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Updated December 1, 2020 


Brothers and Sisters, 

 Back to 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.
  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.


  Bulletin.   Some of our people isolating at home have requested that they receive the bulletin to assist them in worshiping.   We are now supplying this. Go to our Home page scroll down to Worship Service and Sermon audio. Click on the title. Which will take you to another page. The link is located below  on the  bottom of the page.


 Christmas Questions:   It seems likely Governor Newsom’s shut down of churches will continue through Christmas.  There will be no “Deck the Halls” Christmas party…. no Pastor’s Christmas Open House… and no in person Christmas Eve Candlelight Service; just not possible with the Governor’s action.  All these are traditions going back over 40 years but….  However, we will have a STREAMED Christmas Eve service!   It will include LOTS of Christmas Carols (for you to sing along with at home), the Christmas reading, and a sermon for adults and message for kids.  This likely will be streamed all day Christmas Eve and Day. 


 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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December 2020

Pastor’s Study

December 6 @ 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

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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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Painting Ministry

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Building, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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I thought we would have some fun and do a holiday painting. As before, the class will be limited to 10 people. We will be practicing social distancing and providing hand sanitizer. Please bring your own mask and your lunch. The class will be held at noon I will have this on the website soon, please sign up on pamscolorpallet.com. You can also send me an email and I will get you on the list.  Sign up quickly so you don't miss out on…

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Men’s Network Bible Study

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Community Building, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056

  Online Men's Bible Study 10:00 am We are going through the book "Blessed is the Man" by Bob Morris since we are all social-distancing we will  study together via Zoom More info email Kolkmanallen@gmail.com on how to join in.  

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Property Improvement Event

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Valley, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056

Property Improvement Event (aka "work party") is SATURDAY.  Gardening, cleaning, repairs, improvements...something for all ages and abilities! Please come and help! Questions? Call Bruce...

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