5 Ways to Remember Your Baptism in Your Daily Life

How can we live out our baptism in our day to day life? Here are five helpful ways! When you wake, leave for the day, return home, or before falling asleep, make the sign of the cross (on yourself or a loved one) as a remembrance of baptism and pray: I give thanks to you,…

The Two Most Church-y Days of the Year.

What are the two most church-y days of the year? Christmas Eve and Easter? Reformation Sunday and Pentecost? At Good Shepherd, my answer would be the two amazing Sundays that bookend our programmatic year, “Rally Raleigh Days” and the day of our big year-end picnic. What’s so church-y about “Rally Raleigh Days” and a picnic?…

Welcoming Children in Worship

This blog has been adapted from an oral presentation. For many, the concept of children in worship is counter-productive. Worship is a time of reverence. Children, on the other hand, have the capacity of being anything but. They can be noisy, messy, and distracting. Not to mention, without experience, many have no idea what’s going…

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

The following devotion, pulled from the ELCA’s monthly GNEWS newsletter, was written by our very own Erin Darnell. “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they…