Welcome to

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran

Worship Times, Sunday 10 AM

We are located on the North side of Cornell Road near the intersection of Cornell Road and 173rd, adjacent to the Bronson Creek Park.

exterior view of the Shepherd of the Valley church

Come visit
Shepherd of the Valley!

 

Shepherd of the Valley is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), founded in 1973 and located in Beaverton, Oregon.

Our mission is to provide a safe and accepting place to celebrate God’s grace, invite and engage the curious, reach out to the world in love and service, and strive to be an example of how the Lord would live in today’s world.

Sanctuary of SOV church during Christmas

What to Expect
on Your First Visit

 

Our services are not formal, some people wear jeans, some dress up a bit. As you walk into the church, head to the right where you will find the usher station just inside the the sanctuary. Our current Covid protocol is to ask those attending in person to be vaccinated. The ushers can answer any questions you may have. Family groups can find seats together and add chairs to fit their group size. The screens at the front of the sanctuary will display the order of service, visuals, and song lyrics for those attending and those worshiping online.

Families and Children Welcome

Children of any age are invited to the front of the church for the Children’s Message. You’ll see our Pastor sit with the children and thoroughly enjoy talking directly to them — helping to bring the good news of Jesus Christ into their world in a way they can understand. We welcome children in our worship and in our church community. There is a small prayground toward the back of the worship space with books, children’s coloring pages, and few items to keep kids occupied and engaged during the worship service.

Services and Communion

Sunday services are typically one hour long, and we celebrate communion each Sunday. All who wish to participate are welcome to come forward and receive God’s gift of gracious love. Coffee and refreshments may be offered afterwards for people who want to stay awhile and chat. We also offer Wednesday midweek services during the seasons of Lent and Advent. The services are about one half hour.

Accessibility Features

Our church is accessible to people with disabilities. There are no steps between the parking lot and the sanctuary, our powered entry doors are ADA compliant, and we have a hearing assistance system. We also have a wheelchair accessible restroom that has an infant changing station.

Get to Know Us Online

Recordings of the services can be found on our podcast page. Read pastor messages and event announcements on our Happening Now blog. You are also invited to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

If you have any questions before your visit, please feel free to contact the church office.

What We Believe

Shepherd of the Valley is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching the ELCA trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

 

ELCA teaching or theology serves the proclamation and ministry of this faith. It does not have an answer for all questions, not even all religious questions. Teaching or theology prepares members to be witnesses in speech and in action of God’s rich mercy in Jesus Christ.

To learn more about ELCA faith and teaching, please visit the ELCA web site.

close up image of the Bible

Interested in visiting SOV?

 

Click here for worship times, our location, and what to expect during your visit.

Pastor Henry Martinez

Pastor Henry Martinez headshot

Pastor Henry joined Shepherd of the Valley as our full-time called pastor in April 2021. He and his family are still getting to know the Pacific Northwest after spending a few years in Australia. Since moving to Oregon he has enjoyed volunteering as a coach in youth sports and enjoys drawing and getting outdoors.

Shepherd of the Valley Leadership

 

Executive Officers
Council President: Christine Todd
Vice President: Stacey Roeder
Treasurer: Dave Rasmussen
Financial Secretary: Chris Kragh-Buetow
Secretary: Vacant

Committee Chairs
Evangelism: Jim Tabor

Fellowship:
Parish Ed: Wendy Roeder
Property: Dick Kuykendall
Social Concerns: Lisa Ramsey-Barnes
Stewardship: Reynold Roeder
Worship: Diane Lewis

Memorial and Endowment Board
Caryl Husk
Cal Sugiyama
Debbie Johnson
Kathy Tabor
Wendy Roeder

Other Volunteer Leaders
Parish Nurse: Karen Sugiyama

Special thanks to the many members of our congregation and their volunteering of hours and weeknights to make Shepherd of the Valley successful.