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Shepherd of the Valley Updates

Join us for Indoor Worship Service!

We are excited to safely regather to experience worshiping together in person again as a church community.


Here are some important details:

  • We will update the masks and social distancing guidelines as additional information and resources become available.

  • For those who are still not ready to return to in-person worship, we will continue to offer live streaming via Facebook and YouTube.

  • Singing by the congregation is allowed with masks on.

  • Social distancing is not required for those who are vaccinated. Households with unvaccinated members are asked to keep distance.

  • The Eucharist will continue to be offered. There will be no wine or common cup until further notice.

Online Broadcast:

For those who cannot attend the service live due to risk factors or any other reason, please enjoy a broadcast of the service via the church Facebook or YouTube channel.



Today at SOV Preschool an asymptomatic student was picked up early because the student’s parent tested positive for COVID-19. The student later tested positive for COVID-19 via a rapid/antigen test. The student will begin their required isolation starting today.


Because this is our second positive case in 14 days, all students, staff, and visitors (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to mask indoors during preschool hours on our campus through Memorial Day (May 30). This is a State and County requirement.


Please note that current guidance allows for close contacts exposed to a positive COVID case in an Early Childhood Education setting to remain in school PROVIDED NO SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT. 


We ask ALL SOV PRESCHOOL families to please continue to monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19. Do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms.


It remains our hope to host Spring Sing in the safest way possible. Watch for an update later this week.

On-Campus Covid Testing:


Weekly: Thursdays from 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM


Please be aware that our lab partner has alerted us that due to cuts in Congressional funding for uninsured people, they can only provide testing for patients WITH medical insurance, beginning this week. To avoid any unexpected charges from the lab, please do not register if you are uninsured.

COVID PCR Testing from UDL will still be free (no copay or share of cost afterthe fact) for those with insurance.

Register in advance. (Contact the office if you need the link.) Please print out a copy of your lab receipt with QR code and bring with you the morning of testing. Drive-up testing will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. outside the office on Kittridge. (Feel free to call the office before you drive over to confirm the lab tech is on-site.)

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