Pastor Brian Brandt

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Welcome to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran! Learn about the church, its people, and its ministries.

Wednesday Bible Study

Come join me in a weekly bible study Wednesday mornings at 10am. Come once, twice, or every week! Optional brown bag lunch follows.


This Just In...

Listen to the latest worship from Sunday, August 21

Posted 1 week ago (popout open in new window)

Find other recent audio in Podcasts.


Pastor Brian's Weekly Messages

Wednesday, August 24
Redundancy is often considered a bad thing.  Like the old joke about a certain large business firm that has a Department of Redundancy Department. Ecologists, however, tell us that every vital living system has mul... read more
Posted 6 days ago

Saturday, August 20
God has ordained that entropy increases over time.  So says the second law of thermodynamics, anyway.  SOV's parking lot is a perfect example.  When I came to SOV in 2014, the parking lot was already in rough sha... read more
Posted 1 week ago

Thursday, August 11
Where does God do banking? With the ELCA Federal Credit Union! The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, our national church, has approximately 3.7 million members in 10,000 congregations. That's a lot of people,... read more
Posted 3 weeks ago

Wednesday, August 3
Yesterday Council President Harmon announced, by email, that I'm moving to .75 FTE after having served SOV on a full-time basis since April, 2014. As she said in her message, the Council and I see this as a win-win. read more
Posted 4 weeks ago

Weekly Message archives found in the Happening Now Blog.