February 16 , 2020

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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. 
FRONT PEWS ARE RESERVED for those who have trouble coming up to the Altar for communion, please feel free to sit in the front rows.  Speaking of sitting, we stand at times during our services, please stand or sit as you are comfortable. 
SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages will be between services at 9:30 am.  Check with an usher to direct you to the correction location. 
STAY CONNECTED:  If you would like to be added to our prayer chain, phone tree, email announcements, or monthly newsletter please contact the office.
SERMON NOTES: Fill-in-the-blank notes are provided with the worship bulletin for a more interactive note-taking experience.  Answers can be found in the lobby after service. 
THE CHANCEL CHOIR meet on Tuesday nights at 5:45 pm.  For more info call Rosslynn Medina.
BLOOD PRESSURE screening between services on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month, in the hall. This is provided by our Parish Health Minister.

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As a result of our Good Grief seminar, we are happy to announce that our first grief support group will meet this Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. A second group will meet this Saturday, Feb 22 at 10 a.m.  These meetings will be a low-key “get acquainted” time and will meet in the church office.

Lent begins on February 26th at 6 pm with Ash Wednesday.  Soup suppers will begin the next week on March 4th at 5 pm with midweek Lent services at 6 pm.  If you can help with the soup supper please sign the clipboard in the lobby or call the office.  Hope to see you there!

Mark your calendar for March 14th.  We’ll be looking for donations of gently used, clean and working items. No clothing or shoes please.  We’ll let you know when we’re ready to accept your donations.  Thanks!

Thrivent members are able to assign their Choice Dollars to a church or charity of their choice.  Undesignated dollars “expire” after March 31.  Go to to direct your Choice Dollars.  Both the church and school are registered to receive Choice Dollars and we are so appreciative if you choose to designate your dollars to us.

We are looking for coffee servers, ushers, and help with altar service for 2nd service.  If you are able to help in these areas, please let the office know.

The office & school will be closed on Monday, Feb 17th for President’s day!

March 7th from 11 am to 2 pm.  Take a look at the flyer in this worship folder to see how you may be able to help.  If you know anyone looking for preschool or kindergarten let them know we are offering 50% off registration at the open house only. 

We’re sorry if you couldn’t reach us in the office last week, our phones were out for a good part of 3 days.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Sizzler Dine-Out last week. We’ll take a short break from our monthly scheduled Dine-Outs for the Lent season because many already attend Soup Suppers.  Everyone is invited to this fun time of fellowship.  Please join us! 

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Children & Family Ministry
Please consider being part of our new Children & Family Ministry outreach. Start by planning to attend a conference at Concordia University Irvine, June 16-18.  Contact the office if you have questions or are interested in helping us reach out to young families.

Tim & Lisa Shirk have puppies for sale.  If you are looking for a new best friend, contact Tim or Lisa Shirk.

February items: Canned veggies and fruit, macaroni and cheese, instant potatoes and soup.  Thanks!

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 info.

PICK-A-BILL has been a blessing to our church. So many have supported the church office with this program.  Thank you!

THE January – March 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!

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 you’re your offering or to the office. Please continue to pray for our school. Thank you for your generous gifts. Linda Williamson.

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.

We still have scrip available and are back to our normal schedule of selling on Sundays.  See Karen Rice if you would like to see what we still have in stock.  And if we don’t have what you need, we will order it and have it for you the next Sunday!  Thanks for supporting our Scrip program.

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 at the center. Please pray for this ministry. Contact Larry Alexander to find out how to volunteer!

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 & women who are serving our country.

Please save your aluminum cans & plastic recyclable bottles for recycling. Please remove pull tab (for support to Ronald McDonald House), bring items sorted in plastic bags. Proceeds from cans and bottles will go to the Quilting Fund. Thanks!

We are still looking for people to pray for kids at our school.  If you’re interested in participating or would like another child to pray for, please contact the office. 

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