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Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor

Vicar Dailey

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

February 16, 2020


Divine Service Setting Three LSB 184
Opening Hymn: “Lord Jesus Think on Me” LSB 610
Hymn of the Day: “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise” LSB 394
Distribution: “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” LSB 686
  “The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord” LSB 634
Closing Hymn: “O that the Lord would guide my ways” LSB 707



Preacher:                               Pastor Les Wolfgram
Liturgist:                                Pastor Les Wolfgram

Accompanist:                          Shirley Cook and Denise Wolfgram

Elder:                                       Craig Helm

Ushers:               8:15 am          John Hoffman & Kevin Brockel

10:45 am          Bob Ziebarth & Justin Dever

Greeters:           8:15 am         Don Gienger

10:45 am          Chuck & JoAnn Falkenstein

Acolyte:             8:15 am          Norman C.

10:45 am          Daisy A.


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.


BE SURE TO take a look at the architect draft for our proposed expansion including kitchen, classrooms, and fellowship space. A congregational forum will take place on March 29 to receive feedback and updates. The facilities committee wants to hear your insights.


FEB 23:    REV. TIM SCHILLER, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN, presents the message: “Jesus’ Transformation Is for Our Transformation” based on Matthew 17:1-9. “This Is The Life” program: “Out of Bondage” examines the Christian approach to alcoholism. “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 then click on “North (Fargo)”.


MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN CARE COMMITTEE from Shepherd Of The Valley will discuss their partnership with Wachter Middle School and People Matter in south Bismarck at the “Mercy In Action” conference at Shepherd of the Valley on February 29. Discover how the faith community, public schools, and service organizations partner together to inform the public and meet day to day needs of individuals. Save the date and plan to attend as we highlight ministry opportunities and hear how lives are impacted as God’s people serve the Lord with gladness. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $15.00 pre-registration or $20.00 at the door. Register at


GIDEON COMFORT DOG will be at Shepherd of the Valley for a pot-bless “Pet and greet” on Friday, February 28 at 6:00 PM.


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 Visit


“REMEMBER YOUR LEADERS, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.”   Hebrews 13:7 will serve as the focus for our mid-week Lent services starting on Ash Wednesday. The Board of Elders will provide a soup and sandwich supper beginning at 6:00 pm on February 26. Special services will take place each week at 7:00 pm focused on Old Testament leaders as highlighted in Hebrews 13. They include Abel, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses.


THE LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE annual prayer service will take place at Shepherd of the Valley on Saturday, February 22, beginning at 9:00 AM. Pastor Wolfgram will lead the service and refreshments will be served following the prayer service. Plan to join us.



Sunday *8:15am Divine Service
  9:30am Education Hour
  *10:45am Divine Service
  12:00pm Catechism Instruction
Monday 9:30am Quilters
Wednesday 5:30pm Catechism Instruction
  7:00pm Worship
Thursday 5:30pm Choir
Saturday 9:00pm LWML Prayer Service
  9:30pm Trustee’s
Next Sunday *8:15am Divine Service
  9:30am Education Hour
  *10:45am Divine Service
  2:00pm Youth Sledding
  7:00pm Council