Meet Roy!

It’s summer and for Roy Tomala that sparks many pleasant memories of growing up on a farm in Center Valley near Pierz, Minnesota. The farm was truly a family operation and instilled a work ethic that continues to this day. Growing up on a farm also included the best that Minnesota has to offer, hunting and fishing. Rural living often

Meet Donna!

Donna was born on February 9th, 1937 in Northeast Minneapolis. She lived with her mom, brother, and extended family while growing up. Her mom worked as a full-time janitor cleaning passenger trains at night, so she did not get to see her very much. Having to help around the house at a young age taught her to contribute and the

Meet Nellie

Nellie was born in Cold Water, Mississippi but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the oldest child so she would watch her younger brothers and all of her cousins while her mom worked at an Envelope factory. While she was growing up, Nellie loved to sing her church’s gospel choir. She babysat very often and enjoyed playing with

Grief Awareness

Grief seems an odd thing to “commemorate” with a special day, but in truth, it’s really not a bad idea. Many people think there are rules, or ways they are supposed to grieve the loss of a loved one, or something they love.  But there really are no rules—except for one.  While you grieve, you will move through stages.  Sadness.

Meet Debbie!

Debbie is living her dream life!  One year ago, she moved to the Shepherd of Grace community in Becker. She was drawn here by the culture, sense of stability and opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others in a clean, beautiful and safe living environment where she’s surrounded by wonderful residents. Debbie says living here feels like

Meet John and Harriet!

To have someone special by your side for 75 years is a treasure. For John and Harriet Henkemeyer, the love story continues! GETTING TO KNOW YOU   John and Harriet knew each other as children attending St. Mary’s parochial school in St. Augusta. It appears their paths crossed several times throughout the years. But their first separation happened in third

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Remember the Sabbath, to Keep it Holy

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Remember the Sabbath, to Keep it Holy

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Remember the Sabbath, to Keep it Holy Proverbs 25.6-14/St. Luke 14.1-11 Trinity XVII/October 13, 2019 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON TEXTS PRAYER OF THE DAY Lord, we implore You, grant Your people grace to withstand the temptations of the devil and

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Previews from God

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Remember the Sabbath, to Keep it Holy

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Previews from God I Kings 17.17-24/St. Luke 7.11-17 Trinity XVI/October 6, 2019 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON TEXTS  Prayer of the Day O Lord, we pray that Your grace may always go before and follow after us, that we may continually

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Give Thanks!

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Remember the Sabbath, to Keep it Holy

Give Thanks! Galatians 5.15-23/St. Luke 17.11-19 Trinity XIV/September 22, 2019 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON TEXTS PRAYER OF THE DAY O Lord, keep Your Church with Your perpetual mercy; and because of our frailty we cannot but fall, keep us ever by Your help from