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Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor

Rev. Justin Woodside, Pastor

Advent II
December 6, 2020


Divine Service Setting One LSB 151
Opening Hymn: “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry” LSB 344
Hymn Of The Day:   “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People”  LSB 347
Distribution: “Jesus Comes Today With Healing” LSB 620
Closing Hymn: “Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise” LSB 917



Preacher:   Pastor Les Wolfgram
Liturgist:   Pastor Les Wolfgram
Elder:    Kevin Olson
Accompanist:   Shirley Cook/Denise Wolfgram
Acolyte 8:15 AM Kallen H.        
  10:45 AM Reese D.                                 


WELCOME!! We are glad that you have joined us this morning as we lift up our hearts and voices in response to God’s great gift of forgiveness and life in Christ Jesus. If you are a visitor, please sign our guest book and introduce yourself to Pastor Les Wolfgram and Pastor Justin Woodside.

AT SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH we celebrate the Lord’s Supper in the confidence that we receive, along with the bread and wine, our Savior’s true body and blood “through and in which we obtain the forgiveness of sins.” Besides individually receiving Christ’s free gift of forgiveness in this sacrament, all those who commune make a confession of the faith that we believe and teach in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. To commune at this altar is to accept the doctrinal position of this congregation. Because of that common confession, we invite those who are members at sister Missouri Synod Churches to join us at the Lord’s Table. If you would like more information on our understanding of the Lord’s Supper, please visit with Pastor Wolfgram

ON DECEMBER 13 youth from the congregation will be packing Christmas Care Packages for students at Wachter Middle School. A list of items that are being sought is on the bulletin board near the coat room. Please pull one or more tabs indicating your willingness to purchase items including combs, hats, gloves, and personal care items. Thanks in advance for your support of this wonderful way of sharing Christ with those in need.

THE STORAGE SHED project will be wrapping up soon. Doors are on order and will be installed when they arrive. Thanks to all who have supported Grayson Lawyer with your financial contributions to help cover the cost of materials for his Eagle Scout project. There remain outstanding expenses and gifts toward the project are welcome and very much appreciated.

ON DECEMBER 13, Shepherd of the Valley will recognize “Faith and Blue” as we support law enforcement. Major Tom Iverson from the North Dakota Highway Patrol will be present during the education hour to tell us about his vocation as peace officer.

WE CONTINUE TO support the Women’s Care Center during the fourth quarter with One percent of our offerings through our human care efforts. Please remember the counselors and staff in your prayers as they provide life-saving care for women who are expecting a child.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN will participate in the worship service on December 20 as part of our celebration of Christ’s birth. Our Sunday School staff is working with families to record students presenting portions of the Christmas account for presentation on the 20th.

WE WILL OFFER TWO opportunities to worship on Christmas Eve so that we can keep our distance and keep safe. Service times will be 4:00pm and 6:30pm. We will also celebrate Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day with 9:00am Divine Service including the Lord’s Supper.   There will be no Wednesday night service on December 23rd.


Sunday *8:15am Divine Service
  9:30am Education Hour
  *10:45am Divine Service
Monday 4:30pm



Human Care


Narcotics Anonymous

Wednesday 5:30pm Confirmation



Board of Youth

Saturday 8:30am Board of Education
Next Sunday 8:15am Divine Service
  9:30am Education Hour


Divine Service

Youth Gathering @ SOTV