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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

Come join us for our Worship Service 

Sundays at 10am

“I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep” – John 10:11


Updated: February 5, 2023

Pastor Joel is here for you! 

If you have a pastoral need or a prayer request for Pastor Joel, he can be reached at:  pastor@svlchurch.org.

Sermon Tool!    Pastor Joel is supplying a weekly bulletin insert, “Faith in the Home” with talking points from the sermon which can be used during family discussions.  (Pastor Joel would love to hear your feedback!)

Lutheranism 101 It’s now all online at www.svlchurch.org/about-us/lutheranism-101/ This series, written by our Pastor Emeritus (Reverend Kolkman), has evolved from the Adult Confirmation Class he taught for years, as well as the “Doctrine Class” he taught for the Pacific Southwest District of our Synod. It’s now a resource on our church’s website (there is an index by subject).   Check it out! 

 This Week…

Sunday!  We celebrated The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.  The sermon was titled, “I Am Not Ashamed of the Law.”  (from Matthew 5:13-20)  

 You can watch the worship service here on our website and/or our Facebook page… www.facebook.com/Shepherdofthevalleyoceanside

Coming Soon! 

Family “Big Game” Party!  It’s coming on Sunday, February 12, 3 pm in the chapel!   We’ll watch the game together AND we’ll have some table games for those who, well, just don’t care.  Please bring some snack-type foods to share.  Drinks will be provided. This is a family-friendly event.  You are encouraged to invite/bring family, friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers.  

Church Potluck! February 19th at 11:30am. Drinks and table service provided. Just bring a lunch item to share. See you there!

Ash Wednesday Service: February 22nd at 7:00pm 

Birth Choice Baby Shower: May 13th 1:00pm A fun “Baby Shower” to benefit the ministry of Birth Choice.   You can learn more about Birth Choice here:  www.birthchoice.net   We’ll have all the usual fun activities and some great food plus we’ll hear about the important, loving work of Birth Choice from the director.  Please bring an unwrapped baby gift and/or contributions for the money tree.  They have a gift registry here:  https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/birthchoice-ofsanmarcos-december-2022-sanmarcos/3HYNXQTV8GQKI   Mark your calendar.  Be sure to attend – and to bring several guests!  There will be a special gift for all teens who participate.

SUNDAY WORSHIP:  Every Sunday 10:00am. Our services are Lutheran in character, informal yet reverent, with both traditional and contemporary aspects. It’s easy to follow with everything printed out in the worship folder and on the screen. If you have any questions about our worship service check out our FAQ page or email the church at contact@svlchurch.org

Streaming Worship:  We stream our services every Sunday at 10am on our Facebook page

Fellowship:  Shepherd of the Valley is a friendly church!  We embrace each other and LOVE to talk with each other!  It’s a good thing… and we greatly encourage it. Our celebration continues after the worship service.  You can sign-up for future weeks on fellowship table.

Hey Kids! There are fun activity bags hanging on a rack in the back of the church for any children who wish to use them.  Please return the bag after the worship service.

Ministry Meeting:  Meets the first Thursday of each month via zoom.  If you have any desire to observe this meeting you are more than welcome to join in.  Contact Bruce at (contact@svlchurch.org) if you wish to be sent the link.

Sunday – Adult Bible Study.   Pastor Joel leads a new Bible Study/discussion group entitled, “Why Pray?”. It’s at 9 a.m. in the chapel.

Tuesday Bible Study at the Kolkman’s. We’re studying the “Parables of Jesus.” Includes devotions and fellowship. Questions?  Contact Revered Kolkman

Wednesday – Our Women’s study every Wednesday is on a break

Men’s Bible Study Second Saturday (next study February 11) of each month 9:00 AM in the community building.  Breakfast will be provided.

Sunday – Kids Connection on the first Sunday and Bible Buddies Sunday School every second Sunday of the month will be conducted in the community building following children’s message.  Children ages 3 to high school will be escorted to the community building and return after service (after sermon if parents wish).

If you are interested in information about any study, email us at CONTACT@SVLCHURCH.ORG 

Tue 07

Tuesday Night Bible Study

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 08

Women’s Bible Study

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 11

Men’s Bible Study

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 11

Property Improvement Event

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 12

Adult Bible Study

February 12 @ 9:00 am

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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
4510 N River Rd
Oceanside, California 92057

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Shepherd of the Valley
PO Box 406
San Luis Rey, CA. 92068