Flash: ON   November 25, 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
    November 19, 2017

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.

THERE WILL BE NO Adult Bible class in the hall today due to Boutique sales.

THANKS TO EVERYONE who helped with our annual Holiday Boutique yesterday. Dozens of folks helped make the event a success. Special thanks to Paula Winn for all her crafting, jam making, and organizational skills. There are still some great bargains left so be sure to stop by the hall after services to check them out. Auction Basket winners will be announced after the 10:45 service. 

JOIN US on Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30 pm for our Thanksgiving Eve worship service. Bring your family and friends.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the offering received at the Thanksgiving Eve service will be donated to the Shepherd/Jackson Family, victims of the Northern California fire. 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD - Thank you to everyone who participated in Operation Christmas Child. We were able to deliver 34 boxes from our church and preschool.  

OUR NEXT OUTREACH INGATHERING will be for the Moreno Valley Spark of Love toy drive hosted by Fire Station 58. Watch for a bin to place new, unwrapped toys and stuffed animals in. The last day to donate items will be Sunday, Dec. 10th. 

SOUP SUPPERS will begin on December 6th.  Please join us for Soup Suppers at 5 PM between the Midweek Advent Services which are at 4:00 and 6:30 PM. The Soup Suppers will be held Wednesdays December 6 through December 20. If you can bring soup, bread, or dessert for any of the suppers, please sign the clipboard that can be found on the cabinet in the church lobby on Sundays or in the church office during the week.   

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.  

THE PACIFIC-SOUTHWEST DISTRICT is asking for nominations for various positions to be considered at their convention to be held in June, 2018 in Irvine, CA.  Many of these positions are lay-nominated.  If you would like to nominate someone for one of these positions, go to their website at www.psd-lcms.org and follow the instructions under the convention tab.  

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, Jan. 9th in the office. Please join us and bring your ideas. For more information call Eunice Kang (951-500-3835) or Janet Gasco (951-924-4588). 

SOCIAL MINISTRY: Happy Thanksgiving to all.  We would like to thank everyone for their contributions to our Thanksgiving Food Boxes that were completed this past week. We are looking for the following items for our Christmas Food Boxes: Cake mix with frosting, hot cocoa mix (individual packets), pancake mix, syrup, jelly, jello or pudding, canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup. Thanks again for your support of this ministry. ~~ Eva Carlson.

CHRISTMAS PROGRESSIVE DINNER: Saturday, Dec. 2nd starting at 6 pm at the home of Larry and Marlene Alexander and progressing to the fellowship hall at 7 pm. Sign up on the sheet in the lobby as to what you will bring for dinner. The main dish will be provided. Any questions contact Marlene Alexander. 

LADIES! Please join us for the Christmas Dinner and gift exchange on Friday, Dec. 8th at 6 pm. The cost for dinner is $12 and we’ll have a choice of prime rib or lemon chicken with mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans with almonds, rolls, salad, dessert, and beverages. If you want to participate in the gift exchange bring a new, wrapped gift valued at $10. The deadline to sign up for dinner is Nov. 30th. Tickets will be available after services or in the office.

MORENO VALLEY MASTER CHORALE Joyfully presents “Carols By Candlelight,” a Christmas carol sing-a-long on Sunday December 10th at 4:00 p.m.  Ticket donations are adults $15.00, seniors/students $10.00.  You can buy tickets in the church office.

PRAYER PAL REVEAL: Our reveal party is December 11 at 6:00 pm. Please choose your final gift and your thank you gift to the person who had your name. Also start thinking of a dish you could bring for the party - a salad, appetizer or dessert. Thanks for the many prayers and blessings you have bestowed on your fellow Prayer Pals. 

CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER: To plan ahead helps with the gift giving process this time of year and SCRIP can help you do that.  Just ask my family or even Pastor’s family, they have received Scrip cards as gifts.  Grab a list from the church lobby and start planning ahead. I will be in front of church every Sunday in November AND the first two in December to help get all cards to you on time. Thank you - Karen Rice. 

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!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE to make a contribution to the Jackson/Shepherd family that was so severely affected by the Northern California fire. Marcia Jackson’s nephew, his wife are hospitalized with severe burns. Her nephew’s son and daughter lost their lives. Their home is destroyed. Please pray for Marcia and her family. Make a donation in the basket in the church lobby or go to their GoFundMe account at JJ Macedo.

REMEMBER: Use Marlayna’s email at office@svlcmoval.net when contacting the office, especially for worship folders, announcements, or newsletter articles. 

YOUR NAME IS ON IT: Shirley Fuller, Patti Ingram and Sian Rockwell, please pick up your item in the church lobby.

WANTED:  YOUTH LEADER.  We are looking for someone to lead our youth group.  If you know anyone who might be interested, please contact Pastor Paul.  

FOR SALE: Grizzly Commercial Table Saw & attachments- originally bought in 2005 for $1200 asking $700. Belonged to Ramona William’s husband, Jim. Contact the office for more information. 

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

CONFIRMATION CLASS for 7th & 8th graders Sundays at 5 pm.

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS 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 meet Sundays from 6:30 to 8:00, in the youth room. Not meeting November 26.

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.

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.

DISASTER RELIEF: All funds collected will be sent to the District Office earmarked for disaster relief. This includes hurricane and fire victims. Donations can be made online at the District Giving page at www.psd-lcms.org. Your continued prayers and donations to the relief efforts are needed. In addition, you can volunteer to help with the relief efforts. Donation envelopes are available in the lobby.
FLOWERS are placed in the chancel today to the glory of God by Bud and Jay Kenefick in praise and thanksgiving  for blessings received.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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.

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! NEW 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:  Philippians 3:19: “Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.” There is the danger in setting our minds on earthly things, serving mammon, and caring more for our bodily comfort than our spiritual well-being. God does not tell us to be faithful and generous in our stewardship of the things of this earth to ruin our fun. Rather, He tells us to give generously to teach us how to make sure the things of this world do not lay a hold of our hearts.

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.  If it is an emergency and you cannot reach him, contact an Elder. Also notify or leave messages at the church office as well (951) 924-4688.

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.

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