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P.O. Box 220
Dayton, Virginia 22821
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Parish Calendar


April 2018

1   7:00am Dayton Community Sunrise Service at COB
9:30am Easter Breakfast at Shepherd of the Valley
11:00am Easter Festival Worship Service (White)
4   50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
assassination on April 4, 1968 (He was only 39)
6   Commemoration of artists Albrecht Durer, 1528; and Matthias Grunewald, 1529; and Lucas Cranach, 1553; and Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1564
9   Commemoration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Lutheran Pastor who opposed Nazis, hung in 1945
10   Commemoration of Mikael Agricola, Bishop of Turku, 1557. He carried out in Finland a Lutheran Reformation.
13   Annual Reunion of Shenandoah University "Dayton era Alumni" at Shepherd from 9:30am to 11:30am including choral rehearsal and Memorial Service
14   Red Bud Festival in Dayton from 10am to 4pm
15   Third Sun. of the Month – remember food items/penny jar
19   Commemoration of brothers Olavus & Laurentius Petri who led the Reformation in Sweden in 16th Century.
20   Virginia Adopt-a-Highway Spring Cleanup scheduled For April 9-12 to coincide with Earth Day on 4/22. Shepherd's stretch of highway is Rt. 257 between Bridgewater and Mount Crawford. Afterwards, volunteers enjoy food and drink at CiCi's Pizza.
22   Church Council Meeting after Worship
23   Commem. of Toyohiko Kagawa, renewer of society, died 1960 in Tokyo, Japan
25   Festival of St. Mark, Evangelist
29   Commemoration of Catherine of Siena, teacher, 1380
Commem. of Johannes "Meister" Eckhart, died 1327 Commemoration of Thomas a Kempis, died 1471. He wrote the classic book "Imitation of Christ."