Posts by Don Bennett

Posts by Don Bennett

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Second Sunday after EpiphanyJanuary 16, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of the glory of God to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on…

Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Baptism of our LordJanuary 9, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Today’s festival rejoices in God’s blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as God’s children, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company…

Second Sunday of Christmas

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Second Sunday of ChristmasJanuary 2, 2022 10:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Within the gospel reading’s profound words lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the…

Christmas Eve 2021

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Nativity of our LordDecember 24, 2021 – 4:00 pm Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction In winter’s deepest night, we welcome the light of the Christ child. Isaiah declares that the light of the long-promised king will illumine the…

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Fourth Sunday of AdventDec.19, 2021 – 10:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Cradle and cross are inextricably connected on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Between a lovely tribute to the little town of Bethlehem and the…

Third Sunday of Advent

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Third Sunday of AdventDec.12, 2021 – 10:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Christ’s presence in our midst in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the God in prayer, in every circumstance, is…

First Sunday in Advent

Created, saved and gifted by god, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. First Sunday of AdventNovember 28, 2021 – 10:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Advent is about the “coming days.” God’s people have always lived in great expectation, but that expectation finds specific, repeated…

Christ the King Sunday

Created, saved and gifted by god, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Christ the King SundayNovember 21, 2021 – 10:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, they still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title…

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by god, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Twenty-fifth Sunday after PentecostNovember 14, 2021 – 10:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction November begins with All Saints Day and ends in or near Advent, when we anticipate Christ’s coming again. So the readings today…

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by god, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Twenty-fourth Sunday after PentecostNovember 7, 2021 – 10:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Widows are visible everywhere in today’s readings. Jesus denounces those scribes who pray impressive prayers but devour widows’…