Daily Devotions
 

For the next several weeks, as we observe the “Stewardship Season”, our daily devotions will be written by members of Good Shepherd.  I (Pastor Heidi) asked these folks to reflect on how the ministry of Good Shepherd impacts their life, whether through relationships they have, worship experiences or other meaningful ways our corporate life touches them.  As you read their powerful testimonies let your mind also explore how Good Shepherd’s ministry has touched YOUR life in meaningful ways.  How has your faith be deepened because of your church home?

Just a reminder that May 23rd is Stewardship Sunday and we are inviting you to return your Estimate of Giving card on that day when you come to worship.  You can also mail your form in, or fill it out on line.  Our goal as a congregation is to increase our giving by $1000 per week in the year ahead. Thank you.  Now enjoy today’s devotion.

Pastor Heidi Johns

 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Our daily devotions will take a different approach from October 19-30 as we focus on Hunger in conjunction with our NEEDS food drive.  Each day we will watch a short video from ELCA World Hunger.  Our video today takes us to a Lutheran Church sponsored community garden in Alaska that yields 2700 pounds of food for the community and a food program in North East Philadelphia that is supported by 325 volunteer hours each week.  These are great ministries that our Outreach gifts help to support through the ELCA. 

Please watch today’s video and reflect on the questions below:  Video Link

What memories do you have of “Lutheran Pot Lucks?”  

In the video the man from Alaska said God invited him to start a community garden.  What has or is God inviting you to do to make a positive impact for a “just world until all are fed?”

What role do Christians have in advocating for the poor with our elected officials?

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