Flash: ON   February 19, 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

February 11, 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.
SVLC BRAILLE MAIL is celebrating their 16th year of service to this wonderful mission.  Join us between services for a piece of cake to celebrate.
BETHLEHEM HANDCRAFTS:  From the city of Bethlehem, we bring you works of art that contain the best religious figurines in artistic form, made of olive wood carvings from the Holy Land.  Please stop by their display in the hall today and hopefully you will like something carved by families in the Holy Land. All items are available for purchase.
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!
SEE’S CANDY: Our youth group is having a See’s Candy fundraiser for Easter.  If you are interested in sweets for Easter baskets please consider placing an order from the youth group.  An order form can be found in the lobby on the cabinet.   All orders and payments need to be received by March 14th, and can be given to a high school youth member, brought to the church office, or put in the offering plate labeled See’s candy and your name.  Checks are accepted and should be made out to Shepherd of the Valley.  Thanks for your support.
REMINDER:  The school & office will be closed on Friday, Feb. 16th and Monday, Feb. 19th for the President’s holiday.  Information for the bulletin and announcements need to be in by Wednesday 2/14.  Thanks!
MIDWEEK LENT SERVICES & SOUP SUPPERS will begin in a few short weeks.  Ash Wednesday service is on February 14th at 6:30 pm.  There will be Lent services at 4:00 and 6:30 pm on Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 with Soup Suppers served starting at 5 pm on February 21st.
LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS:  If you can bring a crockpot of soup, bread, or dessert for any of the suppers, sign the clipboard on the cabinet in the lobby on Sundays or in the church office during the week. Thank you!
HELP!  We’re looking for volunteers to help organize and/or run the Easter Egg Hunt.  If this is an area where you feel called to serve, please contact the church office.  Pray about ways you can help throughout the Easter season. 
DINING CLUB:  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Dining Club potluck dinner has been cancelled on February 24th.  We will announce the date when we have it rescheduled. 
BOOK SALE/NEW TO YOU SALE: Mark your calendar, Saturday, March 17th is our annual book sale and “New to You” sale.  We’ll be collecting donations of gently used items beginning on March 11th. 
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, of if 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.
YOUR NAME IS ON IT:  Karen Rice. Check the lobby for your item.

THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS:  It’s that time of year.  Choice Dollars must be directed by March 31st.  We’d appreciate you considering to direct your Choice Dollars to SVLC.  Thanks!

THE SUMMIT:  UNSHAKEN.  Youth in 4th, 5th or 6th grade this is for you.  The Summit will be filled with active learning, fun, games and activities, singing, as well as service opportunities for everyone to engage in.  The Summit will be held on April 14th.   If you are interested in attending, contact the office for more information and to register by March 1.
THE MASTER GREETER program is back.  We will be offering the Master Greeter program between services in the Hall on January 28th at 9:30.  Come and get a piece of cake to celebrate SVLC’s 38th Anniversary and hear ways to make visitors feel welcome in our church.   We look forward to seeing everyone from both services.
UNDIE SUNDAY:   The last day to make your donation is today, February 11th.
THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE is looking for some help.  We need people to help distribute door hangers in nearby neighborhoods, inviting our church neighbors to Lenten and Easter services.  If you are able to help with this, please contact Janet Gasco or Marlene Alexander. 
WESTERN EVENT:  In an effort to invite the community in to our church, we are planning a Western Night with line dancing and a Chili Cook-off.  If you are able to help with the organization of this event, please contact the office.
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, February 6th at 10am in the office. Please join us and bring your ideas. For more information call Eunice Kang.
A MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTION has been received from Kathy Muckala to honor the blessing of the life of God's servant, Jackie Evans.  In the name of the Lord Jesus, the people of Shepherd recognize and thank the donor.
A MONETARY GIFT has been given to Shepherd of the Valley by a former member, Aileen Sevdy, as an answer to prayer for our budgetary needs.  In the name of the Lord Jesus, the people of Shepherd recognize and thank the donor.

SCRIP IS BACK:  I will be outside selling on the second and fourth Sundays again.  Think about your needs in advance; come see me, and the following week your order will be here. Prayer Pals, this is a great way to show love to your sister.  Plan early for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, college student care packages and just because you are thinking about someone.  Again this is a great way to help the church.  The more who buy, the more percentage we get, the more money goes into the church’s funds.   Thank you and God bless.  Hope to see the usual faces and even some new ones.  I am still trying to learn all your names.  Karen Rice 
START THE NEW YEAR reading the Bible from start to finish.  If you’d like a suggested reading list, you can find them in the lobby.  Good habits are hard to break, including daily Bible reading, pick a time and pray FAITHFULLY every day, please remember our church, pastors, membership, and community when you pray.
2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available on the table in the church lobby. Please pick yours up today. If you don’t have a packet and would like one, mark your attendance card or call the church office 924-4688. Thanks!
SOCIAL MINISTRY:   Items needed for our pantry include pancake mix, box potatoes, rice, pasta, canned vegetables, and canned fruit.
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!
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 BOARD:  There is an opening on the school board.  If you are willing and able to serve on our church’s school board, please contact the church office. 
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 - Director
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 at 951-276-0373 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! NEW 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 Corinthians 6:19-20 – “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” God owns everything, including our very selves. We were made to serve Him and glorify Him and will never truly be happy or find our fulfillment until we learn that lesson. Jesus has redeemed us and brought us back into the Kingdom of the Father – and that has set us free to serve Him in joy, generosity, liberty, and faith.
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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