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,
You have heard me say quite often, that the best evangelism method is inviting your friends, family and acquaintances to church. Next best is that of actually witnessing of your faith in Jesus. This is what Jesus asks us to do. His command was the "great commission",lo go, teach and baptize.
For practical reasons, it is important so that our congregation of Good Shepherd grow. Let me say again, we are steady, yet somewhat stagnant and declining. lf we don't grow, we will in time be gonel Let me speak to one area that helps the invitation and testimony. lt is personal example. We learned great lessons from our parents. And we also saw some things we did not emulate. They set examples for us, some good, some not so. The point is that we, too, set exarnples to family and friends. The people we respect pass on patterns of iction, attitudes, likes and dislikes. We do the same to our friends. lf they see us going to church, that's a positive. But if they see us doing or saying negative things, that's a negative. We are all called to reflect the love of Jesus and the lifestyle as a follower of Christ.
Pause and ponder this question: would you want every member of our church to follow your personal evangelism method? When was last time you had a non-believer sit next to you in church because you prayed for them and invited them to church? When was last time you told the story of Jesus' life, deatlr and resurrection with a non believer, or a non church attender? Let's pray for someone like that...let's pray for courage to invite or witness.
Your example of Christian iiving is important. Take these four steps:
Set your mind to do this. Pray and pick a person. Practice your story and His story.
Now engage in a conversation
Yours in Christ,
Reverend 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.
Jesus Calms the Storm
Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
2 Chronicles 20:21 (NIV)
After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: "Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever."
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