Daily Devotions
 

Hello Good Shepherd!

During these summer months our Daily Devotions will continue with Good Shepherd’s Pastors along with Jen Jarman and Matthew Petersen each taking turns writing them week by week.  The topics and themes will be as varied as the Staff members themselves!  We hope you will check us out each day as you continue your daily Vine Time with God.  Open yourself to what God is saying to you through this writing, and pray that the Spirit will bring forth fruit from your life for the sake of the world. 

Also, as a way to encourage each other, use the comment box at the end of each day’s devotion to leave a thought, a prayer or a reflection of your own.  

Pastor Heidi Johns

Event date: 5/21/2020 Export event
Pastor Heidi Johns

Daily Devotion

We continue our devotional theme of Joyful Generosity— our stewardship theme for this year.  If you have not yet turned in your Estimate of Giving Card—please do so THIS WEEK.  Our devotions are stories shared by members of Good Shepherd regarding how they used their God’s Grace Your Hands check last September.

LOOKING AHEAD: next week we will take a break from our Joyful Generosity theme for these devotions and instead focus on teaching about Holy Communion as we prepare to share in the Lord’s Supper from home while worshipping online on Pentecost Sunday, May 31st at 10am. 

Today’s story comes from Don Robke & Wendy Eilbacher

When we originally received the check from Good Shepherd we were awestruck. We had never experienced that type of generosity. Both Wendy and I knew that we wanted to use this opportunity to support individuals who are quietly helping in the local community with little recognition and without publicity. After a lot of soul searching and prayer, we decided to give the money in the form of cash and gift cards to the staff of the Deer Park School District. The teachers there frequently encounter students that come to school hungry and having nothing to eat for lunch or dinner. So a gift card to Kroger or IGA is a true blessing to these young people. Shoes and clothing are often issues as well. So a percentage of the money went to purchase items for their clothing room where the students can come with their parents and pick out items they need without embarrassment. The staff at Deer Park Schools who help these families are truly ‘unsung heroes’ and we feel blessed to be able to help them.

Luke 6:20-21

20 Then he looked up at his disciples and said:

“Blessed are you who are poor,
    for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now,
    for you will be filled.
“Blessed are you who weep now,
    for you will laugh.

Today pray for children who live in poverty.

 

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