SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 801 E. DENVER AVE. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA PHONE 258-4231 Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor Tenth Sunday After Pentecost August 9, 2020

Divine Service Setting Three LSB 184
Opening Hymn: “Eternal Father, Strong To Save” LSB 717
Hymn of the Day:   “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” LSB 739
Closing Hymn: “Christ Be My Leader”  LSB 861


Preacher:   Pastor Justin Woodside
Liturgist:   Pastor Les Wolfgram
Elder:    Martin Bjergaard
Accompanist:   Shirley Cook
Acolyte 8:15 AM Shaylee C.
  10:45 AM Jensen H.

            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.

WE REJOICE AS WE WELCOME Pastor Woodside and his family back to Bismarck. We look forward to all that the Lord has in store for ministry at Bethel and Shepherd of the Valley as Pastor Woodside serves Christ and His Church, in partnership with Pastor Walla and Pastor Wolfgram A special welcome for the Woodsides will take place on Wednesday, August 24, prior to the midweek service. Brats, hotdogs, chips, and other picnic foods will be served and yard games will be available for kids. Games and other activities begin at 5:00pm. Food will be served at 6:00 pm. Plan to stay of the 7:00 pm service as Pastor Walla preaches and Pastor Woodside leads the liturgy. THE HUMAN CARE COMMITTEE has selected North Dakota District LC-MS 1-1-1 effort as the recipient for the third quarter.   This includes support for Pastor Dan Suelzle at Wittenberg Chapel on the campus at UND.

“FROM INVISIBLE TO INDISPENSABLE” is the theme for the 2020 Lutherans For Life Regional Conference at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in West Fargo on Saturday, August 29. Registration fee is $50.00 ($25.00 student) and includes lunch.

CATECHISM INSTRUCTION ORIENTATION for students in grade 6-8, along with their parents, will take place on August 19, 7:30 PM.

MARTIN LUTHER FANS:  We have a few outside projects that we would like to have completed before school starts.  Tasks include pulling weeds from out of the playground (Zion campus and Shepherd of the Valley), cleaning up and trimming the bushes and plants on the west side of the building a painting the bench.  We would also like to clean up the brick patio area by the west door. These can be done on a time that works for you, so let me know if you’d like to help! If you are interested , please contact Denise Wolfgram at or call the school office at 224-9070.

THE BOARD OF YOUTH is looking for senior high youth to help serve on the Board. Those interested are encouraged to attend the next Board meeting August 12th at 7:45pm after the Wednesday evening service at Shepherd of the Valley. This is your opportunity to help shape youth events and steer the direction of the group. Any questions, feel free to contact Laith Hintz at 701-426-0817 or THIS WEEK AT SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY

Sunday 8:15am Divine Service
  9:30am Education Hour
  10:45am Divine Service
Wednesday *7:00pm Worship (Pastor Marcis)
Thursday 2:00pm LWML
Next Sunday *8:15am Divine Service
  9:30am Education Hour
  *10:45am Divine Service