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A Slice of Infinity – The Undeception of the Story

The well-read collection of essays written by C.S. Lewis and compiled posthumously in the book God in the Dock was originally published in England under a different title. The book was titled Undeceptions.

“Undeception” was the word Lewis used to describe a startling experience of awareness—moments when deception is uncovered and the cause is seen clearly from within, moments when blind spots are replaced with reality. He was taken with these awakenings or undeceptions in many of the characters of Jane Austen. In much of Austen’s work, he observes, “[T]he undeception…is the very pivot or watershed of the story.”(1) Continue reading

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SOV Congregational Meeting – February 7

SOV- Congregational Meeting - February 7

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From the Pastor – February 2016 – Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

From the Pastor – February 2016 - Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, arrives early this year and the Ash Wednesday worship service is like no other. Scripture readings entreat us to change our lives and turn back to God. The Ash Wednesday liturgy calls for remorse and repentance. Pastors place ashes on people’s foreheads and say “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Continue reading

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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.

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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.