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.

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!

The Tree of Life – Midweek Lenten Series

SOV Midweek Lenten Series – The Tree of Life

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Our Midweek Lenten series “Tree of Life” will begin on Wednesday, February 25th and will take place at 7 pm each Wednesday evening through March 25th. “Many world religions use the image of the tree of life when depicting their central beliefs and values. For Christians, that tree of life is the cross.” (Sundays and Seasons, p.112, Augsburg Fortress)

Each week a scripture passage and a hymn will illumine the cross of Christ as our tree of life.

February 25 – The tree of life in Eden is given, and then denied.
March 4 – God will transform the low tree into the tree of life.
March 11 – We hold fast to wisdom, as if it were the very tree of life.
• March 18 – The mustard bush is a tree of life only in a hidden way.
• March 25 – Love, joy, peace, patience… are fruits of the tree of life.

All are welcome to attend this five part Lenten series.