Faith for Living Hour

 Thursday, August 13, 2020 
9:00am-10:00am  
Repeats  
Steele Memorial Bandstand & Virtual

Faith for Living Hour will be a hybrid experience, presented onsite at the Steele Memorial Bandstand, as well as recorded and uploaded later that day below and to Lakeside's official YouTube page.

Masks required. Please practice safe social distancing. While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. In the case of inclement weather, Faith for Living Hour will be livestreamed at 9 a.m. with no in-person audience on this webpage below and to Lakeside's official YouTube page.

The Rev. Dr. Myron F. McCoy’s theme for the week is “Sheep, Shepherding and Staying on the Path.”

Some church consultants think that we should abandon all use of the word shepherd or even pastor (which literally means shepherd) because it is too passive or docile and, perhaps even too placid a term for the rigorous task of ministry today. Yet, shepherding in the ancient near east (and other places) was hazardous, requiring a great deal of courage in facing the dangers of steep cliffs, potential hazardous encounters in the wilderness, long lonely nights and little communal respect.



However, I am hopeful that during this week’s Faith for Living Hour the images of sheep, shepherding and being on the path are rooted in scripture and tradition and bring about renewed appreciation and application for one’s ongoing faith journey.



As shepherding is about leading and being led by God to some new “pastures” through new paths, we’ll discover that women and girls were shepherds, too. The image is far from gender exclusive.



Furthermore, shepherding, or ministry today, isn’t just about an ordained person being in charge. Ideally, it’s a team of clergy and laity working hard to care for souls and communities, with long hours and, oftentimes, in difficult settings and circumstances.



The focus of the sessions is to spark conversations about ministry and leadership — laity and clergy, and our journeying forward together.

  • Monday: “We Are Called God’s Sheep”
  • Tuesday: “Shepherding: A Tale of Two Crowds” - download handout
  • Wednesday: “The Joy of Knowing & Being Known by the Shepherd”
  • Thursday: “Marching off the Map”

A complimentary Faith for Living Hour Pass is available between 8:30-9 a.m. Monday-Thursday; valid until 1 p.m. This pass includes admittance to Lakeside for guests and auto. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee upon departure. Ask a Gate Attendant for details.


Occurrences:

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:00am 10:00am

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