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God Sighting: Prayer Wall

Prayer Wall Our Children’s messages during the Lenten series focused on prayer. We really wanted our children to grow in their desire to pray! I featured our Prayer Wall over a couple of weeks of Lent. The Prayer Wall is located in our Connections Café area. It is easily missed...
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May 2022 Staffing Update

At our last Council meeting, Sheridan’s Call Committee was approved. Suzan Lund (chair), Richard Becker (vice-chair), Cheryl Stubbendieck, Tom Casady, Melissa Price, Mike Wiese and Joel Synder have all agreed to serve! Please thank them for their leadership! The current work is...
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April 2022 Update

With the departure of Pastors Rhonda and Eric Bostrom we will need to fill two vitally important staff positions. As with any change, this serves as an opportunity to reflect on and create what is both best and currently viable for the ministry. Last month I reported on the...
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Women’s Devotion: Prayers for Neighbors

Prayers for Neighbors He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.”Luke 10:27 “How’s the neighborhood?” It’s one of the first questions a...
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God Sighting: Bill Peterson

Bill Peterson As an ELCA Pastor, Bill Peterson has always loved worship. Bill’s spouse, Judy, is a Parish Ministry Associate and church musician, so she has shared in their ministry of worship together. After Bill retired, they began attending Sheridan with their daughter,...
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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...
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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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