Join Us with Our Community Outreach 
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”   Matthew 25:35
SOTH Supports Navajo Mission

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (SOTH) supports the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission (NELM) in Rock Point, Arizona. Kate Adelman, Executive Director of NELM, met with the SOTH Mission Action team to inform the committee of current Christian outreach activities and needs. NELM has been in partnership with the Navajo people living in the area for 65 years.

Friends Feed Friends

Volunteers help feed 70-100 homeless in Moeur Park in Tempe every Friday night at 5 PM

(winter months)

6PM (summer). 

Contact Gail Hanson to carpool from SOTH.    



Extended Hands Food Bank
Extended Hands Food Bank in Fountain Hills continues to run out of canned food. They support over 1,000 men, women and children in our town. They are in need of items such as peanut butter, jelly, soups, vegetables, spaghetti, tuna, main dish meals, etc. 
Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month to prepare food. Carpooling is available at 3:15 pm in the upper parking lot. For more information, or questions contact Don Wirth or office at
Join Us as We Participate in Community Events
Community Blood Drive   
We support the Fountain Hills and Noon Kiwanis Community Blood Drive.
It is held at the Fountain Hills Community Center
approximately every 2 months (5 times a year).
To schedule your appointment visit
(Sponsor code: Kiwanis) or
call SOTH member Paul Appeldorn.
Make a
Difference Day
October 27, 2018  7:30 AM 
Make a Difference Day 
The Annual “Make a Difference Day” was held in October and was an opportunity for the entire community to come together and offer 4 hours of volunteer service to vulnerable, elderly, or homebound residents at a variety of work projects throughout Fountain Hills. People were painting, cleaning, patching, planting, raking, hauling debris and much more…every contribution made a difference…neighbor helping neighbor! We began the day at Golden Eagle Park  for juice, coffee, fruit and pastries where volunteers received their assigned worksite project and “kick-off” information.
  Contact Paul Appeldorn for more information. 
AICM is located in Linden, Arizona, just eight miles from Show Low and is one of the missions that SOTH proudly supports. Their purpose is to help Native Americans know God and to bring them into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. They provide a quality Christian education at their boarding school and through their Blue Bus ministry.   Drop by and visit them or see their website at
Contact Pastor Robyn Bezanson,  Email:
 for more information
or how you can help.
Jail Ministry 
They have outreach to different prisons, and they are now trying to get funding for a halfway house. 
Angel Tree Gifts for Our Community

You Can Help Support

Our Global Outreach

(FMSC) is a Christian hunger relief organization that prepares life-saving meals for starving children in 70 countries world-wide. The packing sessions last about two hours at 1345 S. Alma School Rd., Mesa, Arizona 85210.  (480) 626-1970.  
Missionary to East Asia
After presenting her mission opportunity in church,
an update of what she is doing
on a year mission
to East Asia with CRU
(the newer name for
Campus Crusade for Christ).
Samaritan’s Purse
We have collected items each month for a shoebox sized gift package for 10-14 year old children to receive
at Christmas time.
Women’s Ministry page. 
Our Vietnam Mission Trip Background
Now part of
Our mission is to faithfully respond to these needs in Jesus’ name, and to use these opportunities
to share our
Christian faith.
Vital Links for Humanity Joins
Awakening Lives for World Missions
Vital Links founders Tom and Carol Miles
are both nurses.  Tom is a Vietnam veteran
retired from US Air Force.
VLH was formed in 1998 leading teams of over 110 laypersons and medical professionals to Vietnam, seven medical teams to the Navajo Lutheran Mission, Rock Point, AZ, and a team of 13 to Biloxi, MS, for Katrina recovery efforts.
Vital Links supported health and dental care outreach projects at three orphanages in Vietnam for 9 years caring for over 400 orphans, handicapped, elderly and staff.  VLH has facilitated month long visits of 40 medical students and specialty residents from around the world at hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City receiving elective credit at their university. Fifteen healthcare professionals and teachers from Vietnam have been sponsored for special training in the USA to return to their country to teach others.
In 2018, VLH became the Vietnamese medical outreach ministry of Awakening Lives to World Missions, a larger ministry with mission fields around the globe.
ALWM  helps congregations to grow a global mission culture that purposefully and practically obeys Jesus’ call to the nations. We  help you start a new mission team, or refocus and energize existing leadership. ALWM Global carries out ongoing ministry in Vietnam & Cambodia, and also networks and partners with Christian ministries around the world to further the gospel of Christ to those who have not heard. 
Sally and Bill Moberly shared their ministry and received a donation from SOTH presented by  Pastor Jeff Teeples.   A yearly Vietnam Mission trip is available through ALWM to Vietnam and Cambodia.  
Clowns for Christ Ministry 
In 2012 a professional clown from Minnesota, Sid Teske, spent two weeks
at Shepherd of the Hills training a team of 12. This team became Clowns for Christ and have been sharing God’s love by bringing joy and compassion to people of all ages.  Nursing homes, battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters, VBS, church services, parades are some of the venues where the team has shared their message of Christ’s love.
An excerpt from The Clowns Prayer says,
“Never let us become so indifferent that we fail to see the wonder
in the eyes of a child or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.”
Anyone interested in learning more about this ministry
may contact the church office.