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Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor

Vicar Woodside

The Resurrection of our Lord
April 21, 2019


Divine Service  Setting 1  LSB 151
Opening Hymn:  “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”  LSB 457
Hymn of the Day:  “Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”  LSB 469
Distribution:  “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”  LSB 461
“Christ Has Arisen”  LSB 466
“Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared”  LSB 622
Closing Hymn:  “The Strife Is O’er, The Battle Won”  LSB 464



Preacher:                                 Pastor Les Wolfgram

Liturgist:                                  Pastor Les Wolfgram

Accompanist:                          Shirley Cook and Denise Wolfgram

Elder:                                        Craig Helm

Ushers:               7:00 am          Kevin Brockel & Dwight Cook

9:00 am          Justin Dever & Leon Lippert

Greeters:            7:00 am         Becky & Jeremy Gildea

9:00 am          Tony Aukland

Acolyte:              7:00 am          Zeva Burkhardsmeier

9:00 am          Reagan Dever

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 WITH Micheal and Samantha Henke as they bring their daughter, McKinlee Rae, to be baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection.  Serving as sponsors for McKinlee Rae are Tristen Henke along with Matt and Shannon Miskowski.  God’s rich blessing to the Henke family.

THE RITE OF CONFIRMATION will take place during the 10:45 worship service on April 28.  Candidates for the Rite of Confirmation include Bryanna Kitzman, Gabriel Lawyer, Max Nelson, and Lindsey Watson. We pray God’s rich blessing on these students as they confirm the faith into which they were baptized.

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.

WE HAVE SET May 18 as Shepherd of the Valley Volunteer Day at Heaven’s Helpers Soup Kitchen.  Please consider when during that Saturday you might be able to help.  Please visit with Micheal Henke and see the sign-up sheet in the narthex.

EASTER LILIES WERE sponsored by the Ziebarth family in honor of Armond Isaak, Lisa Bjergaard in memory of Robert Ganskop, Ted Kuusisto in memory of Paul Kuusisto, and one anonymous sponsor. Thank you!

NEWSLETTER AND CALENDAR information is due to the church office by Monday, April 22.  Please email to Dorrie at

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH is hosting a Lock-In on Friday, April 26 for youth in grade 4-12.  Youth will gather at Zion at 10:30pm at Zion.  The evening involves time at Sky Zone.  Cost is $15.00.  You need to register on-line with Sky Zone for parental permission and to make the process go more smoothly.  Visit with Laith Hintz for questions.

HOPE MANOR – SOBER LIVING HOMES is our 2nd quarter focus for Human Care.  Their mission is to provide an environment where people can apply the tools of recovery in a comfortable, safe and stable environment so that the individual has the opportunity to realize true freedom in sobriety.

VBS VOLUNTEERS WANTED:  Please visit with Carrie Harling to let her know that you desire to help with VBS which is scheduled May 28, 29, & 30 from 9am to noon.  Online registration for students and helpers can be found at  Email Carrie at

THE HANG OUT will meet at the home of Brent and Lyric Purdy  on Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 PM.  Bring a dish to pass and share as we fellowship together and study God’s Word.

PLEASE PLAN TO attend Mayfest 2019 as it takes place on May 4th at the Cafetorium at Wachter Middle School.  Cost for tickets will be much less than in the past at $20.00 per person.  Silent and live auction items will be available along with the paddle game and other opportunities to support Martin Luther School.  Tickets are available.   Save May the Fourth on your calendar and plan to attend!

THE LADIES OF BETHEL’S LWML invite women of all ages to attend this year’s Salad Supper on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church. Bring your favorite salad to share, or just come enjoy the food and fellowship time. Guests and children are welcome, too!

Mark Meier with Heaven’s Helpers Soup Cafe will be the mission speaker.  We will be collecting items to give to the Soup Cafe if you wish to bring a donation.  Helpful items include:  Disposable gloves, cleaning products, Dawn brand dish soap, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, beef base (seasoning), sugar, mustard, mayonnaise, ranch dressing, croutons, quart size canning jars, gift cards to Sam’s Club (to purchase food).  For questions, contact Kim Kuhlmann 701-320-0493 or Sue Hartley at 701-460-0229.


Easter Sunday             *7:00am Sunrise Service

                                      8:00am Easter Breakfast served by Youth

                                     *9:00am Easter Service

Tuesday                        6:00pm Hangout @ Purdy’s

Wednesday                    5:00pm Catechism Questioning

                                       7:00pm Worship

Saturday                        9:30am Men’s Network Work Day

Next Sunday                  8:15am Divine Service

                                        9:30am Education Hour

                                       10:45am Divine Service

                                      7:00pm Council