Announcements

January 6, 2019
 
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.

2019 PRAYER PALS:  We are extending the date one more week to draw names for Prayer Pals.  If you want to join in the fun, just fill out a form and put it in the envelope (found in the church lobby).  We will draw names next Sunday, January 13th after both services. 
 
DEINERT FAREWELL:  On January 20th, after the 10:45 service, we will have a final Good-Bye potluck luncheon for the Deinert’s.  Please sign up in the church lobby or office.   Let’s shower them with cards and our well wishes at the luncheon.  Hope to see you there!
 
POINSETTIAS:  Please feel free to take one of our Christmas Poinsettias home with you to enjoy!
 
YOUTH GROUP:  Happy New Year! Let's bring in the new year right and bring a couple of friends to kick off 2019 at youth group tonight at 6:30pm. Feel free to bring something to eat or drink to share with everyone. We will be discussing upcoming bible studies, events, and sports outings for each of our youth members. If you have any questions my number is 951-707-3618.  See you tonight!
 
SCRIP IS BACK and awaiting new buyers.  They have now added 'Total Wine and More' in Rancho Cucamonga on the list.  There are so many ways to prepare for all the gift giving this year for your family and friends using scrip.  Come by the table and get a new list to begin your year of shopping.  Start now and be ready for Valentine's Day.  Scrip for dinner out and sending flowers or getting a loved one at school or home a just becuz  …  I â¤ you!!! gift. It still takes a week to get the order back to you, so plan early.  Make checks out to the church and of course, we take cash.  Thank you and God bless you all.  Karen Rice
 
2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available in the church lobby. 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!
 
CHRISTMAS CARDS: There are still lots of Christmas cards in the Mail Stop located in the church lobby by the ladies room.   We don’t forward cards to those who have moved on, so please continue to check your slot. 
 
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.
 
LIFE LINE SCREENING, Are you at Risk for Stroke, Heart Disease and Diabetes?  Did you know that a 10% decrease in cholesterol can reduce your risk for heart disease 30%? Diabetes is the 5th leading cause of death in the US, Elevated CRP levels in the blood are indicators of risk for heart disease and high blood pressure, Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death.  Life Line Screening offers finger-stick blood tests with results in 10 minutes. Protect your health by finding out your risk of diabetes and vascular disease by participating in the Life Line Screening that will be at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  Register for the lipid panel (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides), glucose and CRP blood tests for only $129. Call 1-888-653-6441 or visit  www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979 to schedule your appointment. Ask about our other stroke and heart tests. Taking control of your health doesn’t have to be hard.  

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.
 
SOCIAL MINISTRY:  Items Needed:  Cake mix, & frosting, applesauce, soup.  Thank you again for your contribution and prayers.
 
SERMON NOTES:  Did you miss some of the blanks on the sermon notes?  You will find the answers in the church lobby after service.
 
SCRIP:  Thank you to everyone who supported the church by purchasing Scrip for their Christmas gift giving.  We will be selling scrip again starting in January.  Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Karen Rice
 
PICK-A-BILL.  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 Galatians. 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 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 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!
 
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.
 
STEWARDSHIP SENTENCE:   Matt. 2:11 – “And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” Worship and the giving of gifts go together. This makes sense because God is the great Giver of every good gift, and we worship Him and desire to grow into His image. We receive His gifts in worship and then, being conformed to the likeness of His image, we imitate His generosity.
 
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. In an emergency his phone number is 951-242-0310. If it is an emergency and you cannot reach him, contact an Elder. Also notify or leave messages at the church office as well (951) 924-4688.