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Happy Birthday Shepherd of the Valley!

Posted: November 12, 2018

Did you know that SOTV’s first worship service took place in the early 1980s and there were 53 people present?

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.

During the month of November, take a look at the story wall in our atrium. You’ll find some interesting pieces of our church’s heritage on display!

For the past seven years, a group of people have been focusing on the heritage and history of our congregation. This group is organizing and preserving documents, photos, videos, and other materials that are historically significant to the congregation of Shepherd of the Valley.

If you are interested in helping with organizing and communicating our church’s heritage, please contact Pastor Duane Paetznick at duane.paetznick@sotv.org or 952.985.7304.