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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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! (email@example.com)
Please send your Prayer Requests to me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”
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.”
Upcoming Featured Events
"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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Come Worship With Us
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