About Us


SOV Contact InformationShepherd 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.

SOV Mission

  • Invite all people to God’s love.
  • Share our joys and concerns.
  • Reach out in love to our community and our world.
  • Grow spiritually.

SOV Beliefs

  • The Bible is authority for faith and life.
  • God loves us.
  • God the Father creates us, God the Son saves us, and God the Holy Spirit guide us.
  • Salvation is a gift received through belief in Christ.
  • Baptism and Holy Communion are visible signs of God’s grace.
  • God’s love encourages us to serve others and to enthusiastically proclaim the Gospel to all people.