God's work. Our hands. Together.
We believe that God loves all people equally and that there is a place for you at God's table. You are welcome here at SVLC, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, life experience, complexities, or questions.
Welcome to SVLC
There's a place for you here.
Perhaps you came to this webpage contemplating making changes to enliven and fulfill your personal and spiritual lives. Let me formally invite you to check out our community of faith, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. We're a moderate and steadily growing congregation that has been around since 1972 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA (www.elca.org).
If you've never stepped foot in a church or it's been a while; if you're skeptical, curious, doubtful, agnostic, or a lifelong Lutheran... You are welcome here! We would be honored and pleased to greet and meet you. You have a unique story that can only add to the richness of our community of faith.
Worship With Us
For Lutherans, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God's word, water, bread, wine and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world. We gather every Sunday at 9:30am to worship together.
Our Sunday Worship service is a little different each week,
while following the structure of the liturgy. Some weeks we
worship using more traditional
music and other weeks we worship with more contemporary music.
At SVLC we want to create sacred space for families and
children to explore God’s message of love and grace
together, so we believe that parents and children need time
together in church. We begin worship with families together
and we love the noise and energy children bring! After the
Gathering music and prayer, we have a Children's Chat at our Prayground for our
younger members. Then they can go to Kids Club for an
activity based on the same lessons as will be read in
worship; they can stay at the Prayground for coloring or
building; or they can return to sit with their families.
Kids Club participants return to worship in time for Holy
Parents may take their children to the Lobby or the
Nursery. There is generally a high school student in the
nursery or parents may stay with their child for a few
minutes until they are ready to return to worship.
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23855 Southeast 216th Street,
Maple Valley, WA 98038