Shepherd of the Valley and the Corona-virus
Updated April 8, 2020 5:30pm
Brothers and Sisters,
Maundy Thursday Service We will not have a service this year.
But don’t just watch, please PARTICIPATE!
The easiest way to do this is to go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/shepherdofthevalleyoceanside Please note you do NOT need to be a Facebook person to do this. After the service, I’d appreciate a quick email just to say you worshiped with me (KolkmanAllen@gmail.com)
Easter Sunday “HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! Easter is not canceled! This Sunday join us at 10 a.m. for worship! We will be live-streaming at www.facebook.com/shepherdofthevalleyoceanside and here on our website, www.svlchurch.org (See below.)
Holy Communion We aren’t abandoning this either! It will be offered at the church by appointment at the following times:
• Sunday, 11:30 – 1:00
• Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:30
• Other times at church by arrangement.
Email KolkmanAllen@gmail.com to set up a time
The two-part sermon series “What God Says in This Moment”, presented on March 22 and 29, are both available at our website to the right of this column (audio only) and will continue to be for the duration of this Covid-19 outbreak; you are invited to “review” and share them.
If you would like to review past worship services, you can find them on FaceBook. Current and past live streams can be found at
Bible Studies We now have three ongoing Bible studies up and running, all using ZOOM, which allows for full participation. The Women’s Study is on Saturdays at 9:00 AM, the Pastor’s Adult Class is on Sunday at 9:00 AM. Also this Saturday we will have our monthly Men’s Study at10:00am. Just email back for all the details on how to join in with us. (Kolkmanallen@gmail.com)
Stewardship! Offerings may be mailed to us at Post Office Box 406, San Luis Rey, CA 92068 (it’s best not to mail it to our street address). You also can now donate electronically. We are using Zelle. You can use your computer or smart phone to do this. Zelle is set up differently depending on the financial institution; please refer to the following link for Zelle’s official instructions: https://enroll.zellepay.com Once an account is set up you’ll need to identify the account to send money to. Please use email@example.com to identify Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Questions? Need help? Contact us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in Touch! We encourage you to contact members of our family! Perhaps email or phone 2-3 each day! Perhaps just to say “hi” …. maybe just to check in and see how they are doing…. maybe to ask for prayer requests…. The important thing is just to contact each other. A directory is attached to help with this.
Please send your Prayer Requests to me at KolkmanAllen@gmail.com and I’ll include them there, so we all can join with you. This is by subscription.
Finally, you can view the message and recommendations of our church body
(https://www.psd-lcms.org/coronavirus ). And of course, we all need to remember the mantra of this time: wash those hands, don’t touch that face!
Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I the Lord am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my hand.”
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Sundays at 10am
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
4510 N River Rd
Oceanside, California 92057
Our new mailing address is: (4/1/19)
Shepherd of the Valley
PO Box 406
San Luis Rey, CA. 92068