I’m New to Shepherd of the Hills 
Come Worship with Us
Kid Totes
with materials
are available
for children during worship.
Come as you are!
You’ll be comfortable
in casual
Arizona attire.
Assisted Hearing Devices are available. 
Ask an usher for assistance. 
Have you been baptized?
Baptism is one of the profound ways that God touches our lives. Baptism is a sacrament; God’s word and the element of water are used to proclaim in a tangible way God’s free gifts of grace and forgiveness. Baptism assures us that we are a child of God by trusting in God’s promises. If you have not been baptized or would like or to have your child baptized contact Julia or Pastor Jeff to make the next step toward God’s love and mercy in your faith journey.
Fellowship with Family, Neighbors and Friends
Second Sunday Social
Members, friends, and neighbors are invited to our monthly “Second Sunday Social.”
It is held at 4:30 PM in the homes of various members. 
Please bring a side dish to share
as the hosts provide beverages and paper goods.  
Check here or call the office for monthly location.  
June 9,   4:30 PM   Hosted by Darlene Dailey in Rio Verde 
Meet at the church to carpool at 4:10 PM 
Adult Education
Join Us for Opportunities to Grow
in Gods’ Word
Sunday Morning
Adult Education 
Summer Schedule  8:30 AM
October 16 – April 
9:30 AM 
“Creating a
Healthy Discipling Culture” 
May 26
The SOTH Church Personality
and Some Holy Hilarity
June 5
Pastor Nelson shares his experiences visiting Christians
in Pakistan. 
Men’s Bible Study 
Wednesdays  7:30 AM 
Have a cup of coffee
and join leader
Roger Miller
to discuss upcoming
Sunday scripture. 

Small Group Bible Studies

Several small groups meet regularly to study God’s word and apply it to our lives.
Contact the office for current groups and meeting times.
Friday Study
Resumes in the FALL
New Bible Study
for Men and Women
May 15, 22 
 (Not on 29th)  
June 5, 12, 19 
Women’s Bible Study 
9:15 AM – 11 AM
We will return
in the fall.
 9 Weeks
6:30- 8 PM
$90 per Family
Refreshments and Childcare
Check Back
for Future Dates
  “Cursillo (ker-see-o) is a Spanish word that means “short course.” It is a short course in Christianity. A Cursillo weekend equips you through inspiring talks, daily worship, and prayer to become a more effective follower of Jesus. During the weekend, you will experience the joy of God’s grace and Christian friendship.
Contact Gail and Denny Hanson
or Roger Miller
Children and Families 
(No pictures of SOTH children are included on this site to help maintain privacy.)
     WOW Program
      Word on Wednesdays  
The kids have an awesome time singing songs, eating dinner together, learning Bible stories, creating crafts, and just plain having fun. So kids, grab your friends and come have fun experiencing God’s love through friendships.
Wednesdays  5- 6:30 PM
WOW is on summer break and will resume in the fall.


Summer Camp
Explorer Camp 3rd-4th –
They will take part and learn activities like archery and rock climbing ,
but can not participate in canoeing or wire courses just yet.
Pioneer Camp 5th-6th – 
This age group takes part in the activities above and is also able to canoe and participate in our wire courses

To register for Camp Aloma, please go to:


Questions, please email Julia@sothaz.com.     Space is limited

Youth  Events

We have a time at camp
each summer for our youth.
Friday, June 7 – Tuesday, June 11
For incoming 5th – 8th Graders
UCYC in Prescott
More information at ucyc.com
,Cost $350 –
Scholarships available
Youth Director
Mick McGrath
and his wife, Andrea
Mick grew up in Bismarck, ND. As a result, he is a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan but also enjoys reading, playing guitar, restoring classic cars, and water/snow skiing. Mick was blessed with a strong youth group program in high school. While attending the University of Mary, Mick felt a calling to assist in youth ministry and began volunteering with the group, along with hosting weekly worship nights at the university. After completing his undergraduate degree in 2013, Mick moved to Arizona to attend A.T. Still University’s physical therapy school. He met his wife Andrea in 2014 and made Arizona his permanent home after graduating in 2016. During graduate school, Mick continued in his passion for volunteering with youth ministry, assisting with the Ignite high school youth group here at Shepherd of the Hills, and returned in fall 2018 as Youth Director for the junior high and high school ministries.
(No youth from Shepherd of the Hills are pictured
on our website for privacy reasons.)
Senior High Youth Group for Grades 9-12
Sunday Nights  6 PM in Youth Room 
Our program is for youth grades 9th through 12th,
Join us for music, games,Bible study with dinner.
No charge for these events.
Middle School Youth Group for Grades 5-8
as part of WOW =  Word on Wednesdays
5 – 6:30 PM includes dinner
GolfLand Sunsplash
SUMMER Discounts
Get huge savings on day tickets and season passes to Sunsplash Waterpark. When you buy online through their VIP store you save on admission, plus the mini-golf, laser tag and race car rides. Simply visit www.tickets.golfland.com and enter store name “Hills.” Questions, please email Julia@sothaz.com.
What We Believe 
Shepherd of the Hills is a Bible believing church that stands
on the timeless truth of God’s Word.
Our roots are Lutheran but  our spirit is decidedly Evangelical.
We are welcoming of the Holy Spirit and
passionate about growing deeper in our relationship with Jesus.
We are a congregation seeking the love of God
in an authentic experience of Christian community.
We believe in the poweof God
to change people’s lives and change the world.
Several passages of scripture have been
especially significant in our faith journey as a congregation.
Key Scriptures are:
John 3:16-17: The Great Promise
Matthew 22:37-39: The Great Commandment
Matthew 28:19-20: The Great Commission
II Corinthians 5:17: The Promise of Transformation
Romans 12:2: The Promise of a Renewed Life


Our Vision

Shepherd of the Hills
is a light on the hill
where God’s Word is alive; 
as His love and grace are shared
by His disciples.
Mission Statement  
Share the Good News
of Christ’s love
with all people.  
Statement of Faith
We believe in the Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testament
are the inspired word of God
and are the authority for all matters of faith and life. 
We believe that salvation is only possible through a personal relationship
    of faith in Jesus Christ.
We confess our faith in the words of the Apostle’s Creed.
We celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.