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February 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Salvation Has Come to This House

The Rev. Jeff Newlin, a stewardship consultant with RSI, preached this weekend. His sermon text was Luke 19:1-10 - the story of Zacchaeus, the tax collector.  Jeff focused on the transformation Zacchaeus made from a money-obsessed extortionist to a profoundly generous friend of the poor, a transformation that came from the grace Jesus extended to him. The grace, Jeff noted, came first. The salvation came first. AFTER the salvation happened, Zacchaeus was then free -…

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Added by Becky on February 24, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

I Believe in US - SERMON

The third sermon in our Capital Campaign is about who we are, together, the commitment Gus and I are willing to make to this congregation, and why. The "why" is answered in the sermon title: because I Believe in US.

Added by Becky on February 17, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Blessings of a Gallimaufry - SERMON

Today is the day we cast our vision for Good Shepherd in support of our first capital campaign in 30 years. To do this, we need the The Blessings of a Gallimaufry - a diversity of folks all coming together for one reason: to do God's will in this parish. 

Added by Becky on February 10, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Our Scandalous DNA - SERMON

People have DNA, and so do churches - the early building blocks often shape the community for the rest of its existence. Good Shepherd's DNA has a whiff of scandal in it. But, as we hear in today's lessons, so did Jesus' ministry. Our Scandalous DNA

Added by Becky on February 3, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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