Dancing to Feel Young

In their later years, many people strive to look and feel younger. Sometimes, this means investing in expensive creams, elixirs, and workout programs, and sometimes it means buying a hot rod or taking a lot of vacations. Recent studies have shown that a great way to feel young is through dancing. Dancing is the perfect exercise for those living in … Read More

Meet DuWayne of Good Shepherd.

Meet DuWayne of Good Shepherd.

Meet DuWayne of Good Shepherd. Meet DuWayne of Good Shepherd. DuWayne was born at his grandmother’s home in Elmore, MN on March 25, 1936. He grew up in a small farming town named Minnesota Lake. Both of his parents worked on their farm where they raised pigs and sugar beets. DuWayne and his two brothers and two sisters had plenty … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – God Still Performs Miracles

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Wrestling with God

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – God Still Performs Miracles God Still Performs Miracles Exodus 34.29-35/St. Matthew 17.1-9 The Transfiguration of Our Lord/February 10, 2019 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Exodus 34.29-35 29 Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets … Read More

Winter Activities for Senior Living

With the polar vortex hopefully behind us, we’re still facing some tough, cold temperatures in Minnesota before the winter season ends. Unfortunately for senior citizens, that means they’ll need to stay inside. The aging processes makes it difficult for them to generate heat as well as they did when they were younger, making them more sensitive to cold. Their skin … Read More

The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord

The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord. This day brings to an end our observation of the great events of Christmas and Epiphany, and appropriately, gives us to ponder a somewhat obscure event in our Lord’s life, the occasion of his mother’s purification according to Old Testament … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – God’s Word is Enough

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Wrestling with God

God’s Word is Enough II Kings 5-15 a/St. Matthew 8.1-13 Epiphany III/January 27, 2019 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Text    II Kings 5.1-15a 1 Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his … Read More

Cold Weather Safety for Older Adults

January is often the coldest month for many states, and it isn’t uncommon for Minnesota temperatures to drop well below zero. Add in the dangerous wind-chill, and going outside can cause frostbite in just minutes. Older adults are more susceptible to the cold, so it’s important for them to take extra precautions to prevent frostbite, hypothermia, and other cold-related injuries. … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Claiming God’s Promises Through Prayer

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Wrestling with God

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Claiming God’s Promises Through Prayer Exodus 33.12-23/St. John 2.1-11 Epiphany II/January 20, 2019 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          Because we are … Read More

Meet Karen of Good Shepherd.

Meet Karen of Good Shepherd.

Meet Karen of Good Shepherd.   Meet Karen of Good Shepherd. Karen is an active and independent tenant of Shepherd Oak Apartments. She came to Good Shepherd four years ago to be close to her family as well as shopping and medical facilities. She never cared for living alone so she found that living in a senior community was perfect … Read More