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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, ELCA   12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124 ● (952) 432-6351  Directions



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Upcoming Events


Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday, November 26 // 7:00 PM // Cost: Free
Start a new holiday tradition and be fed by the “Bread of Life” the day before Thanksgiving. Pastor Mary Lund will preach and the Senior Choir and Brass Ensemble will provide special music. Bring a canned good to support Our Daily Bread Food Shelf.



Welcome Christmas
Friday, December 5
// 7:30 PM 
“A Nordic Holiday Concert” presented by VocalEssence, a renowned 130-voice ensemble, conducted by Phillip Brunelle and featuring Katherine Ferrand, narrator and Sara Pajunen, fiddler. Tickets: (612) 371-5656 or



Men’s Breakfast
Saturday, December 6
// 8:00 – 10:00 AM // Cost: $10 // Register
Tom Bengtson, author of the book The Geo Principle, will speak on how God is in every occupation.



Allegro Choral Academy Winter Concert
Sunday, December 7
// 7:00 PM
Concert of young people’s music presented by local music academy.
Tickets: at the door or email



memoriesChristmas Memories
Special Luncheon for Seniors (55+)
Monday, December 8
Noon - 2:00 PM
Cost: $10 - Register
Save the date for a very special Christmas–focused luncheon. Besides a wonderful meal, there will be entertainment from SOTV staff and others, Christmas carols, and sharing of  Christmas memories. We think Santa and Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance! This is an event to which it would be ideal to invite a neighbor or friend.  It is open to the whole 55+ community. 


GodZone Family Christmas
Saturday, December 13 // Cost: Free
11:00 AM (Sun. 9:45 and Wed. 4:30 sessions)
1:00 PM (Sat. 4:00/5:30, Sun. 8:30/11:00, and Wed. 5:45/7:00 sessions)
4th and 5th graders may opt to be involved at a time younger siblings are assigned.
Children and their families are invited to attend at the time that corresponds to their weekly session times below. Full information



breakfastHot Breakfast!
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2nd and 4th Sundays -  Next one is December 14
Join us in the Great Hall for food and fellowship for a Hot Breakfast of favorites like pancakes and bacon, in addition to the coffee and donuts available every week.
What does it cost?
First-time guests and kids 2 & under: Free!
Kids (ages 3-10): $4 • Seniors (ages 55+): $4
Youth & Adults: $6 • Max for a family of 4 or more: $20

Credit and debit cards accepted.
You can help!
Learn about our
immediate volunteer needs for this and other ministries.



Sounds of the Season
Sunday, December 14
// 6:00 PM // Cost: Free
Get in the Christmas spirit! The music groups from Shepherd of the Valley perform wonderful Christmas songs, with a grand finale of the Messiah’s “Hallelujah Chorus!”



Travelers' Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 17
- 7:00 PM // Cost: Free
You can experience our festive candlelight service, even if you are traveling on Christmas Eve. Join us for meaningful and inspirational celebration of Christ’s birth, complete with a powerful message and music from the Senior Choir and Brass Ensemble.



Christmas Eve Worship
Wednesday, December 24
// Cost: Free

Family Worship:
11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Our Family Services, designed especially for children, tell the Christmas story in word, drama, dance, and carols with our youth band.

Candlelight Worship: 2:30, 3:45, 5:00, 6:15 & 8:00 PM
Candlelight Worship (with Holy Communion):
9:30 & 11:00 PM
Candlelight Worship is a festive, meaningful and inspirational celebration of Christ’s birth.


Ushers are needed at all of these events. Please contact Merilu Narum at (952) 985-7326,, or sign up at the Welcome Center.