News for the Flock

Thank you Brian Olson

Brian Olson presented during a Men’s Community Breakfast on Saturday, February 16. Brian discussed his inside knowledge on the chaos of responding to federally declared emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and terrorism. Brian spoke about how he saw God at work through his experiences working with national and international agencies for emergency preparedness.

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Tags: community breakfast

God’s Love in Action: Emergency Homeless Shelter

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Are you still resolved? One that we try to do all year long is to make a difference in the lives of others through acts of service. Again this winter, SOTV is partnering with other Dakota county churches and organizations to provide short term, emergency housing from November through April.

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Tags: Emergency Shelter in Dakota County, emergency shelter, new years resolution

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered for Christmas Gift Giving, the Winter Outerwear & Mitten Tree, and our Blood Drive.

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Tags: Christmas Gift Giving, Winter outerwear, Mitten Tree, Blood Drive

Capital Fund Update

We’ve now paid off more than $2,000,000 of our mortgage!

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Tags: capital fund, capital campaign, mortgage

Men’s Community Breakfast Featuring Stories of Emergency Preparedness

Saturday, February 16
9:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $5

Join us for breakfast and a presentation filled with stories by Brian Olson, who has inside knowledge on the chaos of responding to federally declared emergencies: hurricanes, earthquakes, and terrorism.

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Community Garden: Volunteer Coordinator or Co-Coordinators Needed

Work with our Facilities Manager to oversee the Community Garden. Help with needed administrative and communication tasks. Visit www.sotv.org/jobs for a description of the responsibilities. If interested, please contact jennifer.davidson@sotv.org.

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Categories: building and facility, Care, Connect
Tags: community garden, garden, volunteer

Register for Camp Wapo

Join other friends from Shepherd of the Valley for a week of fun at Camp Wapo (Bible camp)! Curious to see what camp life is all about? Read the flyer. Watch videos.

Date are…

June 14-16 (completing grades 1-3)

June 16-21 (completing grades 4-12)

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Tags: Camp Wapo, Bible camp, Ox Lake

Shepherd of the Valley & 360 Communities Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

Two longstanding community organizations, each striving to serve the people in their communities, are celebrating 20 years of partnership.

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Tags: 360 Communities, Rosemount 360 Communities, Food Shelf, SOTV Food Shelf, Super Shelf, Choice Model Food Shelf

Choir Tour to Iringa, Tanzania in July 2019

‘Make a joyful noise to the Lord!’ Choirs in Minnesota and in Tanzania are being formed to participate in a joint choir tour in Iringa in July 2019. Together, singers will share music from each culture and learn the music of another culture. Over the course of a week, we will rehearse together, explore Iringa, and perform in four different areas around the diocese.

Information: spas-elca.org. Potential participants should fill out the inquiry form: www.bit.ly/kuimba.

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You Can Make A Difference

You are invited to use your gifts to serve out your love for God and neighbors.

We have many options that fit many different interests and schedules.

Encourage your family, friends, or ministry group to serve with you! View all serving opportunities.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Christmas Gift Giving this year!

Together, we sponsored 43 families, 24 homeless youth, and 58 individuals with disabilities. Plus, hundreds of gifts for Southside Family Nurturing Center and Dakota Woodlands Homeless Shelter. Monetary donations help hurricane relief efforts, feed kids over the weekends, assist kids with mentoring programs, and aid orphans in Tanzania. Many thanks for working together to make the world a better place!

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Help the homeless & hungry while having beers with peers

Tuesday, February 5 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Summit Brewing Company. Tickets will be available through our Facebook event only.

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Tags: beers with peers, homeless, hungry, fundraiser, summit brewing

Screenagers Showing

Wednesday, January 30
4:30 - 6:00 pm or 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Film | Optional Discussion | Parent Handout

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Categories: Learn, Youth
Tags: Screenagers, digital age, academics, video games, internet, internet addiction, social media, digital world

Coffee House

Mark your calendar for this popular event. Sponsored by the Couples’ Ministry, this event is for all single adults and couples. It’s a festive evening in a “coffee house” atmosphere with delicious and abundant appetizers and special live music.

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