Monthly Game Night

Monthly Game Night is Saturday, March 18 at 6:45 pm – come enjoy some good food, some great fellowship, and yummy snacks! This group plays all sorts – card games, board games, group games – every week is different and fun. Bring a snack if you choose.

Lenten 5-5-5 Quilting Service Project 

We set a goal to cut 500 squares and raise $500 during the 5 weeks of Lent. Cutting Kits will be available in the Gathering Area until Easter if you would like to support the project. The squares will be used to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief humanitarian efforts. This is a great way to involve a friend, neighbor, kids, …

Youth Life Ministry

It’s Garage Sale time! You can earn community service hours for this event. We need help sorting items the week of March 13, all day until 7 pm weekdays. Garage Sale day is Saturday, March 18, and help is needed anytime from 6 am until 4 pm. During the week you will help sort and stage …

Lent – Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church and School

Please join us each Wednesday during the Lenten Season for midweek worship. We gather for worship at Noon and 6:30 pm on 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, and 3/29 for Lenten Worship. The Noon Service will be live-streamed and the bulletins and links are below. A soup and salad dinner is provided at 5:30 pm (and served through …

Lenten Disciplines

Lent is a season in the church in which we especially focus on examining our hearts, confessing our sin, and reflecting on the significance of Christ’s death on the cross. Lenten disciplines are a tool in turning our hearts and lives to Christ. Below are some ideas for you, or you may think of some …

Property Site Visit and Special Congregational Meeting

We will be hosting a site visit on Sat, Feb 25th from 10 am to Noon at the St. John’s County property currently under consideration for purchase for a possible mission church plant. You come any time between 10 am – Noon. Please indicate on the Yellow Insert if you will be visiting the site or call the church office. If …

Pancake Breakfast

Join us from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Sunday, February 19th as we serve a delicious, indulgent breakfast in anticipation of the Lenten season. Enjoy piping hot pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, and juice! Your free-will donation helps provide funds for Youth Life programming, summer camps, and the summer Peru Mission Trip.

Youth Life Update

Saturday is our next youth fundraiser, Dine with Us- Aloha! Our annual dinner fundraiser has a Hawaiian theme this year and promises to be a great event full of tikis and palm trees and all things Hawaiian! Saturday, February 11 is our event day. We ask that you arrive at 3 pm. Hawaiian shirts, long dark pants, and closed-toed shoes, please. …

Souper Bowl of Caring

Join us Sunday, February 12th Now known as “Tacklet Hunger.” Youth will hold giant soup pots in the gathering area and will collect funds after worship. All proceeds benefit the Mandarin Food Bank. This event is a nationwide event and raises millions of dollars for local food banks.

ALOHA Dinner – Fundraiser

Join us for Come Dine with Us – Aloha! Hawaiian Dinner – Saturday, February 11th This evening of fun and great food is a Youth Life fundraiser, and all proceeds will be used for youth programs to include camp participation and the summer mission trip to Peru. This year’s theme is Aloha! and you will be treated …

Faithful Friday – February 3rd

Dear Disciple of Christ, Do you know the difference between an “ordination” and an “installation?” One is done once in a lifetime and one may be done again and again. All pastors are ordained once (unless they “switch” denominations) and installation happens whenever someone begins in a new church setting. You’re right if you’re thinking this seems to be …

Mission Driven – A Weekend to Serve

Quilting Workshop – All-Day, Drop-In session on Sat, Feb 4, 10 am to 5 pm. This is the final push to complete quilts that will be sent to the Lutheran World Relief warehouses the following week. There will be stations for cutting squares, designing quilt tops, sewing tops, matching tops to the backing, and finishing the sides and …

Youth Life News

Greetings Youth Life family!  Rock the Universe is this weekend. Participants are asked to meet at the church at 4 pm on Friday, January 27 to depart as soon as possible. A separate mailing went out (to those signed up) with more specific information.  Next weekend is an all-day, drop-in quilting workshop and you can earn community service hours …

Faithful Friday – January 27th

Dear Disciple of Christ, Last week’s posting focused on the temptations we may have for us to use our “timeline” for life rather than God’s. Even now, looking back over those 9 years of study and preparations for pastoral ministry, it seemed like a long process. Those first four years of preparation (in Concordia Junior College in …

Inquirers’ Retreat

Have you ever pondered if God was calling you into pastoral ministry? The NALC Carolina’s District is sponsoring an “Inquirers Retreat” Fri. Feb. 10 & Sun. Feb. 12 at Laurel Ridge Camp. The retreat is to introduce the call of God to those who wonder if God is calling them into vocational ministry. If you are interested in this retreat, …

Waving Ministry

Are you looking for a new way to serve? We have something that is fun, easy, and something everyone can do. Prior to each of our three services each weekend, we have folks on the sidewalk waving to those passing by on Southside Blvd and the service road. All you have to do is provide …

Youth Life News

Happy Epiphany Youth Life family!  Rock the Universe tickets have been purchased and hotel arrangements have been made. If you want to go, we may still be able to get tickets but I need to know asap. The event is happening January 27-29 at Universal Studios, Orlando. The cost for the Christian music event including hotel …

First Communion Classes

First Communion classes are open to any child who has the desire to receive Holy Communion and who has parental permission. If this applies to your child, please email to indicate your interest in classes. Pr Peacock will then schedule 3 sessions with those interested based on the participant’s availability.

Faithful Friday – January 13th

Dear Disciple of Christ, I expect few of you have ever seen my “diploma” on the wall in my office. My “Master of Divinity” (known as an “MDiv”) represents the successful completion of a theological student’s studies. Without that document, at least in the Lutheran church, a person cannot become a pastor. So, after eight years of study (four in college …

Beaches Mission House Donations 

Beaches Mission House serves the community by providing meals, medical care, job search support, and shower & laundry facilities to the area’s homeless and indigent population. We will cook and serve dinner on Tues, Jan 31, 5 pm to 8 pm. If you would like to participate, please contact the church office. Mission House needs a number …

Annual Meeting

Mark Your Calendar – Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sun, Jan 22 at Noon. We will provide a light lunch to those attending. Please contact the church office to RSVP for the meal. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear how the Spirit has been leading. The annual report will be presented, the proposed …

Quilting Ministry

Our quilters resume their Wednesday afternoon quilting sessions on Jan 11 at 1:30 pm. This group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays to match sewn tops to filler and backing. There is also a station for cutting squares. There is no sewing, and no experience is needed to help with this part of the process!! All are welcome.  …

Budget Information Meeting

Budget Information Meeting – will be held after the 10:30 am service Sun, Jan 8. This is in preparation for the annual congregation meeting on Sun, Jan 22 at Noon.  Copies of the proposed budget are available in the church office. We will meet in the south Annex classroom.

City Rescue Mission

Live Builders Residents’ Gifts – Our congregation sponsored sixteen women who are in a year-long residential recovery program. We provided each person with three gifts. Thanks to all who coordinated, shopped, wrapped and delivered! These ladies will never know our names but they knew they were cared for and prayed for!

Save The Date

For additional details, please see News Notes, call the church office, or visit our calendar. Wed. Jan 4 – Fellowship Dinner at 5:30 pm & Epiphany Worship at 6:30 pm Sat, Jan 7 – Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study  Sun, Jan 8 – Family Hour Classes Resume at 9:30 am Wed, Jan 18 – Women’s …

Live Nativity

For two evenings we received visitors to our Live Nativity which featured sharing the Word through readings and carols, a photo station, a bunny petting booth, crafts for children, and a fire pit s’mores station. A great time was had by all and we were able to great a number of our community neighbors!

Youth Life News Notes

Merry Christmas Youth Life family!  Thank you to all those youth and families who helped with the Live Nativity this past weekend. Wonderful, fun community event enjoyed by all! Great way to share the true story of Christmas with our friends and neighbors.  Rock the Universe tickets have been purchased and hotel arrangements have been made. If you …

Peru Trip Update

Our scheduled trip for Jan 4 has been postponed due to a 30-day state of emergency. In an abundance of caution, we have decided to wait to reschedule and will keep you posted as new dates are determined.

Worship This Christmas at Shepherd of the Woods Church and School

Christmas Eve Services – Saturday, December 24 at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm & 11:00 pm 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm are Traditional Services 9:00 pm is our Lesson and Carols Service 11:00 pm is our Candle Light All services celebrate Holy Communion Live Stream Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 pm – if you are …

Food Pantry Needs

Our “Shepherd Shelves” in the Gathering area serves many in our local community every week. We appreciate all donations. Currently, we are most in need of the following: canned meats & tuna, canned soups and stews, canned fruit, and canned beans and breakfast cereals. If you can provide any items, please leave them in the barrel …

Christmas Season Thank You

As we continue our Advent worship and preparations for Christmas celebrations, you, as a congregation have helped make the season more special for others. You provided gifts for 122 children through the Angel Aid Angel Tree program, more than 40 gifts for the 14 women we sponsored through the residential program at City Rescue mission, …

Youth Life News

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual holiday caroling. Three groups of folks divided up and sang to shut-ins, those in the hospital, in nursing homes, etc. The day was definitely full of Christmas cheer! See some pics below! Live Nativity is happening this weekend: December 17-18th. Thank you to those who have volunteered …

Christmas Food Baskets For Angel Aid

Thanks to all who donated for the Thanksgiving baskets. Angel Aid continues their support of families with additional food at Christmas and they are most in need of paper towels, toilet paper, feminine care items as well as canned goods including meats, tuna, fruits, veggies and breakfast cereals. If you would like to donate, there …

Children’s Christmas Festival

Children’s Christmas Festival – Sat, Dec 10th from 10:30 to Noon – Make plans to bring your children for fun and games, photos with Santa and a special book reading of “It Must Be Christmas” at 11:00am. Bring a friend! Please RSVP using the Yellow Insert and let us know how many children you will be …

Christmas Blessings in Peru

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas in the states, we have the opportunity to extend our care, and “show Christ” to those in need. Our Christmas outreach program this year will include providing small gifts, hot chocolate & panettone to approximately 140 children in the community plus the 40 children and 8 seniors housed at …

Advent Service and Christmas Tree Lighting

A blessed Advent season to you and your family! We pray, in the midst of the hustle and bustle, this be a time of prayer and preparation for our coming Savior, Jesus Christ. Please join us for our Advent Service of Light and Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30pm. A fellowship meal will be served at 5:30pm. Please RSVP to the church office.

To Show Christ – Updates

City Rescue Mission Life Changers Ministry – We are sponsoring 15 women who are participating in a year-long residential program that provides educational, work training, life skills and faith-based support. We are seeking to offer a few small gifts to each of these ladies. If you would like to help, please select and sign out a tag from the …

Youth Life Updates

Rock the Universe is a weekend event happening January 27-29 at Universal Studios. This annual event features Christian artists performing at various venues at the Universal Studios theme park. Youth Life (7-12th grade) are in the park for both concert nights and we stay at an onsite hotel. The trip is $215 per person and includes a …

Faithful Friday – November 18th

November 18, 2022 Dear Disciple of Christ, It is almost here, isn’t it?  The season of Advent is almost upon us (starting the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 27th) and we will turn our attention to the coming of Christ. Would I be wrong to suggest that if you’re thinking of doing that (going to worship to celebrate His birth), …

Monthly Game Night

Monthly Game Night – join us for food, fun and fellowship on Sat, Nov 19 at 6:45pm. Board games, cards, puzzles, charades – you never know what kind of fun will be had!! All ages are welcome although we do not provide childcare or a nursery at this time. Please bring something to snack on if you want, but never …

Faithful Friday – November 11th

Dear Disciple of Christ, I really feel that my vicarage year was one of the most valuable of the eight years of preparation for ministry.  In actuality, that third year of the four year preparation in seminary was not always required of future Lutheran pastors. As I remember, it was initially offered as an option for those …

Youth Life

Good afternoon, friends! Thank you all for helping out with the Fall Festival! It was a great Saturday morning and everyone had a wonderful time. Remember to keep track of your service hours- that event counts for 2-3 hours depending on when you arrived.  This past Sunday, October 30th was Reformation Sunday and seven of …

Affirmation of Baptism 2022

We celebrate our 2022 Confirmands and ask God’s blessing on each of their lives as they seek to show Christ’s love.  This is not on the end of study, but the beginning of their journeys of faith and service as adult members in the church.  Please hold in your prayers Jazmyne Hinds, Makayla Howard, Bradley Morici, Gino Morici, …

Weekly News Notes

The Pumpkins Have Left the Building! – HUGE thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to this year’s Patch. We knew it would be a learning experience but we did not anticipate the large number of visitors and were delighted at the number of folks from our community who turned out. We were able to welcome so …

Faithful Friday’s – October 28th

October 28, 2022 Dear Disciple of Christ,  We want you to know, brethren, about the grace of God which has been shown in the churches of Macedonia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of liberality on their part. 3 For they gave according to …

Faithful Friday’s – October 21st

October 21, 2022 Dear Disciple of Christ, Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence ​​​​​ 1 Peter 3:15 My remembrances of my vicarage (the 3rd year of my seminary training) continue. With any vicarage, much of what …