Celebrate the beauty of God’s work!

Whether you feel like celebrating the beauty of God’s work or you feel as if you need to take time to reflect and find strength, worship is the perfect place for this.  Each week, we hold a Sunday worship service at 9:30 AM.  In addition, we come together on special occasions to celebrate Jesus. The Shepherd of the Valley worship environment offers a blended-format worship service based on both traditional and contemporary worship formats. We would like to welcome everyone to join us for worship!

Sunday, December 1, 2017: First Sunday in Advent

This coming Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Christ is “advancing” towards us. In the past, God came to us in the life of Jesus. In the present, God comes especially in word and sacrament. In the future, even if there is disaster, God will come to gather us into life. This Sunday we light the first candle on our Advent wreath, and we begin a year-long reading from the Gospel of Mark.

This Sunday, we will be taking a look at Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, and the Gospel of Mark 13:24-37.

Buy Altar Flowers

The 2018 altar flower envelopes are available for you to take on the Information Table. Our florist is now Kelli’s Blossom Barn in Bolivar, and arrangements are priced at $25.00. Please remember to return your green bowl back to the church after you are done with your arrangement.

Worship Assistants

Below are the worship assistants for the upcoming Sundays! Want to be a worship assistant? Please contact us!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

8 AM

Music

Carol Richards

Ushers/Greeters

The Schandel Family

Lay Reader

Ron Richards

Communion Assistant

Tim Farber

 

9:30 AM

Music

Susan Kaschak

Ushers/Greeters

The Wanner Family

Lay Reader

Jennifer Crone

Communion Assistant

Fred Drotleff

Acolytes

Amber Ward and Allison Neary

Junior Communion Assistant

Jenson Garber

 

Counters

Michelle and Linda

Altar Care

Carol Richards

Sunday, December 10, 2017

8 AM

No Early Service

 

9:30 AM

Music

Susan Kaschak

Ushers/Greeters

The Richards Family

Lay Reader

Fred Drotleff

Acolytes

Andrew and Matthew Neary

 

Counters

Janine and Terri

Altar Care

Carol Richards

Sunday, December 17, 2017

8 AM

Music

Carol Richards

Ushers/Greeters

The Monroe Family

Lay Reader

Lynn Farber

 

9:30 AM

Music

Susan Kaschak

Ushers/Greeters

Nancy Tolfo and Cindy Sundheimer

Lay Reader

Brian Lux

 

Acolytes

Jenson Garber and Jack Bowman

 

 

Counters

Brian and Mary

Altar Care

Carol Richards

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 2017

8 AM

No Early Service

9:30 AM

Music

Susan Kaschak

Ushers/Greeters

The Bowman Family

Lay Reader

Bill Bowman

Acolytes

Amber and Zoe Ward

 

Counters

Dan and Jeff

Altar Care

Carol Richards

The header image of this page was donated by Schandel Valley Farms of Navarre, Ohio.

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