Sunday Morning Schedule

Regular Sunday morning schedule resumes at Good Shepherd with worship services at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. Family Faith Journey, our Sunday School program, begins at 9:45 am.. Also, confirmation instruction continues starting at 9:45 am.

Throughout the Easter Season the gospel lessons during worship retell the first disciples’ experiences with the Risen Lord.

May we, too, watch for appearances of the Risen Lord in our daily lives here in the 21st century.

He is risen!   He is risen indeed!    Alleluia!

Scripture Readings for Sunday, April 16

Resurrection of Our Lord

Acts 10:34-43

Psalm 118

Colossians 3:1-4

Matthew 28: 1-10

“O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”

 

Question for Holy Week

In fulfillment of scripture and obedience to God’s will, Jesus goes to the cross so that a new covenant in his blood may bring forgiveness of sins. Even the soldiers who crucify him recognize him to be the Son of God.

Read Matthew 27: 32 – 54

How would you explain the meaning of the cross as a symbol of  your faith?

Question for Holy Week

The Apostle Paul uses an early Christian hymn to help us comprehend Jesus’ obedient selflessness on the cross, and how God has made Christ lord over all reality. The perspective of the cross becomes the way we rightly understand God, Christ, our own lives, and fellowship within the community of Christ.

Read Philippians 2: 5 – 11

How has your understanding and vision of God changed in your lifetime?

Question for Holy Week

The Prophet Isaiah describes the servant of the Lord to have absolute confidence in his final vindication, despite the fact that he has been struck and spit upon. This characteristic of the servant played an important role in the early church’s understanding of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Read Isaiah 50: 4 – 9

What is the biggest challenge, difficulty or puzzle in your life of faith today?