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We are an independent community celebrating Eucharist together in an historic rural church. We live the Gospel mandate of love as bet we can. We invite everyone to Communion no matter one's life circumstances.

We welcome newcomers and children warmly. Using our time, talent and treasure, we reach out in solidarity to others in need.

Learn more about how Jesus Our Shepherd is a new way of being church!

Community Events
(All Liturgies begin at 9:30a unless otherwise noted.)

April 2014
  • Apr 06 5th Sunday of Lent: Rev. Kathy Vandenberg presiding community sing, fellowship & community meeting
  • Apr 13 Palm Sunday: Rev. Francis Baiocchi presiding community sing, fellowship
  • Apr 18 GOOD FRIDAY (1:00pm): Rev. Francis Baiocchi presiding community sing, NO fellowship
  • Apr 20 EASTER SUNDAY: Rev. Kathy Vandenberg presiding
  • Apr 27 2nd Sunday of Easter: Rev. Kathy Vandenberg presiding community sing, fellowship



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We deeply appreciate your generous donation to the Jesus Our Shepherd community. Your donation will be used (1) to support outreach programs to help people in need or (2) to defray rent and heating costs for our use of the Nenno church building.

No one in our community receives a salary or stipend for their service to Jesus Our Shepherd.


Weekly Bulletin
Two parts for the week of 13 April, 2014: part 1 | part 2



Homily
13 April 2014

Palm Sunday

You may recall a film a few years ago by Mel Gibson entitled The Passion of the Christ. It drew a lot of attention, especially in Christian faith communities, because it focused upon the horrible suffering, physical torture and emotional pain endured by Jesus in his last hours.

6 April 2014

5th Sunday of Lent

As hospital weekend chaplain at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, I see many, many patients and their families in the last few hours of their life.

30 March 2014

4th Sunday of Lent

Did you know when Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb many years ago, it took him over 2,000 trials before he got the bulb to work?


News

Bishop builds bridges of all kinds after Congo's long war

James J. Carney John J. O'Keefe

Bishop Nicolas Djomo lives in the small town of Tshumbe in the middle of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Money Anger

Kristine Ward

We hope with all our hearts that the aggravation and outrage that Catholics have poured into emails, letters and any other avenues of speaking up and out they used in Atlanta are the beginning and not the end of their involvement in what ails the Roman Catholic Church.

Cardinal O'Malley's homily at the Lampedusa

Cardinal O'Malley

'As a nation of immigrants we should identify with other would-be immigrants; our system is broken and causing untold suffering'


Meditations
The nature of God

Patricia Datchuck Sánchez

In his essay "The Signature of Jesus," Brennan Manning passes on the story of an elderly man who meditated every morning under a big tree on the bank of the Ganges River (Multnomah Pub., 1996).

To see as God sees

Roger Karban

We must constantly be aware that each of our four evangelists writes from the perspective of a unique theology. Each looks at and writes about Jesus from an original point of view, often contradicting the theology of those who wrote before or who would write afterward.

Blind Spots

Reprinted from March 6, 2005

On Ash Wednesday, the children's service at St. Philip's Episcopal Church lasts only half an hour. We designed this service to use language that is accessible to young people, but it sacrifices none of the elements of traditional worship.