Month: November 2016

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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…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Thanksgiving Day comes later this month.  Usually we don’t think about fasting until the day after eating the turkey & fixings & pie but here’s a word from Isaiah the Prophet to help us get ready to fast after we…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Now that Halloween hoopla is over we can celebrate All Saints.  November 1 is the traditional date but we’ll remember our loved ones this Sunday, November 6.  This holy day, however, is not simply to honor dear ones who’ve recently…