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From The Pastor – July 2016

Farewell

As Pastor Jerry Janiskomy time at Shepherd of the Valley wanes, I am reminded of an anonymous proverb which reads, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

I feel sad about leaving Shepherd of the Valley, but especially thankful and joyful that I was honored to serve as your Transitional Pastor for a year and a half. Continue reading

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SOV Summer Sunday Worship Time

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Beginning June 26th, SOV switches our Sunday Worship Service Time to 9:15 am.

Come visit us this summer when you are in Town.

80 Champney Street, Groton, MA 01450 | (978) 540-0768
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From the Pastor – June 2016 – No Vocabulary of Faith

No Vocabulary of Faith

An article in USA Today reported that increasing numbers of children in the United States “have no vocabulary of faith, and neither do their parents.”

A mother in Austin, Texas, who grew up Methodist, said she’s “totally disengaged from the church and the Bible.” Sunday mornings for her family revolves around sleeping in, puttering, and kid’s sports.

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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.