July 14, 2019

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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 children will be on break from June to September. 
CONFIRMATION CLASS for 7th & 8th graders Sundays at 5 pm.
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 meets on Tuesdays at 5:45 pm.   We sing all year and are looking for all types of singers, particularly we are looking for tenors but welcome all parts. If you don’t know what part you sing, we will gladly help place you! For more info call Rosslynn Medina at 951-567-3940.
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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GOD'S COMFORT to the family of Olga McCloud, mother of Karen Rice & grandmother of Heather Hale, who was called to the arms of God this past week.  In lieu of flowers and cards the family is asking for donations to be made to Immanuel Lutheran School library in memory of Olga.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  Our love and prayers go out to Karen and Heather.

FLOWERS are placed in the chancel today to the glory of God by Terry Mack for Blessings received.
CHURCH BOARDS:  Please consider serving on one of our church boards. There are openings on the M&Ms, Elders and School boards. Our church would be blessed to have you and would welcome your thoughts and ideas on matters concerning our church. We hope you will pray about this.  Please contact Phil Sandstrom or the office if you have any questions.
Dear Shepherd of the Valley friends, thank you so much for your kind words, cards, gifts, and the spectacular luncheon.  I have enjoyed using my musical gifts to praise God in your midst.  You are a very kind, loving, and generous group of people, and you will be missed.  I wish you God’s blessings as we leave for Kansas and a new adventure.   In His service, Marge Kertz.
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY will be held on Sunday, August 11th following the 10:45 service at approximately 12:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served.  The events of the meeting will include ­reports, the adoption of the proposed 2019-2020 budgets and the election of board members.  We hope all members will plan to be at this important meeting.
LUTHERAN NIGHT AT ANGEL STADIUM Lutheran Social Services of Southern California invites you to join us at our inaugural Lutheran Night at Angel Stadium game on Saturday, September 14, at 6:07 pm when the Angels will take on the Tampa Bay Rays with a post-game fireworks show and concert. Use the envelope in the lobby to pay for your tickets by August 4th.  Seating is in the Lower View MVP section with deeply discounted pricing at $21/each.  We hope many of you will come together and enjoy a baseball game in fellowship together.
 SCRIP has begun to have on hand the items that are sold regularly. In different denominations are Stater Bros, Arco and Walmart. Some fast food joints and Starbuck's are also available. Come by the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month to see if we have your needs. If not, we'll get it for you the next week. Thank you and God bless.
SOCIAL MINISTRY:  Items Needed: Peanut Butter & Jelly, pudding, cereal, macaroni/cheese, cake mix & frosting.  Thanks for your support!
2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are in the church office. Please pick yours up today. If you don’t have a booklet and would like one, mark your attendance card or call Marlayna at the church office 924-4688. Thanks!
E-GIVING IS HERE:  You can now make a contribution to our church through a mobile app or through your computer.  Ask the office for more information. 
PICK-A-BILL.  Pick-A-Bill has been refilled. This has really been a blessing to our church.  So many have participated and supported the church office with this program.  Thank you!
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 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!
2019 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 & women who are serving our country.
INVITE OTHERS TO OUR CHURCH AND SCHOOL! Business cards are available 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.
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.