From the Pastor
To Our Graduates…
Bill Gates once gave a commencement speech to high school graduates about things they did not and will not learn in school. I share his thoughts with high school and college graduates alike.
Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it.
Rule 2: The world does not care about your self esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.
The annual car wash fundraiser for 2015 youth mission trips will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Prescott School (145 Main St.) in Groton. Margaret and Patrick Doyle are arranging this event.
Save this date and save your dirty vehicles!
A Fish, Money, and Aluminum Cap
People bear witness to Christ and praise God in many ways. Some left their witness in the symbol of a fish on a mosaic floor, by money for a church, and on two Latin words inscribed on an aluminum cap.
In Memory of Jesus Christ
In 2005 the remains of an elaborate church floor mosaic were discovered in Megiddo, Israel. Archeologists deemed the 3rd century site to be the home of the Holy Land’s oldest known Christian church. Of special interest was an outline of a fish prominently displayed on a floor design. Continue reading
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.
Worship Ministry[img src=http://sov-lc.org/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/ministries/thumbs/thumbs_strewardship-wl.jpg]Strewardship Ministry
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