Pastor stated he was uneasy about the celebration of his 20th anniversary of his ordination. During that pasage of time; Pastor assumed responsibility of 98 baptisms, 100 funerals, 53 weddings 339 new members and 56 confirmations. Schievelbein feels that no amount of what he or we do for Christ, we will always remain in His debt.
We are partly correct when we feel our lives lack worth. The power of sin has diminished the value of humanity and has made us unworthy in and of ourselves. Life, however, is priceless. One finds it impossible to calculate the worth of a human life. The peers of the centurion sensed his worth in Luke 7 but he though differently. In the midst of a tangle of attitudes, the centurion shows his understanding of Jesus’ authority and his testimony shows that he realizes Jesus’ authority over illness and death. The centurion trusted Jesus to help him, though he felt he did not deserve it.
From God we receive the gift of the power to show hope, forgiveness, and love. In spite of mistakes, we must realize God forgives us. The sooner we realize that fact, then we have the ability to forgive ourselves and to forgive other people for the manner in which they choose to live. God wants us to care about each other, no matter what nationality, shape or size. God doesn’t leave anyone out because of their ability or lack thereof. God’s love continues on what we are able to do through him.
Good Shepherd Lutheran encourages visitors to come worship with Pastor Wally Schievelbein on Sundays at the 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Service, the 9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School or the 10:45 a.m. Traditional Service. Vacation Bible School will be June 10 through June 13 for ages 4 through 5th grade wit the theme of “Go Tell It on The Mountain”.