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Introducing Pastor Michael Callahan

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Introducing Pastor Michael Callahan


The Good Shepherd
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” – Jesus of Nazareth

So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” --John 10:7 - 18

The Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins officiated the Service of Ordination and Installation for Pastor Michael Callahan with the assistance of The Rev. David Huskamp, Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Frist Evangelical Lutheran & Lucky Mound Lutheran Churches, Parshall North Dakota.

Pastor Callahan served as Vicar for 12 months while he completed his seminary education and continued as Vicar while waiting for a Call to Word and Sacrament Ministry. The congregations at Frist Evangelical Lutheran & Lucky Mound Lutheran Churches through prayerful consideration, Called Vicar Callahan to be their Shepard and Pastor.

The Rev. Dr. Leins delivered the sermon The Good Shepherd; emphasizing the roll of Pastor is to be the shepard and caretaker of their flock.
[The Office of the Holy Ministry]

 

 

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