September 16, 2018

HOLY COMMUNION is celebrated in our services this morning. + Guests who are baptized Chris­tians, who acknowledge and confess their sinful­ness, who confess Jesus Christ as their Savior from sin, and who believe that He is really present in Holy Communion to bring us His for­giveness and life, are welcome to the Lord's Table. + If you commune, please note it on your atten­dance card. The cups toward the center of the Communion trays contain non-alcoholic wine. Children are welcome to come forward to receive a blessing.

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Welcome to Shepherd of the Valley 
You will find an attendance card in this announcement folder, please fill out as much information as you are comfortable sharing, so we know how to welcome you, contact you and/or pray for you.  Ushers will pick them up during the service.


ACTIVITY BAGS for children under age ten are in the cabinet in the lobby.  One of our ushers would be happy to provide one for your child upon request and then please return them at the end of service. 

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS is held between services at 9:30 am in the hall.
SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages at 9:30 am. Parents, please bring your children to the preschool after-school room to register. Ask an usher for directions. 
CONFIRMATION CLASS for 7th & 8th graders Sundays at 5 pm.
YOUTH GROUP: Middle School and High School Youth Group meet Sundays from 6:30 to 8:00 in the youth room.
YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY is on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month in the youth room at 7:00 pm
COMMUNICATION:   If you would like to be added to our prayer chain, phone tree, email announcements or text alerts, please contact the office.  Remember to keep us updated on email address changes.
THE CHANCEL CHOIR meets for practice on Tuesdays at 5:45 pm. All are welcome. For more information see Chris Deinert.
BLOOD PRESSURE screening between services on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month, in the hall. This is provided by our Parish Health Minister.
REFORMATION SERVICE:  On October 28th we will celebrate Reformation as one big church and school family in ONE SERVICE at 9:30 am.  The school children will have a few surprises for us and a German-inspired meal will follow the service.  Hope you will plan to join us in fellowship and fun.
GOD'S COMFORT to the family of Kathy Pipkin, who was called to the arms of God on Tuesday, August 28th.  We offer our prayers and love to Ed & the Wilson family. Kathy’s memorial will be on Saturday, October 6th, time to be determined. 
COLLEGE PREP/FAFSA WORKSHOP:  FAFSA, Financial Aid, Scholarships, college planning…. Oh my!  Come to learn how to make this process easier.  This will benefit students preparing for college and those already in college.  This week, Thursday, Sept 20th at 6:00 pm in the hall.
YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY:  Will begin meeting on September 27th in the youth room at 7:00 pm.  Spread the word to young adults, age late teens to late 20s.  There will be discussions on relevant topics for young people, movie Bible studies, and snacks.  What more could you want?!?!
FLOWERS are placed in the chancel today to the glory of God by Sandra Roberson, in celebration of Brittney’s 17th birthday on Sept 18th.  
PICK-A-BILL:  Thank you to everyone who has felt the calling to participate in this fund-raising event.  We appreciate everyone understanding and accepting the challenge to reduce our budget deficit.  If this isn’t the way for you to help, maybe there will be something else that will feel right for you.
CONFIRMATION:  A parent/student meeting has been planned for today (Sept 16)  at 6:00 pm  in the church office.  The first class will be on September 30th at 5:00 pm. 
SHAKEY’S FUNDRAISER:  Thank you to everyone who took part in this fundraiser.  We had a great turn out, 34 families from the church and school.  Thank you to the youth group for organizing this event.  We received a check for $300 from Shakey’s which will go in to the school fundraiser account
THANK YOU to those who have donated treats for our teachers.  They are so grateful for your loving thoughts and encouragement as they start the new school year. 
GROWING IN FAITH BIBLE FOR EARLY READERS.  This Bible is designed for children ages 6-9 as they grow in their relationship with their Savior.  Colorful artwork is interspersed throughout, along with a host of features specially written for this age group.  The cost is $24.99.  Orders and money due by September 23rd.  See sample in church lobby.
WALK TO FIGHT POVERTY - Saturday, Oct 6th. Starting 8 am at Hope Lutheran Church, 4725 Brockton Ave, Riverside. Registration is at 7:30 am. The walk is about 3.1 miles. Sign up to join our Shepherd team and/or sponsor our team with your donation. Signup sheet and sponsor container is in the lobby.
HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT - This year we will have a contest and prize for the best trunk. Visiting goblins, who vote on the trunks, will get a raffle ticket for a prize as well. Last year we had an outpouring of goblins and not very many trunks. But now we have plenty of time to think about a really great trunk. Let's get in the spirit and give the Spirit another opportunity to reach out into the community.
MOVING SALE AT THE DEINERTS!  If you or someone you know needs furniture, Pastor Allen and Chris are selling multiple pieces of furniture. Here’s our contact info:  Chris’ cell: 951-233-7635.  Home: 951-780-5059.  Leave a message and we’ll get back to you and make a deal you can’t refuse!!! Blessings, Pastor Allen and Chris

SVLS APPLE TREE:  The school apple tree will be on display in the church lobby from September 16-30.  You can show your support for the school by selecting an apple from our apple tree.  Thank you for your generous gifts. 
SCRIP:  It's APPLE TREE TIME! SCHOOL'S BACK IN SESSION and the teachers of SVLS are in need of items to create the best year ever. Please help out by picking an apple, and then come to the SCRIP table and purchase scrip and both will be delivered to the teachers the following week. Scrip can be purchased all year to provide gifts for teachers and students alike, school supplies, camping trip needs, b-days, Pastor appreciation month (next month), anniversaries, secret pals and budget planning for the holidays which are just around the corner. Remember, it does take a week turn around so plan in advance. Thank you again. See you outside. Karen Rice
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE VICTIMS:  Blazing wildfires continue to burn across the state.  When disasters like this occur Thrivent members open their hearts to help those in need.   Thrivent will match up to $100,000 in personal donations made online through   Login in to for more information.
THE BUDGET for the 2018/2019 year approved at the voters assembly in August was $313,442. The figure listed as “needed” in the announcement folder is calculated on that amount; the amount of expected income and our deficit amount, but is less income we receive from the school, cell tower, and Korean ministry.  As is stated in our worship folder each week “the ministry of our congregation is underwritten by the prayerful generosity of your weekly tithes and offerings.”  We will again publish each week our income for the previous week and how it measures up to what we need from offerings starting next week. 
E-NEWS:  E-News is back!  If you would like to receive email announcements and notifications from us, you will need to subscribe under the new service.  You can find the link on our Facebook page ( or on our website (, or you can call the office and we will add you. 
TEXT ALERTS:  In an effort to keep you informed about things going on at SVLC, we have set up text alerts.  You can find the instructions on how to sign up in the church lobby, office or on our website. Feel free to call the office with any questions.
SONG REQUESTS: If you see { in the bulletin it indicates that it was a requested song.  If there is a hymn or praise song you’d like to hear in church, please write it on your attendance card or email/call the office.

GROWING IN GRACE Bible class will be studying the book of Genesis, starting this September. We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the hall. 
MIDWEEK AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 1:00 in the conference room.  We have great conversations on current events, supported by Bible references.  Please join us.
HOLIDAY CRAFT WORKSHOPS:  The next craft workshop is on September 21st from 3-6 pm in the hall.  Please join us for a fun time. The workshop in October will be on Oct 19th.
SCAM WORKSHOP:  You can now listen to the presentation for the scam workshop on our website,
CAN YOU SPEAK SPANISH?  Pastor Ron is looking for someone who can speak Spanish to communicate with Spanish visitors.  Please contact him if you can help out.  Thanks!
CHILDRENS BULLETINS:  You may notice on the children’s bulletins that there is a secret code listed.  You can go to the website listed and with the code the children can play games.  Enjoy!
NEW MEMBER CLASS:  We will be offering a New Member / Basics of Faith class soon.  If you’re interested in joining us, let the office know.  Hope to see you there.
SOCIAL MINISTRY:  Items Needed:  Peanut butter, jelly, pancake syrup, pancake mix, cake mix and frosting.  Thank you again for your contribution and prayers.
CURSILLO is a 3-day “short course in Christianity” to help revitalize and support the Lutheran Church and its ministries to society. The next men’s weekend is Sept 20-23, the next women’s weekend is Sept 27-30. If anyone is interested in attending, please see Larry or Marlene Alexander or call the church office. 
RATE OUR CHURCH.  Let’s get the word out about SVLC.  We are asking that you go to Google and/or Yelp & rate SVLC. These ratings & reviews will help share what kind of church we are. Thanks for your help!
THE October – December PORTALS OF PRAYER are available in the church lobby. There are also a limited amount of large-print copies if you need one.  DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY!
SCHOOL NEWS: We have an on-going School Improvement fundraiser to help with much needed school repairs. Put your donation in the envelope at the church entrance and turn it in with offering or to the office. Please continue to pray for our church and school. Thank you for your generous gifts. Linda Williamson.
SAVE your Boxtops for Education found on many products .Each coupon is worth 10¢! This is a great way to raise funds for our school!
DO YOU LIKE TO SEW? The Quilting Group would love to have more folks sewing quilt tops for Lutheran World Relief. If you can sew pieces of fabric into a rectangle, we need you! Contact Linda Olson for information.
PLEASE SAVE us your aluminum cans & plastic recyclable bottles for recycling. Please remove pull tab, (for support to Ronald McDonald House), bring items sorted in plastic bags and put them in the shed next to the trash bin. Proceeds from cans and bottles will go to the Quilting Fund. Thanks!
2018 FLOWER CHART:  If you’d like to donate flowers for the altar, sign up on the board hanging in the lobby. Indicate what the flowers are for - anniversary, birthday, in honor of or in memory. Take a slip with ordering instructions. Flowers are ordered by you from Moreno Valley Flower Box (653-3171) and they deliver them to church. Each large bouquet is $26. Small bouquets for the altar are $19 each. For info call the office
PRAY FOR OUR SOLDIERS: In the church lobby is a box full of plastic army men. Please take one home with you and place it somewhere to remind you to pray for our men and women who are serving our country.
INVITE OTHERS TO OUR CHURCH AND SCHOOL! Business cards are available in packets of 10 in the church lobby. Take a pack and pass them out to friends & neighbors who need a church home or a preschool for their children.
STEWARDSHIP SENTENCE:  Mark 9:24 – Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Haven’t we often felt like this! And notice that Jesus does not throw the man out because of his weakness of faith: He still has pity, He still blesses the man as His Lord. But neither does Jesus leave people in weakness of faith. He blesses us and calls us to a deeper faith – as He did to the disciples in the boat on the storm tossed sea. How does our faith grow? By hearing the Word of God. What does our faith lead to as it grows? A godly life lived in thanksgiving to our Lord.
JOSEPH PROJECT - Community (Citywide) Food Bank - provides food for the needy every Thursday from a distribution center at the Koinonia Evangelistic Center at 21866 Brill Rd., Moreno Valley (951-867-3050). Volunteers are needed to help out in various ways such as distribution, sorting, clean up, etc. at the center. Please pray for this ministry. Contact Larry Alexander to find out how to volunteer!
YOUTH LEADER CONTACT INFO:  Please feel free to contact our youth leader, Mindy Lowe any time.  Her cell phone is (951) 707-3618 and email is
PASTOR PAUL is in the office Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.  Also notify or leave messages at the church office as well (951) 924-4688.
POWERPOINT SCHEDULE         8:00 AM                      10:45 AM
September 16                             Dorrie Lyle                         Vicky McKay-Cannon
September 23                             Brittney Carrigan           Marvin Niles
September 30                            John McFarland               Eric Tourtillott
October 7                                     Josh Hamann                    Phil Sandstrom
October 14                                  Mike Olson                         Jim Wilson
ELDERS assigned to serve portions of the Congregation by last name
A-B       Dan Butterfield    Li-N     Larry Alexander    
C-E       John Hamann        O-R      Gerry Klepps      
F-H       Dennis Paulsen    S-Z        Rollie Hamann         
I-Le       Eric Tourtillott           
SCHOOL BOARD                 Chair:  Janean Hamann    
Marlene Alexander              Dorrie Lyle                   
Fabiana Niles                           Jill Wilson                     

School Board Chair – Janean Hamann     Elder Chair – Dan Butterfield
Philip Sandstrom - Pres.      Marge Clark - Sec/Tres.      
Patty Blaisdell                           Marlayna Hamann          
Sandra Roberson