In an effort to subvert confusion, our church will be altering our schedule slightly for posting Shepherdcast episodes throughout the COVID-19 cancellation of in-person worship. A number of members and neighbors in the community have been contacting Jacob Schandel asking why the Shepherdcast is not up right at 9:30 AM on every podcast app. This […]
Due to the continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, following a great deal of deliberation, council has decided to cancel all in-person worship services in April. We invite you to continue to listen to the Shepherdcast on Sundays at 9:30 AM, where we continue to bring you sermons from Pastor Scott! Also, watch out for […]
As we as a community face the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, those in need are being hit hard now more than ever. With that, Refuge of Hope Ministries is seeing a need for volunteers. Please see the below message from Refuge of Hope’s Director of Operations, Tim O’Neill. Hello Refuge of Hope Volunteer Family!!!First and foremost, […]
If you or someone you know has knowledge of a group that could use the help of the community to serve those in need at this time, please e-mail Jacob Schandel at email@example.com. While we won’t be holding events at the church for the month of April that we’ll need to announce, we would like […]
Following a recommendation from Bishop Allende of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Church in America and discussions between area clergy and between the church council and pastor, we made the decision to cancel worship services for Sunday, March 22, Sunday, March 29, and all of April. While this decision is not one that […]
In addition to cancelled in-person worship on March 22 and March 29 as we announced in this message, the following additional events have been cancelled at the church. Wednesday Lenten Bible Study: cancelled until further noticeChoir Practice: cancelled until further noticeLWR Quilting: cancelled until further notice In the event this list grows/changes, those updates will […]
The Women of the Southern Cluster meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020 has been cancelled. Please update your calendars if you were planning on attending this event.
During the season of Advent, our focus will be on God’s shalom or peace. This is important for two reasons. One, there is a need for peace during the hectic-ness in December. Two, with the stress and negativity in our country, there is a needed sanctuary of peace that only the church can offer. We […]
Cross Talk for December is now available! You can read it by clicking here. To view previous issues, please visit www.sotvchurch.com/crosstalk.
It seems as if every year the world around us is more chaotic, be it because of the stress that goes with our lives, all of the turmoil we see on the news at home and abroad, or whatever else may bring us down. This Christmas, we at Shepherd of the Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church […]