Category Archives: Psalm 23

Congratulations for 25 years in ministry! Praise God!


Congratulations for 25 years in ministry! Praise God!

On Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at 9:00 AM, our church will be celebrating the fact that God has led our Pastor (Timothy Ehlers) into his 25th year of Pastoral ministry. Pastor Ehlers is a gifted preacher, teacher and musician (vocalist, technologist & MIDI producer extraordinaire).   Pastor Ehlers will be preaching and conducting the service.

During the service, our band will be playing an inspirational piece based on Psalm 23 by Matt Redman called “You Never Let Go.”  I chose the song because it says something about God’s committment to our Pastor’s life and to his ministry.  In addition, Pastor Ehlers has recited Psalm 23 on numerous occasions so I suspect that it brings him significant comfort.  You can listen to the song performed by the original recording artists here:

God, thank you for this gifted man who you have blessed us with and if its Your will, grant him another fruitful 25 years of service dedicated to your glory.  Amen.

Psalm 23 Responsive Prayer


Psalm 23 Responsive Prayer

P:         The LORD is my shepherd
C:        God, thank you for this relationship
P:         I shall not be in want
C:        God, thank you for supplying my needs
P:         He makes me lie down in green pastures
C:        God, thank you for providing me with rest
P:         he leads me beside quiet waters
C:        God, thank you for refreshing me
P:         he restores my soul
C:        God, thank you for healing me
P:         He guides me in paths of righteousness
C:        God, thank you for providing your word as a guide in my life
P:         for his name’s sake
C:        God, thank you for providing a purpose and direction for my life
P:         Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
C:        God, you know just how much testing is right for me
P:         I will fear no evil
C:        God, thank you for your protection
P:         for you are with me
C:        God, thank you for being with me
P:         your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
C:        God, thank you for discipline when I need it
P:         You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies
C:        God, thank you for being my protector
P:         You anoint my head with oil
C:        God, thank you for anointing me
P:         my cup overflows
C:        God, thank you for abundant blessings
P:         Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life
C:        God, thank you for continual blessings
P:         and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever
C:        God, thank you for eternity

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

© Steven Brown, August 2010, https://sjbrown58.wordpress.com, Kenaniah Music

Feel free to reproduce this piece in your worship bulletin or folder for congregational use

Responsive Reading for Good Shepherd Sunday


Responsive Reading for Good Shepherd Sunday

 

Pastor:  I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing, declares the LORD.

    Jeremiah 23:4

 

All: The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

– Psalm 23:1

 

Pastor:  He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.

– Micah 5:4

 

All:  Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.

– Psalm 28:9

 

Pastor:  I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.   I know my sheep and my sheep know me.

– John 10:11 & 14

 

All:  Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock; you who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth

– Psalm 80:1

 

Pastor: And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

– 1 Peter 5:4

 

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

God our Shepherd


God our Shepherd

The Lord my Shepherd is,

I shall be well supplied;

Since he is mine and I am his,

What can I want beside?

He leads me to the place

Where heav’nly pasture grows,

Where living waters gently pass,

And full salvation flows.

if e’er I go astray,

He doth my Soul reclaim;

And guides me in his own right way,

For his most holy name.

While he affords his aid

I cannot yield to fear;

Though I should walk through death’s dark shade,

My Shepherd’s with me there.

In sight of all my foes,

Thou dost my table spread;

My cup with blessings overflows,

And joy exalts my head.

The bounties of thy love

Shall crown my following days;

Nor from thy house will I remove,

Nor cease to speak thy praise.

(Psalm 23 – Metrical Version by Isaac Watts)