ICE CREAM SOCIAL is coming up on THURSDAY, AUGUST 16th, and this is a MAJOR fundraiser for the YOUTH MINSTRY of our church...please keep this date open on your calendar so you can help work at it.

WHAT WOULD YOU like to use the income from this event used for? Are there activities you'd enjoy doing with others in your grade or school (friends are welcome!)? Share your ideas with Pastor Mary, Keith Lee, Renee Simpson, Jennifer Kinblom or Holly Sweeney.


Sun., Aug. 5th thru Thur., Aug 9th 6-8pm Vacation Bible School
Tue., Aug. 7th 6-8pm Elk Mound "National Night Out"
Sat., Aug 11th Ruby's Panty We need your help!
Wed. & Thur., Aug 15th & 16th Women's Retreat at Luther Park
Thur., Aug. 16th 4-7pm Pie and Ice Cream Social
Sat., Aug. 25th 2pm Bishop's Installation at Bethel Highlands, Hudson
Tue., Aug. 28th 6pm Community Meal at Cornerstone
Sun., Sep. 2nd First Sunday back to 10am worship
Wed. Sep. 5th 7pm 7th-8th Grade Parents/Students meeting
Sun., Sep. 9th Rally Day activities with Pancake Breakfast, Blessing of the Backpacks and Bibles for 3rd old and 3rd Graders
Wed., Sep. 12th 7th-8th Grade 3:20-4:30pm Confirmation Class
Fri., Oct. 5th Homecoming Parade...would you like to be on our float?
Sun., Sep. 16th 8:45am Sunday School for ages 3 through adults
Sun., Oct. 7th Autumn Fest
Sun., Oct. 14th Kings Countrymen Bluegrass Gospel Band returns
Sun., Oct. 28th Reformation/Confirmation Sunday


August 5th Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35
August 12th 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51
August 19th Proverbs 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58
August 26th Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69

AUGUST: USHERS: Dale Adams and Dave Blicher
LECTOR/READER: DiAnna Scheffler
ALTAR GUILD: Brenda DeLong
COMMUNION ASST/ACOLYTE: DiAnna Scheffler and 1 more
DELIVERY TEAM MEMBER: Need someone to deliver offering to the Bank

SEPTEMBER: USHERS: Jim Vesper, Liz Troyer, Dave Gilberton, Jim Oebser
ALTAR GUILD: Claudeen Oebser
9/16: Open


Faith Riders 2nd Annual Charity THRIFT SALE Thur., 8/2-Sat. 8/4 at 11379 22nd Ave. Lake Hallie. (Thur./Fri. 8am to 7pm; Sat. 8am-3pm) Come out and support our Annual Grocery Giveback...because all proceeds will go to purchase groceries for local families in need over the Thanksgiving/Christmas Holiday. Presented by the Faith Riders Motorcycle Ministry of CV, call 715-271-3040 for more info.

Elk Mound's First Ever "National Night Out" Tuesday, August 7th from 6-8pm. Raising public safety awareness and an opportunity to meet YOUR first responders. FREE FOOD, equipment will be on display and much more. Attending are EM Fire District, Colfax Rescue, the Dunn County Sheriff's Office and Elk Mound Police Department


INTERNATIONAL SPY ACADEMY VBS August 5th through 9th 5:30-8pm.

NOTE: Everyone is invited to participate on Thursday, August 9th from 5:30-8pm in Operation Fun and Games. We'll begin the night by listening to the children sing songs of the week, watch a slideshow, play games for EVERYONE and close the night by enjoying some ice cream sodas.

7TH and 8TH GRADE CONFIRMATION FAMILIES Please mark these dates on your calendars:

September 5th 7pm Parent/Student Confirmation Meeting
September 12th 3:20-4:30pm First Confirmation Class

RALLY SUNDAY is SEPT. 9th...which means we have our Annual Pancake Breakfast, Bibles distributed in worship...along with a Blessing of the Backpacks. This year we'll have some games and activities for the kids to do in between the meal and worship.

SUNDAY SCHOOL starts up again on SEPT. 16th and is for anyone 3-years old through adults of all ages.

WOMEN'S RETREAT for ELCA churches in the Chippewa Valley Conference at Luther Park on Wed., Aug. 15th-Thur., Aug. 16th. The theme is Change is Good and the speaker is Deb Gilbertson from Eau Claire. Music is by Jeanette Tobiason and Jennifer Kinblom. Registration is $65 or if you want to come for just Wednesday the fee is $35. You can find registration forms in the Gathering Area or at our website ( under Women of the ELCA tab. Any questions contact Phyllis Grohn 715-836-7055 or Jacki Johnson 715 -864-1489. Checks made out to WELCA, and mailed to Eileen Christopherson, E9941 630th Ave., Elk Mound, WI, 54739

THEME: Change is Good, Speaker is Deb Gilbertson from Eau Claire, and fun music will be provided by Jeanette Tobiason and our very own Jennifer Kinblom! Registration forms are at the WELCOME TABLE in the Gathering or on our website under Women of the ELCA.

OPERATION BACK TO SCHOOL is a West Cap program that provides school supplies for any family in Dunn County that qualifies for free or reduced lunch.

* APPLICATIONS DUE: Friday, August 10th

* DONATIONS OF SUPPLIES: Need to be at church by Sunday, August 19th

* DONATIONS OF MONEY TO BUY SUPPLIES: Checks can be made payable to West Cap - Operation Back to School, and mailed to PO Box 308, Glenwood City, WI 54013.

* If you have any questions or would like to learn ways that you can help, please contact Jill at 715-265-4271, or email

* PICKUP for Menomonie, COLFAX, ELK MOUND, & Boyceville SCHOOL DISTRICTS is Wednesday, August 22nd at the Stout Ale House Banquet Hall in Menomonie from 2:00-5:00pm.

Needed supplies include: Large backpacks, spiral notebooks, folders, pens & pencils, washable markers and more. See complete list in the Gathering Space at church, along with applications. Applications, flyer and info also available on Facebook pages for our church and the school district.


* BBQ's * Pulled Pork * Hot Dogs * Potato Salad * Baked Beans * Pie * Ice Cream * Milk
* Coffee * Lemonade
ALL ARE WELCOME, so bring a friend. (List of needed donated items will be posted in church and on our website soon!)


Looking for a way to continue supporting God's Work during Summer Months? What about using ...Simply Giving, an electronic giving option for giving to the church. It allows you to designate the amount you'd like to give to God's ministry at Shepherd of the Hill, and how frequently you'd like to do so. This form of offering means you don't have to worry about bringing your checkbook or cash offering to church, because you've already decided on what you're giving each month. It provides YOU the freedom to give freely and regularly to the church, and also provide THE CHURCH with a steady source of offerings throughout the year.

You can register for Simply Giving TWO DIFFERENT WAYS:
* Complete a Simply Giving application form (located on one of the smaller tables in the Gathering Area) and turn into Barb Vadnais (our Financial Secretary)
* Go on our website ( , click on GIVING, and designated how much you'd like to give and the frequency. Of course, another electronic giving option would be to simply set up an automatic draft from your checking account under your financial institutions BILL PAY. This would generate a check made payable to Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, and mailed directly to us at 207 University St., Elk Mound, WI 54739.

RUBY's PANTRY...Don't forget us on the 2nd Saturday MORNING
Our next distribution is set for Saturday, August 11th. Guests can register online up will start at 7:30am, with DISTRIBUTION beginning at 8:30am. Guests can pre-register before 3pm Friday the 10th by going to this website, or can register the day of the distribution. As always, we'll need LOTS of volunteers to make this a successful event. The truck may come as early as 6:30am, and as food comes into the building we need to count, sort, maybe bag items before distribution begins. PLUS...there is always a need for people to help distribute, pull wagons or load items into our guest's vehicles.

You can start to bring THRIFT SALE items to the church beginning SUNDAY, MAY 13th.
Please make sure item is clean, in working order, and priced. THANK YOU!


See our website ( ) look for GIVING on the left of Home page. A growing number of us don't carry checkbooks and/or pay most of our bills online. Online giving is an option available for us to joyfully and intentionally make financial offerings to God's work here at Shepherd of the Hill. GIVE+ Now you can set up and manage your own online giving account for your offerings to our church. You can STILL go through Barb Vadnais our Financial Secretary to make adjustments or join Simply Giving. GIVE+ INSTRUCTIONS>
* Go to our church website at
* Click on the GIVING tab on the left
* From there you can create a "Give +" account (email account and an 8 character sure to keep track of your password)
* You will get an email from Vanco to 'verify' your email address
* Once you've done that, go back to the church website, log in to Give+.and get started
* "Select Fund" (currently General Operating is the only option)
* "Select Frequency" you want to donate (one-time, weekly, etc.)
* Identify the giving "Amount" (no .00 required at the end of the dollar amount)
* Click "Next" at bottom of that screen, to select a start date and add information about source of payment (At this time it is only from a checking or savings account)

Once you've completed the setup, be sure to go to the top left of the screen to see the drop down menu...and LOGOFF. What you'll also see on this drop down menu, are option you have for seeing your giving history, adjusting your source of payment and more!

Please let one of your staff or council members know if you'd like to see other "Funds" available to donate to, and/or if you'd like an option to give via Credit or Debit. (There is an additional cost for these options, and giver is given the option to help cover those costs.)

You can still fill out the hard copy paper Simply Giving form for electronic giving and pass that on to Barb Vadnais, our Financial Secretary. What Thrivent's Give+ does, is allow you to have more control over your giving. All online giving users are welcome to place an "I'm giving electronically" laminated card in the offering basket. These are located by the Communion Cards in the Gathering Area.

2018 CHURCH COUNCIL MEMBERS, Committee/Officer
Greg Kinblom: President
Sandy Barth, Vice-President
Linda Dempski, Secretary
Linda O'Mara, Treasurer
Heidi Schiszik , Youth and Education Committee
Keith Lee, Youth and Education Committee, Evangelism and Stewardship
Betty Heltne, Social Concerns Committee
Rita Lee, Worship Committee
Linda Eder: Worship
Holly Sweeney, Social Concerns
Dale Adams, Property Committee
Ken Millermon, Property Committee


Get the word out...Tuesday FP will be open from 4-6pm instead of 10am-Noon. To help with the transition, we will be having the FP open BOTH times on Tuesday's during the month of June. Friday's we will still be open from 10-Noon.

See Calendar for further announcements

Last updated: August 7th, 2018