Message from the Transitional Pastor

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the SOTV Family, Thank you so much for your warm and gracious reception. It has been a joy to begin serving your wonderful community.  How delightful to serve your congregation with Sarah, Jan, and Wanda and all your leaders. So you are probably asking yourself, “What does a Transitional (Interim…the…

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Transitional Season

Dear Shepherd of the Valley Family, We held a congregational conversation after worship on Sunday, June 24, 2022 and wanted to update those of you who were unable to be there on what was covered. We began with the Rev. Tom Hart’s departure at the beginning of April after 18 years of meaningful ministry here…

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Stepping Into Our Open Church

Dear family, On Tuesday the Session unanimously joined in the decision that it is time to step into in-person activities at the church, beginning with worship.  You are invited to join in our 2021 Pentecost Sunday worship service (9:30 AM, both in-person and on Zoom). I, like you, have been anticipating this opportunity for the last…

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Why Me? Stewardship Series

We are posting a series of short, daily videos in which together we answer the question “Why me?” as we consider what the church means to each of us, what gifts we have to share, and what a wonderful congregation we are each a part of. Why Me? Video 1 Why Me? Video 2 Why…

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Ash Wednesday – Imposition of the Cross Service

Ash Wednesday Service Link – February 17, 2021   The Imposition of the Cross Service is available to view throughout the day on February 17th starting at 5:00 a.m.   Participate any time using your own ashes, oil, water, or temporary tattoo. This is an important season in the life of the church, in which…

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Women’s Lenten Bible Study Invitation

All Women are invited to join us beginning February 19th for fellowship and discussion of God’s Word as we begin a study Of “Shalom” from PCUSA. Click here to download Lenten Devotional 2021. We gather on Zoom at 9:30am.

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Advent Devotional and Study Announcement

Advent is the season that begins 4 Sundays before Christmas. It marks the beginning of a new year on the church calendar. We begin our church year by remembering the grace of God being born among us, and by waiting with hopeful anticipation for the fullness of God’s kingdom in Christ’s return.  We are inviting…

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Church Engagement

Our church and its ministries are active and working during this new season in which we find ourselves. We know that each of you has unique skills and interests, and each of you is an important part of our community. It is more challenging to find ways to become engaged as we are not meeting…

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Quilt Raffle

Quilt Raffle to Support Chile Fest Partners Though we had to cancel Chile Fest 2020, we are still doing some fundraising to support our Chile Fest partners: Wings for Life, Heading Home, and SOTV Preschool.  We are raffling this beautiful quilt made by the Albuquerque Quilting Friends. You may purchase raffle tickets by going to…

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What are you hoping for?

I have been looking ahead at scripture passages for the coming weeks and was struck by one for Sunday the 19th:   Romans 8:18-25         “I believe that the present suffering is nothing compared to the coming glory that is going to be revealed to us.  The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation…

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