Devotionals
 

Devotionals are short essays written by GSLC members and staff that explore the ways the Holy Spirit works within our every day lives.  There are several ways we invite you to use these devotionals:

  • Make them a part of a prayer practice - read a devotion and consider the ways that Christ has worked similarly in your life or works in unexpected ways.
  • Make them a part of a journaling practice - read a devotion and journal about what the Holy Spirit is stirring in you as you reflect on the essay.
  • Use them as a reminder that God works in all things, the bad and the good.

With over 400 available devotions, you can use these daily, weekly, or monthly.  It's up to you!  We just hope that by reading these inspiring stories provided by Good Shepherd's flock you are able to better see where Jesus is present in all things!  Thank you to all of our members that have provided devotionals throughout the past couple of years!

 
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Loving Our Neighbors Near and Far

John 4:4-6, “But he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.”

Actually, Jesus didn’t have  to go through Samaria.  Most Jews didn’t when they were traveling, instead they would take the longer route, going around Samaria to avoid interacting with the Samaritans who lived there.  Jesus purposely and intentionally traveled through a place that was despised by many in his day.  The verses following this passage tell the powerful story of Jesus encountering a Samaritan woman at this well where Jesus had stopped to rest.  In that interaction, Jesus models for us that we are called to care not just for those who are “like” us, but we are called to love all people—

Did you know that when you support Good Shepherd you are investing in ministries all around the world?  A portion of your gifts support World Hunger and other ELCA ministries that are on the ground in faraway places empowering people and helping them out of poverty.  At Good Shepherd we also have a direct partnership with the Haitian Timoun Foundation (HTF), learn more about that ministry from Pastor Alex and HTFs  Executive Director, Danette Miller, in this video linked below:  HTF

It’s not too late to make an end of the year gift to Good Shepherd.  The office is open M-W, 9am to 3pm this week and on New Year’s Eve until Noon.  You can drop off your gift after hours in our secure mailbox on the bench outside the front entrance.  It must be at the office by Noon on 12/31 to be counted with this year’s offering.  You can also give online today, using this link.  Donate Thru Realm

Thank you!  Your generosity in support of our mission has been amazing this year.  You are a blessing.

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