Announcements

November 4, 2018
 
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.
 

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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. 
 
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. 
 
CONFIRMATION CLASS for 7th & 8th graders Sundays at 5 pm.
 
COMMUNICATION:   If you would like to be added to our prayer chain, phone tree, email announcements or text alerts, please contact the office.
 
SERMON NOTES: Each Sunday, fill-in-the-blank notes will be provided with the worship bulletin for a more interactive note-taking experience.
 
THE CHANCEL CHOIR meets for practice on Tuesdays at 5:45 pm. All are welcome. For more information see Chris Deinert.
 
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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THANK YOU EVERYONE for the kind words, the cards, and the gifts over the past month. I am truly blessed to serve as pastor to such generous & loving people.  Humbly, Pastor Paul
 
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:  Jackie Evans, Ann Georg, Bob Johansen, Connie Lowe, Richard Nygren, Ed & Kathy Pipkin, Chris Westphal.  And we remember other family and friends:  Roxie Alcaraz, JoAnn Baden, Leon Baden, TJ Barber, Burt Berringer, Alrid Binns, Lushington Binns, Harvey Brown, Ralph Chester, Samuel Daniel, Christopher Deinert, Celeste Dominguez, Bill Doyle, David Fawcett, Gary Ferraro, Crystal Flower, David Lee Fury, Chris Hamann, Irene Hamilton, Craig, Maxwell, John McCain, Joan McKinnon, Adrien Munoz, Ashley & David Munoz, Vernon Olson, Alvaro Perez, Charles Rehbein, Jose Romero, Mitchell Salzwedel, Kai Shepherd, Kressa Shepherd, Rocky Smith, Jane Sorrells, Donald Stoterau, Milly Tibbitts, Luis Vital, Benjamin White, Sue Williamson
 
ED PIPKIN:  Ed’s burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery on November 30th at 11 am and a memorial will follow at 2 pm at the VFW in the City of Industry.  More details will be available in the office soon.
 
WHAT A GREAT REFORMATION SUNDAY!  We had 225 people in service last week. The school children sang 2 songs and led us in the Lord’s Prayer, Brittney, Holland & Courtney sang for us, as well as the Praise Team and Choir, and Pastor Paul’s father helped give the sermon.  Following service was a delicious homemade meal of brats, sauerkraut, potatoes & cinnamon apples all by chef Chuck Berringer and German chocolate cake by bakers Cindi Metzger and Karama Roberson.  Kudos to Alice for her beautiful decorating abilities, she turned our hall into a German restaurant.  A very big Thank You to Chuck, Alice, Benita and Marge for all your hard work on Sunday morning to make the luncheon wonderful … and it was WONDERFUL!
 
HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT – We had 13 trunks and about 500 kids and family members visit our Trunk or Treat.  What a great success! Thank you to everyone who donated candy… we had enough for everyone!  The children voted on the best trunk (which will be announced after church) and we had a raffle, 5 children from our community won gift cards to Baskin Robbins.   Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great night for our community. 

COFFEE SERVERS NEEDED:  If you are willing and able to serve coffee after second service, please let the office know.  Fellowship time together is important and our faithful coffee servers help make that possible.  Please consider helping.
 
SERMON NOTES:  Did you miss some of the blanks on the sermon notes?  You will find the answers in the church lobby after service.
 
THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT BOUTIQUE is almost here, Saturday, November 17th from 8 am to 2 pm in the hall.  Invite your neighbors, friends and family.  You can bring your gently used and Christmas items to the church beginning on November 13th.  For more information call Marge at 951-924-2826.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  It’s not too late to participate in Operation Christmas Child.  Shoe boxes and instruction sheets are in the church lobby and office.  Bring filled boxes and a check made out to Samaritan’s Purse for $9.00 back by November 11th
 
SOCIAL MINISTRY:  Items Needed:  Stuffing, applesauce, cocoa mix, pancake mix, cake mix and frosting, cereal.  Thank you again for your contribution and prayers.
 
FOOD BOXES:  We are looking for donations of turkeys for our Thanksgiving food boxes.  If you can donate one, please let the office know.  We appreciate everyone who has and will donate food for our needy friends and relatives.  If you know someone who could benefit from a food box, you will find the nomination forms in the church lobby or office.  Please have these turned in by November 11th.  Thank you!
 
SAVE THE DATE:  The Women’s Christmas Dinner and   Gift Exchange will be on December 7th at 6:00 pm.  More information coming soon!  Prayer Pal Reveal will be on    December 10th at 6:00 pm.  Remember to have a final gift for your prayer pal and a thank you gift for the person who had your name. 
 
NEW MEMBER CLASS:  Starting on Sunday, November 11th (changed from November 4th). This is a great class for those who are interested in membership and for those who need a refresher. We’ll begin at 12:30 in the office. Classes are expected to last about 2 hours and will continue for 2 weeks. Please let the office know if you’d like to join. 
 
LOOK AT THIS!!!  Scrip is offering some of their gift cards in lower denominations for the holidays, actually just until Dec.2nd.   Stop by the table to find out if it will help with your holiday celebrations or gifts for the extra people in your life you would like to recognize. Thanksgiving and Christmas are literally just around the corner!  Shop now and you can cross some off your list this year.  The year is drawing to the end.  This would be a great time to thank the people here at SVLC who do so much for us.  Shop in November for the great deals.  Thank you for all your prayers and support.
 
LCEF INVESTMENTS MAKE LCMS MINISTRY HAPPEN.  Special, limited-time investment opportunity:  a 40-month note at 4%.  Benefits and features include 4% fixed rate, $500 minimum to open, 40-month term note.  Visit lcef.org/40month or call 800-843-5233 for more information.
 
MOVING SALE AT THE DEINERTS!  If you or someone you know needs furniture, Pastor Allen and Chris are selling multiple pieces of furniture. Here’s our contact info:  Chris’ cell: 951-233-7635.  Home: 951-780-5059.  Leave a message and we’ll get back to you and make a deal you can’t refuse!!! Blessings, Pastor Allen and Chris

SCRIP:  It's APPLE TREE TIME! SCHOOL'S BACK IN SESSION and the teachers of SVLS are in need of items to create the best year ever. Scrip can be purchased all year to provide gifts for teachers and students alike, school supplies, camping trip needs, b-days, Pastor appreciation month (this month), anniversaries, secret pals and budget planning for the holidays which are just around the corner. Remember, it does take a week turn around so plan in advance. Thank you again. See you outside. Karen Rice
 
SONG REQUESTS: If you see { in the bulletin it indicates that it was a requested song.  If there is a hymn or praise song you’d like to hear in church, please write it on your attendance card or email/call the office.
 
PICK-A-BILL has been refilled.  Thank you to everyone who has felt the calling to participate in this fund-raising event.  We appreciate everyone understanding and accepting the challenge to reduce our budget deficit.  If this isn’t the way for you to help, maybe there will be something else that will feel right for you.
 
E-NEWS:  E-News is back!  If you would like to receive email announcements and notifications from us, you will need to subscribe under the new service.  You can find the link on our Facebook page (facebook.com/svlcmoval/) or on our website (svlcmoval.net), or you can call the office and we will add you. 
 
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.

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. 
 
MIDWEEK AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 1:00 in the conference room.  We have great conversations on current events, supported by Bible references.  Please join us.
 
RATE OUR CHURCH.  Let’s get the word out about SVLC.  We are asking that you go to Google and/or Yelp & rate SVLC. These ratings & reviews will help share what kind of church we are. Thanks for your help!

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.
 
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:    Mark 10:29-30 – “Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,  who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.’ ” This is Jesus’ encouragement for every faithful disciple. Let it encourage you today.
 
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.
 
PASTOR PAUL is in the office Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.  Notify or leave messages at the church office as well (951) 924-4688.

POWERPOINT SCHEDULE         8:00 AM                      10:45 AM
November 4                             Dorrie Lyle                     Marvin Niles
November 11                          John McFarland         Laurie White
November 18                          Josh Hamann               Phil Sandstrom
November 25                          Brittney Carrigan      Jim Wilson
December 2                             Mike Olson                    Vicky McKay-Cannon

ELDERS          Chair:  Dan Butterfield
A-C       Gerry Klepps           O-R     Dan Butterfield      
D-Ha     Larry Alexander   S           Dennis Paulsen       
Hr-K    John Hamann          T-Z       Eric Tourtillott        
L-N       Rollie Hamann    

BOARD                 Chair:  Janean Hamann    
Marlene Alexander              Dorrie Lyle                   
Fabiana Niles                           Jill Wilson                     

MISSION & MINISTRY BOARD:
School Board Chair – Janean Hamann     Elder Chair – Dan Butterfield
Philip Sandstrom - Pres.      Marge Clark - Sec.      
Patty Blaisdell                           Marlayna Hamann - Tres.          
Sandra Roberson - VP