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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


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

Fun 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.   


breakfastHot Breakfast!
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2nd and 4th Sundays -  Next one is October 26
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.

Menu for Oct. 26:
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Sausage, Cheesy Potatoes, Caramel Rolls, French Toast, Assorted Muffins and Scones, Fresh Fruit, Orange and Apple Juice

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


Annual Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 8 // 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The entire church will be full of craft items—over 85 vendors! Tanzania and Bethlehem booths feature unique items and support our global missions. A bake sale benefits the church library, the café benefits the church kitchen, and a silent auction benefits youth mission trips and scholarships.

Please help the library buy new materials, books, DVDs, CDs, by contributing baked goods to the library bake sale during the boutique. Baked goods can be delivered to the library on Friday, Nov. 7 or Saturday, Nov. 8. Please have goods labeled, but not priced. Thanks for your help!



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.

Doug’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.