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Our generosity makes a difference!

SOTV is blessed to have a very supportive congregation that provides food, cash donations, and committed volunteers to serve people in need within our local communities. Our generosity makes a difference!

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Tax statements

We are mailing tax statements during January 2019. Please wait to file taxes until you’re received a charitable contribution tax statement. Thank you!

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Year-End Giving

All gifts matter and we thank you for your wonderful support of Shepherd of the Valley!

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Stewardship Corner

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God lets us participate in his redemption of the world. We have the opportunity to use the gifts God has entrusted to us— our finances, talents, spiritual gifts, relationships, and lives— to advance his kingdom on earth.

A story from an Arizona summer camp illustrates this privilege. At the beginning of camp, each child turned in personal spending money in exchange for a “bank card.” When a camper made a purchase at the snack bar, her card was charged. On the next-to-last day of camp, the counselors offered the children a chance to give money remaining on their cards to the work of a missionary family in New Mexico. One girl said, “I have $5.23 left. I only want to keep 40 cents for a soda tomorrow; I don’t have to have a candy bar. I want to give the rest to the missionaries. How much do I get to give?”

Perhaps, we are not as free as a child at summer camp to give, since we have many obligations. But, as children of God, we can ask ourselves: Is our stewardship of our blessings faithful to God’s will to advance his kingdom? How much do we need for ourselves?

The apostle Paul tells us that we can glorify God and be enriched in every way by our generosity as we meet the needs of others. How much of your time, finances, and talents do you get to give?

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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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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
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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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Summer’s Heartbeat

Where do your summers take you? The cabin or on a road trip, weekend getaways or transatlantic adventures?

Wherever this upcoming summer finds you, remember that the heart beats on here at SOTV. As many ministries take a break over the summer months, there are several other ministries that are just getting started when June rolls around. Here’s a snapshot of a typical summer at SOTV...

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We’re mid-way through the Capital Campaign. Look at all we’ve accomplished together!

Although people started pledging and contributing over the course of a year, we can now safely say we are halfway through the Capital Campaign. Because of your dedication and generosity, we already have some major accomplishments to be excited about! Here is what we’ve done together toward our three goal areas of debt reduction, facilities, and outreach...

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Endowment Fund Invests in Youth Leadership Development

This past summer, our Endowment Fund made its first grants to support our mission. Included in those grants were funds to enable SOTV youth and adults in youth ministry to attend a Peer Leadership Ministry Conference. Read about the conference and to hear words from those who attended.

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Endowment Fund Awards Its First Grants

For members of the Endowment Committee, we have always agreed that the Endowment Fund will be “for real” when we have made grants impacting the lives of members of SOTV and the community.  

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Thank You for Your Christmas Gifts!

We are so grateful for the generous gifts that this community gave around Christmas time. These gifts will make a huge difference in our local and global community.

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New Year, New Life

A special New Year's message from Senior Pastor Rick Summy

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