Music and Art Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s is a difficult, debilitating disease. While there is no cure, there are certain prevention methods, tools, and treatments that may help manage symptoms. Alternative therapies like art, music, and writing therapy are extremely beneficial. Not only are they enjoyable because they allow self-expression, they are stimulating to the brain. Whether it’s music, art, writing, or dancing, alternative therapies can … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Jesus Wins!

Pastor Weise's Sermon - We Shall See The Lord

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Jesus Wins Genesis 3.1-21/St. Matthew 4.1-11 Lent I/March 10, 2019 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Texts Genesis 3.1-21 1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – We Are Dust

Pastor Weise's Sermon - We Shall See The Lord

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – We Are Dust We Are Dust Genesis 3.19/Joel 2.12-19/St. Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21 Ash Wednesday/March 6, 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 We … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Jesus Loves You

Pastor Weise's Sermon - We Shall See The Lord

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Jesus Loves You Jesus Loves You I Corinthians 13.1-13/St. Luke 18.31-43 Quinquagesima/March 3, 2019 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Text I Corinthians 13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels but have not love, I have become … Read More

Combating Senior Loneliness and Isolation

Meaningful relationships and social connections are more important than ever as adults age. Unfortunately, isolation becomes easier and easier the older individuals get. There are transportation and health issues, major life changes, and deaths in the family and social circles. The amount of social interaction decreases as the social circle gets smaller and smaller. An estimated 42.6 million adults report … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – The Powerful Word

Pastor Weise's Sermon - We Shall See The Lord

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – The Powerful Word Isaiah 55.10-13/St. Luke 8.4-15 Sexagesima/February 24, 2019 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Text Isaiah 55.10-13 10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it … Read More

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – DIY or “Do It Yourself”

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Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – DIY or “Do It Yourself” Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – DIY or “Do It Yourself” probably started when gasoline stations decided you could pump your own gasoline. Some stations started by having service pumps and self-service. Charging more for the service pumps. This eliminated an attendant checking your oil and cleaning the windshield. You are … Read More

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – All God’s Blessings Are For All God’s People

Pastor Weise's Sermon - We Shall See The Lord

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – All God’s Blessings Are For All God’s People All God’s Blessings Are For All God’s People Exodus 17.1-7/II Corinthians 10.1-5/St. Matthew 20.1-16 Septuagesima/February 17, 2019 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Text:  St. Matthew 20.1-16 1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like … Read More

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