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Thursday, May 31, 2018

June 4: :B the Light: Bunco Night

Please join the SOV Ladies Bunco Group for
"B the Light" Bunco Night
To honor & remember our friend Brenda

$10.00 suggested donation

Food * Fun * Pie!
Door prizes!

Monday, June 4 th
6:00 Potluck Supper
7:00-9:00 Bunco Fun!
SOV Rainbow Room

RSVP to Linda R

Wednesday Reminders

Sunday, June 3rd, One service at 10:00 am
followed by Annual Congregational Meeting
Please plan to attend

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Service for Dolores Austin

Dolores Marie Austin
MAY 13, 1924 – MAY 12, 2018

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018

Graveside Service
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday reminders


Wednesday 7:00 am Coffee group / Bethany Starbucks
             9:00 - 12:30 pm KOK preschool
             7:00 pm Choir rehearsal

Thursday   9:00 - 12:30 pm KOK preschool

Friday      6:00 pm Young Adults gathering

Saturday   10:00 - 12:00 pm SOV's garden planting

Sunday is Scrip Order Sunday

Calling All Young Adults
SOV young adults are invited to a gathering at Deb Mueller-Kruse house on Friday May 18 at 6:00 PM.
     ( singles or married couples without kids who are in their 20's and 30's.)
This will be an evening of hamburgers, pinball, bubble hockey, fellowship and a chance to plan summer activities. RSVP krusedd at msn dot com, 616-1711, or just drop by.

Family Activity sponsored by Parish Ed

Spring is here and you are invited to help plant SOV's garden on Saturday, May 19, from 10 am to 12 pm. Bring any gardening tools and shoes that can get dirty and if you have seeds to share, bring those too. However, seeds will be provided. Garden is located to the east of the Church near the shed by the parking lot. If questions, contact Wendy R

80's Birthday Party - May 31, 12:00 pm
All are invited for luncheon and cake to celebrate our friends who are 80 and over!

June 3, 2018
Annual Congregational Meeting
One Service at 10:00 am followed by the Annual Meeting

Please plan to attend.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Brenda Plinke

Brenda Sue Plinke was born on the 21st of August 1959 to Victor and Ida Faulstick in Emmetsburg, Iowa. She passed away at home in Oregon surrounded by the love of her husband, Ken Plinke and children, Wesley, Hayden and Chelsea.

Brenda was a light in the world. In both her professional and personal life she was a beacon of compassion and love.  She attended high school in Emmetsburg. She was a student athlete at Iowa Lakes College and transferred first to South Dakota State University and then finished her nursing degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Brenda remained in the pacific northwest upon completion of her nursing degree. She loved caring for patients and worked at several hospitals in both Washington and Oregon.

Brenda had 5 siblings. Louise Sprague of Jacksonville, OR. Julie Meyers of Newport, OR. Roger Faulstick of Emmetsburg, IA. Jeff Faulstick of Redmond, WA. Steve Faulstick of Vancouver, WA. She met her husband, Ken, in Medford, OR and was married to him at St. Paul's Lutheran in Emmetsburg in 1987.

Brenda was an 18 year breast cancer survivor. Though the disease was impactful upon her life, it did not define her life. Rather, it became a stepping stone for awareness and hope. She was the inspiration for "B The Light", a support charity not only for breast cancer families but any family that had various struggles.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday May 12th, 2:00 p.m. pacific time at --

     Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 S.E. Minter Bridge Rd., Hillsboro, OR 97123

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Brenda's memory to

      B The Light, PO Box 192, New Ulm, MN 56073

Or donate online at


Wednesday Reminders


Wednesday  7:00 am Coffee Group Starbucks/Bethany
                    9:00 - 12:30 KOK preschool
                    7:00 pm Choir rehearsal

Thursday     9:00 - 12:30 pm KOK preschool

Friday          5:00 - 6:00 pm Women's Bible Study at SOV

Sunday        8:30 & 11:00 am worship services

Saturday, May 12, 2018
2:00 pm

A Service of Celebration of the Life of Brenda Plinke
Trinity Lutheran Church
2194 SE Minter Bridge Road
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Plant SOV's Garden Day
Bring your favorite garden tool and gloves. If you have seeds to share bring them too. Questions can be directed to Wendy.

80's Birthday Party Celebration
May 31, 2018
12:00 pm
Please join us for lunch and cake and celebrate those who are 80 and above.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday reminders

Join us for worship this Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 am

This Sunday is Scrip Sunday
Featured item is See's Peanut Brittle

Women's Bible Study at SOV
All women are invited to a new Bible Study group for women
Each Friday 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Looking ahead
Family Activity sponsored by Parish Ed
Planting of SOV's garden
May 19th
10:00 a - 12:00 p
Bring your garden gloves and favorite garden tool.

May Newsletter is available on line

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool still has a few openings left for the 2018-2019 school year. If you would like more information or a tour please contact KOK at kokpreschool at gmail dot com