Living Nativity 2017

Come and be a part of the incredible story of God’s love come down to Earth. Bring a friend as we tell again an ancient and new story. The story begins at 6pm, but stick around after for refreshments and a chance to mingle with some stable animals!

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Messy Church

Messy Church is the second Sunday of each month.

Let’s gather this Sunday…

Come gather for worship Sunday at 9:45 am. Power has been restored and the church building weathered the storm fairly well. You may be coming with a grateful heart, sweaty clothes, or a stressed-out spirit — maybe all of the above. But however you come, we will be gathered by the Spirit to hear the words of Grace.

Services Cancelled for Hurricane Irma – 9/10/17

Friends in Christ,

After watching the latest predictions about Hurricane Irma, we have decided to cancel all church activities this weekend. There will be no Sunday morning service or Messy Church on Sunday, September 10th. We will continue to evaluate the situation for the following week.

Please make use of caution and prayer in the following days.

You can help! Please send me an email here if:

  1. you are still searching for local shelter in a non-evacuation zone or
  2. you live in a non-evacuation zone and would be willing to host others.

Since we will not be together in one place for worship this week, I invite you to spend some time on Sunday morning and otherwise (unceasingly!) in prayer for the church, the world, and all those in need – especially those whose lives have been and will be endangered by these deadly storms.

In these past few days, I have turned again and again to the promise God has made to be with us, even through danger, fear, and sorrow.

¶ But now thus says the LORD,

he who created you, O Jacob,

he who formed you, O Israel:

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name, you are mine.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;

when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,

and the flame shall not consume you.

For I am the LORD your God,

the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. (Isa 43.1–3 NRSV)

I have also found these words of Julian of Norwich comforting:

God showed me a little thing, the size of a hazelnut, lying in the palm of my hand. It was as round as any ball, as it seemed to me. I looked at it with the eyes of my understanding and thought, “What can this be?” My question was answered in general terms in this fashion: “It is everything that is made.” I marveled how this could be, for it seemed that it might suddenly fall into nothingness, it was so small. An answer for this was given to my understanding: “It lasts, and ever shall last, because God loves it. And in this fashion all things have their being by the grace of God.” In this little thing, I saw three properties. The first is that God made it. The second is that God loves it. The third is that God keeps it. And what did I see in this? Truly, the Maker, the Lover, and the Keeper.

I am not glib or naive enough to think that prayer or faith will always keep me and others from harm’s way, but I am hopeful enough to believe that God has named us, claimed us, and will stay with us through all danger. God is our Maker, Lover, and Keeper.

May God love and keep you through the storm.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Keith

Hero Central VBS 2017

We are calling all superheroes to join us for the week of Mon. June 19 – Fri. June 23. It will be an action filled week as we do crafts, science experiments, learn new songs, have superhero training, and other heroic adventures. Dinner is at 6pm and VBS is from 6:30 to 8pm, the event is free! To reserve a spot please download the attached registration form:

Click here to download…VBS 2017 Registration Form

Then return it to us at: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

10891 102nd Ave N, Seminole, FL 33778, by no later then Friday, June 17th, 2017. For more information call (727) 391-4644.

Let’s Really Live

Easter means abundant life for God’s people that nothing and no one can take away. Join the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ for you and for me…

Sunday, April 16th, 9:45 am at Good Shepherd.

After worship, the celebration continues with breakfast for all, Easter eggs, and children’s activities.

We’ve saved a spot for you! You are invited even if you are unsure, doubting, hesitant. You are invited if you are a regular church attender or if you’ve never been (or like most of us, somewhere in between.) The Good News is for you; come hear it together with others who need it, too.

Holy Week Schedule

Come and worship together with others following the way of the Cross to abundant life. You are welcome, wherever you are in your journey.

Maundy Thursday

Worship with Communion at 11 am and 7 pm

Jesus commands us to love one another and then shows us how by serving a meal. We will share a meal and then be sent out as fellow servants.

Good Friday

Service of Shadows and Light around the Cross at 11 am and 7 pm

We will follow the example of the faithful women who followed Jesus when it hurt the most: we will gather around the Cross and pray.

Easter Sunday

Worship with Communion at 9:45 am

Let’s really live! Abundant life means living now while knowing the truth that the tomb is empty.

Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt

Following Easter Sunday worship

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