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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran is an evangelical, confessional, liturgical, Lutheran church. We believe the Holy Scriptures are the inspired Word of God. We are a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic we are striving to continue to provide the comfort of God's word and sacraments while at the same time obeying orders from the Director of the Ohio Department of Health. Please check the link to find the latest information on our efforts. Worship Changes

 

 

For Sunday 25 July 2021

 

As we gather for worship on the Festival of St. James the Elder, Apostle, the Gospel reading presents a less than flattering portrait of James and his brother. As always, however, our primary attention should be on our Lord, who spoke of a cup he and they would drink and of a baptism with which he and they would be baptized, and also of Christian love and service–his and theirs. The first reading speaks of the baptism James endured at the sword of Herod Antipas, but St. Paul assures us that even that is unable to separate the one who trusts in Christ from God's love. God grant that whatever things come our way, even when 'we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered" (Ro. 8:36), we would remain steadfast in faith in the one who came "to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Mk. 10:45)–indeed, for you and me!

 

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A message from LCMS President Harrison amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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