Tiny Desk Worship – 6th Sunday after Pentecost

Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home! On this 6th Sunday after Pentecost, Christ challenges us to sow the seeds of our actions; The seeds of the faith that we believe in. And reap in the success of the harvest.  Song, scripture, a sermon, prayers, and a blessing. A Tiny Desk Worship with Pastor Ben to your screen.

Watch the premiere on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page Sunday at 8 am, or watch the video anytime after about 8:45 am.
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July Newsletter

Dear Shepherd of the Mountains,
I can’t believe it’s July!  Kyrie eleison!  Please find attached the July newsletter.
God’s peace,
Pastor Inger

July 2020 Newsletter

Tiny Desk Worship – 4th Sunday after Pentecost

Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home! On this 4th Sunday after Pentecost, we think about the real peace we live in and for, and the water we give and receive on the journey. Song, scripture, a sermon, prayers, and a blessing. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

Watch the premiere on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page Sunday at 8 am, or watch the video anytime after about 8:45 am.
Things you should know about Facebook:
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  • If you are not able to join us on Sunday morning, follow the same link and search the video sections.

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Tiny Desk Worship – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home! On this 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, the Rev. Phil Misner (Assistant to the Bishop, Northwest Intermountain Synod) guides us through a difficult “black diamond” passage. Song, scripture, a sermon, prayers, and a special blessing for Father’s Day. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

Watch the premiere on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page Sunday at 8 am, or watch the video anytime after about 8:45 am.
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Tiny Desk Worship – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home! What do graduations, demonstrations, and church have to do with each other? Maybe everything. On this 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, Jesus sends his followers out to continue his mission of healing and announcing the good news of God’s kin-dom. Scripture, song, a sermon, prayers, a special blessing of our two high school graduates, and a blessing for all. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

Watch the premiere on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page Sundayat 8 am, or watch the video anytime after about 8:40 am.

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One Bread Recipe Kitchen Devotional

As Pastor Inger wrote to the congregation in the June newsletter, even as regulations ease, public health officials consistently predict a long trajectory for this pandemic, and religious gatherings are considered highly contagious events. The acts of singing, sharing communion, and the familiarity of people across households – things we treasure and celebrate at SMLC – also create more risk for spreading the virus. For now, Tiny Desk Worship allows a more robust worship than we can offer in person, and continues to protect and include our most vulnerable.

However, Tiny Desk Worship, as a pre-recorded service that we access at different times, does not include communion. Consecrated bread and wine, means of God’s grace, are ways that we are tangibly comforted and strengthened by God’s presence, and might be one of the things you are missing and need the most. There have always been provisions for communion to be offered in special circumstances: the gluten-free bread blessed at a distance, the pastor bringing the sacrament to hospital rooms or nursing homes, or a smaller assembly gathering at the edge of Phelps Lake as part of a “Walk and Worship.” Leaning on these foundations, even as we extend Tiny Desk Worship into the foreseeable future, I am going to begin offering socially distanced outdoor communions for households. Each household will be their own altar guild, providing their own bread and wine.

Intimidated? Don’t be! Check out this kitchen devotion and walk-through of a scaled down communion bread recipe our altar guild often uses:

Tiny Desk Worship – Pentecost Sunday

Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home! On this Pentecost Sunday, we hear some of the most beloved stories about the Holy Spirit. The untamed Spirit is still at work today, calling us into repentance and action, especially around racism. Confession and forgiveness, scripture, a sermon, prayers, the passing of the peace, and a blessing. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

You can watch the video on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page.
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Tiny Desk Worship – 6th Sunday of Easter

Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home! On this 6th Sunday of Easter, we hear Jesus say to his disciples, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Is Jesus saying “prove you love me” or something different? Songs, scripture, a sermon, prayers and a blessing. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

Watch the video on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page.
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Tiny Desk Worship – 5th Sunday of Easter

Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!  Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home!

Do not let your hearts be troubled?!? Really, Jesus? Context makes these words peace-full, rather than platitude. Songs, scripture, a sermon, prayers and a special Mother’s Day blessing. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

Watch the video on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page.
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