Cover art for podcast The Shepherdcast

The Shepherdcast

133 EpisodesProduced by Shepherd of the Valley Evangelical Lutheran ChurchWebsite

At our church, we strive to spread God's word to our community and our world. With the Shepherdcast, we hope to do just that. Each week, we share our weekly Bible readings and the sermon from our church service in audio form. Whether you are on the go and can't make it in to church or you are lookin… read more


EXTRA – 12.23.2021: A Small Gift (Christmas Eve-Eve Candlelight Service 2021, Special Prayers Following Baytown, TX Refinery Accident)

On this special episode of the Shepherdcast, we celebrate Christ’s birth on “Christmas Eve-Eve.”  We will be taking a look at Micah 5: 2-5a, Isaiah 7: 13-14, Isaiah 9: 2-6, and the Gospel of Luke 2: 5-14, our choir will be performing special renditions of “Away in a Manger” and, and the Reverend Scott J. Anderson will be discussing how a small gift can have a massive impact on us all.  Today’s episode came from our worship service on Thursday, December 23, 2021.

At the beginning of our Christmas Eve-Eve Candlelight Service, Pastor Scott asked for prayers for the city of Baytown, Texas following reports by national media outlets of a large explosion at the town’s ExxonMobil refinery.  That prayer is the opening of today’s episode.

In case you are reading along with a Bible and our readings don’t necessarily match up with yours, we use the NRSV translation of the Holy Bible.

Special music heard in this episode of the Shepherdcast includes (by order of appearance):

Silent Night Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Away in a Manger” setting by Emily Lund
Copyright © 2001 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
CCLI License # 11421954
CCLI Streaming License # CSPL153044

“The Angel Song” words and music by Mary Kay Beall
Copyright © 2010 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
CCLI License # 11421954
CCLI Streaming License # CSPL153044

O Holy Night by Podington Bear
Licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 International License.

Our sermon and readings are delivered by the Reverend Scott J. Anderson.  Our church choir is under the direction of Susan Kaschak.  Our sound room technician for this service was Jacob Schandel.  This podcast was hosted and produced by Jacob H. Schandel for Shepherd of the Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church.  To learn more about our church, please visit, or follow us on social media @sotvsandyville.  Our church is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  You can learn more about the ELCA at, and you can learn about our local Northeastern Ohio Synod at

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Listen to The Shepherdcast


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens