November 2020

Stir up your power, and come! The psalmist’s plea in Psalm 80:2 has become familiar to us in the Advent prayers. Isaiah wants God to rip the heavens open. Both cry out for an apparently distant, angry God to show up, to save, to restore....

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances Well here we are—about to celebrate another holiday in a way we never expected. Tomorrow we will eat a meal alone or perhaps together with a smaller than usual number of family members. I’m sorry if it’s different for you this year,...

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A big thank you to our 18 Good Shepherd "grAmpedparents" who joined the youth back in November. Our Amped confirmation program is greatly blessed by these Good Shepherd members who adopt an Amped small group and engage in silliness, stillness, and storytelling a few times...

Gather with us Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for a time of reflective worship. Come as you are - bring your worries, joys, hopes, fears, exhaustion- all of it is welcome....

Advent is the season of waiting and preparing—getting our homes, hearts, and spirits ready for the birth of Jesus! This year, we’ll wait and prepare both together and separately. Join Good Shepherd crafter Ruth Paulson, along with Sarah Iverson and Joanne Zastrow for this intergenerational night...

“We do not grieve as those who have no hope,” Paul says to the Thessalonians. Yet we still grieve. I saw it with my own eyes and felt it in my own heart within the last couple days as I officiated several small funerals for...

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Today the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters. Paul urges us to encourage one another with the promised coming of the Lord. Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Surrounded by the faithful of every time and place,...

The Gingerbread Event coordinators regret that we are cancelling the in-person Gingerbread House event on December 7, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to see you in December 2021. This does not mean you need to go without a gingerbread house this year. You...

One Predictable Change As of this morning, we set our clocks back correctly and gained an hour of sleep. As I say this aloud, I hope it occurs to you, as it does to me, that at least one predictable thing happened in 2020—we have changed...

Gather with us Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for a time of reflective worship. Come as you are - bring your worries, joys, hopes, fears, exhaustion- all of it is welcome. In song, prayer, silence, and scripture we’ll join together with one another and with creation...