SPARTA, NJ - Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church welcomes the community to its Third Oktoberfest Benefit for Thanksgiving Outreach on Saturday, October 1, 2016 on the church grounds at 246 Woodport Road, Sparta, between Route 15 and Theater Center.

The event is open to the whole community and will feature German food and beverages, including pork three ways. There will be music, games and trivia for the whole family. Tickets are $13 per person in advance and $15 at the door which includes food, soft beverages, and games. Tickets are also available for children under 12.

Proceeds from the event will go to support Shepherd of the Hills’ Thanksgiving Outreach Program, which is done in partnership with Project Self-Sufficiency. This is the thirtieth year that Shepherd of the Hills has worked with Project Self Sufficiency for this holiday outreach.

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“Jesus sends us out to bring grace and love to others. Coming together to celebrate our abundance at harvest, and then taking the next step to share our abundance with others is truly the mission of the children of God. We welcome all members of the community to join us in what promises to be a fun-filled afternoon,” said Pastor Tina Reyes.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  All are welcome to worship, grow, and serve with us as we proclaim God’s love & grace to all people. 

Shepherd of the Hills is located at 246 Woodport Rd. in Sparta.  For directions or more information about church activities, visit or call Pastor Tina directly at (973) 729-7010.