In the reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew for this Sunday, Jesus speaks to His disciples and those following Him about arrogance and pride. How does arrogance separate us from each other and from God? What is sin? And what are the "7 Deadly Sins" that we have heard about? When is pride good? When is it bad?
This Sunday I will preach on "The 7 Deadly Sins". A common thread running thru all of this is what I call the "idolatry of self", where our focus becomes ourselves rather than our brothers and sisters around us. Greed, envy wrath... all separate us from the family of God. Lust, pride and sloth do nothing to build up God's creation. And we are learning that when we misuse God's creation with gluttony, we get global warming and climate change.
This is what we are about...
Good Shepherd Church Pasadena, with God's help, redeems people from isolation. We reassure people that they need not feel alone and abandoned. We let them know that they are part of a greater reality, with more depth, more hope, more courage, and more of a future than any individual could have by himself.
Why go to church? One goes to a religious service, one recites the traditional prayers, not in order to find God (there are plenty of other places where He can be found), but to find a congregation, to find people with whom you can share that which means the most to you. From that point of view, our prayer is that you find us - or that we find YOU!
Life, has to be lived for something, not just against something. And our God is definitely ALIVE, working in the world thru us! Let us show you what God can do in YOUR life!
Worship is at 10:30am this Sunday in Morrison Hall on the campus of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday.
Rev. Rick Eisenlord, M.Div, Pastor Good Shepherd Church Pasadena
WORLD AIDS DAY COMMUNITY CHOIR REHEARSALS
The We Remember Community Choir will continue their rehearsals WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 @ 7PM in Lawrence Chapel on the campus of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104. This community choir will sing at the World AIDS Day Concert on November 30.
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We worship in Morrison Hall on the campus of Westminster Presbyterian Church,
1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104
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Good Shepherd Church
Pasadena is an emerging welcoming congregation for all people,
regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. We believe in God the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We affirm that God loves and cherishes all
His children, and has shown His love through the sacrifice of Jesus
Christ. We invite you to join us, regardless of your religious or
An LGBT Church and so much more...
Our mission is to offer hope and
inspiration to those who feel discouraged, who have been discriminated
against or who are seeking spiritual fulfillment they are not getting
elsewhere. We are God's hands and feet in a world desperately searching
for hope and guidance. The Good Shepherd knows His flock and loves us
fully. You are deeply cherished for who you are, gay, straight,
bi-sexual, lesbian or transgendered. The Good Shepherd wants you. We
want you! Please join us, won't you?
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