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. When we hear Jesus describing the coming of the Son of Man with stars falling from heaven, it can sound dire and horrible, not like anything we would ever hope for. But when we really look at the suffering of people God loves, we can share the hope that God would tear open the heavens and come.Read More
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 a year.Read More
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, we celebrate Christ’s coming in our midst in the word of life and the feast of victory—the marriage feast of the lamb.Read More
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 as the day comes to a close.
We encourage you to have a candle with you to light during the service.