Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
The concert will start at 6:30, and will run till 8:00 pm. We are hosting the concert at Living Hope Fellowship, 3350 SW 182nd Aloha, Or 97006. God willing, the future home of Faith Bible.
There will be a free will offering taken at the concert to benefit our building campaign. Please know however that the concert is FREE.
We hope to see you there!
Development Director, Faith Bible Christian School
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
It's hard to believe this is my last week here at Shepherd of the Valley! Together we've been on quite a journey this past two years. Like any lengthy journey, this one has had its ups and downs, but by the help of God, the people of SOV have arrived at a good place and are now ready for the next phase of the journey together with Pastor Randy Schutt.
I leave SOV with mixed feelings: I will miss folks, but I have to admit that I am looking forward to having some time to catch up on things! I'll be back to join in the celebration of Pastor Randy's installation.
This coming Sunday, the Second Sunday of Easter, we will hear the story of Jesus' post-resurrection appearance to the disciples (John 20:19-31). Jesus breathes his Spirit on the disciples and sends them out to serve, just as he was sent by the Father to serve. We celebrate the resurrection that transforms frightened individuals into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and sharing.
Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, with joy we celebrate the day of our Lord's resurrection. By the grace of Christ among us, enable us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
· April 26th Pastor John Cross from Kairos will lead worship; May 3rd Pastor Al Solmonson will lead worship; May 10th Pastor Fred Ruhnke will preach.
· May 10th Pastor Randy Schutt will worship with the people of SOV. His first day in the office will be Tuesday, May 12th. He will lead worship and preach on May 17th.
· From April 19th through May 11th, Pastor Jerry Jeffries will be on call for any pastoral emergencies. Pastor Jerry can be reached at these numbers: (503) 351-4838 (cell) or (503) 640-8796 (home).
· Mark your calendars for the installation service for Pastor Randy, which will be held Sunday, June 7th at 3 pm. This will be a wonderful celebration, as the people of SOV will be joined by Bishop Dave Brauer-Rieke, Assistant to the Bishop Susan Kintner, and many laypeople and clergy members from the wider community.
· June 14th is the date for SOV's annual meeting. It will be held following the second service.
Remember in prayer:
Prayers for strength for all who are caring for the elderly;
Prayers that all who are unemployed and underemployed may find meaningful employment;
Prayers for guidance and peace for all who are struggling with relationship issues;
Prayers for safety, wisdom and health for our military personnel.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Party starts after late service. Approximately at 12:15 PM
Come be part of the celebration of Pastor Michelle's two years of Pastoral ministry with us at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church!
We will send her on "Lutheran Style" with an old-fashioned Lutheran Pot Luck!
Yes, we can even do Jell-O!
(Green, not red, as green is her favorite color)
Members with last names starting with "A" through "N" can bring hot dishes or salads. Members with last names "O" through "Z" can bring desserts. Beverages will be provided
Entertainment will be part of our Appreciation Party!
Three areas of entertainment that have become part of SOV during Pastor Michelle's ministry with Shepherd of the Valley will be featured Entertainment!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
All are invited!
Breakfast will be served downstairs, between services from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM.
There will be limited seating for those who cannot easily use the stairs.
Variety of Egg Casseroles
Fruit Salad (optional whipped cream)
Strawberries dipped in Chocolate
Danish and Croissants
Juice, milk, Coffee or Tea
Proceeds from donations for breakfast will go toward our youth ministry programs. The youth will donate a portion of the proceeds to a youth outreach of their choosing.
Enjoy some wonderful food and fellowship as we support our youth and celebrate the wonder of God's gift to us in Christ's resurrection!