The Psalmist writes, “Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths.” (Psalm 25: 4) In what settings and in what ways do you allow God in teach you and lead you?
Good Shepherd will begin a 5 week Bible Study looking at the “I Am….” passages in the Gospel of John. This Wednesday, Feb. 21st, an introduction to John’s Gospel and characteristics, followed by the ” I am the vine…” passage. (John 15: 1-11). Bible study begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. Join us at 5:30 pm for a lite soup supper.
In the first Chapter of the Gospel According to Mark, we hear the voice from heaven calling Jesus “Beloved.” What does Jesus’ belovedness mean to you?
“The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; a troubled and broken heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Psalm 51:17) How does this verse speak to you in regard to the global, national, or personal events of this past year?
Read from the book of the Prophet Joel, chapter 2, verses 1-2, & 12-17. How will you “turn to God” during the season of Lent?
Good Shepherd observes the beginning of Lent on February 14th, with two worship services: A brief service of scripture and prayer at Noon, and a full service of proclamation and Holy Communion at 7:00 pm. Both services will offer the imposition of ashes. These worship services sound the call to repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. Now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.
The Apostle Paul wrote,”For it is the God who said,’Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6). When have you experienced light shining in the darkness, perhaps your darkness?
Peter, James, and John saw Jesus on the mountain top. (Mark 9:2-9). Where do you see Jesus?
In the Gospel of Mark it is written, “In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.” (Mark 1:35) What is your “deserted place” where you escape the crowds and/or communicate with God?
The psalmist writes, ” The Lord lifts up the lowly, but casts the wicked to the ground.” (Psalm 147:6). What can you do to join God in bringing healing and peace to the nations?