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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


12.19.2021: “Once our hearts are open…” (with Special Music from SOTV Choir and Karen Broadwater)

On this episode of the Shepherdcast, we will be taking a look at Micah 5: 2-5a, the Gospel of Luke 1: 46b-55, Hebrews 10: 5-10, and the Gospel of Luke 1: 35-45, our choir will be performing “Light of Peace" as composed by Joel Raney, and the Reverend Scott J. Anderson will be discussing serving God in our lives.  Today’s episode came from our worship service on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

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 from our choir includes:

“Light of Peace” by Joel Raney

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Our sermon is delivered by the Reverend Scott J. Anderson.  Our lay reader this Sunday was Karen Broadwater.  Special thanks to Karen for singing the Gospel of Luke 1: 46b-55 today.  (This song is also known as the Magnificat.) Our church choir is under the direction of Susan Kaschak.  Our sound room technician for this Sunday was Brock Bowman.  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

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