The mission of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church is to love, welcome, nurture, and serve all people
by following the example of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sunday 4/29 - Good Shepherd

Upcoming events:
Fri 4/27 6:30-9pm, Family Game Night!
Sat 4/29 10am-1pm, Rummage sale prep

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:13

Jesus uses and transforms a familiar image to say something about his ministry. People recognized the benevolent, protective image of the Lord as shepherd. Also familiar were Greek images of the god Hermes carrying a ram or lamb upon his shoulders, prior to its sacrifice. However Jesus does not sacrifice the lambs in his charge, but gives his own life.

This Sunday at 11am we will gather together and read the 23rd Psalm, which speaks of God's goodness and mercy shepherding us through even the darkest places in life. We share Jesus' life and look to the Good Shepherd, with Paul Ellis preaching.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City

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