In a few days, on Sunday October 23, we will have the third session in our four-Sunday sequence. We’ll discuss guidelines for healthy communication. The Healthy Communications Ad Hoc Committee has written a first draft of guidelines based both on its own research and on the feedback they got from you at last Sunday’s forum. I invite you to read this one-page document and to reflect on the guidelines. Come Sunday, HCAC members will lead a discussion about these guidelines. I hope you’ll come and offer your own insights so they can be incorporated in a revised draft of the guidelines as we head toward a congregational meeting on November 6. At that meeting, a continuing resolution will be brought forward asking the congregation to ratify a “Communication Covenant” as a set of core values that would guide all our decisions and actions and which would serve as a standard for mutual accountability in our communication practices. An official announcement of that congregational meeting will be coming out soon. Meanwhile, please mark your calendars for November 6, 10:00 a.m., between the services on All Saints Sunday.
Dear God, may your word be on our lips and in our hearts as we go about your work at SOV. Amen.
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Lessons for Sunday, October 23, 2016
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Wednesday 9:00 – 1:00 p KOK preschool/chapel
10:00 a Bible Study
Thursday 9:00 – 1:00 p KOK preschool
10:00 a LLL
7:00 p Council Meeting
Friday 9:00 – 12:00 p KOK preschool
Saturday 9:30 – 11:30 a SOV Choir
2:00 p Celebration of Life of Dean Kruse
Celebration of the Life of Dean Kruse
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
*In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in Dean’s name to the “Oregon Zoo Foundation” to be added to the Animal Welfare endowment fund. Dean completed his Ph.D. at the Oregon Zoo and was very dedicated to science education, animal welfare, conservation and the zoo. The Animal Welfare endowment fund supports projects and research that benefit zoo animal welfare.
Donations may be made online at http://www.oregonzoo.org/get-involved/support-zoo or by check payable to the “Oregon Zoo Foundation” and mailed to 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, Oregon 97221. Please indicate that the gift is “in memory of Dean Kruse,” so that it will be added to the animal welfare endowment fund.
Please Join us for Adult Education Sunday at 9:45
Review of last week, presentation of initial draft of guidelines/covenant with discussion and feedback. Healthy Communications committee members: Judith Hedberg-Duff, Michael Johnson, Karen Sugiyama, Russell Martinelli, Reynold Roeder, Pastor Brian
Last Sunday to order your KOK Christmas Greens
You can drop it by during the week or give to Wendy on Sunday. Thank you for your support.