SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY
LUTHERAN CHURCH
801 E. DENVER AVE.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA

PHONE: 258-4231

Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor
Vicar Dailey

First Sunday In Lent
March 1, 2020

Divine Service:Setting FourLSB 203
Opening Hymn:“O Lord Throughout These Forty Days”LSB 418
Hymn of  the Day:“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”LSB 657
Distribution Hymn:“O Christ, You Walked The Road”LSB 424
“Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior”LSB 627
Closing Hymn:“Lord Keep Us Steadfast In Thy Word”LSB 655

THOSE SERVING TODAY

Preacher:  Vicar Richard Dailey
Liturgist:  Pastor Les Wolfgram

Accompanist:  Shirley Cook
Elder:  Craig Helm

Ushers:
8:15 am – Lonny Lang & Jim Barrett
10:45 am – Cheryl Purdy & Leon Lippert

Greeters:
8:15 am – Doug Hintz
10:45 am  – Pam & Lily Dever

Acolyte:
8:15 am – Miranda A.
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.


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.


JOIN US WEDNESDAY evening for our Mid-week Lent service as we focus on Noah, who by faith built an ark for the saving of his household .  The service begins at 7:00 pm.


COMFORT DOG GIDEON is with us from Bloomington, MN this morning.  During the education hour we will have the opportunity to hear about the exciting ministry of Lutheran Church Charities and Comfort Dogs.  Gideon and his handlers, Pam and Dianne, will tell us about this wonderful ministry.   Please note that our Human Care focus for this quarter is for Comfort Dog Gideon.


Mar 8:     Rev. Jacob Wagner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Vergas, MN, presents the message: “Change ?!?!?!,” based on Gen. 12:1-9, Rom. 4:1-8, 13-17, John 3:1-17. “This Is The Life” program: “Time Out for Bill.” What is proper when Christians face adversity?  “MAIN STREET LIVING” is a locally-produced TV program that is broadcast 10:00am Central KBMY Xtra Channel 17.3 Bismarck/Dickinson, as well as the cable and satellite systems carrying these stations.  MSLN programs are also archived and can be viewed at any time on www.mainstreetliving.com then click on “North (Fargo)”


 


THE NEXT HANGOUT is March 10 at 6:00 PM.  Young adults 18-35 are invited to join us for food, fellowship, and study of God’s Word led by Vicar Dailey.


FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE will take place during from February 25 through March 3 on the grounds of the ND State Capitol.   Here’s how you can take part in this 40 Day prayer vigil.  Vigil location:  Southeast lawn of the ND State Capitol.  Vigil hours are 8:00am – 8:00 pm daily.  Local contact is Diane at 40DaysBisND@gmail.com. Visit https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/bismarck/


STUDENTS IN GRADE 8 AND UP, and adults are invited to the ND District Lutheran Youth Fellowship Spring Retreat at the Chieftain Conference Center in Carrington. Registration begins at 7 PM Friday, March 6 and activities begin at 7:30 PM. If you cannot arrive by 7:30 PM, just join us when you can! If your schedule allows attendance at only part of the Retreat, you are welcome to join us when you can! The Retreat concludes Saturday, March 7, at about 4 PM.


MEN’S NETWORK will take place on Saturday, March 23, 9-11 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mandan. Join us for breakfast, fellowship, and a study on Islam led by Vicar Dailey.


A WORKSHOP FOR ALL young men high school age and older will take place on March 21 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Circle C Ranch. Pastor Marcis and Vicar Durham from Zion Lutheran Church will look what it means to be a king, warrior, mentor, and friend based on the book “Four Pillars Of A Man’s Heart” by Stu Weber. Registration fee is $25.00 and will covered by SOTV for youth. Registration is due March 16.


YOUTH IN GRADE 6-12 are invited to the Higher Things Regional retreat at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Minot, March 27-28. The theme is “What Is Church?” Pastor Walla and Pastor Matthew Richards will be featured presenters. For more information contact Pastor Wolfgram or go to www.higherthings.org/retreats.

 

THIS WEEK AT SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY

Sunday*8:15amDivine Service
9:30amEducation Hour
*10:45amDivine Service
Monday9:30amQuilters
Wednesday5:30pmCatechism Instruction
7:00pmWorship Ash Wednesday
Thursday5:30pmChoir
Saturday9:30amBoard of Education
Next Sunday 8:15amDivine Service
9:30amEducation Hour
10:45amDivine Service
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