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Saturday Bible Study begins Feb. 25, 9:30 AM

Our topic for the next five weeks is 1 John, one chapter per week.

This study will be different than any other study I have led at SMLC. The goal is to help you read and study on your. Bring your Bible, a notebook, and a friend.


See you there.

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We have cancelled Bible study and worship today at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran.

Given the winter weather advisory and emergency only travel warning with snow, mixed with freezing rain. Not a good situation.

May God bless you and keep you safe in the mountains.


For Sunday, John’s testimony about Jesus:

The next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29 NAS)

Is my testimony about me or Jesus? John helps us understand this more clearly.

We are having worship today, at 10:30 AM

No Bible class this morning.

Drive safe and let's gather around Word and Sacrament,

With regret, worship service cancelled today. Ice/snow combination makes travel bad at best. Blessings to everyone as you celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Our Schedule for the next few weeks

Table Talk: Will not meet next two Saturdays. We resume January 7, 2017, 9:30 AM. Our topic: Worship: Who, What, Why

Christmas Eve: Saturday 7 PM...
Note: If we get the snow predicted (6 inches),
then we may have to cancel Christmas Eve service.

Christmas Day worship: Sunday, 10:30 AM
Note: If we the snow persists, then we may have to cancel Christmas service.

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No worship tonight.

I am sick, yuck.

Text was to be Luke 1:26–38 (MEV)


26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel came to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women.”

29 When she saw him, she was troubled by his words, and considered in her mind what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 Listen, you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son and shall call His name JESUS. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest. And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever. And of His kingdom there will be no end.”

34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”

35 The angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you. Therefore the Holy One who will be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Listen, your cousin Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age. And this is the sixth month with her who was declared barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”

38 Mary said, “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be unto me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

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Table Talk

Saturday mornings: 9:30 AM to ....

Bring your questions, a friend or two, and Bibles. I even draw timelines and charts.

Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 7 7 PM for Midweek Advent

God's Faithful People Await His Coming:

Luke 1:5-25 They Prepare

Midweek Advent services begin next Wednesday (Dec. 7, 14, 21) at 7 PM.

Theme: God's Faithful People Await His Coming

Dec. 7 They Prepare (Luke 1:5-25)


Dec. 14 They Are Humble (Luke 1:26-38)

Dec. 21 They Are Saved (Matthew 1:18-25)

Make plans to worship at

Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church
6700 Lakewood Drive
Frazier Park, CA

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Thanksgiving Service: 7:00 PM


Luke 17:11-19 NKJV


11 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

Luke 17:14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.

Luke 17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.

Luke 17:17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

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Please join us for Thanksgiving Service
Wednesday, November 23rd at 7:00 PM.
We look forward to seeing you!

Memorial Service for
Ron Bocci

There will be a memorial service for Ron Bocci on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 6700 Lakewood Drive in Frazier Park (Lake of the Woods). A reception with light refreshments will be served immediately following the service.

The Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins, Presiding Pastor of The AALC, is visiting Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran this weekend.

Sept. 17, 9:30 AM Table Talk (your chance to ask questions)

Sept. 18, 9:15 AM Bible Study with Dr. Leins


Sept. 18, 10:30 AM Worship, Dr. Leins preaching

Sept. 18, Noon Potluck meal and informal discussion/questions.

Don't miss this chance.

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Sermon text this Sunday: Ephesians 6:10-20 (ESV)

10 Finally, ebe strong in the Lord and in fthe strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against kthe rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against nthe spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of Go...d, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

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Congratulations, Fran!

Fran O’Brien ’65 was never particularly political. Slight and a little shy, O’Brien wanted to be a teacher, spending her days with children. She wasn’t one to demonstrate on a street corner or shou…