November 3, 2019
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.
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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 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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→ALL SAINTS: Today we reflect on those who have died with faith in the Lord. We remember those of our congregation who were laid to rest in the past year: Norman Langhorne, Dorothy Grzeskowiak, Carolyn Kronnick, Cleve Little, Rose Lockwood, Steve Jackson, and Olga McCloud. We remember other family and friends: George Clark, Scott Cannon, Marcy Feltenberger, Darryl Hill, Lonnie Hobson, Pastor John Hodde, Dolores Marten, Owen O’Neill, Sybil Pitts Holtzclaw, Ric Riccardi, Paula Rynders, and Diego Stolz. Our prayers are with family & friends as they remember their loved ones.
→HALLOWEEN OUTREACH: Thank you to everyone who participated in Trunk or Treat on Thursday night, it was a lot of fun and a great success, also a great big thank you to everyone who donated candy, you all really came through for us. Thank you for helping to reach out to our community with love.
→THANK YOU for all the kind words, cards, and gifts of appreciation over the past month. I am truly blessed to serve here at Shepherd of the Valley. Again, thank you and blessings. Pastor Paul
→PASTOR RON & RUBY wish to thank all who generously sent cards and gifts for Pastor Appreciation month. Your thoughtfulness and generosity has meant so much to us.
→NOVEMBER FELLOWSHIP DINE-OUT: Our next fellowship dine-out will be at Applebee’s (12600 Day Street) on Monday, November 18th from 11 am to midnight. We hope you will use this time to fellowship together over a meal as we prepare to go into the holiday season. The funds raised from this “Dine-Out” will go towards a new laptop for the sanctuary and to making repairs to the projector system.
→FLOWERS are placed in the chancel today by Suzy Langhorne “in loving memory of my dear Norman.”
→SOCIAL MINISTRY: November items needed: Canned vegetables & fruit, soup, pasta, Jell-O, cake mix & frosting. Thanks for your support!
→HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE is fast approaching, November 16th from 8 am to 2 pm. Please let us know if you’d like to be part of the fun by filling out the insert found in this announcement folder and return it by putting it in the offering plate, on the lobby counter or return to the office. If you can donate an AUCTION BASKET, let Paula know. Funds raised this year will go towards replacing the chairs in the Fellowship Hall. FOOD COURT donations are also being accepted. Please check the clipboard in the lobby or office to see what we still need.
→DOG NEEDS NEW HOME: Rebekah Deinert is moving and needs to find a loving home for one of her dogs. She is a 7 year old sweet female. Contact Rebekah with any questions. (951) 243-4749.
→SEE’S CANDY: Church Fellowship will be selling See’s Candy this Christmas to raise money for new chairs in the Fellowship Hall. We will take orders starting at the Boutique on November 16th through December 8th (order forms in the church lobby, office or contact Benita). Orders will be ready for pick up from December 13-15.
→OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD ends on November 10th. We’re looking forward to seeing all the boxes start to come in. Don’t forget the cost of shipping each box is $9.00. You can also pay this online and will be notified of where your box was delivered. Hope you are having fun with this mission project.
→MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Prayer Pal Reveal–Monday December 9th at 6 pm. Women’s Christmas Dinner–Friday December 13th at 6 pm. Information coming soon!
BENEVOLENCE is the desire to help someone, an act of kindness or charity. Our bylaws require that we maintain a “benevolence fund” used to aid families with unexpected or high medical expenses, victims of natural disasters, the unemployed, underemployed, and others in similar circumstances. This is separate from our assistance fund which will be used for our food boxes around the holidays, and will be used when we collect donations for natural disasters, Biblesticks, etc. Please let us know if you have any questions.
SCRIP has many great ideas for your Pastors during Pastor Appreciation month. Stop and see me. Karen Rice
GREEN ONION. On the 2nd Thursday of each month (this Thursday) at 12:00, several church members meet at Green Onion for lunch. Lunch is $10 per person. We’d like to invite anyone who enjoys fellowship and good Mexican food to please join us. Talk to Bud, or the office if you have any questions.
PRAY FOR THE KIDS: 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.
GROWING IN GRACE BIBLE STUDY will be studying the book of Hebrews. We meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 PM in the church conference room. Come and join us. Eunice Kang, 951-500-3835
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!
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 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!
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.
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
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 info.
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!
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.