Thanks to all who contributed to the Operation Christmas Child effort. Boxes were blessed on November 20 and transported to Chapel by the Lake to join other boxes from Juneau before being sent out into the world as examples of God’s love..
Check out these and other opportunities to serve on our page: Church Treasurer needed, Food Pantry help needed, and more!
RLC provides a community food bank, which is open Mondays from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. This vital ministry serves a significant number of people every month. Please consider giving a little of your time so that we don’t have to turn away those in need. Volunteers are needed to pick up food, shop, set up tables and give out food. Any amount of help is great!
The Quilters meet every Wednesday from 9:00-3:00 to make tied quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other agencies where there is need.
Tuesday night Bible Study 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Shepherd of the Valley. Thanks to all for the lively discussion and your preparation. The study of Matthew will continue through December with Pastor Tari and Pastor Mark rotating leadership.
One of the callings of a pastor is to live among the people served. To be available for their needs. Obviously no one likes a 2 am call to get the church door opened next Tuesday when the office hours are available, but it’s also really sad when a medical emergency happens at 2 am and one doesn’t call because they are concerned about being a burden on the pastor. Actually, that’s when most pastors feel the need to be there!
Best for the routine calls? The church office phone during the offices hours of 9:00 am to noon or in the afternoon when Penny is at work too. You can also leave a message on the church phone.
I take Fridays as my day off during the week.
email: email@example.com or message at firstname.lastname@example.org
My direct church email will be email@example.com and you can also leave a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully that leaves enough avenues for you to reach me. I really want to be your pastor in this transition and get to know you, so don’t hesitate to call—it’s one way we can get to know each other!