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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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July 2019

Dinner and a Movie

July 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepherd of the Valley, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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The Princess Bride (1987) While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. Director: Rob Reiner Writers: William Goldman (book), William Goldman (screenplay) Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright |

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August 2019

Annie, An Orphan’s Story

August 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Building, 4510 North River Road
Oceanside, Ca 92056
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Youth Musical Theater Summer Camp Shepherd's Players invites you to join us for:       ANNIE, AN ORPHAN'S STORY Where:    SVLC Community Building, 4510 North River Road, Oceanside When:     Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 2nd       3:00 - 7:00 p.m.        Performance Saturday August 3rd at noon. Who:       Ages 5-14, male and female (Everyone has a speaking part and will participate in songs and dances! Cost:     …

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October 2019

Lutheran Oktoberfest 2019

October 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Community Garden, 4510 North River Rd
Oceanside, CA 92058 United States
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Time to dust off Grandma's old German Cookbook. We are going to have German food potluck

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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

Thankfeast!

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
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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 @ 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 @ 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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