February 2021

Sunday's readings for Lent 2, highlight God’s promise to many generations; the passage from Genesis reminds us that our faith is intertwined with those who have gone before us. God blesses Abraham and Sarah and promises to make them the ancestors of many....

Mark 4:35-41 Wednesday nights during lent, we’ll be taking an additional look at the same gospel we shared on the previous Sunday.  Gospel stories are rich with meaning, so we hope you’ll dig deep with we preachers as we come at the text from another angle...

Although Lent is rightly seen more often as a time for individual practices of repentance, prayer and fasting; Lent can also be seen as a time for the deepening of community....

The Sunday readings for Lent 1, year B highlight the destructive power of the flood as well as the power of God’s promise represented there. In the gospel reading Jesus is with the wild animals in the wilderness. ...

Dear friends and family at Good Shepherd, Our Lenten theme this year is Created for Community. While Lent is most often celebrated by individual acts of penitence, we forget these individual acts are to be undertaken in community with the whole church. Despite our physical separation...

The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the words from heaven. ...

On the Move My family took a very long road trip this past week. Out of necessity. Some of you have travelled or will travel soon. I’m hearing of a few spring-break trips. I’m hearing of some of you taking trips cross country to visit elderly parents...

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...

In Isaiah the one God who sits above the earth and numbers the stars also strengthens the powerless. So in Jesus’ healing work we see the hand of the creator God, lifting up the sick woman to health and service (diakonia). Like Simon’s mother-in-law, we...

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....

The February 2021 issue of Good Shepherd's monthly newsletter "The Messenger" is now available to read online. Print copies have also been mailed out and should be arriving soon....