News for the Flock

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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Welcome Pastor Lindsey Bina

Pastor Lindsey Bina will oversee the Care ministry team, preach, teach, and much more! Lindsey’s first day at SOTV was September 13, and her installation will be September 29/30. Join us in welcoming her!

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Habitat for Humanity

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped throughout the week

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Christian Education Programs

SOTV provides outstanding children’s Christian education programs ranging from age three to grade 12. The 2018-19 program year begins this month, and we expect around 1,000 kids to participate.

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Blood Drive

Thank you to all donors and volunteers who supported the Red Cross Blood Drive on August 2.

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