Posts by Don Bennett

Posts by Don Bennett

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Third Sunday after PentecostJune 13, 2021 – 10:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a…

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Second Sunday after PentecostJune 6, 2021 – 10:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a…

Holy Trinity Sunday 5/30/21

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Holy TrinityMay 30, 2021 – 10:30 AM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction When we say God is the triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe: that there is community within God. Our…

Day of Pentecost 5/23/21

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Day of PentecostMay 23, 2021 – 10:30 AM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Cross- ing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the…

Ascension of Our Lord Sunday 5/16/21

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Ascension of our LordMay 16, 2021 – 10:30 AM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction In today’s readings the risen Christ ascends into heaven and his followers are assured that the Spirit will empower them to be witnesses throughout the…

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Sixth Sunday of EasterMay 9, 2021 – 10:30 AM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Fifth Sunday of EasterMay 2, 2021 – 10:30 AM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other,…

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Fourth Sunday of EasterApril 25, 2021 – 10:30 AM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction The image of the Good Shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of…

Third Sunday of Easter

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Third Sunday of EasterApril 18, 2021 – 10:30 AM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction The gospel for the third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for…

Second Sunday of Easter

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Second Sunday of EasterApril 11, 2021 – 10:30 AM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction The Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John.…