My high school band director was adamant about many things, but none so much as what he called the obligatory rule of good musicianship. That is, the two most important notes in any musical composition are the first and the last. “The audience might forgive you for a bad note that comes in the middle,” he would say, “but they will forget neither your very first impression nor your final remark.” Continue reading
Spring Clean Up Weekend at Camp Calumet
Why go to Camp Calumet for Spring Clean Up Weekend?
• The price is right – only sweat labor, no monetary cost
• The food is abundant and great and they serve snacks and really cold lemonade while you work
• It’s a great mini mission trip with practice in team work and just work in general
• You can make new friends and acquaintances who also love Calumet
• There’s pool, ping pong and, of course, Bananagrams when you’re not working
• It’s an SOV tradition – look for past years’ crews in picture collages around the lodge
• When else will you get the opportunity to CARRY a motor boat Continue reading
Easter Egg Hunt, March 19th
Long before the Easter Bunny hopped down Main Street delivering eggs, Jesus walked around the Sea of Galilee with his friends spreading a message of God’s love and the power of forgiveness.
On Saturday morning, March 19th, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will host its 10th Annual East Egg Hunt and Easter Storytelling for children third grade and younger. We will hunt for eggs, sing and hear the story of Holy Week.
Arrival time and singing will start at 10:15 and the storytelling will begin at 10:30. To ensure that we have enough filled eggs and goody bags on hand, please sign up by contacting Margaret Doyle at 978-772-7095.
This family event is offered free of charge. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is located at the historic Grange Hall, 80 Champney Street, Groton. Hope you can join us for a fun-filled, meaningful time!
December Youth Activities Focus on Fundraising
Two fundraising activities are underway to support the 2016 Mission Trips to Wayne County NY (Jr. High) and to Reading PA (Sr. High).
As in past years, the Youth are selling stocking-stuffer jars containing ingredients for Friendship Soup, Chewy Chocolate Brownies, Dog Biscuits, or Peppermint Bath Salts. In addition and new for this year, the Youth are selling decopaged plates in either of two diameters. Fabric to be decopaged onto a plate may be selected from a variety of seasonal and holiday choices.
2015 - Dec. Youth Activities Focus on Fundraising
Two fundraising activities are underway to support the 2016 Mission Trips to Wayne County NY (Jr. High) and to Reading PA (Sr. High). As in past years, the Youth are selling stocking-stuffer jars containing ingredients for Friendship Soup, Chewy Chocolate Brownies, Dog Biscuits, or Peppermint Bath Salts. In addition and new for this year, the Youth are selling decopaged plates in either of two diameters. Fabric to be decopaged onto a plate may be selected from a variety of seasonal and holiday choices.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
is an ELCA congregation officially organized in April 2002, and was begun as a mission congregation in Groton, MA by St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sudbury, MA in the summer of 1989.