Goal Set. Goal Achieved?

I posted a couple of weeks ago about our goal of 2,000 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.Well, how'd we do?That's one of the things I'll let you know this coming Sunday, November 25.Along the way, we'll celebrate believer baptisms at 8:30 and 10:00, receive a...

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Tears In Heaven? / Lagrimas En El Cielo?

As I posted last Friday, we held a Noche De Adoracion on the evening of November 16.Noche De Adoracion means "Night Of Adoration" or "Night Of Worship."  It also served as a "soft opening" for our new all-Spanish service that begins on Sunday, December 2 at 11:30...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Songs About Food

Two days from now I won't be blogging, but I will be eating.Odds are, so will you.Food is on our mind this week, and for two primary reasons:  1) we're fixing to remember the Pilgrims' faithfulness as well as our blessings, and 2) Hostess is, temporarily at...

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Plain Proclamation & Clear Invitation

The year 2012 at Good Shepherd has been highlighted by a number of Sunday mornings in which we used the sermon time to give plain proclamation of what it means to be saved by grace and then used the response time to give a clear invitation for people to enter into...

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Making 2,000 Boxes Re-Appear

On November 5, I shared with you how our church was able to make 2,000 Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes disappear.  You can read about it here and then watch it here: OCC TIMELAPSE PROMO from GSUMC on Vimeo.Well, this Sunday as we celebrate Gospel Decision,...

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Fun Facts About The Number 51

It's the number worn by Dick Butkus, maybe the meanest middle linebacker of them all.It's the number of the confessional Psalm written by King David after his affair with Bathsheba and subsequent murder-by-military-sacrifice of her husband Uriah was...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five College Football Upsets

My heart grew strangely warmed on Saturday when Texas A&M, led by its phenomenal freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, upset big, bad, undefeated Alabama 29-24, hopefully ruining any shot the Crimson Tide had at a national championship.But my warm heart...

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How A Preacher Spends A Sunday Off

Yesterday came at the tail end of a vacation week for me, and so offered the rarest of opportunities:  a Sunday morning in which I was both off work and in town.So how did I spend it?  I went to church.  Twice.  At two very different...

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Gospel Prayer

I'm so grateful for what has happened in prayer at Good Shepherd this year.We've opened a Prayer Room.We've had more opportunities for shared prayer on Sunday mornings.We've had more of you submit prayer requests on your Connection Cards.We're hearing more...

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