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Updated: August 01, 2021

 SUNDAY WORSHIP  We are indoors.   We have returned the sanctuary to its normal configuration and to our pre-covid service.

Communion is celebrated every Sunday. If you have never celebrated this with us, we invite you to speak with the pastor before communing.  We welcome those who are baptized, who are repentant, and who believe that Christ is truly present in the bread and wine. Young children and those seeking a blessing instead are welcome to come forward, arms crossed. We use wine, but we have some white grape juice also available for those who should avoid wine.  We practice “First Communion” for children 10 and/or in the fifth grade with special classes of preparation.

 For those who can’t make it in person, the service will be streamed live on our Facebook page and slightly delayed on our website.  If you have any questions about our worship service email the church at svlcoceanside@gmail.com    

For those away or who need to remain in strict isolation, the service will be streamed live on our Facebook page and slightly delayed on our website.

If you regard it better for you to continue isolating at home, that is fully respected and we hope you will join us live online.


Fellowship Returns!   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.   Of course, we are also in this pandemic and so need to enjoy this time SAFELY.   Goodies will return this Sunday and sign-ups will be out for future weeks.  Some things to keep in mind:
+  Think outdoor dining!
+  DO talk!
+  Please practice social distancing with those you do not live with – at least 6 feet.  Spread out.
+  Please do NOT hang around the fellowship counter where the food is; receive your goodie and then please step away.
Our hosts will provide goodies in such a way that no one will be touching food that others will consume.
Ministry Meeting:  Meets the first Thursday of each month via zoom (June 3).  If you have any desire to observe this meeting you are more than welcome to join in.  Contact Bruce at (svloceanside@gmail.com) if you wish to be sent the link. 

Bible Studies!

Sunday – Adult Bible Study.  A new weekly topical Bible study lead our guest Pastors.

Wednesday –    Our Women’s study  Wednesdays at 5:00pm.  Questions?  Contact svloceanside@gmail.com

We strongly encourage all ladies to participate!

Men’s Bible Study Is on hold for the moment. We will announce when we are back. For further information send an email svloceanside@gmail.com.

Weekday Evening  Rev. Allen and Debbie Kolkman invite you to join with them in an inspirational Bible study. This study is on break now until September.  

 After Church Pot Luck -The Monthly after church luncheon potluck has started back up. Our next one will be August 15th.  A signup sheet is on the information table. Fun for all!


Keep calm!  Keep the faith!


 John 10: 11 “I am the good Shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” 




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July 26, 2021
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Past Featured Events

October 2019

Harvest Festival

October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Garden, 4510 North River Rd
Oceanside, CA 92058 United States
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Fun for the whole family! Bring those neighbors, friends, relatives and co-workers! Activities include... Bobbing for apples Scarecrow building Games for all ages

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November 2019


November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Building, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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Free Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Shared with love, gratitude, faith and embrace. Be sure to invite family,friends, neighbors, coworkers and especially Marines! We need lots of food and lot fo volunteers to provide it! Shepherd of the Valley Tradition for over 40 years

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December 2019

Deck the Halls

December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, CA 92056 United States
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This is our church decorating event. Pizza and salad will be provided. There will be a Christmas cookie exchange . Christmas Movie included..

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepherd of the Valley, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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Come celebrate that Holy Night! With Christmas carols and ending the evening with the chapel ablaze with candles.

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Petal Pushers Float Decorating

December 27, 2019
TBA, CA 92058 United States + Google Map

Petal Pushers range in age from 13 to 85. Individuals, church groups, families, senior citizens, and Girl Scout troops are a sample of the groups that participate each year. Join the Petal Pushers® and help decorate the 2020 Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) float and others. This years float is entitled Anchored in Jesus—the only Christian-themed float in the Rose Parade. Meet at the church at 6:00am car pull to Irvindale in Los Angeles' San Gabriel Valley.  

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February 2020

Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepherd of the Valley, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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Ash Wednesday Services Begin the season of Lent at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.  We gather for worship, Holy Communion and the distribution of ashes to remember the grace of Jesus Christ.

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March 2020

Dave Anderson Concert

March 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepherd of the Valley, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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Dave Anderson will be presenting a free concert here on Tuesday, march 10th at 7:00  pm. Don't miss it ! Bring friends and Co-workers!  A free will offering to benefit Shepherds Canyon Ministry. Shepherd's Canyon Retreat Ministry offers week-long counseling retreats for men and women in ministry who are in the midst of various stages of burnout, stress, depression, and conflicts of all kinds. Each retreat can accommodate up to eight individuals.  The staff for each retreat includes two counselors, a chaplain and volunteers who…

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Pastor’s Bowling and Pizza

March 15, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Leatherneck Lanes, Camp Pendleton, CA United States + Google Map

Bowling and Pizza. Meet at the Church. We are going on the base to go Bowling at the Leatherneck Lanes on Camp Pendleton. Car pooling is highly recommended. After Bowling we planning to go out for pizza.

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Financial Peace University

March 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Community Building, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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April 2020


April 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
4510 North River Rd
Oceanside, CA 92058 United States

Celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! Online this Year at 10am

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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

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