Sermons | Shepherd of the Lake


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?

Summer Worship at Shepherd of the Lake

This summer, Shepherd of the Lake will be following the Revised Common Lectionary for our worship texts. Worship themes will be developed with familiar Biblical stories as their anchor, and the weekly messages will be stand-alone messages...

Resurrection: Now What?

This series will explore what it means to live in a time of the Risen Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Stories of community, questions, struggle, and mission. It is based on the texts of the narrative lectionary.

Jesus and the Upside Down

This Lent the theme for our Sunday services will be "Jesus and the Upside Down."

Whats your story

What's my story? And what story do I want to write in 2018?