Pastor’s Greeting

Rev. Joe Hughes

Welcome to the website of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church! I’m blessed to be serving God with the good people of Shepherd of the Valley as their Intentional Interim Pastor since June 2015.

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Worship – Sundays at 9:00am

Shepherd of the Valley Church Building Crosses

We gather to worship God and receive God’s gifts of forgiveness, new life, and eternal salvation in the Word and Sacrament. Our worship service begins with a time of confession and forgiveness, liturgy in the Lutheran Service Book, Bible study and sermon, prayer, Holy Communion, and Traditional Hymns.

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50th Anniversary & Upcoming Events

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God puts all of us in situations where we can be focused on His will or our own selfish desires. Rick puts it this way, “You were put here to be an influence for good. God wants you to do that…”
This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. To learn more about the organization behind National Suicide Week log on to their website: To help prevent suicide in our communities, join me on the Salem “Out of the Darkness Walk” on October 8. For more information log on to:
So what are your favorite Bible passages? Do you have any verses memorized? I think it would be interesting to invite some of our Shepherd’s Voice readers to share the Bible passages that are important to them in their Christian faith and why. Please consider this just such an invitation!
Anniversary Celebrations, new events to come, processes that need the whole congregations assistance. I you ready for the coming season? Find out what you need to do to be prepared.
This Sunday August 14 we gather for the Shepherd of the Valley 50th Anniversary Celebration Picnic on the church grounds from 4:00-6:00 pm. The 50th anniversary team has worked very hard to organize this event so that it is a time of food, fun, and fellowship for everyone. Please invite your friends and family to join you on the lawn at the church, bring a side or dessert dish to share, and a say a little prayer for good weather. There will be a bouncy house for children and the Reams family singers from Zion Lutheran in Corvallis will share their Blue Grass and Gospel musical talents including some sing-a-longs.

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