Announcements
July 15, 2018
 
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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. 
 
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS is held between services at 9:30 am in the hall. 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages at 9:30 am. Parents, please bring your children to the preschool after-school room to register. Ask an usher for directions.  Sunday school is on Summer Break and will resume in September.
 
CONFIRMATION CLASS for 7th & 8th graders Sundays at 5 pm.
 
YOUTH GROUP: Middle School and High School Youth Group meet Sundays from 6:30 to 8:00 in the youth room.
 
COMMUNICATION:   If you would like to be added to our prayer chair, phone tree, email announcements or text alerts, please contact the office.  Remember to keep us updated on email address changes.
 
THE CHANCEL CHOIR meets for practice on Tuesdays at 5:45 pm. All are welcome. For more information see Chris Deinert. We will be on break from June to August.
 
BLOOD PRESSURE screening on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month in the hall between services. This is provided by our Parish Health Minister.
 
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THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY will be held on Sunday, August 12th following the 10:45 service.  We will have a potluck lunch at 12:00. Please sign up for the potluck in the church lobby or office.  The events of the meeting will include ­reports, the adoption of the proposed
2018-2019 budget and the election of board members. We hope all members will plan to be at this important meeting.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE.  SVLC will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday, July 27th from 1:00 to 7:00 pm.  To avoid waiting you can schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org, put SVLC in for the sponsor code and choose a time convenient for you.  . 
 
HOLIDAY CRAFT WORKSHOPS:  There will be craft workshops once a month until the boutique on November 17th.  Mark your calendar for July 20th, August 17th, September 21st & October 19th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the hall.  
 
MIDWEEK AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY:  This bible study will look at how our faith influences our interaction with the world around us and can inform our approach to current events. We will begin meeting on Tuesday, August 21st at 1:00 pm in the office.
 
ADULT BIBLE CLASS on Sundays will be on break for summer.  We will resume in September. 
 
CAN YOU SPEAK SPANISH?  Pastor Ron is looking for someone who can speak Spanish to communicate with Spanish visitors.  Please contact him if you can help out.  Thanks!
 
CHILDRENS BULLETINS:  You may notice on the children’s bulletins that there is a secret code listed.  You can go to the website listed and with the code the children can play games.  Enjoy!
 
CHOIR LOFT CHAIRS:  We have reached our goal to reupholster the choir loft chairs.  A special thank you to Sam & Debbie Candido, Gary Davidson, Millie Jones, Eunice Kang, Bud & Jay Kenefick, Klepps family, Helen Miller, Anne Neudecker, Olson family, Frank Rizzotto, Phil Sandstrom, Larry & Jan Schatz and the Stange family for your donations.
 
GROWING IN GRACE Bible class will be studying the book of Genesis, starting this September. We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the hall. 
 
NEW MEMBER CLASS:  We will be offering a New Member / Basics of Faith class soon.  If you’re interested in joining us, let the office know.  Hope to see you there.
 
SUMMER HOME REPAIRS AND VACATIONS are just around the corner and scrip can help you with this journey.  Burlington is a new vender. Stop by and pick up a new list and make plans for the summer. Thank you for supporting Scrip and SVLC. Karen Rice
 
SOCIAL MINISTRY:  Items Needed:  Spaghetti (any type of pasta), spaghetti sauce, Jell-O or pudding, and jelly.  Thank you again for your contribution and prayers.
 
YOUR NAME IS ON IT:  Terry Mack & Laurie White. 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 September 20-23 and the next women’s weekend is September 27-30.  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. 
 
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 at (951) 313-4234.  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!
 
TEXT ALERTS:  In an effort to keep you informed about things going on at SVLC, we have set up text alerts.  You can find the instructions on how to sign up in the church lobby, office or on our website. Feel free to call the office with any questions.
 
2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES If you don’t have a packet and would like one, mark your attendance card or call the church office. Thanks!
 
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. DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY!
 
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.
 
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! 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:   Amos 7:8 “And the LORD said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass by them.” One of the sins for which the Lord condemned the people through Amos was a disregard for the call of kindness, charity, and generosity toward the weak and lowly. We can see here how seriously the Lord sees this! And that’s no surprise when we consider how God’s activity toward us is built on kindness, charity, and generosity. To act otherwise is to act against the Lord’s own nature.

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!
 
YOUTH LEADER CONTACT INFO:  Please feel free to contact our youth leader, Mindy Lowe any time.  Her cell phone is (951) 707-3618 and email is svlcyouth18@outlook.com.
  
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: 8am to 4pm  Mon - Fri. Deadlines: weekly bulletins - Thursday mornings / monthly newsletter -  20th of each month.  

PASTOR PAUL is in the office Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm. (951) 924-4688.