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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



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.


Celebrate the Child
All worship services, Dec. 27 & 28
Sat. 4:00, 5:30 pm & Sun. 8:30, 9:45, 11:00 am

Celebrate the Child is a fresh look at the Nativity led by pastor and actor, Jonathan Swenson. Characters like the Innkeeper, A Village Cantor and Joseph will take you on a journey of laughter, wonder, tears, and joy as they share the Christmas story in a deeply meaningful, very personal way.


breakfastHot Breakfast!
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. // 2nd and 4th Sundays  
Next: December 28
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.