News for the Flock

Music Groups Resume in September

Shepherd of the Valley has a rich musical tradition, and you are invited to be a part of it! Whether you have sung or played an instrument in the past, or are wanting to try it for the first time, you are welcome to find the group that calls to you.

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Tags: music, senior choir, adult handbells, handbells, bells, brass ensemble, wind ensemble, children music group, youth music group, worship band, join music, join choir, join bells

Be a Blessing to Others

He was the only survivor of five siblings. Afflicted with ill-health, he needed to change careers twice. He survived war and was almost killed three times. And yet, poet laureate Johann Heerman is considered by some to be the most important chorale text writer between Martin Luther and Paul Gerhardt.

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Categories: Care, stewardship
Tags: where our hearts are, blessing to others, stewardship

Breaking Bread Dinner & Worship is ending

Existing Sunday night 5:00 pm Breaking Bread Dinner & Worship is ending August 26, 2018. We are currently looking at other options for this worship style, stay tuned.

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JUSTICE: “What Would Jesus Do?”

By Randy Brandt
Pastor

We want SOTV to share God’s love in tangible ways that have a positive, life-giving effect in people’s lives.

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Care Pastor Call: Lindsey M. B. Bina

On behalf of the SOTV Call Committee and Church Council, we are pleased to announce a highly qualified candidate has been recommended and approved to serve as Care Pastor at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church! A special meeting of the congregation is being called to hold a vote to approve the congregational call. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and all confirmed members of SOTV are invited to vote. You must be present to vote.

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Home...

For many, Shepherd of the Valley feels like a second home. Even when we can’t be here as often as we’d like, there is often a sense of being welcomed home when we walk through the doors.

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Tags: Realm, Home, New Ministry tool, Connected, Give electronically, General Fund

Columbarium Update

In December, the physical structure of the Columbarium was completed. The final plantings and the water feature were finished in May.

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Tags: columbarium, memorial garden

Summer Camp

Camp teaches how we are called to live in community...together! Click to see pictures of our recent summer camps.

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Categories: Connect, Learn, Youth
Tags: Camp Wapo, Summer camp, camp, youth, children, middle school, high school

Numbers

By Rick Summy
Senior Pastor

Numbers are everywhere. There are courses and majors and jobs that focus solely on using and understanding numbers. Certainly when we think of budgets, we don’t expect to see much more than a list of numbers.

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Categories: News, building and facility
Tags: annual budget, annual meeting, budget, budgeted expenses

Racial Truth & Reconciliation Committee

The Racial Truth & Reconciliation Committee has embraced diversity through several different forums...

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Tags: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Committee, movie night, book club, race, diversity, social justice, diverse cultures

Faith Timing

“If folks at my advanced age aren’t visiting about ailments and doctor appointments, they are talking about the amazing world of technology that leaves our minds in a whirlwind.”

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Take Out Jesus

“Take Out Jesus” is the Year of Send's Putting Feet to our Faith summer opportunity to remember that we are called by God to go out from the church building and our homes and take Jesus to the world.

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What is Realm?

Realm is our new database and online ministry tool designed to help our church connect better. Realm allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, manage your giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you.

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Technology

“Many of us have a love/hate relationship with technology.” Read how the church plans to introduce new technology during June.

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