The Good Shepherd 05/12/19

John 10:22-30

At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”

From “When you give your heart to Jesus and place your life in his hands, you have his promise that you are safe and that nothing can snatch you from his hand. Oh, you may have your “ups and downs.” . . . Even if you really mess up, . . . he picks you up and places you right back where you belong—in the palm of his hand.”

Scripture: May 5, 2019—Third Sunday of Easter—Acts 9:36-43Revelation 7:9-17John 10:22-30; and Psalm 23

Collect: O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Reflection: Psalm 23 affirms that God supplies our every need. How do our lives change when we trust this great promise of God?

Sunday School 9:00 am

Eye Candy: “Christ and a monk two shepherds“, unknown artist, Franco-Flemish; “Shepherdess and flock” by Jean-Francois Millet; “Young boy with a lamb” by Zalman Kleinman

Ear Worm: “Shepherd me, O God” by Marty Haugen (a little breathy); “Shepherd” by Amanda Cook; “The Lord is my Shepherd“, sung by Whitney Houston

Brain Food: I am the good shepherd
I am a good shepherd / And you are the one that I gather
Father, you’ve fallen away, gone astray
I will protect you / Lead , shield and guide you
Nothing before you / I am a good shepherd
I am a good shepherd / And you are the one that I gather
Father, you’ve fallen away, gone astray
I will protect you / Lead , shield and guide you
Council and grace / Shall enter this space
Tears of rejoicing, rejoicing and radiant joys
Shall be on my face / Shining with your amusingness
Hope is abundant / Faith surrounds us (me)
All of this I truly believe
~2018, James Edward Lee, Sr.

Will you enter in?” by Andrew Prior; “Following Jesus once more” by Janet Hunt

Movies/Videos: “Kolya” (1997), “adorable kid transforms womanizer in poignant Oscar winner”; “The Good Shepherd” (2006), “protagonist sacrifices self to save and protect United States”; “Babe” (1995), “honoring of the values of hospitality, empathy, and service of others”

Image “Shepherdess and flock” by J-F Millet.


Study guide, group activity




: young elementary: coloring pageactivity; bulletin games;
older elementary: dot-to-dotactivity; bulletin games



Chaplain Chris and Pastor Doug at the helm on Sunday. See you then.

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