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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

I'm on vacation this week so I won't see you next Sunday, January 1.  Pastor Ray Venghaus will be preaching and leading worship instead.  Pastor Ray has been at Shepherd a number of times before so the service should go…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Sometimes I’m not that excited about Christmas but this year I am.  Not sure why.  Frankly, I don’t care.  These things can be over-analyzed!  It’s enough just to feel happy and grateful — then we can look for reasons why. …

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

I love watching British murder mysteries.  I’ve seen every episode of “Inspector Morse” and its descendants (“Inspector Lewis,” “Endeavor”).  “Vera” and “George Gently” are also favorites.  I’ve read far fewer detective novels by English authors.  But some time ago I…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

What would Christmas be without a Children’s Christmas Program at church?  Well, we won’t have to find out this year, thanks be to God and to the Parish Education team.  The kids will put on a skit with songs and…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Returning from a restful vacation, I’m glad to be back at SOV and ready to head toward Christmas.  We’ve got three things coming up this week that I feel excited about so I want to bring them to your attention.…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

I'm on vacation this week so I won't see you next Sunday, November 27.  Pastor Chuck Hunt will be preaching and leading worship instead.  People I trust tell me he's a good preacher; he says he's a story teller.  So…

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Support KOK and the SOV playground!

Mark your calendars and print the required flyer (PDF)!

Chevys Fresh Mex
185th & Cornell Rd

11:00am – 10:00pm
Wednesday, November 30

SOV/KOK will receive 20% of total food sales when the flyer is presented this day.…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Last Sunday Bill Russell of the Union Gospel Mission gave us a great presentation at Adult Ed.  He spoke about the crisis of homelessness in the greater Portland area and shared some engaging stories about the excellent work UGM does…

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Post Election Affirmations

Dear Members & Friends of SOV,
I’m writing to commend the letter you’ll find below from Pastor Dave Brauer-Rieke, the Bishop of the Oregon Synod.  These “Post-Election Affirmations” are an important reminder of what it means for us to be…