Arley K. Fadness ... CSSPlus contributor
Arley K. Fadness is a retired ELCA pastor who has served numerous Lutheran parishes in South Dakota and Minnesota. He is currently a member of Custer Lutheran Fellowship in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Pastor Fadness is a congregational consultant who coaches churches in visioning processes, and he also conducts leadership retreats and workshops on “Finding Your True Flair.” A graduate of Augustana College, Luther Theological Seminary, and McCormick Theological Seminary, Fadness is the author of several CSS titles, including Blueprints For Advent and Christmas, Blueprints for Lent, Six Spiritual Needs in America Today, Holy Moses, Hey Joseph!, and Where’s Noah? He is also a contributing author to Sermons on the First Readings (Series I, Cycle A).
Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Arley K. Fadness
Good morning boys and girls,
Have you ever seen a sheep? (children answer) What do sheep look like?
Have you ever seen or touched a little lamb? How does if feel? (children answer)
When Jesus was a little boy, and also when he was an adult, there were many flocks of
sheep around Palestine where he lived. He might have played with little lambs or helped a shepherd feed a flock of sheep. Jesus might have even worn a warm tunic made out of a sheep's soft wool.
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