SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY
LUTHERAN CHURCH
801 E. DENVER AVE.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA
PHONE 258-4231
Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor
Vicar Dailey ~ 254-681-0288
The Baptism of Our Lord
January 12, 2020

Divine Service Setting Three LSB 184
Opening Hymn: “Beautiful Savior, King of Creation” LSB 537
Hymn of the Day: “To Jordon’s River Came Our Lord” LSB 405
Closing Hymn: “Jesus, Once With Sinners Numbered” LSB 404

THOSE SERVING TODAY
Preacher: Pastor Les Wolfgram
Liturgist: Vicar Richard Dailey
Accompanist: Shirley Cook and Dense Wolfgram
Elder: Martin Bjergaard
Ushers: 8:15 am Robert Knutson & Kevin Olson
10:45 am Curt Krecklau & Dan Jackson
Greeters: 8:15 am Jim Barrett
10:45 am Pam Dever & Lily Dever
Acolyte: 8:15 am Miranda A.
10:45 am Kallen 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.
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A SPECIAL voters meeting will take place today, during the education hour to consider a Divine Call to Justin Woodside as Shared Assisting Pastor. The “Facilities Committee” will also reveal and explain a first draft of plans for expansion at Shepherd of the Valley. A joint meal and meeting will then take place on January 26 at Bethel Lutheran Church. The Pot Bless meal will begin at 12:15 with the joint voters meeting at 1:00 PM.
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THE ANNUAL Winter Men’s Retreat will take place at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads on Friday, January 17, 6:00 through 1:00 pm Saturday, January 18. The featured speaker will be Rev. Jeff Hemmer, author of “Man Up.” Rev. Hemmer will address the “Quest For Masculinity”. Cost for the retreat is $80.00 and includes three meals, lodging, and speaker. Sign up in the narthex or visit with Pastor Wolfgram if you’d like to attend.
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY will host the “Mercy In Action” conference on Saturday, February 29 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. 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. You’ll meet Gideon, official Comfort Dog with Lutheran Church Charities and hear the amazing impact that Comfort Dogs have when people are in crisis. Rev. Adam Filipeck will present “Rich In Mercy”. Rev. Filipeck has served churches in NYC, Ferguson, MO, and Lidgerwood, ND. Zion Lutheran Church will share their IMPACT ONE mentorship partnership program with BHS and SOTV will highlight our partnership with Wachter Middle School and People Matter. Rev. Rick Jones, chaplain with Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, will share the impact of caring for children. Cost is $15 pre-registration or $20.00 at the door. Lunch will be provided.
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FAMILY FUN NIGHT! Families, Fun, Food! Please join us for an evening of games on Friday , January 24th at 5:30pm. Bring your favorite game and snack (optional) to share. We are planning on serving sloppy joes, hotdogs, chips, beverage and bars/cookies. Please sign your name(s) on the sign-up sheet in the narthex so we know how much food to prepare. Thank you, Stewardship committee.
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Jan 19: Rev. Michael Suelzle, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Niagara, ND, Grace Lutheran Church, Lakota, ND, and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Devils Lake, ND, presents the message: “Jesus Revealed,” based on John 1:29-42. “This Is The Life” program is: “Adrift,” which discusses the effectiveness of children who witness for Christ. Watch Main Street Living on channel 594 at 10:00 AM.

THIS WEEK AT SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY
Sunday *8:15am Divine Service
9:30am Education Hour
*10:45am Divine Service
Monday 4:30pm Human Care Committee
5:30pm Stewardship
Tuesday 6:00pm Hangout
Wednesday 5:30pm Catechism Instruction
7:00pm Worship
Thursday 5:30pm Choir
Next Sunday *8:15am Divine Service
9:30am Education Hour
*10:45am Divine Service

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