The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
Miracles tend to be big things in our minds. But the miracles Jesus does are more often tied to the simple things of ordinary life—like food! Jesus provides the simple things of life in miraculous ways. That is one of the things the five thousand learned when Jesus took a light lunch and fed thousands. It also confronts us here in simple water that becomes the means to new and everlasting life, or in simple bread and wine that feeds us the flesh and blood of Christ, or in efficacious words that accomplish what they say. But this is also true in our daily lives, as our Good Shepherd supplies all our needs of body and soul.
O.T. Isaiah 55:1–5 (Come, all who hunger and thirst.)https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/isaiah/55/1-5
N. T. Romans 9:1-13 (Paul anguishes over the people of Israel.)https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/romans/9/1-13
Gospel Matthew 14:13–21 (Jesus fed more than five thousand, and all were satisfied.)https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/matthew/14/13-21
The reopening of Good Shepherd, as with everything else, is a fluid process, with changes along the way in response to changing realities. Accordingly, each Service is no longer restricted to sitting on one side of the nave. This is possible because the 9:30 Livestream Service will clean up after itself -- each person will be given a disinfectant wipe to wipe down the area around where they sat. Various churches have implemented this procedure. This means the attendance limit in each Service is increased to 50 people. Face masks and social distancing (not sitting in taped pews) are still required, as well as being symptom-free and exposure-free for two weeks. Thank you!
Thank you for your faithful and sacrificial support of the work of Good Shepherd!
This Week at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
In Our Prayers
To add someone to our list, please fill out a pink Prayer Request Form and submit it to Pastor or the Church office. Also, please let us know when we can remove names. Prayer requests submitted without a pink form are removed after one week. If we have removed a name in error, please resubmit the name and accept our apologies. Thank you.
Rev. Dale and Suzanne Kaster, Prague
Pastor Matt Lytikainen and the Kairos Network
Hospitalized: Ray Visbeck
Under Doctor’s Care:
John Aldarelli Barbara Bellamy Henry Benson
Alice Blaze Sheryl Borkowski Leah Farina
Vicky Forte Paul Giannantonio Punna Khanna
Jeanie Lyness Daniel McCallum Linda McKelvey
John Shand Dennis P. Smith Jr
Harler Jean Visbeck
Special Needs: The Murray family, Ilona Poitras, the Renouf family, and the Zupanc family. All who serve to keep us healthy, fed, and supplied.
Armed Forces: All who serve to keep us safe.
Christopher Garrigan Justin Gruendling Kelly Handy
Travis Harvey Jonathan Kaster Matthew Orgill
Mason Remondelli David Schauer
Readings for Next Sunday
Job 38:4–18 (God tells Job of His lordship over all creation.)
Romans 10:5–17 (Faith comes from hearing the Gospel.)
Matthew 14:22–33 (Jesus walks on the water on the Sea of Galilee.)