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Church Email News – April 16, 2021


Friday, April 16, 2021

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“The Lord is my Shepherd.” “I am Jesus’ Little Lamb.” That Jesus is our Shepherd means we are sheep but being sheep isn’t just a cute picture. Sheep can be stubborn and, well, kinda dumb. When the Lord calls us His sheep, He’s not insulting us. He’s reminding us that we can’t take care of ourselves. He is promising to tend us, feed us, and protect us from the devil who wants to devour us. Before he went to fight with Goliath, David reminded everyone that as a shepherd he had fought bears and lions and taken them down in order to protect His sheep. That’s Jesus! He’ll do whatever it takes to keep you safe from the “roaring lion” who is out to get you. He’ll even lay down His life for the sheep. No shepherd ever did that! But Jesus does. That’s what makes Him the Good Shepherd. He lays down His life for you. In the Easter season we celebrate that He was raised from death and now there is nothing that can snatch us from His hands! That’s the Third Sunday in Easter this week, known as Good Shepherd Sunday.

Bring your LWML Mite Boxes Sunday if you have them. Bring your loose change (your “mites”) and it will be collected on the table in the Narthex. The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League uses those mites—and they add up!— at home and abroad to fund mission projects.

We’ll be having VBS this Summer, the week of June 7-11. If you’d be willing to help us make it happen, let Pastor know. There will be a VBS Planning Meeting on Sunday, April 25 at 11:30 AM (after later service).


You can watch our services live-streamed Sunday at 7:45 or recorded for later.

You can watch live and find recorded services here:

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Our videos are also live and recorded on YOUTUBE HERE.
The simplest way to watch online (not live) is probably through our church’s website HERE.

Sheep wander. Sheep get lost. Sheep get in trouble. The Shepherd’s job is to bring them back, to feed and take care of them, and to protect them. Jesus’ Word calls us back to His flock always. He feeds us with His Word and Body and Blood. He protects us from the evil one who seeks to devour us. He truly is the Good Shepherd! He gathers His flock again this weekend. See you in the Divine Service where we are also planning to celebrate the Baptism of one of our school students!

In Christ,
Pastor Buetow

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