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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 24 March 2019

 

As we gather for worship this Sunday the readings from Scripture present a broad picture of God's dealings with sinful people. We hear how the Lord sent Ezekiel with his word to proclaim judgment on the wicked who clung to their iniquity, but mercy to those who turned from their wickedness. In the epistle reading St. Paul raises up the Children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai as an example of the judgment that comes when people rebel against the Lord. "Most of them," he writes, "were overthrown in the wilderness" (1 Corinthians 10:5). Jesus would have us see in every earthly tragedy a warning of the punishment for sin we, too, have earned. "Repent," he says, "[or] you will all likewise perish" (Luke 13:5). The Lord takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. May he grant us to turn from our evil ways that we may have forgiveness and life according to his mercy in Jesus Christ.

 

 

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Our midweek service will again focus on Luther's Small Catechism. Having gone through Section 1 over the past six year's, the Six Chief Parts. this year we turn to Section 3. The Table of duties. In this section Luther has compiled passages of Scripture that reveal what God would have us do with respect to the stations in life into which part he has placed us -- our various vocations. 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 Palms, and such. I must still read them daily. Yet I cannot master the catechism as I wish" (L.C., Longer Preface, 7).

 

LIVING FREE FROM FEAR IN YOUR VOCATIONS

 

Midweek Lenten Worship - 7:00 pm., Hymn-sing of Lenten hymns - 6:45 pm.

 

 20 March  Midweek 3  Pastors and their Hearers Titus 1:9 & Hebrews 13:17
 27 March  Midweek 4  Government and Citizens Romans 13:1-7 & Matthew 22:21
 3 April  Midweek 5  Husbands, Wives, Parents, and Children 1 Peter 3:5-7 & Ephesians 6:1-4
 10 April  Midweek 6  Workers, Employers, and Youth Ephesians 6:5-9 & 1 Peter 5:5-6

 

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

 

For Holy week our services are as follow.

Sunday April 14 Palm Sunday service at 10:15 am.

Thursday April 18 Maundy Thrusday service at 7:00 pm.

Friday April 19 Good Friday service at 7:00 pm.

Sunday April 21 EASTER SUNDAY service at 10:15 am.

 

Everyone is welcome to any and all of our services. Praise God.

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