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Updated January 24, 2021 


Brothers and Sisters, 


Streaming Services As you know, the pandemic has worsened in our county and we have slipped into the “purple” level.  As a result, the Governor indicates that Christians worship online or perhaps outside.

Our Reopening Committee and our Care and Worship Team have prayed about this and discussed this at length.  We already have live streamed services  but outdoor worship seems impractical given the cooler weather already upon us.  So the Committee and Team decided to continue…  Due to the pandemic, the live streaming our worship services.  The tech team and worship leaders will be inside the chapel to accomplish this, with all the doors and windows open and fans on for maximum ventilation, masks worn by all, and physical distancing strictly enforced. Thus, we encourage all to join the online worship at home at either our Facebook page (live) or our website (uploaded shortly thereafter).  If you do, we’d appreciate an email from you just saying that you joined with us in worship.
These are crazy times, and we’re all eager for this pandemic to pass and for things to return to normal.  And that day will come!  But meanwhile, we need to be focused on the health and safety of our brothers and sisters in Christ.   We appreciate your cooperation.  Please continue to keep our family and church in your prayers, especially in these times.
“Pastor’s Ten Best Sermons Ever”   Pastor is doing a sermon series that will take us to Easter and his retirement, after more than 41 years at Shepherd of the Valley.   During his 44 years of ministry, he has preached nearly 2,500 sermons!   Now…some were “recycled” (never the same, always edited and modified; sometimes only the illustrations remained) but it’s still over 1,000 entirely different sermons.  He feels they got a LOT better as time went on.   Now, he had no time to review all 2,500…. so he just focused on the last few years and came up with TEN.  The TEN best ones….  evaluated both on the message and equally on the craft.  And as his “farewell” he’s going to share those with you, as a countdown.  He will present #8 this coming Sunday, and his all-time #1 best sermon ever will be Palm Sunday!
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will not be celebrated  during our worship service but a special, small, outdoor services at 11:00, 11:15 and 11:30.
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 Wednesday at 5:00 pm. “Anxious For Nothing” by Max Lucado 

Pastor’s Adult Class is on Sunday at 9:00 a.m.  We begin a new study called “Christianity 101.”   We will meet outdoors and also live online. This study, written by yours truly, was designed as a “follow up” for youth Confirmation and also as the adult confirmation and membership course.  It’s an excellent introduction or a great review of the basics of Christian doctrine from a Lutheran perspective.  And a good opportunity to ask those questions (by far, the best part of this are the questions and perspectives participants bring to the discussion).

This may serve as a Confirmation class for those never confirmed in the Lutheran church.  That includes some of you.  Perhaps you were baptized  or received First Communion but never Confirmed.  This course can serve for that.  

Hope you’ll join with us – in person or online! More information or how to join email pastor at svlcoceanside@gmail.com

The Men’s Group meets on the second Saturday of the month (“Blessed is the Man”, a journey through the Psalms.) Just email back for all the details on how to join in with us! (svlcoceanside@gmail.com)

Please send your Prayer Requests to me at svlcoceanside@gmail.com and I’ll include them there, so we all can join with you. 

Did You Know? We have a church library. It’s at the back of the chapel. Lots of great books that are biblically and theologically sound, books that are informational, inspirational and helpful. It’s on “the honor system.”  

New Church Email.     CHURCH account now is svlcoceanside@gmail.com





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.” 



Pastor Allen


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January 2021

Pastor’s Study

January 31 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Shepherd of the Valley, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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"CHRISTIANITY 101." We will steam it live and you can participate outdoors at church. Pastor Allen wrote this course, He has a doctorate in this stuff and is one of the teachers of this for our Southwest District and Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.   He strongly recommend that all our Confirmation graduates participate in this course 5 years later and strongly suggest that all our members participate periodically.  We last did this on a Sunday morning 15 years ago, so it's…

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Streamed Worship Service

January 31 @ 10:00 am
Shepherd of the Valley, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056

Our online streaming for those away or in isolation For those isolating at home or away from the Oceanside area, we're continuing to stream the service but not live.  It will be uploaded at BOTH our Facebook page AND our website about Noon or so.  If you use the Facebook page, be aware that MANY videos of our services for the months are there so be sure you are watching the right video. You can find the stream on our Facebook…

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Communion Every Sunday!

January 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Valley, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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Communion will be offered every Sunday at 3 outdoor services:  11:00, 11:20 and 11:40 on the parking lot.  We'll have the full Communion liturgy and the elements will be those sealed sets (for max sanitation).  Masks must be worn at all times (except, obviously, when actually partaking of the elements) and please practice physical distancing.  No need to reserve a time.

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February 2021

Painting Ministry

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Building, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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Class is back in session. We are painting "Aurora" on February 7.   We are practicing social distancing. the room is well ventilated and masks are required.  I hope to see you there!  We will also hold the class virtually as noted on registration page of the website.  Please let me know soon if you are interested in this so I can gather the supplies for you. Blessings, Pam

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Oceanside, California 92057

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San Luis Rey, CA. 92068

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