HELLO AND WELCOME
Welcome to Shepherd of the Desert Evangelical Lutheran Church’s website situated in beautiful Sun City, Arizona. Our church was the first Lutheran congregation established in an active retirement community in the U.S. We gather around God’s Word and the Holy Sacraments, with traditional worship, each weekend. We extend to you an invitation to worship and fellowship with us.
“To be an intergenerational congregation that puts the Love of Christ into action from one generation to another and from our community to our world.”
Our ministry is centered on being “Created, Redeemed and Called by God…as we reach out to ALL by sharing our gifts and the unconditional love of Jesus.”
Peace be with you Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus:
During this time of crisis in our nation and the world things are and are going to be different. Yet know this God Is with us and we are with one another. For while we may be socially distant it does not mean that we are socially absent from one another. You will be receiving a call within the next 5 to 7 days to check on you, to visit with you, to hear of your concerns and needs and to figure out with the members of our congregation and the church at large how meet your needs.
While social activities (meals meeting and studies) have been cancelled we will continue to Worship, perhaps not in our usual way (practicing social distancing not social absence). The office, at this time, remains open. We pray that through this Lenten Journey we will at last emerge a resurrected people Gods people. So we may continue to be Christ into the World.
So we may Pray….
Heavenly Father, we come to Your Throne of Mercy bowed down and wearied by the weight of suffering visited upon our Nation and the World. I beg you to protect all the people of the World, your children of every race, tribe, nation and creed.
Grant to all the leaders of all nations wise council calm thinking and unselfish aims. Protect all 1st responders, police, fire, medical and military. Be present with Doctors, Nurses, Medical Technicians and all who render aid. Because of your grace we are not lost. We know you hear our prayers for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Have compassion and mercy. Set aside our guilt and give us new life through your Son. Bring relief to all who suffer this day. Ease the anxieties of those who are distressed. Send help to those who are distraught. Relieve us from this trial and strengthen us to give you thanks and glory, for deliverance from these days of trouble.
In Jesus Name we Pray
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Find us on Facebook @Shepherd of the Desert Sun City AZ for a video from Pastor Daniel
11025 N. 111th Ave, Sun City, AZ, 85351