March 17, 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. 
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.  Answers are provided after service in the lobby. 
THE CHANCEL CHOIR will meet this Tuesday at 5:45 pm.  We especially need tenors, altos and bass. For more info call Pastor Ron 951-684-3549. Do you know someone who loves to sing?  Invite them, especially if not a member.
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 to all of the youth who participated in the youth service at 8:00 this morning! All of your hard work is appreciated and there will be no youth group tonight to give you the night off! See you next Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 6:30pm!

→It's that time of year again! The youth are leading the See's Candies Easter fundraiser and would love for you to order any sweet goodies for your loved ones through them. If you are interested, there are order forms and envelopes you can pick up in the narthex, or you can speak to any youth member and order through them directly. The fundraiser will be going through April 5th and you will receive your order in plenty of time for Easter. If you have any questions please call the office or Mindy Lowe. Thank you!
BOOK SALE:  Thanks to everyone who donated to our book sale and shopped yesterday.  We appreciate you supporting our Social Ministry fund.  There are still lots of goodies to be found, please stop by the fellowship hall and look around. 
EASTER FOOD BOXES:  We are looking for donations of hams for our Easter food boxes.  If you can donate one, please let the office know.  We appreciate everyone who has and will donate food for our friends and relatives who are in need of a box this Easter.   NOMINATION FORMS:  If you would like to nominate someone for an Easter food box, please fill out the nomination forms in the church lobby or office.  Please have these turned in by April 7th
SOCIAL MINISTRY:  Items Needed: Canned veggies and fruit, applesauce, instant potatoes, spaghetti and sauce.  Cake mix and frosting.  Pancake mix, peanut butter & jelly.  Thanks for your support!
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING:  Last Sunday we voted to rent our facility to a Baptist congregation.  They will be using our hall and sanctuary on Sunday afternoons and evenings and Thursday nights.  We also voted to upgrade the church and school phone system.   It was a great meeting with many in attendance, we were so glad you all came to share your opinions and thoughts.  If you have Thrivent Choice Dollars, please consider directing them to SVLC, we will be using this fund to pay for our new phone system. The deadline for Choice Dollars is March 31st.  Thanks!
MIDWEEK LENT SERVICES:  The trial of the People vs Jesus of Nazareth will continue each Wednesday through Lent, March 20, 27, April 3 & 10 at 6:00 pm with Soup Suppers at 5:00 pm.  Last week we heard opening arguments from the attorneys.  If you miss any part of the trial you can hear it on our website as we get ready for closing arguments on Good Friday.
NEED A LIFT FOR LENT?:  We don’t want anyone to miss out on our Midweek Lent services. If we can assist you in getting to church, please fill out the form found in your announcements this week or on the counter in the lobby, or let the office know.
LENTEN MISSION PROJECT - We’re again asking for donations to supply our troops with Military BibleSticks through “Faith Comes by Hearing.” The small digital audio players are loaded with the complete New Testament along with 65 minutes of selected Psalms. $25 will sponsor one service member and their family with BibleSticks and a Kids Bible for their children. See the flyer in the announcement folder for more information and a donation instructions.

VBS PLANNING MEETING:  Originally scheduled for Thursday, March 28th has been moved to Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00 pm in the office.  We hope all volunteers can attend as we begin our early stages of VBS planning for the Miraculous Mission. 
FROM CLEVE & DOROTHY:  It is so wonderful to know that Cleve is in your prayers.  We are thankful for your prayers for they give strength and encouragement.  Cleve is responding to the palliative treatment in a positive way, although it zaps his strength at times.  We know that the strong positive prayers are encouraging to Cleve’s rapid response and hopeful for a quick return to the church and congregation. ~ Dorothy
THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS:  It’s that time of year.  Choice Dollars must be directed by March 31st.  We’d appreciate you considering to direct your Choice Dollars to SVLC or our school.  Thanks!
THANKS FROM WORLD HELP:  Last week three of our church families, Larry & Marlene Alexander, Tim & Lisa Shirk and Eric Tourtillott hosted children from the World Help Children’s Choir.  They had a wonderful time.  We are so blessed as a congregation to have the heart to help.  Many wanted to and couldn’t do it on such short notice, but we were able to help them out by having 11 children in their homes.  Thanks to those who could help!
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2019-20 SCHOOL ENROLLMENT: We are very excited about our future enrollment. Please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Brianna Foster at (951) 682-4211 to schedule a tour today or get more information about our curriculum and classes.  Get to know our school by visiting our website at
SCRIP has a new partner…$10 gift cards for JAMBA JUICE with a 6% rebate. Jamba Juice is a big draw with the college 'kids', teachers and those on the run needing something healthier to get through the morning, or night. Periodically, the company adds a new partner and when this happens I will let you know and have newer lists for you.
Remember to think ahead for any gifts needed that scrip can help with.
ANGEL’S FLOWER SHOP on Sunnymead Blvd is looking for a full-time employee.  If you or someone you know is looking for a job, please contact Summer Kim at (213) 276-4247 for more information.

 SECOND SERVICE:  We are looking for someone to be in charge of scheduling coffee servers and someone to be in charge of scheduling altar service, for 2nd service.  If you have the gift of gab we sure could use your help.  This is a task that just takes a few phone calls or conversations at church and will serve our congregation in a wonderful way.  Contact the office if you feel this is the right place for you to help. 
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.
PASSION PLAY - LUTHERLAND TOUR – Visiting the Luther Sites in Germany from Berlin to Wittenberg to Augsburg  +  The Passion Play at Oberammergau  (June 28 – July 8, 2020)  Limited size group!  Contact Pastor Darold Reiner, retired LCMS Pastor & former International LWML Counselor, for a brochure: 406-890-1149 or   (Some spaces still available on Israel Tour in November, 2019!)
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! To get started, download GivePlus Church for free from the App Store or Google Play. Simply search for “GivePlus Church” to quickly find and download the app today. Then, you can easily make donations directly from your smartphone using your debit card or checking/savings account. You can also choose to donate as a guest or set up an account that allows you to securely and conveniently schedule recurring donations and manage and review your giving history.  Access to GivePlus is also available on our website under the heading “Give”.  We hope you enjoy this new way to contribute to our ministry, and thank you for your support.
SOCIAL MINISTRY:  Items Needed: Canned veggies and fruit, instant potatoesCold and hot cereal, canned fruit, hot chocolate and Jell-O. Thanks for your support!
SERMON NOTES:  Did you miss some of the blanks on the sermon notes?  You will find the answers in the church lobby after service.
PICK-A-BILL.  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:  Sign up for our weekly email.  You can find the link on our Facebook page ( or on our website (, or you can call the office and we’ll add you. 
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.
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 January – March 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 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!
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 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.
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
PASTOR PAUL is in the office Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.