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Devotion: Love Came Down

Love Came Down Please take a moment to read Isaiah 9:2-7 As I listened to the beautiful cantata on Sunday morning, I was taking notes. I know, I should have been absorbing the wonderful sounds, but the worrier in me said, “You have to write the devotion off this!” I love...
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Devotion: Shifting Paradigms

Shifting Paradigms Take a moment to read through 1 John 4:7-12, 18-19 & Isaiah 9:2-7. In this week’s Faith Talk Starters question, listed in the bulletin, I was struck by this query:“Is there something about the way you celebrate Christmas that you would like...
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Women’s Devotion: Always Be Being

Always Be Being “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.”Psalm 89:15-16 “Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that...
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Devotion: Gifts

Gifts Please take the time to read Romans 13:8-10 and Matthew 3:1-6 I used to pride myself on finding the perfect gift for loved ones at Christmas. In recent years, I’ve found myself struggling. Maybe it’s because most of my family has “aged out” of the fun-to-buy gifts? More...
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Devotion: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Please take the time to read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 One summer, a few years ago, a friend of mine invited me to participate in a Bible study with three other women. We went to different churches. We were all in a different place on our faith journey. We met once a...
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God Sighting: Cindy Bartholomew

In the first week of November, we celebrated the retirement of Cindy Bartholomew. Cindy has dedicated the past 20 years to our preschoolers at Sheridan Child Development Center. She embodied the heart of this ministry to families and we celebrated that as well. Before her career...
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Devotion: Why This Way?

Why This Way? Please read the scripture from the weekend: Luke 22:7-23 “All scripture is inspired by God…” is sometimes quoted when beginning to study the words of scripture from 2 Timothy 3:16. It’s a good place to start. Remembering this makes me hungry to know where this...
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Devotion: Who is Invited?

Please take the time to read 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 “Mommy, who’s coming for Thanksgiving dinner this year? What about Christmas dinner?” Our young children asked this question every holiday season as they knew there would be extra people at our festive table. A holiday tradition...
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Women’s Devotion: Conformity or Transformation?

Conformity or Transformation? “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”Romans 12:2 We’ve been in this season of the Pandemic for 20 months now....
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Devotion: Reformation!

Reformation! Please read the scripture from the weekend: Romans 3:21-24 In our worship together, we confess our sins, known and unknown, and repent of them before we share Holy Communion. After we have been reminded that our sins are forgiven because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we are...
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Devotion: Finding Union

Finding Union Please take a moment to read Romans 3:19-28 This summer the sacrament of Holy Communion was in the news on several occasions. This is never good. When Communion makes the news it is usually about how it is being denied and/or fought over. Whenever this happens then...
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God Sighting: Pet Blessing

Pet Blessing What a picture perfect evening on Monday, October 4 in Lincoln… a sunny sky, mild breeze and lots of smiles! Several families were eager to join in the Pet Blessing here at Sheridan Lutheran Church. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and ecology,...
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