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Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor

Vicar Dailey

The Presentation of Our Lord

February 2, 2020


Divine ServiceSetting OneLSB 151
Opening Hymn:“Open Now Thy Gates Of Beauty”LSB 901
Hymn of the Day:“Lord, Bid Your Servant Go In Peace”LSB 937
Distribution Hymn:“Lord Of Glory, You Have Bought Us”LSB 851
 “Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared”LSB 622
Closing Hymn:“Lord, Dismiss Us With Your Blessing”LSB 924



Preacher:                               Pastor Les Wolfgram
Liturgist:                                Pastor Les Wolfgram

Accompanist:                          Shirley Cook

Elder:                                       Steve Reiman

Ushers:               8:15 am          Jim Barrett & Doug Hintz

10:45 am          Kari Kramer & Laith Hintz

Greeters:           8:15 am         Joyce Keith

10:45 am          Bob & Heather Ziebarth & Lily

Acolyte:             8:15 am          Aspen R.

10:45 am          Emma 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.


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.


PASTOR WOLFGRAM and Vicar Dailey will attend the Southwest Circuit Pastor’s Conference in Underwood on Monday, February 3.


REV. RICK JONES, chaplain with Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, will share the impact of caring for children in their time of need. Chaplain Jones will present at the “Mercy In Action” conference scheduled February 29 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church from 9:00-3:00. Save the date and plan to attend as we highlight ministry opportunities and touch lives for Christ through mercy care. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $15.00 pre-registration or $20.00 at the door. Register at


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.


MAIN STREET LIVING NORTH TV Program for Feb 2:     Rev. Dan Suelzle, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, Grand Forks, ND, presents the message: “The Presentation of Our Lord,” based on Luke 2:22-32. “This Is The Life” program is: “The Point of No Return”. This presentation discusses God’s limitless Grace. MAIN STREET LIVING is a locally-produced TV program that includes a 30-minute worship service led by participating pastors of the Minnesota North and North Dakota Districts of our LCMS, along with a 30-minute Lutheran Hour program (normally “This Is The Life, along with occasional church-season specials).  Programs are broadcast at 10:00am Central (9:00am Mountain) on 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)”.


MEN’S NETWORK will take place on Saturday, February 15, 9-11am at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Join us for breakfast, fellowship, and a Bible Study led by Vicar Dailey.


LWML PRAYER SERVICE will take place at Shepherd of the Valley on February 22, 9:00 AM. Plan now to attend as you gather with other women from our community.


Sunday*8:15amDivine Service
 9:30amEducation Hour
 *10:45amDivine Service
 12:00pmVision Path
Wednesday5:30pmCatechism Instruction
Next Sunday8:15amDivine Service
 9:30amEducation Hour
 10:45amDivine Service