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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 5/4/2018

May 4, 2018

Observations From the Chaplain’s Perspective Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24 “Don’t forget the sunscreen! Is there room for my guitar? Grab the cards and the dominoes!” Vacation. For many years, the Barnes’ Family have made…

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2018 Flag Retirement Service

May 3, 2018

The U.S. Flag Code states,  “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Bring your torn or worn out flag to Shepherd of the Valley throughout the month of May for a proper retirement. Drop…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 4/27/2018

April 27, 2018

Gentle Touches by Brian Doyle   Spent all day and deep into the evening Saturday at a wedding studying the ways and means and manners by which people gently touch each other, and so communicate this and that and the other thing; to wit, how fathers gently affectionately lay their hands on the thin eager elegant…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 4/13/2018

April 13, 2018

Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. Mark 6: 31   Six weeks and my gnarly toes will be wiggling in the warm sand…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/30/2018

March 29, 2018
Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes - 3/30/2018

Met an interesting lady a while back.  Spotted her at a function from across the room.  Appeared fragile, diminutive.  She was sitting buy herself along the wall – a solitary figure in a sea of people. Asked a gentleman to my left if he knew who she was.  “Oh yeah,” he said.  “That’s Elsie.  One…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/23/2018

March 23, 2018

Saw a rock the other day. Not just any rock, mind you. This “guy” was huge. Met this gargantuan monolith for the first time while on my daily rounds in Columbiana County. I was cresting a hill when I spotted it – a beautiful granite boulder, thirty feet high and twenty feet across – standing…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/16/2018

March 15, 2018
Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes - 3/16/2018

“Hey! What are you doin’ out there?” It’s a great day for a hike and the Swine Creek Reservation offers a beautiful venue. A braided stream, Swine Creek dates to the glacial melt. Icy waters, sandy bottom, and rocks ranging from pea-size to huge monoliths make for interesting terrain. The Barnes’ Clan is traversing a…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/2/2018

March 2, 2018
Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes - 3/2/2018

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.                                                                                                                            Proverbs 11:3 We’re living in strange times.  Just seems to me that we’re living in strange times.  A 24/7 news-cycle offers up-to-the-minute reporting on significant events.  Technology connects us in ways we never thought possible.  An “on-line” life-style…

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Niles Hosting American Red Cross Blood Drive May 30

February 19, 2018

Please schedule a time here! All donors will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card! To learn more about the American Red Cross’s RapidPass system or to register the day of donation, please click here.

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2018 Howland Card Parties

February 14, 2018

Save the date and join us at Shepherd of the Valley Howland for our 2018 card parties! From 12pm to 4pm we will be serving lunch and playing cards with all who attend. Click Here to Check Calendar for Individual Events Please make reservations for the Card Party Luncheon by calling 330-856-9232 ext. 0. RSVP…

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