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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Open job position at St Andrew's

Job Description
TITLE: Evening Facility Manager / Part-Time, Hourly
Parish Manager

The Evening Facility Manager will provide hospitality to those using the facility in the evenings, light maintenance duties and security for the building and grounds.

  1. A vital Christian faith.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  3. Ability to work with a wide variety of people, including Pastoral staff, support staff, committees and volunteers.
  4. Self-motivated, able to follow instructions and work alone without supervision.
  5. Ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
  6. Dependability is required.
  7. Prior work experience preferred.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church is committed to Proclaim, Serve and Nurture through the good news of Jesus Christ. The Evening Facility Manager supports this mission by providing hospitality and care of the facility.

1. Proclaim
2. Serve
3. Nurture

  1. Hospitality
    1. Provide set-up for evening meetings and events,
    2. Greet, answer questions and orient people new to the facility, and,
    3. Set-up tables and chairs and miscellaneous furnishings according to the needs in the building for the next day, and,
    4. Clean up as necessary according to the needs in the building for the next day.
  2. Light Maintenance:
    1. Complete light maintenance work,
    2. Monitor cleaning needs during use of facility,
    3. Notify the Parish Manager of other maintenance issues, and,
    4. Work with members of the Property Committee on projects as assigned.
  3. Security:
    1. Check-in with anyone still in the building,
    2. Close all windows and turn off lights, and
    3. Lock all doors for overnight security.

The above accountabilities represent work performed by this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific accountability will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position. 

If interested, please send work history and 3 references to jtrom@standrewlutheran.com by Friday, August 10 at 5 pm.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10:10

Those words of Jesus seemed to point to this day, now passed, and the fullness of it.  There was a funeral, filled with tears, laughter, the celebration of life, the promise of the resurrection.  There were many folks who gave of their time to fill the moments with reverence, joy and comfort.  There was abundance.

This evening there was another night of Vacation Bible School.  There were the kids and their seeming boundless energy, music by a son of this family of faith who shared his amazing gifts, and again many folks who gave of themselves to lead crafts, feed, teach and sometimes generally corral their young charges.  All in an attempt to share the good news, and maybe even plant some seeds.

The rich abundance of life.  Thanks Lord.

In Christ,
Pastor Randy

"Holy God, we are awed by your power, humbled by your mystery, astounded by your glory.  We celebrate you as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.  We thank you that you speak to your people and ask that you grant us the courage and grace to respond in faith.  Amen."


Wednesday 10:00 a Bible Study
                     5:45 p Last night of VBS
                     No Adult Choir Practice

Thursday     7:00 p Council Meeting
Friday         7:30 p  OEC

Saturday     2:00 p  Eagle Scout Ceremony for Gunnar Rasmussen
                       SOV congregation invited

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Arts and Crafts Faire

2nd Annual "Rain or Shine" Arts & Crafts Faire

When: Saturday, Aug 25th
Where: Shepherd of the Valley
 (Map) 17625 NW Cornell Road, Beaverton OR 97006
Hours: 10 to 3pm 
Admission: Free
Suggested donation of items for Gap Essentials (from the list below). 
Door Prize for anyone donating an item to Gap Essentials

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Join us on Aug 25th from 10am to 3pm at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church for the 2nd Annual Rain or Shine Arts and Crafts Faire. This event is a partnership between Local Artists, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, and Love INC of greater Beaverton to support and promote our community.

The Gap Essentials Ministry of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will be collecting donations for Love INC of Greater Beaverton.  Much-needed items include new unopened toothbrushes, toothpaste, or laundry detergent.   Cash/Check donations are also welcome please make checks payable to Shepherd of the Valley with "GEM" noted on the memoline.

28 Local Artists will be attending to showcase and sell their wonderful handcrafted treasures. Items include handmade soaps, lotions and beauty products, crystal glazed pottery, fused glass nightlights/plant stakes, mosaic lazy susans, embroidered napkins/aprons,quilts, acrylic on canvas paintings, original watercolors, jewelry, handmade beads, shopping bags, purses, hair extension feathers, retractable badge/id holders, paper collages, painted gifts, children's toys, hand knitted items, quail egg birth announcement, mixed media artwork, and much, much more.

Admission is free but we welcome and encourage donations of: new, unopened, toothbrushes, toothpaste and laundry detergent!  All shoppers who make donations are eligible to win exciting door prizes! So, please bring your family and friends to 17625 NW Cornell Road in Beaverton (inside Shepherd ofthe Valley Lutheran Church) from 10am-3pm to shop exquisite local hand-crafted items, win prizes, and support a terrific local cause!

For more information please visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/RainOrShineArtsAndCraftsFaire

Monday, July 16, 2012

Memorial service for Evelyn Selzer Grossaint

Memorial service for Evelyn Selzer Grossaint

Tuesday July 17, 2012
11:30 am at SOV

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these." Luke 12:27

No 4th of July lilies this year, just a few days later there they were though.  What a treat.  Those tall, stately beauties providing their Easter scent on warm summer days.  Hostas blooming furiously out back with lavender colored petals.  Blue and pink lupine up on the deck producing blooms for weeks.  The garden busting forth.  Such sweet miracles offering sensory delights, so needed in the face of many challenges.  Reminders of the presence of the Creator at any and all times.

Jesus offered the words above, and prefaced them with this, "Do not worry about your life ....."  Always in need of reminders Lord.

In His name,
Pastor Randy

"The mercy of God has no beginning and no end but endures forever.  Friends, receive the free gift of God's grace that is your this day.  Amen."


Wednesday  10:00 a Bible Study
                      7:00 p Adult Choir Practice

Thursday      11:00 a Evangelism Meeting
                      6:30 p Men's Night @ Old Chicago, (all men are invited to attend food and fellowship)

Next Week:   Vacation Bible School (VBS)
                      July 16-18,   5:45 - 8:00 p
                      Kindergarten through 6th grade
                      you can pre-register or register at the door

*Scrip order pick up will be Sunday, if you are unable to pick up on Sunday you can pick them up from the church office anytime after Sunday.

**If you have unused baby items and baby girl clothing, Mert is collecting items for Prospers family who are expecting a baby girl the end of July.

Please remember in your prayers, Neil, Dolores, Larry and Family, Bill, Linnea, Bob, Connie, and Patricia.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Baby items needed

If you have unwanted baby items;

Prospers wife if expecting a baby girl the end of July and they are in
need of all baby items; crib, car seat, blankets, baby girl clothing

For more information or to donate items contact Mert 503-645-1942