News for the Flock

Happy Birthday Shepherd of the Valley!

We have traditionally celebrated the birthday of Shepherd of the Valley during the month of November because on November 1, 1981 there was a meeting in which the church was officially welcomed as a member of the Lutheran Church and Pastor Paul Harrington was installed as the first pastor.

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Stewardship Celebration

By Rick Summy, Senior Pastor

One of the definitions of stewardship is defined as “everything we do after we say we believe.” (I’m Lutheran enough to want to quibble and say that it is everything we do once God claims us, which happens at birth and is sealed in baptism.) Either way, everything we do once we belong to God certainly involves time, talent, and treasure.

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Halloween Spooktacular with Trunk or Treat

Hundreds of children and their families came out for fellowship, fun, and of course - candy on Saturday, October 27! Thanks for all who participated, especially those who decorated trunks and handed out candy to over 250 trick-or-treaters!

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Volunteer Before or After Worship

You are invited to use your gifts to serve out of love for God and our neighbor. We have many options that fit many different interests and schedules. Encourage your family, friends, or ministry group to serve with you!

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Tanzania Scholarship Fund

Each year, Shepherd of the Valley provides about $45,000 to support secondary and university scholarships for 150 students. Scholarships range from $400 for most secondary students to $3,000 for college students. Most of our students have parents who have died or who are subsistence farmers earning less than a dollar a day.

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Capital Campaign Dollars Renovated The Rosemount Family Resources Center

SOTV worked with our partner, 360 Communities, to help renovate the Rosemount Family Resource Center facility. The Rosemount Family Resource Center supports our food shelf clients in their needs beyond food, working with them individually on paths to success.

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Celebrating Generosity

Sunday, November 4
6:00 - 8:00 pm
$20 per individual
Register
Childcare Registration

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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley has a New Pastor

Lindsey Bina has been called as an Associate Pastor to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (SOTV) in Apple Valley. Her installation was September 29/30, and October 13/14 was her first weekend preaching.

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Walk for Water - we met the goal!

Thanks to your generosity, the Walk for Water met the goal of $37,000! Your gifts will bring safe, accessible water to our partners in Ikwavila and Mpalapande, Tanzania. Read more about our Tanzanian partnership.

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“I saw God at Wapo”

My first summer as counselor at Camp Wapo just ended and it had to be the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Camp is such a special place filled with such special people. It’s so surrounded by God’s presence, words can barely describe it. I don’t think I’ve ever felt stronger in my faith and felt the way God works in our lives more.

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Food Shelf Volunteers Needed

Many volunteer opportunities are available and all skill sets are needed. Please read more to see specifics on current opportunities.

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Did you know...SOTV has a library

The library is located in the Shepherd Room by the Great Hall, Music Room, and Food Shelf. It is open anytime there is not a meeting in the Shepherd Room. Read more about what the library houses, find out what is available to check out, learn how to volunteer, and discover when to attend the library open house!

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Welcome Home

Home is complicated. None of us grew up in a perfect home, but we still have a rich and vivid image of what home is and what it means. And we all long for it.

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2018 Neighborhood Block Party

The 2018 Neighborhood Block Party was on Saturday, September 8. A great time was had by all, enjoying free food, bouncy castles, games, temporary tattoos, and more!

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