SHEPHERD of the DESERT LUTHERAN CHURCH

Member of the ELCA

A Stephen Ministry Congregation

 Pastor Daniel's Message

Alleluia! The Lord is Risen!

 

Peace be with you!


Brothers and Sisters of Shepherd of the Desert Evangelical Lutheran Church,

 

“April Showers bring May Flowers” does not necessarily convey the same meaning in Arizona as it does in other parts of the United States.


  Yet, the gifts of the waters of Baptism which we celebrated in April…

the gift, of Affirmation of Baptism with the reception of New Members we celebrated in April…

These waters… and the new life that they bring are signs of the flowering gifts of the Holy Spirit

that we celebrate in May with Pentecost.

 

The Day of Pentecost is the culmination of the week of weeks, Easter Celebration; the Risen Christ, having shown Himself to His disciples and having ascended, sends the promised gift of the Holy Spirit to the expectant church. The coming of the Spirit gives the church the power and the necessary gifts to carry the glad news of the resurrection from Jerusalem to Galilee to the ends of the earth. We who are called and empowered are sent on the mission of bearing Christ’s Forgiveness, Love and Welcome.

 

The time for doing the work of the Kingdom has begun!


Blessings in Christ,


Pastor Daniel

The Lord is Risen! Indeed! Alleluia!