Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Blessings in the Water

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Wrestling with God

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Blessings in the Water Isaiah 42.1-9/St. Matthew 3.13-17 The Baptism of Our Lord/January 13, 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          In … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Christ is Coming. Get Ready.

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Wrestling with God

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Christ is Coming. Get Ready. I Corinthians 4.1-5 Wednesday of Advent III/December 19, 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          The entire … Read More

Easy Indoor Exercising for Seniors

With the cold weather and snow well under way, it’s a good idea to keep older adults indoors for the season. The frigid temperatures can be harmful, and there is an increased risk for slipping on the ice or driving in poor road conditions. However, they still need to get adequate exercise. Exercise is extremely important, even at an older … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Light of Light

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Wrestling with God

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Light of Light Galatians 4.1-7/St. Luke 2.22-40 Christmas I/December 30, 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          Right now we are in … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – And it Came to Pass

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Wrestling with God

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – And It Came To Pass . . . Isaiah 9.2-7/St. Luke 2.1-14 Christmas Day/December 25, 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          … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Immanuel-God With Us

Pastor Weise's Sermon - Wrestling with God

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Immanuel—God With Us Isaiah 7.10-14/St Matthew 1.18-25 Christmas Eve/December 24, 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          Tonight— God’s promise of a … Read More

Epiphany, the Feast of The Three Kings

Epiphany

Epiphany, the Feast of The Three Kings The Adoration of the Magi by Giotto [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Epiphany is celebrated 12 days after Christmas on 6th January (or January 19th for some Orthodox Church who has Christmas on 7th January) and is the time when Christians remember the Wise Men (also sometimes called the Three Kings) who visited Jesus. … Read More

Meet Connie of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Connie of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Connie of Shepherd of Grace.   Meet Connie of Shepherd of Grace. Connie is the oldest of five children. She grew up in Osseo in a house her dad built on her grandparent’s land. She loved living close to her Grandpa and Grandma. Her dad drove a lunch truck and worked in a rubber molding plant; her mom was … Read More

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Jack-of-All-Trades

Jack's Cabinet of Curiosities - Snowy Memories

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Jack-of-All-Trades Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities. When you are introduced to a person, one of the first things shared is how each of you “made a living.” Most people, no matter their occupation readily respond to the question. Your job or jobs become you.  How you performed, the where, when and how becomes the job history that … Read More

Holiday Stress for Seniors

The holiday season is typically associated with joy and happiness, but many people instead feel a sense of stress. It’s also a very emotional time of year. Feelings of loss and loneliness are common in the senior population, especially if they feel unwelcome or in the way. Memories of past holidays—complete with family members who’ve passed away or ones in … Read More