It is with a heavy heart that Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Sayner announces that all church services and all other activities at Shepherd of the Lakes have been cancelled until further notice due to a Vilas county mandate issued from the CDC. Please if you know of someone who does not have email or access to Facebook or our website or any other means of learning about our closure, call them immediately and let them know. Pass the word as you are able. Thank you.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 1:5
That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:

Mark Chapter 2 - American Standard Version

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And when he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was noised that he was in the house.
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And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room [for them], no, not even about the door: and he spake the word unto them.
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And they come, bringing unto him a man sick of the palsy, borne of four.
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And when they could not come nigh unto him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed whereon the sick of the palsy lay.
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And Jesus seeing their faith saith unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven.
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But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
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Why doth this man thus speak? he blasphemeth: who can forgive sins but one, [even] God?
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And straightway Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, saith unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
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Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
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But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy),
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I say unto thee, Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thy house.
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And he arose, and straightway took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
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And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
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And as he passed by, he saw Levi the [son] of Alphaeus sitting at the place of toll, and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
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And it came to pass, that he was sitting at meat in his house, and many publicans and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
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And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the sinners and publicans, said unto his disciples, [How is it] that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
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And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
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And John`s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say unto him, Why do John`s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
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And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
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But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast in that day.
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No man seweth a piece of undressed cloth on an old garment: else that which should fill it up taketh from it, the new from the old, and a worse rent is made.
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And no man putteth new wine into old wineskins; else the wine will burst the skins, and the wine perisheth, and the skins: but [they put] new wine into fresh wine-skins.
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And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears.
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And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
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And he said unto them, Did ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and they that were with him?
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How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the showbread, which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests, and gave also to them that were with him?
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And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
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so that the Son of man is lord even of the sabbath.

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Calendars

If you are looking for a calendar of events at Shepherd, please go into the latest newsletter, you will find two months' worth of calendars in each newsletter ...the current month and the upcoming month!  You will also find all kinds of information regarding upcoming events within the newsletter.  Enjoy....

Evening Worship Services

In addition to our regular year round Sunday Morning Services, we host Saturday Worship Services at 5:30 pm for the Summer months.  The first service of the year is the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (the end of May) and the last service is the Saturday before Labor Day weekend.  Starting in January 2020, we will also have twice monthly Wednesday evening services at 6 pm.  These will be on the first and third Wednesday of each month, from January through May and then again from September through December each year.

Daily Golden Verse

Psalms 16:11
Thou wilt show me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Mission Statement

Empowered by the Holy Spirit and rooted in the Good News of Jesus Christ, we are a loving community that follows Jesus and seeks to hear the Word of God and practice it in our daily lives.