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Advent Devotion - Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve 2020           Hope and fear are powerful. Hope can sustain people through the most horrific moments of their lives. It is the thing that keeps them going despite the world falling apart around them. Hope is illogical. It believes against odds; it...

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Advent Devotion - Week 4 - The Star

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Advent Devotion - Week 4 - The Star Matthew 2:9-10 "After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.  When they saw the star, they were overjoyed." Journeys, most...

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The Longest Night - Virtual Prayer Labyrinth

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The Longest Night Today is the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year. There is more darkness on this day than any other day. This season can often be difficult for many reasons – we are grieving the loss of loved ones, the feeling of loneliness, difficult circumstances...

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Advent Devotion - Week 3 - The Manger

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Luke 2:12 "This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” I remember as a first-time mom feeling overwhelmed by the long list of items I needed to buy for oursoon-to-arrive, Dylan. There seemed to be far too many things to prepare...

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Advent Devotion - Week 2 - The Shepherd's Staff

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Advent Devotion - Week 2 - The Shepherd's Staff Luke 2:8-11 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.  Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were...

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Advent Devotion - Week 1 - Angel Wings & Halos

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Advent Devotion Week 1 - Angel Wings & Halos LUKE 1:26-2826 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The...

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"I am Darth Vader"

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  David Prowse died this week. You might not recognize the name [I do; but the man I know was a different individual, my Command Chaplain in Germany to whom I had to deliver the news that his son was killed by a drunk driver.]. For sure, you wouldn’t recognize his face. But for my...

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Voter's Meeting Information

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Partners of Good Shepherd, As you know, our Annual Voter's Meeting is slated for this Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 1pm. In light of the impacts that COVID-19 has had on our ability to meet as a group, we will be adjusting the way we handle the business of our 2020 Voter's Meeting. We will be...

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Still One Nation Under God

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    On November 5, 2016, the Sunday before the national election, I preached a sermon with the above title. Amid what was a nasty and polarizing campaign with many voters not liking either candidate, I thought a reminder of who’s really in charge was...

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Reflections on In-Person Worship

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We are now two weeks into worshiping again as a corporate body…sort of. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted so much of our lives that not being able to go to church is just another thing on a long list. September 20th saw us opening up, as before, for the first time in six months...

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