Flash: ON   April 20, 2018 

 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
Marlayna Hamann - Secretary               Linda Williamson - Preschool Director

April 15, 2018 

* * * VISITORS * * *
Welcome to Shepherd of the Valley. 
We're glad you came to join with us in our worship time today,
we hope that you have felt God's love in a new, refreshing way,
for you're so welcomed in this place and we hope you'll come again,
to join with us in fellowship and to make some special friends.
© By M.S.Lowndes
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 the service.

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS will be looking at the Transfiguration today.  Hope you will join us.
SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages at 9:30 am.  Parents, please bring your children to the preschool after-school room to register.
CONFIRMATION CLASS for 7th & 8th graders Sundays at 5 pm.
YOUTH: Middle School and High School Youth Group meet Sundays from 6:30 to 8:00 in the youth room.
WEEKLY SVLC CURRENT EVENTS EMAIL: If you would like to receive this, mark your attendance cards with your email address or email it to office@svlcmoval.net
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.

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.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29th:  We will be having one service at 9:00 AM.  This will be a youth-led service. They will be singing, doing a skit and more.  Hope you will come and support our youth and worship together as one big family.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  There will be no Adult Sunday School until May 6th.   
THRIVENT: On Sunday April 22nd at 9:30 AM Thrivent Rep, Aaron Nosler will be here to discuss how Thrivent can empower us with things we can do to help our church and our community.  We hope you can make it. This is also a great opportunity to meet Aaron and even set an appointment to discuss your personal needs.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR: We’re thinking about starting a children’s choir, if your child would be interested, please sign up in the lobby.
DEPRESSION & SUICIDE AWARENESS FREE WORKSHOPS:  On April 21st - 9:30 to 11:30 AM “Understanding and Preventing Suicide” and on May 19th - 9:30 to 11:30 AM “Addressing Depression”. Free workshops led by Mark Logid, an experienced and trained mental health provider. Please save these dates! We will meet in the hall.
LWML HAT-A-TUDE TEA PARTY.  Come with your hat on and join the fun:  Silly or sophisticated, crazy or comfy.  Hat contest, craft fair, luncheon, and fellowship at First Lutheran Church of Lake Elsinore on April 28th from 11 am to 1 pm.  $10 donation admission for local LWML mission projects.
UNBREAKABLE WOMEN OF GOD.   Edgewater Lutheran Church would like to invite the women in our congregation to attend a very special Brunch Event - held on Sat., May 5, at the beautiful SilverLakes Sports Complex in Norco.  This is a morning filled with worship, food, fellowship and vendor shopping. The event also features special guest speaker, Julianna Zobrist, delivering a message to help empower women to look at their lives through the eyes of truth, and who God says they are. Tickets are only $49, available at Edgewater.Yapsody.com.
FELLOWSHIP DINNERS ARE RETURNING: The Youth will be organizing fellowship dinners again and the earnings will be donated to different funds in our church. April 30th from 3-9 pm at Portillo’s Hot Dogs on Day Street will be our first dinner.  Earnings from this dinner will go to the VBS fund.  Hope you will join us, have dinner together and help raise funds for VBS. Flyers will be in the announcements starting next week and are available for download from our church website.  You can also show a picture of it on your phone.
FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT WITH THE 66ers:  The Youth Group is organizing a grouping to go to the 66ers game (minor league baseball in San Bernardino) for Faith & Family Night on May 18th and everyone is invited.  Tickets are $7 each.  Please sign up in the church lobby or office if you are interested in going.  Tickets need to be paid for by April 29th, but please sign up as soon as you know you will go, so we know how many are interested.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:  June 18 – 22 (note, incorrectly stated July 18-22, JUNE 18-22 IS CORRECT), 3-6:00 p.m. for children age 4 through having completed 6th Grade.  Volunteer signup sheets are in the announcements. Our first planning meeting will be April 25th at 6:00 pm. If you have any questions, please call the office. 
FRIENDS OF JACKIE EVANS: Her family has donated some of Jackie's cookbooks to the church, so if you'd like to have one in memory of Jackie, please pick one up from the old church kitchen (through the doorway by the men's room).  
MV MASTER CHORALE presents The Music of Cesar Franck concert on Sunday, April 22nd at 4:00.  The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children over 5 and tickets are available in the office. 
GRADUATES! Members who will graduate from vari­ous levels of school, Jr. High, High School, and College, please mark your attendance card with this information or contact the church office so that we may include it in our newsletter. Please let us know of any special awards or recognitions and we’ll include that information also.
YOUR NAME IS ON IT:   Vickie Cannon and Shirley Fuller.  Check the church lobby for your item.
CURSILLO is a three-day “short course in Christianity” intended to help revitalize and support the Lutheran Church and its ministries to society.  The next men’s weekend is May 3-6, 2018 and the women’s weekend is June 7-10, 2018.  If anyone is interested in attending a Lutheran Cursillo weekend, please see Larry or Marlene Alexander or call the church office.  There is no charge to attend a weekend, but you need to get your application in as soon as possible. 
PLAYGROUND:  For the safety of the children, remember to have adult supervision while they’re on the playground, and please be sure to put toys away and close gates when you leave.  Thank you!
SCRIP FOR MOTHER’S DAY:  Your mom does so much for you — let her know how greatly you appreciate & love her! Give her a special day, and treat her with a gift card to the spa, a nice dinner out, or with a trip to the mall. The last day to order for Mother’s Day is April 29th
A MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTION has been received from Walter & Joan Abbas to honor the blessing of the life of God's servant, Bob Johansen. In the name of the Lord Jesus, the people of Shepherd recognize and thank the donor.
PIANIST WANTED:  The Praise Team is looking for 10 good fingers and an open heart that loves music.  Do you already play piano, or know someone who does (or any other musical instrument)?  Would you like to improve your music skills while contributing “joyful noise unto the Lord?”  If this is you, or if you have any questions or need additional details, please contact the church office at (951) 924-4688 or Gary Speck.  Feel free to join us as many Sundays as you are available.  We gather for practice on Sunday at 9:30 am, prior to the 10:45 am service.
RATE OUR CHURCH.  In an effort to get the word out that we’re here, we are asking that you go to Google and/or Yelp and rate SVLC. These ratings and reviews will help share what kind of church we are. Thanks for your help!
2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES If you don’t have a packet and would like one, mark your attendance card or call the church office 924-4688. Thanks!
THE April – June 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!
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.
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.
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!
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: 1 John 3:2 – “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.” There is the essence of our sanctification: becoming like our Lord. As St. John notes, this will only be completed in the Resurrection.  But until then we are called to trust His grace and to grow into His image more and more.
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!

PASTOR PAUL is in the office Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm. 

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