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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


Congregation Dialogues:
Capital Campaign Feasibility

All adults and confirmed youth (16+) are invited to attend and learn information, ask questions, and voice thoughts about the 2015 Capital Campaign.

• Saturdays at 5:30 PM: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
• Sundays at 9:45 & 11:00 AM: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19

Each dialogue will include a 30 minute presentation, a 15 minute Q&A and survey. There will be no solicitation of pledges or gifts at these meetings. Thank you for attending!


rangerA Saturday Breakfast for Men & Women:
A Ranger's Story, A Family's Faith
Saturday, October 4 // 9:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $10 // Register by Oct. 2

This fall we’re combining our separate Men’s and Women’s Breakfasts into one event. (We’ll leave it to you who to sit with!) Our guest speaker is Jill Stephenson, mother of Rosemount Army Ranger, CPL Benjamin Kopp, who died in combat while saving six fellow soldiers. Jill will share stories of Ben’s courage under fire and her family’s grief and moving forward in faith.


Run Ragged 'Til Midnight
A Middle School Event (Grades 6-8)
Friday, October 10 // 7:00 PM - Midnight // Cost: $30

It’s our biggest, craziest middle school event at SOTV! Find fun every where you turn: bounce around on giant inflatables, play carnival games, get a makeover at the hair and nail salon, Dance, Dance, Revolution until you drop, rap with Agape, and so much more. Bring a friend!


Couples Service Event: Feed My Starving Children
Saturday, October 11
Lone Oak Grill: 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Optional dinner)
Feed My Starving Children: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free; bring money if you join us for dinner // Register by Oct. 9

Put your faith into action as you work to package meals for malnourished children all over the world. We will meet for dinner beforehand.  


breakfastHot Breakfast!
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2nd and 4th Sundays -  Next one is October 12
Join us in the Great Hall for food and fellowship for a Hot Breakfast in addition to the coffee and donuts you already love.

What does it cost?
First-time guests: Free
• Kids (ages 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.
• Coffee & Donuts are available every week
for a freewill offering of your choosing.

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


Justice PageJustice Alan Page: The Importance of Education
Tuesday, October 14
Presentation: 6:00 – 6:15 PM
Q&A: 6:15 – 6:45 PM
Fellowship: 6:45 – 7:15 PM
Cost: Free— Please pre-register by Oct. 9

MiMinnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Alan C. Page, was elected to the court in 1992. Justice Page is widely renowned for his former career as a professional football player with the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s. Justice Page is an ardent defender of equal education for children and founder of the Page Education Foundation.


OktoberfestOktoberfest: An All-Church Event!
Saturday, October 18
Seatings at 1:00 and 6:30 PM - Please register by Oct. 14
Cost: $12/adults, $7/kids (ages 3-10), 2 & under are free.

This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome to attend. Dannelle is crafting a delicious meal full of German favorites. There will be special music, activities, and adults 21 & over can receive a ticket to redeem for an alcoholic beverage (beer or cider). Put on your lederhosen, grab a stein, and join us!

We’ll also need your help to assist with kitchen prep, decorate , and clean up at both seatings. Contact Dannelle at (952) 985-7312 or


pipesPizza & Pipes Halloween Party
Saturday, October 25
Worship: 5:30 PM // Meal: 6:30 PM
Music and costume parade: 7:00 PM
Cost: $4/person

FuFun and familiar Halloween tunes will be performed in all their spine-shivering glory on the organ by Mark Ertl. Enjoy a meal of pizza and salad and a costume parade for kids. All proceeds will go towards the organ fund.


BibleEnter the World of the Bible
Presented by Doug Greenwold, Senior Teaching Fellow, Preserving Bible Times
Saturday, November 15
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM with lunch included
Cost: $20/person until November 9
$30/person until date of event - Register

Doug Greenwold is our guide for an exciting and immersive tour of the Biblical world. Doug's rich array of maps, images, and aerial videos illustrate God’s Word in a profound way. You'll understand the Bible in its original historical, cultural, and geographical context. Study Israel up close, without leaving the church.

DoDoug’s teaching is captivating, insightful, and deeply thought-provoking. Those who have experienced it call it transformative and paradigm-changing. After one recent seminar, a church leader exclaimed, “Once I was blind, but now I see!”


Christmas 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.