Worship September 19 and 20

Join us for worship this weekend! 

 We will have in person services as usual and will live stream the Sunday 10:30 a.m. service.  Use this link to watch on our YouTube channel (Our Shepherd Greendale)

Pastor Doug’s sermon is No Turning Back, Part 10: Running the Race Well from the text Hebrews 12: 1-3

Bulletin September 20

 

Lunch, Music and a Movie! Sunday, September 20

Lunch, Music and a Movie!

Join us on Sunday, September 20th after the late service.  We will serve lunch and enjoy live music by

After lunch we will view the movie End of the Spear       

The movie is the story of Mincayani, a Waorani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waorani in 1956, a series of events unfold to change the lives of not only the slain missionaries’ families, but also Mincayani and his people.

Use this link to sign up online via SignUp Genius or on the sheets in the narthex at church

Hand-Carved Crosses for Sale

Don’t miss out on these beautiful hand-carved crosses crafted by long time Our Shepherd member, Bill Weber.  There are two pictured below:  The Life of Christ and The Nativity.  The cost is $75.00 each.  Contact Beth in the church office to purchase.

***Proceeds benefit The Word Today***

                         Life of Christ–SOLD!

 

***Mask Mandate***

Please note that Gov. Tony Evers has issued a statewide mask mandate for all indoor activities.  Please be prepared to wear a face covering/mask to worship until further notice.  The ordinance states that Pastor Doug can preach without a mask and certain individuals are exempt due to personal health conditions.

You can read the  governor’s full emergency order here.

OUR SHEPHERD FRONT GARDEN       

Rejuvenation of the front garden started in late April 2020. With the reopening of the church for communion and worship services right around the corner, a very wide corner as it was, and the potential for the return to worship for Christians who are looking for a new home. With a new, eye-catching roof in place, continued beautification seemed appropriate. After every step, a new opportunity for thanks to God showed itself.

Our God is more precious to us than anything the world has to offer. The colors used are gold, silver and copper. This shows that we are willing to throw our treasures to the ground in our desire to follow Christ.

  • The shape of the garden is that of a triangle. The symbol of the Trinity, the Triune God.
  • The three corners of the triangle are for the cornerstones of our faith; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • At those corners of the triangle are three circles, symbolizing the perfection of each part of the trinity.
  • The North and South corners contain one rosebush each.

            

One Red                                                       One Pink

The colors are a shout out to our mothers, who always made sure that our faith was strong, no matter the adversity we faced while we were still growing in Christ.

  • The roses are also representative of Martin Luther, who saw the rose, as used in his seal as a compendium or expression of his theology and faith, which he used to authorize his correspondence.
  • One rose in each of those circles stands for 1 God and 1 Holy Spirit. No more, no less.
  • The West Circle, which is most prominent, is for our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Placed in the most prominent position of the garden, it is visible for all saved and as of yet unsaved people as a guide for those seeking the grace of God through the sacrifice of his only Son.

  • Purple is color of royalty. Jesus Christ is our King of Kings. Even his mortal lineage is traceable to King David.
  • White upon the purple symbolizes Christ’s
  • The red in the center represents the blood that Christ shed for the forgiveness of all of the sins of the world.
  • The three sides of the triangle are the three virtues of Christianity as provided in 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13.

  • Faith faces East and faces Our Shepherd, where we present our faith to God.

  • Hope faces Parkview Road. Those who find hope will be led to our church.

  • The greatest of which is. Loves faces South 76th Street, so that it can be seen from the most heavily trafficked road and reach the most people possible.
  • Under the virtues, on the visible sides, the colors of the bricks are laid out from the center upward and outward as we, during worship, would send our arms up in praise.