve Beard, Jenny Prosser, Denise Berry, Derek, Kristi Fisher family, Tommy Sprotle, Ken & Roz Seiler, Anita Savage, Wayne Crawley, Jane Thompsom, Rita Nowekowski, Brenda & Daniel Gonsales, Leonora
Lopez, Shannon Shumaker, Abby Brady, Oliva, Jordan, Meredith, Lisa Crawford, Debbie Saul, Griffith, Gene Wright, Jane & Bill Hall, Temple Nohle, Caren Zysk, Linda Icenhauer-Ramirez, Sandy Gable, Barbara Christenson, Diane Mc Gowan, Linda Green, Emily Pellerin, Mayann, Kenneth, Michael, Anastasa,
Etham Eichler, Catherine, Jane Staton, Thelma Morris, Fran Miller, Christie Clouse, Rhonda Cabello, David Parmer, Jenn Callahan, Jackie Wilkins, Carol Brandt, Kim Sellers, Ann McDaniel, Polly Reh, Lawrence, and volunteers from our supporting churches Faith Presbyterian Church and Abiding Love Lutheran Church
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Tom O’Meara left this letter for us right before he departed for Malawi in August. One person can make a difference in this world, and that person is you…
members, teachers, students and parents of students;
Didimu, Thomas, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God.
2. Care for my family, Mo and Jessica, while I am away, including prayers and other support;
To the church of God that is at Shepherd of the Hills in Austin, Texas, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those, who in every place, call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ… (Paraphrased from 1Cor.)
3. Consider sending financial support to provide tuition assistance to students at the College of Education. The annual operating costs of the College is about $2,000 per student, but we would like to keep the tuition down to $800 per year. So every group or individual who can provide $100 per month can subsidize one student directly: www.ulivingstonia.org
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. In a very few days I am departing on a journey to Livingstonia, Malawi, Africa. This journey began long ago, but has become very important to me as I see it as the call of Jesus on my life. My preparation for this journey has included, significantly, the work that you and I have done together to build the community that is Shepherd of the Hills. God’s Great Commandment is to love God and our “neighbor.” As I have grown to understand that Commandment, our “neighbor” is the person who needs the overabundance of resources that God has granted to me. My “neighbor” lives in northern Malawi. My career has passed from military officer to lawyer to college professor. I have learned that northern Malawi needs educators. Our covenant partner, Pastor Clement Munthali, specifically asked me to come to northern Malawi to teach his people how to communicate effectively in English. As Clement and I have worked out the details of that call, we discovered that the College of Education at the University of Malawi had a place for me, for the coming semester. So I am going… Please come along…
4. Consider a visit to Livingstonia and Manyamula yourself. If you can visit for three to nine weeks, you can take on a project that matches your skills—for example, gardening, sewing, tutoring, healthy practices, music, auto mechanics, welding or what you do very well; 5. Consider a semester of teaching at the College of Education, or a semester of service in the library or administration, or teaching in the Technical College, College of Business, College of Nursing or College of Theology. Those of you who visit will learn that skills found commonly in Austin, Texas are in critical demand in northern Malawi, but really the greatest reward is the opportunity that our covenant gives us to obey the Great Commandment. Just come… While I am away I promise to send regular reports which will be available by a link on the Shepherd of the Hills website, www.shpc.org. [Ed. Note: this link is not yet available.]
God's love is abundant! Many of you have indicated your interest in my call and have pledged your support. Here Tom O'Meara, SHPC Elder is what I ask you to do while I am gone: Professor of Communications & Education Research 1. Pray for me and those who are working College of Education, University of Livingstonia with me at the College of Education, Malawi, Africa including administrators, board 16
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Happy New Year! Happy new year?! What’s up with that, Budget Guy—you're like four months early!
Figure out why you don't ever seem to reach the light you think you see at the end of the tunnel
Seems to me that it depends on how you look at it. For me, September always seems like the Wait a minute—this sounds like a sales pitch! start of a new year. Summer vacations are over, What’s it gonna cost me for all of this supposthe kids are back in school, football’s starting edly great advice? up, the big holidays are just around the corner. Nothing. Nada. It’s free. And I’m not paid by Okay, I'll buy that…happy new year to you, the church, either. It’s simply my way of contoo. Now what? tributing to the ministry at SHPC and trying to give back a small portion of what God and SHPC Well, since we think of the start of a new year as the opportunity for new beginnings, I thought keep giving me. I’d use this column to re-introduce the Budget Guy and what, exactly, he does here at Shepherd of the Hills.
Well, the price is right. But I’m not really comfortable sharing my personal financial stuff with anyone.
Seems pretty obvious to me—the Budget Guy…er…you… write an article each month for the newsletter. Some of them have actually been pretty good. You've written a couple of stinkers, though…
So don’t. We can talk things through in general terms, if you’d like. Any personal information you do decide to share with me is kept strictly confidential. I don’t share it with anyone. I don’t even tell anyone who I’m working with.
Thanks…I think. But there’s more to it than that. You see, money is a powerful tool that can help us do what is really important in our lives. But we have to make sure that we control it rather than it controlling us. I’m here for anyone who wants help with their personal finances.
What if I only have a question or two, like whether or not it makes sense to pay off my car note, or whether or not a credit card offer is a good one?
Cool! I’ve got a big credit card bill coming in any day now… No, sorry, I can't pay any of your bills for you. But I will work hard to help you do things like: Find a way to pay off your debts Develop a plan for spending your money that will help you stay out of debt Get out of the too-much-month-notenough-paycheck syndrome
No question is too small. Just ask and I’ll do whatever I can to help you. Hmmm…I don't know… Look at it this way—if your financial life isn’t perfect, maybe I can help make it a little better. I’m not a CPA or tax expert, but I do have a lot of financial experience and knowledge. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll tell you up front and then help you find it. And it won't cost you anything but some time. Are you ready to make it a new year? I'm here to help you improve your financial life. It's free and confidential. Just call the Budget Guy, Allen Gunter, at 292-4035, or send an email to BudgetGuy@shpc.org. For a wonderful look at what the Bible says about money, check out the Crown Financial Ministries Small Study Groups— contact Chris Gordon at 484-1905 for more information.
Tame that wild checkbook that never seems to balance
Joys – Tom O’Meara has arrived safely at the University of Livingstonia—congratulations to Kate Kubena as she attends Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, MA this fall — Rita Paschack welcomes a great-grandson, Cameron O’Brien Clegg, born July 20th — Doug Budd will be working with Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services here in Austin — TSgt Sheila Killpack has volunteered to take Farrah Stowe’s September tasking to Iraq — Madison Micah Young, son of Mike & Erica, was born July 9th — after testing, Peggy Platt and her doctor have chosen to watch & wait
Sorrows – Martin Ramirez's father, Juan Jose Ramirez Vasquez, passed away August 12th in Monterrey — former SHPC member Derrick Bay's grandfather, Samuel, passed away on August 1st; he was 100 — Dick Klusmann’s sister, Deborah Kuolt of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died unexpectedly July 15th after a short illness — Josh Maginn, 23, stepson of Bill Zuraitis’s daughter Susan Maginn, was killed Sunday evening, July 22nd, in a motorcycle accident in Kenosha, Wisc — Doyle Galloway, father of Sandy Hill, passed away July 21st — Marilyn Nowakowski, mother of Don, passed away July 12th
Please pray for —
Charlie Wall, neighbor of Jack & Carol Gilchrist, hospitalized with chest pains — Ruth Olson, recovering from knee replacement — Bob Heller of Houston, long-time friend of Harriet Cavness, hospitalized with a severe infection — Anna Squire and her family, friends of the Bays, after her son Spencer’s unexpected death — Steve Calhoun, recovering from knee replacement — Benjamin, son of Fran Miller, on IV treatment for Lyme disease — Phil Kruczkowski, released from the hospital following treatment for a rattlesnake bite — Sally Schilstra — Bill Grubb, Kim’s husband, recovering from colon surgery — Anna Lincoln, sister of Kim Arthur, intensive chemotherapy — Ada & Ken Engler, as Ken transitions to a nursing facility — Helga Crafton, step-mother of Jamie May, undergoing cancer treatment — Sheila & Reese Killpack, friends of Farrah Stowe, departing for Iraq & Afghanistan in September — Capt. David B. Craig, son of Linda Rauch & Rick Hewitt, leaving in November for a 2nd tour in Iraq — James Ewing, friend of Junie & Gaston Broyles, now in Iraq — Barbara West, cousin of Gloria Drake, setback in cancer treatment — Eileen Gomez, friend of the Gilchrists’ daughter, recently diagnosed with MS — Mal Hunter, home following treatment for an infection — Missy Ledbetter and Elizabeth Ledbetter (4), daughter and granddaughter of Martha & Jim Meador, health problems — Bruce Albertson, electrophysiology study — families affected by recent storms in Midwest, including Kathy Segura’s grandmother, Esther — the families and friends of those affected by the Virginia Tech tragedy — those in hurricane-stricken areas — Pastor Clement Munthali and the congregation of Manyamula Presbyterian Church — Pastor Chimwemwe Mhango and his youth ministry Please pray for members of the Armed Forces, loved ones, and all world leaders involved in war zone crises including: Dennis Low... Jason Addison, son of Al & Jai Leigh Addison… David B. Craig, son of Linda Rauch & Rick Hewitt… Alan Robinson, former student of Carol Ideker... Brian Tiede, friend of Sherine Thomas & Tom Nuckols... Jeff Johnson, friend of Angela & Jeff Peterson... Brett Hines, nephew of Georgia Crawley... Nathan Miller, son of Fran & Ted Miller... Clinton Purcell, Doug Budd’s co-worker's son... Brian Lugo, grandson of Joy & Esso Essary and son of Jennifer Sims... Sheila & Reese Killpack, friends of Farrah Stowe... James Ewing, friend of Junie & Gaston Broyles...
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The Rev. Nancy Marroquin of Dripping Springs Presbyterian Church sends us the following: July 29, 2007 Dear Session and members of SHPC,
church development with at gift of $50,000. This money will be added to our land acquisition fund with the goal of acquiring land for a permanent DSPC by the end of this year.
On August 26th, Dripping Springs Presbyterian will celebrate two years as a worshipping congregation. I want We ask your continual prayers as we: to thank you for your support of prayers, money and, most Seek to reach people in the Dripping Springs community importantly, for sending us amazing missionaries. Thanks with the message of Christ to you and our other sponsoring churches we have been Interview for a Youth Director able to live out the mission we were called to: to gather in Expand our small groups this fall the name of Christ; to grow as His disciples; to go out as Prepare for an October benefit concert featuring Terri his missionaries sharing his peace, mercy and love. Hendrix I’d like to share with you a few highlights from this past Seek our permanent home year that happened in large part because of your support. Consider renting additional space to expand our In October 2006, we chartered with just over 100 founding children and youth ministry members and have continued to grow since then. In March Thank you for believing in this mission. Because of you, we leased our own building and now have space for our children and youth. In May, 31 youth and adults from DSPC God’s Kingdom is expanding and we are eternally grateful. May God continue to bless SHPC as you live our your traveled to Reynosa, Mexico to join SHPC in building homes for families in need. And just two weeks ago PCUSA mission to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ. awarded DSPC the Walton Award. This grant was established by Sam and Helen Walton to recognize a new
The Meadors are missing a card table... it’s black and has their name on the underside. If you have seen this table wandering lonely as a cloud, please let Jim or Martha know—they miss it!
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