Good Shepherd

What does it mean to be a Good Shepherd? Clearly, in the text from the gospel of John, Jesus is saying he is the Good Shepherd, but then in the psalm we read together, God is the shepherd and often Pastors are referred to as shepherds of their flock. As brothers and...

Easter Sunrise Service Reflection

I always love coming to the sunrise service because we get to see and physically experience the beauty of the rising sun, the freshness and new day dawning. Words often pale in comparison to what we take in with all of our senses. (Time of Silence) And yet… there is...

Easter/April Fools

How many of you out there would say that you enjoy a good joke? How about a practical joke? How about a prank? You may be aware that in addition to being Easter, today is April Fools’ Day. April Fools’ Day is not a day I typically observe or even like to acknowledge,...

Palm Sunday

Would you please join me in a moment of prayer? Holy One, It is relatively easy for us to rustle up someone to go and gather palm leaves to spread in the church.  And we can easily find music and a few good words to help us remember Palm Sunday. But what if you...

Time to Care Lent 4

We are in the midst of Lent. We model our observance of Lent after the 40 day time period that Jesus spent in the wilderness before starting his ministry. No one knows for certain what Jesus did during this time, but we are told that Jesus was tested and tempted...