The Fifth Sunday of Easter, At-Home Service for May 2nd

During March, I had conversations with the leaders of our congregation. I asked each of them this question: “What do you like about Good Shepherd?” While not everyone had the same answer, there was a clear theme that emerged. More than half of those I asked said they liked how they felt welcomed at Good Shepherd. That is important because most of us can identify a time or situation when we did not feel welcomed.

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Pastor Rike’s Sermon

The Holy Spirit led Philip, a deacon of the church, to that Ethiopian official. Through Philip that official would be
welcomed by the crucified and risen Jesus. Philip asked the Ethiopian eunuch if he understood the passage he was reading from Isaiah. He responded, “How can I unless someone guides me?” So, Philip told him the good news of Jesus!
The story of Jesus is the interpretive key that unlocks all of Scripture. Jesus was sacrificed like a lamb led to the slaughter. Jesus was denied justice. Jesus was rejected, humiliated, and crucified; but God glorified Jesus by raising Him from the dead.

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Video Options

Follow along with the service on video led by Pastor Rike, with music performed by Randy Broker.

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter Service for May 2nd includes:
Hymn - The Lord's My Shepherd, performed by Randy Broker
First Reading- Acts 8:26-40
Gospel- John 15:1-8
Sermon by Pastor Rike
Hymn - We Know that Christ is Raised, performed by Randy Broker