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posted Sep 22, 2011, 4:46 PM by Shepherd By The Lakes   [ updated Feb 13, 2020, 8:33 PM ]


Flowers on the altar this morning are given to the GLORY OF GOD by the Gierhans in celebration of their daughter Carmen’s birthday.


Altar Flowers - If you are interested in offering flowers for worship please sign up on the flower calendar in the Fellowship Hall at least one month prior to the date on which you would like to provide flowers. You may offer your own flowers or have the Altar Care committee order flowers for you. Flowers need to be prepaid by the third Sunday of the previous month. The cost of ordered flowers is $35. Please give cash or a check (made out to Shepherd by the Lakes Women’s Auxiliary) to Pam Mench, Pam Reed, or Christy Mowrey. If you prefer to offer your own flowers, please contact Doris Gierhan for altar flower guidelines. Please note, our practice during Lent is to not have flowers on the altar. Flowers offered during Lent will be arranged around the baptismal font.


Week Night Gospel StudyBeginning Thursday, Feb 27. at 7:00 pm and every Thursday after, Pastor will host a study of the Life of Jesus Christ using the four Gospels, but will present the material in chronological order. Cultural issues, events in Judea and in the world that occurred during His first Advent will be considered to offer greater context of the events in the Gospels. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex so Pastor knows how many copies of material will be needed.
Food Pantry Collection: The Women’s Auxiliary will be collectingfood items for the month of February. Please help the Food Pantry keep their shelves stocked. There is a list of items the Food Pantry uses on adaily basis located on the Food Pantry display table in the Narthex. Thanking you in advance for your contribution to those less fortunate in our community.

Wednesday Lite Lenten Suppers. Any group or individual who is willing to host a lite Lenten supper before Wednesday service on March 11, 18, 25, or April 1, please let Pastor know. Suppers start at 6 pm with service at 7 pm. Donations received at the supper are designated for a purpose by the hosting group/individual.


Life Quote - “The key to a Christian family living out His love—the mutual love we can only know because God first loved us—is Jesus. In the Christian household where friends, extended family members, and neighbors come together, we love one another and forgive one another. We do this because God loves and forgives us through the life, death, and resurrection of His beloved Son Jesus.” Ron Schlegel, The Lutheran Layme
Epiphany VI – For two generations, forty years, Lutherans For Life has been declaring and demonstrating the sanctity of human life. Is our courage and compassion making any difference, with abortion ongoing and assisted suicide expanding? “[N]either he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:7). He retains responsibility for all outcomes; our privilege is participating in His miraculous activity!

Abortions in America Since 1973: 60,754,254 Source: National Right to Life 

For those who have made an abortion decision, there is a Word of Hope, Lutherans For Life’s post-abortion healing ministry. Call 888.217.8679 or email

 We Witness –Matthew 5:21-37: As Jesus teaches about sin, be that murder, adultery, divorce, or swearing falsely, it all begins in the heart. Jesus knows the heart of the matter begins with repentance and being made right with Him. Once our hearts are made right and confirmed in the truth, they can share the truth. Nothing is easier for us to share with one another than something that we have confirmed in our hearts. If in our hearts we are convinced that dark chocolate is better than white chocolate, we will speak about it with a conviction that rivals defending our favorite sports team. But it all begins in the heart, which the Bible says controls our thought, words and deeds. Let God create a clean heart in you and then reach out to the world with the truth that fills your heart from God.

Feel free to contact Pastor about assistance in witnessing to individuals


Elder – Nate KlineOrganist – James Bartzsch

Altar Guild – Pam MenchUshers – Scott Hetrick & James Mowrey

Acolyte  Parker SchmidtCrucifer – Rhys Schmidt

Liturgist – Sem. PeiserCounters – Curtis Gierhan & Pam Reed

Fellowship –


Youth Confirmation A & BThursday3:30 pm

Divine Service with Holy CommunionSunday9:30 am

Studies after fellowshipSunday11:00 am