Month: May 2017

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Dear Followers of Jesus,
     All my life I've wondered, if faced with an emergency situation, whether I would be able to step up and risk my self for the sake of someone else's life or well being. Last Friday, three…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
     Should the church be "political"? Our Oregon Synod Bishop, Dave Brauer-Rieke, recently addressed this topic, among others, at our recent Synod Assembly. I invite you to read his comments.
     Here's the link: http://oregonsynod.org/sites/default/files/2017%20Roorted-Reforming-Resilitent.pdfYours in…

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Congregational Annual Meeting reminder

Dear Friends,
It was wonderful to see so many people come to hear Pastor Dan Heath preach Sunday and join for a question and answer period with him.  Hopefully, you gained valuable information to help you make the decision on…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Dear friends in Christ.
     For many people, John 14:2, from the Gospel lesson for last Sunday, evokes an image of what heaven must be like. Jesus said, "In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places." Some translations use "mansions" in…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Dear Christians,
     Someone once said that as Christians, "We are Christ(')s"!
     Leave the apostrophe in. We are Christ's. We belong to Christ. Christ takes care of us. Christ loves us.
     Take the apostrophe out. We are Christs. We are the…

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Annual Congregational Meeting

SOV's annual congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, June 11, after the 10:00 service (only one service that day).  The purpose of the meeting will be to receive the annual report from committees and officers, to vote for Council…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Dear friends in Christ,
     As you may know the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is occurring this year. It is interesting to look at some of the anniversaries of events related to the Reformation as they occur in the…