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

The First Sunday In Advent
November 29th, 2020

Divine Service Setting Three LSB 184
Opening Hymn:   “The Advent Of Our King”   LSB 331
Hymn Of  The Day:   “Prepare The Royal Highway”   LSB 343
Distribution: “Your Table I Approach”   LSB 628
Closing Hymn:   “Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come”   LSB 350



Preacher:   Pastor  Les Wolfgram
Liturgist:   Pastor Justin Woodside
Elder: Ken Purdy
Accompanist: Shirley Cook/Denise Wolfgram  
Acolyte 8:15 AM Jason 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 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.

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.  

ON DECEMBER 13 youth from the congregation will be packing Christmas Care Packages for students at Wachter Middle School.  A list of items that are being sought is on the bulletin board near the coat room.  Please pull one or more tabs indicating your willingness to purchase items including combs, hats, gloves, and personal care items.  Thanks in advance for your support of this wonderful way of sharing Christ with those in need.

THE STORAGE SHED PROJECT will be wrapping up soon.  Shingles and doors are on order and will be installed when they arrive.  Thanks to all who have supported Grayson Lawyer with your financial contributions to help cover the cost of materials for his Eagle Scout project.  There remain outstanding expenses and gifts toward the project are welcome and very much appreciated.  

ON DECEMBER 13, Shepherd of the Valley will recognize “Faith and Blue” as we support law enforcement.  Major Tom Iverson from the North Dakota Highway Patrol will be present during the education hour to tell us about his vocation as peace officer.  

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 *8:15am Divine Service
9:30am Voter’s Meeting
*10:45am Divine Service
Wednesday 5:30pm Confirmation
7:00pm Worship
Saturday 9:30am Christmas Tree Decorating
Next Sunday *8:15am Divine Service
9:30am Education Hour
*10:45am Divine Service