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Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor
Rev. Justin Woodside, Pastor

Fourth Sunday in Advent
December 20th, 2020


Divine Service Setting One   LSB 151
Opening Hymn:   “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”   LSB 357
Hymn of  The Day:   “The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came”   LSB 356
Distribution: “Let Earth Now Praise The Lord” LSB 352
Closing Hymn:   “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”   LSB 338



Preacher:   Pastor  Les Wolfgram
Liturgist:   Pastor  Les Wolfgram
Elder: Craig Helm
Accompanist: Shirley Cook/Denise Wolfgram  
Acolyte 8:15 AM Blake N.
10:45 AM Makenna B.

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 or Pastor Woodside.

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.  Thanks to our Sunday School staff for all of their work in preparing this presentation of the Christmas account.  

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

THE POINSETTIAS IN THE CHANCEL are a wonderful blessing as they enhance the beauty of our sanctuary during the Advent season.  While we did not ask for sponsors to purchase poinsettias in honor or memory of a loved one, we are seeking financial donations to help defray the cost of these beautiful plants.  Simply note “poinsettias” in the memo on your check or on your offering envelope.  

This Week At Shepherd Of The Valley

Sunday *8:15am Divine Service
9:30am Education Hour
*10:45am Divine Service
Thursday 4:00pm Christmas Eve Service
6:30pm Christmas Eve Service
Friday 9:00am Christmas Day Service
Next Sunday 8:15am Divine Service
9:30am Education Hour
10:45am Divine Service