SOV – Silent Auction – 2015

SOV Silent Auction, October 24th

The 9th Annual Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Silent Auction will take place on Sat., Oct. 24th, between 6 and 8 p.m., at the Groton Grange.
A view from an auction past.

Loaves and Fishes, Our Fathers House, Camp Calumet, Groton Senior Center,  Habitat for Humanity and My Father’s House.

For more information, check the flyer.

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admin : October 6, 2015 9:17 pm : All, Hospitality Ministry, Servant Ministry

From the Pastor – October 2015

Give Your Child Something To Believe In

Children and teens face staggering dangers nowadays – from media that promote violence and casual sex, and a culture which makes drugs easily accessible – the same toxic culture that denigrates Christianity and belief in God. There also have been deep changes in patterns of life and work, and none of them seem to favor children. Now-a-days few parents are at home to notice what taboos kids are breaking. As a result, more and more kids are troubled and in trouble. Continue reading

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admin : October 6, 2015 8:31 pm : All, Pastor

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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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.