Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Advent Hope

Advent Hope

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Advent Hope Romans 15.4-13 Midweek Advent II/December 12, 2018 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Invocation    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.   I  It’s been said that Advent is the … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Lift Up Your Heads!

Advent Hope

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Lift Up Your Heads! Malachi 4.1-6/St. Luke 21.25-36 Advent II/December 9, 2018 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Invocation    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.   1          If you’ve ever had … Read More

Meet Bette of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Bette of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Bette of Shepherd of Grace. Meet Bette of Shepherd of Grace. Elizabeth “Bette” Davis Wolske was born on July 22, 1945. She was named after her grandmother Elizabeth but prefers to be called Bette. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey where she had a view of NYC and the Statue of Liberty. During her childhood, … Read More

Good Shepherd Receives McKnight’s Skilled Tech Care Award

Good Shepherd Receives McKnight’s Skilled Tech Care Award

Good Shepherd Receives McKnight’s Skilled Tech Care Award Good Shepherd Receives McKnight’s Skilled Tech Care Award. On October 5th  McKnight’s announced the winners of their 2018 Technology Awards contest. Good Shepherd Community received the Silver Award in the High Tech/High Touch category for their Anytime Dining Program. The High Tech/High Touch Award recognizes how technology was used to improve staff-resident … Read More

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Silent Night

Jack's Cabinet of Curiosities - Silent Night

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Silent Night Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Silent Night. As I recall special events connected to this time of the year, my reflections are on my wife who passed away in recent months.  Her favorite time of year was Christmas.  She decorated with her collections, snow villages, Santa Claus’, and miniature German characters in their chosen … Read More

Meet Vivian of Good Shepherd.

Good Shepherd Meet Vivian

Meet Vivian of Good Shepherd. Vivian was born at home in Washington, Massachusetts on March 3, 1950. She was the 5th of 6 children. Her father worked as a stone mason and actually built the stone house they lived in. Her mother was a registered nurse. Vivian recalls having a lot of chores to take care of each day on … Read More

Balancing Holiday Obligations When your Loved One is in a Senior Living Facility

Many of us have aging parents—or grandparents—in long-term care facilities. This can be especially difficult during the holiday season. How do you balance seeing your loved one, visiting your in-laws, and taking care of your own family? Whether your loved one is in a senior living facility temporarily or long-term, chances are, your loved one feels a bit discouraged that … Read More

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Veteran’s Day

Jack's Cabinet of Curiosities - Silent Night

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Veteran’s Day Article by Jack Knothe Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Veteran’s Day. It’s November. What do you remember?  To my mind came thoughts of Veterans Day. As a grade school and junior high kid, many things we did almost daily, reminded us of WWII. November 11 was a day off from school to remember … Read More

Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day Happy Veterans Day. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially … Read More

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Saving Time Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I. At that time, in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, Germany and Austria took time by the forelock and began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m. on April 30, 1916, by advancing the hands of the … Read More