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A long time ago, as a student in seminary, I was pulled into an extremely heated debate regarding full communion with the Episcopal Church.  I was a very polemic voice against that agreement was sure that I had the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions on...

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Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation, where the Spirit of God moved over the waters. Both Mark’s gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit’s movement that distinguishes Jesus’ baptism from John’s. The Spirit has...

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...

Within the gospel reading’s profound words lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the Word existed with God from the beginning of time, the wonder we celebrate at Christmas is that the Word...

Get the latest edition of The Messenger The January 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. Have a question or an idea for a future issue? Send...

Today, we will worship with lessons and carols as we continue our Christmas celebration; a tradition that dates back to King’s College, Cambridge, in 1918. The voices of Simeon and 84-year-old Anna join the chorus today in our Gospel reading, recognizing what God is doing...

This year’s Christmas Concert will feature Good Shepherd bands, choirs and duets from Jared Stellmacher and former Good Shepherd Director of Worship & Music, Ben Johnston-Urey. They're teaming up again! The program will include favorites from past concerts and some new soon-to-be favorites. Don’t miss...

John calls people to repent, to clear the decks, to completely reorder their lives so that nothing gets in the way of the Lord’s coming. The reading from Isaiah gives the context for this radical call: the assurance of forgiveness that encourages us to repent;...

Helping Families Facing Eviction In ancient Israel, there was the concept of Jubilee where every 50 years people’s debts were forgiven, and slaves were set free. While there is debate over whether it was ever actually celebrated, the concept is one that we need to apply...

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....

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