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 1:6
To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Romans Chapter 9 - American Standard Version

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I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit,
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that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart.
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For I could wish that I myself were anathema from Christ for my brethren`s sake, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
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who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service [of God], and the promises;
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whose are the fathers, and of whom is Christ as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
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But [it is] not as though the word of God hath come to nought. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel:
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neither, because they are Abraham`s seed, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
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That is, it is not the children of the flesh that are children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for a seed.
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For this is a word of promise, According to this season will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.
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And not only so; but Rebecca also having conceived by one, [even] by our father Isaac--
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for [the children] being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,
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it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
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Even as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.
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What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
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For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.
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So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy.
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For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, For this very purpose did I raise thee up, that I might show in thee my power, and that my name might be published abroad in all the earth.
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So then he hath mercy on whom he will, and whom he will be hardeneth.
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Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he still find fault? For who withstandeth his will?
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Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus?
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Or hath not the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?
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What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction:
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and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory,
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[even] us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles?
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As he saith also in Hosea, I will call that my people, which was not my people; And her beloved, that was not beloved.
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And it shall be, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, There shall they be called sons of the living God.
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And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved:
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for the Lord will execute [his] word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short.
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And, as Isaiah hath said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, We had become as Sodom, and had been made like unto Gomorrah.
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What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
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but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, did not arrive at [that] law.
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Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;
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even as it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame.

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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

Matthew 5:44
but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;

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.