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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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For Sunday 23 February 2020

 

As we gather for worship on the last Sunday after the Epiphany of our Lord, Jesus' divine majesty is once again revealed in great splendor as His face shines with the radiance of God's glory and, as at His baptism, the Father speaks: "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him" (Matthew 17:5). We are here not to listen to cleverly devised myths, but to pay attention to His Word, "as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in [our] hearts" (2 Peter 1:19). We pray that the Lord would bless us today through His Word by the power of the Holy Spirit to face the crosses of this life, and cause His glorious light to shine through our lives as well.

 

 

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2020 Midweek Lenten Worship

Midweek Lenten Worship - 7:00 p.m.

 

On 26 February the Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday. Our solem worship on this day will include both the imposition of ashes and the Lord's supper. Our use of ashes follows the biblical symbolism that uses ashes as a sign of mortality and of repentance. This is evidenced in the words spoken as the ashes are imposed: "Rember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return" (cf. Ge. 3:19). Thus worshippers who choose to receive ashes acknowledge that God's judgment against sin is just and right. Because the ashes are imposed in the form of the cross through--the very instrument by which our lord took upon himself the punishment for our sin, in our place--they also serve to rem;ind us that Christ died for our sin, a wonderful truth reinforced in the absolution that follows.

 

Subsequent midweek services will again focus on Luther's Small Catechism. Having gone through Sections 1 and 3 over the past seven years, the Six Chief Parts and the Table of Duties, this year we turn to Section 2: Daily Prayers. In this section Luther addresses the teaching of Scripture concerning prayer and provides guidance along with godly prayers.

 

We look to the Catechism because, as Luther wrote: "[Though I am] a doctor and preacher. . . yet I act as a child who is being taught the catechism. Every morning--and whenever I have time--I read and say, word for word, the Ten Comandments, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Psalms and such. I must still read and study them daily. Yet I cannot master the catechism as I wish" (L.C. Longer Preface. 7)

 

Daily Prayer: God's Invitation and Blessing

 

26 February Ash Wednesday No Hypocritical Devotion

Mathew 6:1-6,16-21

4 March Midweek 2 An All-purpose Prayer

Mathew 6:7-13

11 March Midweek 3 Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

18 March Midweek 4 Evening Prayer

Psalm 77:1-15,20

25 March Midweek 5 Asking a Blessing

Palm 145:15-16

1 April Midweek 6 Returning Thanks

Psalm 136:1, 25; 147:9-11

 

Please join us in these special opportunities for worship to hear and reflect on your Savior's Ppassion for your salvation.

 

 

 

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