GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH WORSHIP ON THE GO! september 1-2, 2018

Welcome to Worship on the Go! It is Summer and we at Good Shepherd Luther Church know that this means many of our community may be traveling. But just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can’t worship with us. Wherever you are and whenever you can find the time, we encourage you to take 15 min to worship God and speak the good news of God’s gracious love into the world. Things you will need: Water, this Bulletin (digital or paper), optional candle (real or app). Following the practice of good order, if there is more than one worshiper, divide the parts of the service up amongst those gathered. Use the bulletin as a resource and follow the worship order below. Songs of your choice can be added as the Spirit moves you. After you are done take a selfie and tell us where you worshiped and any other news you’d like to share about your worship by posting it to Facebook. You can either post it to the GSC Facebook site or tag GSC by writing in your post “@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church” Light the Candle      Thanksgiving for Baptism    ELW p. 97 With the water get wet either by dipping your finger in the water or splashing each other. Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God, the fountain of living water, the rock who gave us birth, our light and our salvation. Amen. Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are clothed with God’s mercy and forgiveness. Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism. We give you thanks, O God, for in...

Weekly Chapter Overview from Marcus Borg’s “Meeting Jesus AGAIN for the first time.”

Chapter 3: Jesus, Compassion, and Politics Here are a few key excerpts . . .   “Two key words enable us to glimpse what was most central to Jesus; Spirit and compassion.  As two focal points around which an image of Jesus may be constellated, they disclose what was most important to him.  In the previous chapter, we treated the role of the Spirt in his life.  In this chapter, we shall look at the centrality of compassion for him, as well as the significant ways in which Spirit and compassion are related to each other.  Jesus’ advocacy of compassion continues to be an invitation and a challenge to the church in our day.” “Compassion is a particularly important word in the gospels.  The stories told about Jesus speak of him as having compassion and of his being moved with compassion.  The word also represents the summation of his teaching about both God and ethics.  For Jesus, compassion was the central quality of God and the central moral quality of a life centered in God.  These two aspects of compassion are combined most clearly and compactly in a single verse, to which we will return several times in this chapter:   Be compassionate as God is compassionate.”  Luke 6:36 “This crystallization of Jesus message speaks of a way of life grounded in an imitatio dei – an imitation of God.  Image of God and ethos – what God is like and how we are to live – are brought together.  Moreover, for Jesus compassion was not simply an individual virtue, but a sociopolitical paradigm expressing his alternative vision of human...

JOIN US FOR HILL FEST 2017!

HILL FEST 2017, a Celebration of our Diversity in Faith.  A mulita-cultural church potluck at Good Shepherd Church, 559 20th St. SW in Rochester on Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  All people are welcome to experience a day of coming together to celebrate our multiple cultures, diverse faiths, and common desires for a better world.  Games (4:00 pm), Food (5:00 pm) , Dance and Music (to follow) will be shared by Hispanic Pentecostals, Indian Sikhs, and Minnesota Lutherans.  Throughout this event we will be assembling Hurricane Hygiene Kits to be sent to Houston and Florida.  Come, bring an ethnic dish to share, have fun, and join the effort to aid our sisters and brothers affected by Harvey and Irma.   You are invited to bring items to put into these Hurricane Hygiene Kits.  Items desired are:  Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Dental Floss, Mouthwash, Mini body wash, wash cloth or bath puff, bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, socks, diapers, wipes (babies and adults), hand...

Worship on the Go! (August 26-27, 2017)

Good Shepherd Church Worship on the Go! Sacraments: The Lord’s Supper August 26-27, 2017 – 5:30pm & 9:30am   Welcome to Worship on the Go! It is Summer and we at Good Shepherd Luther Church know that this means many of our community may be traveling. But just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can’t worship with us. Wherever you are and whenever you can find the time, we encourage you to take 15 min to worship God and speak the good news of God’s gracious love into the world. Things you will need: Water, this Bulletin (digital or paper), optional candle (real or app). Following the practice of good order, if there is more than one worshiper, divide the parts of the service up amongst those gathered. Use the bulletin as a resource and follow the worship order below. Songs of your choice can be added as the Spirit moves you. After you are done take a selfie and tell us where you worshiped and any other news you’d like to share about your worship by posting it to Facebook. You can either post it to the GSC Facebook site or tag GSC by writing in your post “@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church” Light the Candle      Thanksgiving for Baptism    ELW p. 97 With the water get wet either by dipping your finger in the water or splashing each other. Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God, the fountain of living water, the rock who gave us birth, our light and our salvation. Amen. Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are clothed with God’s mercy...

Worship on the Go! (August 19-20, 2017)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Worship on the Go! Sacraments: Baptism August 19-20, 2017     Welcome to Worship on the Go! It is Summer and we at Good Shepherd Luther Church know that this means many of our community may be traveling. But just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can’t worship with us. Wherever you are and whenever you can find the time, we encourage you to take 15 min to worship God and speak the good news of God’s gracious love into the world. Things you will need: Water, this Bulletin (digital or paper), optional candle (real or app). Following the practice of good order, if there is more than one worshiper, divide the parts of the service up amongst those gathered. Use the bulletin as a resource and follow the worship order below. Songs of your choice can be added as the Spirit moves you. After you are done take a selfie and tell us where you worshiped and any other news you’d like to share about your worship by posting it to Facebook. You can either post it to the GSC Facebook site or tag GSC by writing in your post “@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church” Light the Candle      Thanksgiving for Baptism    ELW p. 97 With the water get wet either by dipping your finger in the water or splashing each other. Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God, the fountain of living water, the rock who gave us birth, our light and our salvation. Amen. Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are clothed with God’s mercy and forgiveness. Let us...

Worship on the Go! (August 12-13, 2017)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Worship on the Go! For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.” August 12-13, 2017   Welcome to Worship on the Go! It is Summer and we at Good Shepherd Luther Church know that this means many of our community may be traveling. But just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can’t worship with us. Wherever you are and whenever you can find the time, we encourage you to take 15 min to worship God and speak the good news of God’s gracious love into the world. Things you will need: Water, this Bulletin (digital or paper), optional candle (real or app). Following the practice of good order, if there is more than one worshiper, divide the parts of the service up amongst those gathered. Use the bulletin as a resource and follow the worship order below. Songs of your choice can be added as the Spirit moves you. After you are done take a selfie and tell us where you worshiped and any other news you’d like to share about your worship by posting it to Facebook. You can either post it to the GSC Facebook site or tag GSC by writing in your post “@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church” Light the Candle      Thanksgiving for Baptism    ELW p. 97 With the water get wet either by dipping your finger in the water or splashing each other. Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God, the fountain of living water, the rock who gave us birth, our light and our salvation. Amen. Joined to Christ in the waters...

Worship on the Go! (August 5-6, 2017)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Worship on the Go! Catechism Series: “But Deliver Us From Evil” August 5-6, 2017     Welcome to Worship on the Go! It is Summer and we at Good Shepherd Luther Church know that this means many of our community may be traveling. But just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can’t worship with us. Wherever you are and whenever you can find the time, we encourage you to take 15 min to worship God and speak the good news of God’s gracious love into the world. Things you will need: Water, this Bulletin (digital or paper), optional candle (real or app). Following the practice of good order, if there is more than one worshiper, divide the parts of the service up amongst those gathered. Use the bulletin as a resource and follow the worship order below. Songs of your choice can be added as the Spirit moves you. After you are done take a selfie and tell us where you worshiped and any other news you’d like to share about your worship by posting it to Facebook. You can either post it to the GSC Facebook site or tag GSC by writing in your post “@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church” Light the Candle      Thanksgiving for Baptism    ELW p. 97 With the water get wet either by dipping your finger in the water or splashing each other. Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, the fountain of living water, the rock who gave us birth, our light and our salvation. Amen. Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are clothed with God’s mercy...

August 2017 Newsletter

Messenger August 2017 The newsletter and calendar for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (ELCA) Rochester • Minnesota From the Social Ministry Committee HILL FEST 2017 We are excited to invite you to share in this first ever multi–cultural event of food and fellowship on Sept. 23rd beginning at 4:00pm at Good Shepherd Church – HILL FEST 2017. This is a pot–luck picnic, so we welcome you to bring a dish/food entre (your special family or heritage favorite) along with a list of key ingredients (out of concern for allergies and/or personal dietary preferences). This is a new opportunity for the different faith based groups who use the Good Shepherd Church building to gather as one; to meet, to eat, play games, and to socialize. Blessings to everyone! Please join us on the hill for HILL FEST 2017. SUMMER STORY TIME Parents and children, please join us on Tuesday, August 15th at 9:30am in the Good Shepherd Church Library for Summer Story Time. We will read stories, sing songs, and play outside, weather permitting. SHARE YOUR LOVE – THANK YOU! We extend an enormous thank you for going above and beyond to “Share Your Love” of Good Shepherd. Paul wrote in his letter to the Thessalonians: “Give thanks in all circumstances as this is the will of God through Jesus.” Despite a budget deficit to begin the year, your willingness to “Share Your Love” will help Good Shepherd cover the short fall when we project a continuation of our faithful and strong regular offerings throughout this year. On behalf of the Stewardship Committee, we truly thank you for your generosity and...

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