If you are in the area, we'd love for you to visit and be part of our worship service. We will help you to feel right at home, as God meets you and blesses you though His Word, in Worship & the Sacraments!

Our Sunday's service at 10 AM features music that will uplift your spirit, along with an inspirational message that is designed to help you face the future with increased faith, joy, hope & an experience of the power of love.

Come on out early for a Pastor led study & discussion on Luther's Large Catechism. The class starts at 8:45 and will end in time for worship a little before 10 AM. We are presently studying the Apostle's Creed.

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🔜   Starting the first Wednesday in October (i.e. the 4th), Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran (SOTV) in Santa Ynez will host a Wednesday morning Bible based topical study on the Questions of Life, led by Pastor Jess Knauft. 

The study, called Alpha Bits will include a blending of insights from C.S. Lewis in conjunction with highlights of the popular outreach series by the Anglican clergyman Nicky Gumbel called the, “Alpha Course: A Practical Introduction to the Christian Faith.” The 15 session course will address foundational questions while providing guests with an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. 

Globally 30+ million people have attended the Alpha course, its the closest thing the church universal has to a common curriculum.

In addition to highlights from the Alpha Course, to enhance a robust "mere" Christianity theme, the book “History, Law & Christianity” by John Warwick Montgomery (who Pastor Jess Knauft studied under) will be discussed in the series.

Montgomery is a Lutheran clergyman, an English barrister (like Nicky Gumbel) and is a well known apologist for the Christian faith. Shortly before his death, C.S. Lewis wrote,

“Dear Mr. Montgomery,…Your two lectures (the basis for the book to be studied) did me good and I shall constantly find them useful. Congratulations…I don’t think it could be bettered.” 

The study at SOTV will take place on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 AM. The course is free. Register and sign up by calling the church office: 805-688-8938.

Check out our weekly "Dial a Devotion" message: 1-805-697-1641. Get blessed with an uplifting micro-sermon by Pastor Jess!

Check out the video below for some of the highlights of our recent dinner & fund raiser for Muffin Music & our music ministry at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran. ✨





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