Flash: ON   September 20, 2017 
 Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Preschool & Kindergarten
11650 Perris Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92557
    Church: 924-4688 - svlc@svlcmoval.net          School: 924-3422 
    Our Mission: “To glorify God by practicing Christ’s love in our community.”

Pr. Paul Yearyean - Pastor
Marge Clark - Office Manager               Linda Williamson - Preschool Director
     September 10, 2017

SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages resumes today for the fall session. Parents, please bring your children to the preschool after-school room to register them. 

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS will be meeting today. The study is led by Pastor Paul in the hall at 9:30 am. The current study is the Book of Isaiah, please join us.

YOUTH: Middle School and High School Youth Group will kick off with a pool party at Larry and Marlene Alexander’s home TODAY, September 10 at 2:00 pm. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided by the Alexander's (THANK YOU!).  We will be asking each student to bring a food or drink item to add to the meal. Regular meetings will beginning the next week on September 17th from 6:30 to 8:00, on Sunday nights in the youth room.  Hope to see you there!

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF: We have seen the devastation from flooding in Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey. Congregations are encouraged to take an offering and receive donations to help our brothers and sisters recover. All funds collected can be sent to the District Office earmarked for hurricane relief and 100% of the funds will be sent to the Texas and Southern Districts.  Donations can be made online at the District  Giving page. For continued updates on the relief effort, please visit the Texas District website and Facebook page. LCMS World Relief and Human Care is launching a major response to Harvey. Your continued prayers and donations to the relief efforts are needed. In addition, you can volunteer to help with the relief efforts. Envelopes are provided in this folder for donations.

YOUR NAME IS ON IT: Anne Neudecker, Jan & Larry Schatz, Helen Bedford, Fuller Family. Please pick up your item in the church lobby.

THE CHANCEL CHOIR meets for rehearsal on Tuesdays at 5:45 pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend. For more information see Chris Deinert.

THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE is exploring ways in which we may lovingly serve our community and (God willing) grow our church. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 3rd at noon in the hall. Please join us and bring your ideas. For more information call Eunice Kang or Janet Gasco. 

SHOE GIVEAWAY FOR SENIORS – We really need a few able-bodied volunteers to help us load the shoes into a van and unload them at the Senior Center on Tuesday, Sept. 12th. We will meet at the church hall at 8:00 am. A sign up sheet is in the church lobby if you can come and help. Many thanks to our members for the enormous number of donated shoes! You are truly a blessing to the less fortunate of God’s people. Please note – we are no longer accepting any more shoe donations.

LADIES, we’d love to have you join us for the study of Romans through Bible Study Fellowship. Class will be held on Wednesdays, from 9:30-11:15 beginning September 13th in the Fellowship Hall. You can find more information and sign up on the bsfinternational.org website.

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY GROCERY OR TOTE BAGS – are still available in the church lobby. You may take a tote and drop $3 (cash or check) in the box. God bless you for supporting our outreach efforts. We have sold 85 bags at this time.

NORTHRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRANDPARENTS DAYS – Will be on Thursday and Friday, October 5th and 6th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We need volunteers to serve food at the school and volunteers to donate food snacks such as fruit, cookies, cupcakes, chips, etc. Food donations can be brought to the church office the day before. Volunteer servers will meet at our church hall at 10:30 am and bring the food to the school. A sign up sheet will be posted in the church lobby for both servers and food donations. Let’s show our adopted school next door how much we care.

CONFIRMATION CLASS for 7th & 8th graders will begin again on September 17th.

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, October 8th for the church and school picnic. 

THE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY would like to have the addresses for the following servicemen: Joshua Creacy, Phillip Cannon, Chris & Matt Maurer, & Jim Radzik. Please submit to church office. Thank You.
SCRIP IS AVAILABLE to order on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Scrip can be purchased all year to provide gifts for teachers, students, school supplies, camping trip needs, birthday and anniversary gifts, budget planning and the like. Remember, it does take a week turn around so plan in advance. Stop by the Scrip table after service to see what it’s all about. ~~ Karen Rice

REFORMATION T-SHIRTS: The order has been placed and the shirts should be ready around September 20th. We’ll let you know when they arrive. 

OCTOBERFEST at First Lutheran Church, 600 W. Sumner, Lake Elsinore on Saturday, Oct. 28th from 10 am to 2 pm. Their LWML invites all to the event. There will be crafts, games, brats and dogs. Win a gold fish, cake walk, bid to throw a pie at the pastor, and much more. All you can eat BBQ lunch, shop their craft fair. One entry fee to support their mission project - $10 for adults, $5 for children. For more information call.

FOR SALE: Side by side GE refrigerator, 4 years old. $400 OBO. Also, front loading washer & dryer, 4 years old - $380 OBO for the set. Please call Patty Blaisdell if interested. All three are in excellent condition.    (8/17)

SCHOOL NEWS:. We have an on-going School Improvement Fund fundraiser throughout the year to help with much needed school repairs. Our first major project is the playground maintenance. Please 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. Serving His children, Linda Williamson, Director

THE JULY-SEPTEMBER PORTALS OF PRAYER are available in the church lobby. There are also a limited amount of large-print copies if you need one.

THE DATE FOR THE Annual Holiday Craft Boutique has been set for Saturday, November 18th from 8 am to 2 pm in the hall. Start planning on making your craft and baked good items to donate. We are again asking for groups or individuals to assemble gift baskets that will be auctioned off. For more information call the office.

CRAFTING WORKSHOPS for the Holiday Boutique have been scheduled for Fridays, October 20, and November 3. THE DATES IN THE NEWSLETTER ARE INCORRECT - PLEASE MAKE NOTE !

PIPE ORGAN CONCERT: On Saturday, November 4, 4:00 pm at Grace Lutheran, Banning, CA recitalist Charles Raasch will perform on Grace's 16-rank, 959-pipe organ. The concert also includes harpist Gretchen Sheetz. Proceeds benefit H.E.L.P., Inc., a local food bank. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Directions, ticket purchase, and more information at glcbanning.org or phone.

PRESCHOOL TEACHER, Yvette Sanchez, has two rooms to rent, beginning in September 2017. If looking for a room, call the school at , and leave your information for her to contact you. Thank you

PRAYER PAL PARTICIPANTS: Reveal time is almost here. The Secret Prayer Pal Revel Party has been set for Monday, December 11at 6 pm in the hall. So keep up all the prayers as we will soon be gathering together to meet our partners. 

SOCIAL MINISTRY:  For the next month, we will be working on collecting food that will be donated to CAP, one of our local food banks located here in Moreno Valley.  Items that we are looking to collect are canned tomato sauce, cereal, rice, canned fruit, or any other non-perishable items. Our goal for the next several months is to make food donations to local food banks in Moreno Valley. Your help would be greatly appreciated and again thank you for your help with this ministry. 

MAKE IT A HABIT: It works with brushing your teeth. It works with eating daily. If you have trouble with your Bible reading, consider developing the habit of reading. Start with this: Each day at the same time and place read just one chapter in your Bible. You can do that, can't you? You can start with Matthew Chapter 1. Good habits are hard to break, including daily Bible reading.

THE GROWING IN GRACE BIBLE STUDY GROUP is currently studying the Book of Acts. They meet on the 2nd & 4th  Thursdays of each month. All are invited to attend. Call Eunice Kang for more information.

IF YOU ARE WILLING to transport people to church for Sunday services please mark your attendance card.

THE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday at 10 am in the office conference room. Mark your attendance card with your best contact information if you’d like to know more about it or see Lisa Butterfield or Kathy Muckala for details. Donations of yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks will gladly be accepted.
THE AFTER SCHOOL DAY CARE licensing has been officially approved and registration is now open.

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!

MEMBERS & GUESTS  please complete an attendance card (in the Announcement folder) today. Ushers will pick them up during the service.

2017 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

A CALL TO ARMS - or praying hands. Pick a day and a time and pray FAITHFULLY every week for our church, pastors, membership, and community. With prayer, wonderful changes will happen.

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.

WEEKLY SVLC CURRENT EVENTS EMAIL: If you would like to receive this, mark your attendance cards with your email addresses or email it to svlc@svlcmoval.net

INVITE OTHERS TO OUR CHURCH AND SCHOOL! Business cards are available in packets of 10 in a basket in the church lobby. Take a pack and pass them out to friends and neighbors who need a church home or a preschool for their children.

PLEASE 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! 

THERE WILL BE BLOOD PRESSURE screening on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month in the hall between services. This is provided by our Parish Health Minister.

STEWARDSHIP SENTENCE: Matthew 18:4 – “Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” What does it mean to have childlike faith? Certainly Jesus does not want us to have a faith that is childish: we are not called to ignorance or silliness. Rather, we are called to trust the way a child trusts: with complete confidence in the Father. We show that confidence in our lives when we follow His directives for our life: Father knows best, so we’ll take His advice!

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!

ACTIVITY BAGS for children under ten are in the cabinet in the lobby. Get a bag for your child before service and return them at the end of the service.

POWERPOINT SCHEDULE        8:00 AM             10:45 AM
September 10                Bud Kenefick        Jim Wilson
September 17                Gerry Klepps        Eric Tourtillott
September 24                Mike Olson            Marvin Niles
October 1                    Josh Hamann        Laurie White

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: 9am to 5pm  Mon - Fri. Deadlines: weekly  bulletins - Thursday mornings / monthly newsletter  -  20th of each month. 

    [(H)Hall  (O)Office  (PS)Preschool  (S)Sanctuary (Y)Youth Room]
TODAY    8:00 am    Traditional Service (S)
    9:30 am    Sunday School & Adult Bible Class (PS-O-H)
    9:30 am    Blood Pressure Screening (H)
    10:45 am    Praise Service (S)
    12:30 pm    Grace Korean Service (S-H)
    2:00 pm    Youth Pool Party @ Alexander’s Home
MONDAY    9:00 am    Women’s Koffee Klatch @Brandon’s
    6:00 pm    School Staff Meeting (O)
    7:00 pm    Moreno Valley Chorale Rehearsal (S)
TUESDAY    8:00 am    Meet at hall to pack shoesfactions
    10:00 am    Shoe Giveaway @Senior Center
    5:45 PM    Chancel Choir (S)
    7:00 pm    Elder’s Meeting (O)
WEDNESDAY    9:30 am    Bible Study Fellowship (H)
THURSDAY    7:00 am    Braille Mail (H)
    9:30 am    Tai Chi (H)
    10:00 am    School Chapel (S)
    7:00 pm    Growing in Grace Bible Study (H)
FRIDAY    8:00 pm    AA Meeting (H)
SATURDAY    10:00 am    Prayer Shawl Ministry (O)
NEXT SUNDAY    8:00 am    Traditional Service (S)
    9:30 am    Sunday School & Adult Bible Class (PS-O-H)
    10:45 am    Praise Service (S)
    12:30 pm    Grace Korean Service (S-H)
    5:00 pm    Confirmation Class (O)
    6:30 pm    Youth Group (Y)


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