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 email@example.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! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please send your Prayer Requests to me at email@example.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.”
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.”
Past Featured Events
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 |Find out more »
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: …Find out more »
Time to dust off Grandma's old German Cookbook. We are going to have German food potluckFind out more »
Fun for the whole family! Bring those neighbors, friends, relatives and co-workers! Activities include... Bobbing for apples Scarecrow building Games for all agesFind out more »
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 yearsFind out more »
This is our church decorating event. Pizza and salad will be provided. There will be a Christmas cookie exchange . Christmas Movie included..Find out more »
Come celebrate that Holy Night! With Christmas carols and ending the evening with the chapel ablaze with candles.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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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