Join us this Sunday, September 20th.
Many of our announcements, devotions, and our Worship Service on Sunday will happen on the Valley of Peace Facebook Page. You do not need to have a Facebook account to access these resources. Please visit the Facebook Page to see more: https://www.facebook.com/Valleyofpeacelutheran
Here is the order of service:
On Sunday, September 13th, we began our Fall schedule! Please click here for the schedule and more details! Fall Brochure 2020
Covid-19 Update and Community Response
April 2020/August 2020
Dear Members of Valley of Peace Lutheran Church,
I wanted to provide you with an update from the church council meeting. On Tuesday, April 21, the Valley of Peace Church Council voted to continue with the cancelation of all on-site activities at Valley of Peace until further notice. This means that we will plan on holding events and meetings online and over the phone until the recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC allow for in-person gatherings. On August 18, 2020 the Valley of Peace Church Council approved the COVID-19 Response Plan: COVID Plan Final-1
I am also grateful for the promises of God that remind us that God is with us and that the church does not need a building to be the church. Even when we are not worshipping in the same building, we are still worshipping together. There are several opportunities to gather each week as the Valley of Peace community. You will see information about these opportunities below. And if you lead a small group or would like to create an opportunity to connect with folks from Valley of Peace please let me know and I can help set this up for you and communicate this information.
I am also available for pastoral care. If you would like to connect please e-mail me or call me on my cell phone. My cell phone number is 651-587-7506.
Much of our communication is happening over e-mail and Facebook. If you are not receiving e-mails from Sally, please contact her so that you can be receiving communications. Also, I want you to be aware that we have multiple Facebook Pages. The main Facebook Page (click here), Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, is a public page. On this page information will be posted about worship, Zoom gathering invitations, weekly devotions, and other announcements about upcoming events. The Valley of Peace Active Community Group (click here) is a private Facebook Group for Valley of Peace members only. In this group, you are welcome to post prayer requests and needs so that we can support one another.
The Valley of Peace staff has worked hard to find ways to create opportunities for connection and will continue to connect with you in the weeks to come. Below is a schedule of events and where you can find information for these events. If you are unable to find a Zoom Meeting invitation before a Zoom Event, please e-mail me and I can send you the invitation. Please note that you can join us on Zoom via phone call as well if you are not able to use a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Sunday Mornings: 9:30 am Children’s Faith Formation
10:15 am Worship on Facebook Live
10:45 am Fellowship Time on Zoom
10:45 am Service of Holy Communion on Zoom 1st Sunday of the Month
11:05 am Adult Faith Formation on Zoom
Mondays: E-mail communication including weekly schedule, birthdays, anniversaries,prayer concerns, announcements, and weekly devotion
Tuesdays: CYF Faith Formation E-mail and Faith in Place Devotion on Valley of Peace Active Community Page
9:30 am Rebecca’s Circle Bible Study on Zoom the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Wednesdays: 6:00 pm Book Club on Zoom
6:00 pm Confirmation/High School on Zoom for six weeks starting October 7
7:00 pm Music in Place Gathering on Zoom All are welcome; you don’t need to be musical to participate!
Thursdays: E-mail communication including announcements and events
9:30 am Exploring the Word Bible Study on Zoom the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
Saturdays: 4:30 pm Question or Two and a Brew on Zoom
We know that God is present at this time and so let us pray for one another.
I leave you with this prayer:
Good and Gracious God, we give you thanks for your church. Scripture is full of stories of people experiencing your presence in the most unexpected way. Make your presence known to us in this time of being church in the most unexpected way. Keep us mindful of caring for one another and caring for ourselves. We entrust all things to you, God, knowing that you are with us and that you hear us as we pray. Amen.
Pastor Ashley Osborn
Staff E-mail Addresses
Pastor Ashley Osborn firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Daniels Herron, Parish Administrator email@example.com
Emilie Moravec, CYV Ministry Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Zack Carlson, Director of Music email@example.com
Beth Brandt, Organist/Pianist/Accompanist firstname.lastname@example.org
PRISM still needs our help!
Although we cannot bring food to church, we are still asking our members to consider dropping food donations off at the PRISM warehouse in Golden Valley. You don’t even need to get out of your car. They are also in need of personal care items like shampoo, soap, and of course, toilet paper!
They are open for food and personal care donations from 9-3 Monday – Thursday and are located at 1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422
Thank you all and stay safe.
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