SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY
801 E. DENVER AVE.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA
Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor
Rev. Justin Woodside, Pastor
November 15, 2020
Twenty Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
|Divine Service||Setting One||LSB 151|
|Opening Hymn:||“We Praise You And Acknowledge You To Be The Lord”||LSB 941|
|Hymn Of The Day:||“The Day Is Surely Drawing Near”||LSB 508|
|Distribution Hymn:||“Lord Jesus Christ With Us Abide”||LSB 585|
|Closing Hymn:||“Come Though Long Expected Jesus”||LSB 338|
THOSE SERVING TODAY
|Preacher:||Pastor Justin Woodside|
|Liturgist:||Pastor Les Wolfgram|
|Accompanist:||Shirley Cook/Denise Wolfgram|
|Acolyte||8:15 AM||Taylor B.|
|10:45 AM||Gavin V.|
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.
ROBERT KNUTSON IS GRACIOUSLY hosting the opportunity to purchase a beautiful wall photograph with all proceeds going directly to Shepherd of the Valley. This amazing opportunity is one day only, Saturday, November 21, from 12:00 – 4:00pm. Come to The Photo Gallery 7300 Yukon Drive, Unit 2 in Bismarck. It’s simple… 1) Buy a wall photograph 2) Write the check to Shepherd of the Valley 3) 100% of the cost goes to Shepherd as a donation. Thank you, Bob for your kind offer to help members support our congregation and take home a beautiful print.
THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS took place on November 1. Since we were not able to offer “In-Person” service on that day, we did not have the opportunity to honor saints who have died in the Lord with our rose tribute. During services today, we will pause to remember and celebrate these loved ones with a parade of roses, honoring each person, one at a time. Blessed be the memory of our loved ones who have died in the Lord. Rest in peace. Rise in glory!
|Pearl Johnson||5/26/2017||Todd and Sharon Schawagler|
|Ardella Schwagler||3/19/2018||Todd and Sharon Schawagler|
|George Johnson||4/6/2019||Todd and Sharon Schawagler|
|Verna Reuther||7/7/2018||Dar and Brad Kautzman|
|Herbert Reuther||7/2/2004||Dar and Brad Kautzman|
|Colleen Miller||10/24/2016||Leona Mittag|
|Art Wohl||1/29/2009||Kari Kramer|
|Shirley Wohl||6/19/2020||Kari Kramer|
|Anna, James & Carlo||Dorrie Burkhardsmeier & Family|
|Bob Burkhardsmeier||11/17/1977||Rob Burkhardsmeier & Family|
|Jesse Brandner||2/14/2016||Marilyn Brandner|
|Kim Brandner||9/24/2014||Marilyn Brandner|
|Eileen Hojian||Annie Hojian|
|Lorraine Hojian||Annie Hojian|
|Ricky Hojian||Annie Hojian|
|Roland Backfisch||9/18/2020||Sydney Shepherd|
|Barry Dockter||7/1/2002||Duaine & Lyla Dockter|
|Elden, Mabel, Glen, Brian Dever||Pam & Dick Dever|
|Armond Isaak||Pam & Dick Dever|
|Jacob Dockter||5/24/2010||Curt & Lyn Krecklau|
|Gilbert Krecklau||8/14/2015||Curt & Lyn Krecklau|
|Phyllis Kreklau||10/25/2015||Curt & Lyn Krecklau|
|Kathy Jean Olson||1951||Kim Jackson|
|Evlyn Martin||2014||Laura and Bill Prokopyk|
|Wasyl Prokopyk||1997||Laura and Bill Prokopyk|
|Elizabeth Prokopyk||1993||Laura and Bill Prokopyk|
|Lonnita Bentley||8/1/1984||Brandy, Logan, Hunter Peterson|
|Hilmer Weidrich||9/4/2020||Brandy, Logan, Hunter Peterson|
|Wilmer Meske||1/27/2013||Marion Meske|
|Gordon Olson||5/2/2014||Kevin Olson Kim Jackson|
|Delores Olson||11/4/2017||Kevin Olson Kim Jackson|
|Chuck Vukelich||3/10/1994||Cathy and Tom Sitter|
|Lauri Vukelich||5/10/1995||Cathy and Tom Sitter|
THE FALL VOTER’S MEETING will take place on Sunday, November 22nd at 9:30 during the education hour. We will consider the 2021 budget and hear reports from leadership boards. Plan to join us. If you would like to join via the internet, please contact the church office.
A THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE will take place on Wednesday, November 25, at 7:00 PM. There will not be a service at Shepherd of the Valley on Thanksgiving Day.
ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, you are invited to join us as we set up the Christmas tree and decorate the church in preparation for the Advent and Christmas season. We will gather at 9:30 am. Plan to join in the fun as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE that Grace Wolfgram has been assigned to serve her Director Of Christian Education internship at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA. This year-long internship begins in January 2021. Thank you for your support of Grace during her time as a student at Concordia University in Seward, NE.
THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED in the Coffee and Pie Online with Martin Luther School last week. MLS appreciates your prayers and support of Lutheran Education.
DUE TO COVID WE ARE USING single prepackaged treats for fellowship. Donations of treats or money in basket is appreciated. It cost around $15 for treats and coffee each Sunday. Thanks! Any questions: Cathy Sitter 400-5545 or Pam Dever 391-6332. Stewardship.
NEWSLETTER AND CALENDAR information is due to the church office by 12pm on Monday, November 23rd. Please submit any articles or calendar information to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BOARD OF YOUTH WILL BE packing Christmas Care Bags for Wachter Middle School students in transition. It is our goal to provide packages for 30 to 40 students consisting of personal care products, hats/gloves, fleece blankets, games, and snacks. A display board and collection location will be setup in the narthex and we will be packaging all items received Sunday December 13th after the late service. Cash will also be accepted and can be given to Laith Hintz, Justin Dever, Tamara Dallmann-Holeton, or Pastor. Please consider supporting this important service project for our community!
20/20 CLEAR VISION IS THE THEME for the Middle School mini-lock in scheduled for Friday, November 20, 6:00-10:00 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church. Games, devotion, Bible Study, and supper will be served. Youth in senior high are invited to help with the event. $10.00 registration fee. (Free to Sr. High students who help with the event) Contact Pat Sebastian 701-471-3289 or Carlee Nelson 701-805-1877 to register.
SENIOR HIGH LOCK WILL FOLLOW the Middle School mini lock in and run from 10:00 pm – 7:00 am on November 20. Devotion, games, Bible study and food will provide fun for the entire night. Girls bring sweet snack and guys bring salty snack of “Junk Food” to share. $10.00 per person plus money for breakfast at Perkins. Contact Pat Sebastian 701-471-3289 or Carlee Nelson 701-805-1877 to register. Join us as we consider 20/20 Clear Vision.
THE HUMAN CARE COMMITTEE is looking for donation for the LFP (Little Free Pantry). Over the last several months we have stocked the pantry with items that are most needed by the community. Because of this, our supply has been extremely low, and we are running out of supplies to keep the LFP stocked. This is a great outreach project for our Church as it helps feed those in need in the community. If you would like to simply fill the LFP every now and then, that would be wonderful. However, if you would like, you could purchase supplies that can be put on our LFP shelves in the coat room. These supplies are put in the LFP on a regular basis. Here is a list of suggested items that are put in the pantry:
Suggested Donation Items for Little Free Pantry
Almond milk Applesauce Baby Cereal
Baby Food Baby Wipes Band Aids Beans
Beef Jerky BIBLE Boxed Meals Breakfast bars
Candy Canned chicken Canned fruit
Canned roast beef Canned salmon Canned tuna
Canned vegetables Cereal- hot or cold Chap stick
Chips Cleaning supplies Coffee Conditioner
Cup a soup Crackers Dehydrated milk Deodorant Diapers Disinfectant Wipes Dish scrubber
Dish soap Dried beans Dried fruits Dried lentils
Dried peas Dried vegetables Energy bar
Face masks Feminine personal hygiene items Flour
Fruit juice Fruit snacks Garbage bags Gas cards
Gift cards Granola bars Hairbrushes
Hand sanitizer Hand soap Honey Infant formula Jelly Juice boxes Ketch-up Laundry detergent
Liquid Hand Soap Lotion Mac & cheese
Meals in a box Meat sticks Mustards Napkins
Noodles Notebooks Nuts Oil Pancake mix
Pancake syrup Paper plates Paper towels Pasta
Peanut Butter Pens/Pencils Plastic bags
Plastic silverware Pop tarts Pull-ups
Pre-packaged (rice sides, pasta sides, potato sides)
Protein bars Protein powder Quinoa
Raisins Ramen Rice Rice Krispies Bars
Rubber gloves Salsa Seed Butter Seeds
Shampoo Shampoo/Body Wash 2 in 1
Slim Jims Snacks Soap
Socks (new-excellent condition) Soups Soy milk
Spaghetti sauce Stews Sugar Tea Tissues
Toilet paper Toothbrushes Toothpaste V8 Juice
Vegetables (fresh from garden)
Winter gloves/hats (new-excellent condition)
Note: These are suggested donations, additional items may be donated. Please do not donate any medications (over the counter or prescription) or any items that can be potentially dangerous including razor blades and cleaning chemicals. Please keep in mind North Dakota’s extreme weather conditions (both hot and cold) may impact which items should be placed in the pantry and place when seasonably appropriate.
THIS WEEK AT SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY
|7:45pm||Board of Youth|
|Saturday||8:30am||Board of Education|
|Next Sunday||*8:15am||Divine Service|