SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY
LUTHERAN CHURCH
801 E. DENVER AVE.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA

PHONE: 258-4231

Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor
Vicar Dailey

Third Sunday In Lent
March 15, 2020

Divine ServiceDivine Service SettingLSB 151
Opening Hymn:“Praise The One Who Breaks The Darkness”LSB 849
Hymn of  the Day:“When I Behold Jesus Christ”LSB 542
Distribution:“Draw Near and Take The Body of the Lord”
“Jesus Sinners Doth Receive”
LSB 637
LSB 609
Closing Hymn:“Baptismal Waters Cover Me”LSB 616

 

THOSE SERVING TODAY

Preacher:Pastor Les Wolfgram
Liturgist:Pastor Les Wolfgram
Elder:Craig Helm
Accompanist:8:15 AM Denise Wolfgram
10:45 AMDenise Wolfgram
Ushers:8:15 AMDon Gienger & John Hoffman
10:45 AMCurt Krecklau & Dan Jackson
Greeters:8:15 AMWayne & Joy Doll
10:45 AMBridget & Arianna Roll
Acolyte:8:15 AMJason C.
10:45 AMReagan D.

 

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.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO sponsor Easter lilies, there are sign up sheets in the fellowship hall. They are $9.00 each and can be ordered thru April 14th. Lilies may be taken home after Easter. Those not taken home will be planted in the church gardens. Thank you for helping to beautify our church for Easter!


THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE will be serving a soup and sandwich meal at 6:00pm before the March 18 Lent service. Rev. Mark Frith from LCEF will be joining SOTV for this meal and will proclaim God’s Word as part of the service. Please join us.


WHO IS YOUR ELDER? If you are unsure about which elder has been assigned to care for you, check out the photos on the wall in the narthex. Your name should be listed under one of the elders. Introduce yourself to him if you haven’t met.


MEN’S NETWORK will take place on Saturday, March 21, 9-11 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mandan. Join us for breakfast, fellowship, and a study on Islam led by Vicar Dailey.


THERE WILL BE A congregational forum on Sunday, March 29, to discuss your thoughts related to the schematic design for facility expansion. There will be a brief update at the end of each service and the congregational forum will take place during the education hour. Be sure to look at the blue print and share your thoughts in the suggestion box or share with a member of the facilities committee. Plan to have your voice heard on March 29.


FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE will take place during from February 25 through March 3 on the grounds of the ND State Capitol.   Here’s how you can take part in this 40 Day prayer vigil.  Vigil location:  Southeast lawn of the ND State Capitol.  Vigil hours are 8:00am – 8:00 pm daily.  Local contact is Diane at 40DaysBisND@gmail.com. Visit https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/bismarck/


A WORKSHOP FOR ALL young men high school age and older will take place on March 21 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Circle C Ranch.  Pastor Marcis and Vicar Durham from Zion Lutheran Church will look what it means to be a king, warrior, mentor, and friend based on the book “Four Pillars Of A Man’s Heart” by Stu Weber.  Registration fee is $25.00 and will covered by SOTV for youth.  Registration is due March 16.


YOUTH IN GRADE 6-12 are invited to the Higher Things Regional retreat at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Minot, March 27-28.  The theme is “What Is Church?”  Pastor Walla and Pastor Matthew Richards will be featured presenters.  For more information contact Pastor Wolfgram or go to www.higherthings.org/retreats


Mar 22:    Rev. Steve Schulz, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND, presents the message: Blinded by the Light,” based on John 9:1-14. “This Is The Life” program: Boy on the Fence.” Young Tom is faced with a dilemma as he chooses new friends when his family moves to the city. “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 Cable 594 Bismarck/Dickinson.  MSLN programs are also archived and can be viewed at any time on www.mainstreetliving.com then click on “North (Fargo)”.


NEWSLETTER AND CALENDAR information is due to the church office by Tuesday March 23rd.  Please submit all information to shepvalley@gmail.com by 12:00pm on that date.  Thank you!

 

THIS WEEK AT SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY

Sunday*8:15amDivine Service
9:30amEducation Hour
*10:45amDivine Service
Monday9:30amQuilters
4:30pmHuman Care Committee
5:30pmStewardship
Tuesday7:30pmElders
Wednesday5:30pmCatechism Instruction
6:00pmSupper
7:00pmWorship Ash Wednesday
7:45pmMeet w/ LCEF Reps
Thursday5:30pmChoir
Saturday9:00amMen’s Network @ Messiah
10:00amYoung Men’s Retreat @ Circle C Ranch
Next Sunday*8:15amDivine Service
9:30amEducation Hour
*10:45amDivine Service
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