Wednesday Evening Mini-Series – 2017

Follow Jesus: The Light of the World 5 weeks beginning June 7 through July 5

Jesus is the Light of the World

Come for a light supper at 6:45 p.m. and join dis-cussion around five scripture passages that talk about Jesus lighting up dark places (this summer’s Vacation Bible School theme).  We will wrap up this informal group conversation and prayer time around 8:00 p.m.

Save the Dates for Children’s Egg Hunt and Cave Quest!

All are welcome at these upcoming events for children hosted by Shepherd of the Valley (SOV) Lutheran Church in Groton. We’ll have our 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Story program on Saturday, April 8th beginning at 10 am. The children will gather eggs filled with goodies and hear a story filled with love. This is an event for the young and the young-at-heart!  Easter Egg Hunt – Flyer with all the details.

Looking farther ahead, Cave Quest Adventure, our Vacation Bible School (VBS) program, is taking place July 24th to 28th at SOV – with awesome decorations, it will feel like you’re walking into a cave complete with stalactites and stalagmites! This will be the perfect setting to explore the theme of God’s light in our lives. There will be Spelunker Science and Cave Crafts along with Cavern Games and Treats for children ages 4 to 4th grade grads. The registration form for Cave Quest Adventure.

Both programs are offered free of charge to our local communities. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is located at the historic Groton Grange Hall, 80 Champney Street. For more information, please contact Margaret Doyle at 978-772-7095, margaret@ayerdoyles.org.

Follow the Christmas Star!

A FREE Christmas Event for Children and Their Families
from Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, December 4th 2016

Looking for a great way to start the Christmas/Advent season with your kids? On Sunday afternoon, December 4th, children dressed as sheep will join their parents (dressed as shepherds) and flock to “Bethlehem” to witness the birth of Jesus, as they participate in a dramatic re-telling of the Christmas story, acted and narrated by Shepherd of the Valley adults and youth. The children will also enjoy singing Christmas carols, making star-shaped Christmas ornaments, and munching star-themed goodies. Continue reading Follow the Christmas Star!

SOV – VBS 2016 – Egypt

SOV Vacation Bible School

SOV Vacation Bible School this summer will take place July 25th to the 29th from 9 am until Noon. Hope you can join us as we journey with Joseph from prison to palace. We will learn about ancient Egypt and how God sent Jacob’s son Joseph there in a remarkable way. His brothers threw him in a pit and plotted to sell him, but God protected him and later saved the entire household of Jacob from famine through Joseph’s privileged position in Pharaoh’s court.

SOV VBS Egypt 2016

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SOV – VBS 2016 – Egypt

SOV Vacation Bible School – 2016

SOV Vacation Bible School SOV-VBS-2016 this summer will take place July 25th to the 29th from 9 am until Noon. Hope you can join us as we journey with Joseph from prison to palace. We will learn about ancient Egypt and how God sent Jacob’s son Joseph there in a remarkable way. His brothers threw him in a pit and plotted to sell him, but God protected him and later saved the entire household of Jacob from famine through Joseph’s privileged position in Pharaoh’s court. Stay tune for more information!

Old Testament riddle: Jacob Realized Giving A New Mantle Sometimes Leads Insecure Zealots to Jealous Bouts. What is represented by this mnemonic phrase?

SOV Youth Car Wash

SOV Youth Ministryin ActionThe SOV Youth Car Wash, the final Fund Raiser to support the 2016 Mission Trips, will take place on May 14th between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Prescott School: 145 Main Street in Groton.

H.S. Mission Trip, June 26th – July 2nd
The 2016 High School Mission Trip to Reading, Pennsylvania will occur from Sunday, June 26th through Saturday, July 2nd.

Jr. High Mission Trip, July 10th – 16th
The 2016 Middle School Mission Trip to Wayne County New York will occur from Sunday, July 10th through Saturday, July 16nd.

SOV – Spring Clean Up – Camp Calumet

Spring Clean Up Weekend at Camp Calumet

Hi Everybody,

Why go to Camp Calumet for Spring Clean Up Weekend?

• The price is right – only sweat labor, no monetary cost
• The food is abundant and great and they serve snacks and really cold lemonade while you work
• It’s a great mini mission trip with practice in team work and just work in general
• You can make new friends and acquaintances who also love Calumet
• There’s pool, ping pong and, of course, Bananagrams when you’re not working
• It’s an SOV tradition – look for past years’ crews in picture collages around the lodge
• When else will you get the opportunity to CARRY a motor boat Continue reading SOV – Spring Clean Up – Camp Calumet