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Welcome to Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church – we are a midsized congregation in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., worshipping at the corner of Church Street and Main Street, where Faith meets Life, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Some of us would describe ourselves as progressive, others would describe ourselves as conservative; but we all would describe ourselves as welcoming, caring, and active in working to share the love of God with the community around us. We are open-minded and openhearted as we try to live faithfully in a changing world.
Sheep and Good Shepherds
April 25, 2021
The Rev. Dr. Susan Gilbert Zencka
Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church
Texts: Psalm 23, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18
We’ve been together quite a while, you and I. Fifteen years. And you’ve grown to know me pretty well as a preacher. You know how I love to learn, and to bring you interesting insights about Scripture, or about situations in our world that the week’s scripture relates to.
And this week, there are many sources of all kinds of interesting information about these readings—tidbits about the Greek language, the background of the writer, but most of all, of course: sheep. I am somewhat fascinated by sheep. And not just since I started wearing wool every day—I read a book years ago called “A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm” that told me more about sheep that you ever wanted to know. I love sheep.
And as I prepared the service, I kept remembering the time, ten years ago last month, when our son Corey and his now-fiancée Cait, were on spring break from their studies at Oxford University, and I was visiting, so we drove to Scotland, and while there, went to the small island of Iona. As we walked the length of the island, we saw sheep and more sheep.
9:30 a.m. Worship
9:50 a.m. Sunday School
(except summer and holidays)
After Worship - Fellowship Hour