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πŸ™πŸ½News You Can Use from SOTV Church in Santa Ynez
 
 

This Sunday is the date that is famous for how Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses which launched the Reformation!


In honor of this day, I'll be sharing 9.5 of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther! 😊

Just to get you thinking, here is a thought from Martin Luther that I really resonate with:

"...when [non-Christians] run into affliction and suffering, they have nothing to comfort them, for they do not have the mighty promises and the confidence in God which Christians have."

Luther continues with the thought of how unbelievers miss out on the inner spiritual peace & meaning that can help them go through trials:

"...they cannot comfort themselves with the assurance that God will help them to bear the affliction, much less can they count on it that he will turn their affliction and suffering to good.

I'll have more to share on Sunday. I look forward to seeing you then!


❀️ Pastor Jess

 

I'm excited about having a 2020 vision this coming year. Check out this short video to hear more about this Sunday! 😊

 

 

 

This Sunday is also an official time to join with others at SOTV in dedicating pledges to the Lord in worship! πŸ™πŸ½


The Bible says, "Do good to all people, especially the household of God." (Galatians 6:10)

Why make a pledge?

As I see it, giving a pledge is a way of saying to God:

"I am giving to You a percentage of my money in appreciation. In this sacrificial giving, I trust that you, O Lord, will not leave me in a lurch, but bless me in abundant supernatural ways."

Giving a pledge is also a way of saying I don't want to rob God of opportunities to fulfill His Word.

“Test me in this (i.e. giving tithes and offerings)… and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” (Malachi 3:10)

While it is true that the above passage relates to the support of the Temple and Levitical priests, I believe that the New Testament gives abundant examples of how there is a principle of reciprocity related to giving.

I believe God is positioning our church in the Santa Ynez valley for great things during this coming year as we encourage each other to have a vibrant fellowship with Jesus and reach out to allow His Spirit to seek and save the lost.

By the way, if you misplaced your pledge form, feel free to just press the link below and get a new one!
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Be sure to write down your vision in a pledge form of what you plan to give to the Lord this year at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Than bring it to church on Sunday.

Your pledge will help us make plans for the new year and also be a way for you to consecrate your financial well-being to the Lord at the altar.

~ Pastor Jess

 

 

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