A Slice of Infinity – What Is Faith?

“Faith is believing what you want to believe, yet cannot prove.”

Sadly, many people, including some Christians, live with this definition of faith. For some it feels liberating. It means being able to believe in anything you want to believe. No explanation is required, indeed, no explanation can be given; it is just a matter of faith. For others, such a definition is sickening. Embracing faith means you stop thinking. As faith increases, reason and meaning eventually disappear. No explanations can be given, and none can be expected. Thus, living in faith is living in the dark. Continue reading

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admin : July 23, 2015 7:32 pm : All, Uncategorized

From the Pastor – Summer 2015

Five Finger Prayer

While surfing the internet, I stumbled onto the website of Ascension Lutheran Church, Montreal, Quebec. I thought you might like their article on a “Five Finger Prayer.”

Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones, as SOV - Our Journey In FaithTheologian C.S. Lewis once said, is a “sweet duty.”

The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes bishops, pastors, teachers, doctors, nurses, and many others in the healing professions. They need prayerful support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers. Continue reading

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admin : July 23, 2015 7:18 pm : All, Pastor

SOV Summer Worship Services

SOV Summer Worship Schedule

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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.