March 15, 2020

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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.
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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Lent continues this week. Start with Soup Supper at 5 pm & Service at 6 pm. March 18, 25 & April 1. If you can help with the soup supper, please sign the clipboard in the lobby or call the office.

SVLC will be celebrating Easter in a new way this year, Saturday April 11 from 10 a.m. – noon.  Needed from the congregation will be candy, raw eggs and VOLUNTEERS to help that day and to distribute invites to the neighborhood schools.  We will have a jumper, face painting, games and popcorn, a small service for the children to be topped off with an egg hunt for kids ages 2-10. Let us know how you can help.  Thanks!

We’re partnering with Faith Comes by Hearing to provide HOPE FOR OUR HEROES through Military BibleSticks. Just $25 provides a Military BibleStick for one of the Troops who protect our nation and preserve our freedoms. This mission project will continue on through Lent until Easter Sunday. Our hope is to provide BibleSticks for an entire company of 100 troops.  Please make checks payable to SVLC and annotate Military BibleSticks on the memo line or on an envelope.  Thanks.

EASTER LILIES: If you’re interested in donating to the flower fund for Easter Lilies, please see the purple form in this worship folder.

There are still some treasures to be found.  Stop by the hall and see what you can find. Thanks to everyone for your donations, to our volunteers who worked so hard and to everyone who supported this fundraiser for the Assistance Fund.

We are trying to make our combined services more appealing to everyone.  If you would please take a moment to fill out the survey found in your newsletter or worship folder and return it to the church, we would really appreciate your input.  Thanks!

“I Still Believe” is the true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss. We hope to see you this afternoon.  We’ll meet at Harkins MV at the ticket booth at 3:30 pm. 

We’ll be having 2 training classes, one on Sunday March 29th at 11 am after church and on Tuesday, March 31st at 7 pm.  If you are an usher, elder, or Power Point operator we’d really like for you to attend one of these training classes.  Contact the office with questions

MEMBER REQUEST: The Blaisdell’s are looking for a recliner.  It doesn’t matter the color or style. If anyone has one they are not using and wanting to get rid of, please call Patty.  It will help when she has her upcoming hip & knee surgeries.  Thanks!

Are you adventurous and like to try the food at new restaurants or places you have only wondered about? Then you should plan to join our group at the new Rustik Fork Restaurant located at 1355 E. Alessandro, #101 on Wednesday 3/25 at 11:30 am. The décor is described as farm-style but the food is definitely up-scale & unique. Call Jay Kenefick if you need more info.

We will not be meeting on Saturday March 14th.  Hope to see you again on March 21st.  Our Wednesday meetings will continue as scheduled at 3:30.

Our next scheduled Adopt-A-Road clean-up is on March 28th at 9:00 am.  We’ll meet at Indian and Manzanita.  Hope you can make it!

“At the Foot of the Cross” Ladies Spring Rally is at First Lutheran Church, 600 Sumner St., Lake Elsinore. Saturday, March 21, 8:30 – 12:30 $5.00 

You may have heard of a new men’s wood-working group here at church.  This is a great idea to bring men together who share an interest.  If you have an idea for a group you’d like to have fun with, let us know.

March items: Spaghetti noodles and pasta sauce. Canned veggies & fruit, macaroni and cheese, instant potatoes and soup.  Thanks!

Thrivent members are able to assign their Choice Dollars to a church or charity of their choice.  Undesignated dollars “expire” after March 31.  Go to to direct your Choice Dollars.  Both the church and school are registered to receive Choice Dollars and we are so appreciative if you choose to designate your dollars to us.

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.

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 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!

We are looking for coffee servers, ushers, and help with altar service for 2nd service.  If you are able to help in these areas, please let the office know.

PASTOR PAUL is in the office Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.