Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Table.
Re: Summer 2019
Re-create Re-Center Re-connect Re-consider
Science & Faith
How can we, as Christians, now live and share God’s significance in a world that is encountering the realities of incurable diseases, genome engineering breakthroughs, energy crises, expanding cosmological insights, and other scientific wonders?
Holy Week and Easter
Journey with us from Palm Sunday to the empty tomb on Easter!
Lent: Darkness & Light
Lent is a period of time that reflects Jesus’ time in the wilderness. For contemporary worshippers, Lent is an opportunity to invest time in spiritual practices that allow for self-reflection and a refocusing on new life...
You are unlike anyone else in this world. One of a kind. Distinct. Unrepeated. Exclusive. Rare. But in one way, you’re just like everyone else...created in the image of God. What does it mean to be a reflection of the Divine?
Jesus promises to be in our “midst”, and our relationships are the places where our faith is practiced and lived out.
New Year’s resolutions? We can do better than that – we can live a life that matters every day of the year....
Fear, Hope, Promise
The Advent stories are full of high emotion: interactions of fear, God’s promises and hope.
You Belong Here
What does it mean to belong together at Shepherd of the Lake? How can each one of us join in our common mission, build an authentic community, and serve our neighbors well?
Our culture embraces all sorts of unhelpful divisions, bad perspectives, and unhealthy communication. How can we look to the teachings of Jesus to help us be more helpful citizens, neighbors, and friends?
What happens when we gather as a community to worship God? How is God present to us during these times in a different way than when we are on our own? What should we offer God during these gatherings? And what does God offer us?