The congregation of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church invite you to our church 9:15 am Sunday Bible Study, 10:30 am Sunday worship service and Wednesday 11:00 am for Bible Study!
Dear friends in Christ,
In recent weeks, the epistle lesson has come from book of Revelation (so has recent lessons in Bible Class). The disciple John writes from the island of Palmos. Exiled there by the Roman governor, he is now an old man. Led by the Spirit, John receives a vision, asking him to write a letter to the seven churches in Asia Minor. We all know that the book of Revelation is most difficult to understand. The world of Revelation cannot be explained. It can only be pondered. He writes in metaphors and word pictures. He often uses the Word LIKE. Hair like wool, eyes like fire, for example. So, what John gives us is symbols. We do the same at times. If you open a newspaper and turn to the editorial page and see an elephant and a donkey, you know it is not a zoo but a political cartoon. Symbolism. And so, it goes in Revelation. We have a LIKE vision of heaven, of Jesus, of eternal life.
What are we to do with such a picture? How are we to assimilate these images? Are we to combine them on a canvas and consider it a portrait of Jesus? I don't think so. The goal of this vision is not what Jesus looks like, but rather who Jesus is. He is the perfect priest, the only pure One, the source of strength, the soul of Love, the everlasting Light.
This is the promise of John: "we know that when Christ comes again, we will be like Him, because we will see Him as He really is.” (1 John 3:2)
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Ron Mueller
God's call to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is in Jeremiah 29:7
"Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
That's why Good Shepherd is working to GROW!
Going to our neighbors near and far
Reaching out to listen, learn and love
Opening our hearts and hands in Jesus' name
Welcoming them to life together in Christ's kingdom
The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has many doors through which people share in serving God and others. Whether you visit in person or via the internet, we hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey.
The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a church with a passion for sharing the love of Jesus Christ not only in our community but also around the world.
Everything Lutherans believe comes from the Bible, God's message of love and hope for all people. The Bible is the written Word of God, handed down to us in order to point us to the truth that we are saved from our sin and eternal death by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible is completely reliable and without error. We learn everything we need to know about God's love from it.
We invite you to visit and join us for a wonderful time of fellowship and praising the Lord in a multitude of opportunities offered by our church.
As you enter our doors you will be welcomed by a greeter who will give you a bulletin for the day which will list the hymns, and information that you might need, and then they will direct you to the guest register, where we would appreciate it if you would give us your name and address so we can send you a welcome card. As you go into the sanctuary, please sit anywhere you might feel comfortable, and prepare to worship. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a community of faith, rooted in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our mission is to nurture each person in mind, body and spirit through worship, education and service.
Sunday Bible Study 9:15 am
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Holy Communion: Our Lord shares with us His precious body and blood in the Sacrament of the Holy Communion. We invite those who are baptized Christians who are able to examine themselves on the basis of these three points of Christian faith:
I believe that Jesus is my only Lord and Savior from sin.
I believe that the true body and blood of Christ is present in the sacrament.
I resolve, with the Holy Spirit's help, to live for my Lord and witness through my actions that He is my Savior.
This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest.
For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”
Micah 5:4 (NIV)
He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.
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