Message from the Pastor

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent.  It is a day of personal reflection towards the end of focused dedication for the 40 days leading to Easter.  Today, at noon, we will be having a reflective service with the imposition of ashes.  I hope you will come and, even if you…

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New COVID Guidance

Come as you are and know you are loved. Those nine words touch the heart of Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church, shape our identity and inform our call as a particular expression of the Body of Christ. We believe we are called to engage each person in a full and vibrant life of faith,…

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Shepherd of the Valley In-Person Worship Policy

Shepherd of the Valley In-Person Worship Policy Policy will change in accordance with best practices The Session of Shepherd of the Valley voted unanimously to begin offering in-person worship on May 23rd, 2021, Pentecost Sunday.  We are excited to take this first step in a phased move into broader in-person options for church activities. Our…

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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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Church Closure

In light of the current health crisis and the Governor’s orders for people to stay at home, I am closing the church for all uses until further notice.  I don’t take this action lightly and apologize for any inconveniences this causes.  The health of our community needs to be at the forefront of our actions…

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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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