Pastor’s Blog

Sep
11

Bible Study Update

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Please note that necessary changes have been made in the Thursday Bible Studies.  The afternoon class on the Book of Ruth will meet at 1:30 instead of 1:00 p.m.  The evening class Biblical Lutheran Doctrine will begin on September 20th rather than the 13th; cost for this class is $7.00 for the student book. Continue

Aug
31

Bible Study

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Summer is at an end; it's time to return to school!  Gaining knowledge and insight in the world is important.   Gaining spiritual knowledge and insight in God's Word is more important still!  We come to know God and grow in our relationship with God through his Word.  We need worship ... Continue

Aug
22

Glorious!

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What a glorious day Sunday was for LCMC churches in our area!  God blessed us with a beautiful North Idaho day!  We were blessed with a wonderful and inspirational worship service of Word and Sacrament and music.  Our Fellowship Ministry Team with all their helpers provided a delicious and satisfying picnic lunch.  ... Continue

Aug
15

LCMC Worship/Picnic Sunday

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Just a reminder that our Worship/Picnic celebration with our closest neighboring LCMC churches is this Sunday, August 19th!  Worship begins at 10:00 a.m.  Pastor Jaynan Clark of Holy Trinity Lutheran in Spokane Valley will preach the sermon.  Pastor Richard Matson of St. Mark's Lutheran in Hayden and myself will lead the ... Continue

Jul
17

“Whassup at Peace?”

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Our next quarterly "Whassup at Peace?" session is scheduled for Sunday, July 29th, following the morning worship service.  This is your opportunity to get updates, ask questions, and learn the latest news about everything that's happening at Peace Lutheran Church.  Church Council members will be present to share information.  A guest, Eula ... Continue

Jun
27

The Work of the Holy Spirit

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In the June issue of LCMC's "Connection" magazine, our Service Coordinator, Mark Vander Tuig, writes that the Mekane Yesus Church in Ethiopia started 50 years ago with 20,000 members.  Today they number 5.5 million in 8,000 congregations.  The members attribute this growth totally to the work of the Holy Spirit!  He says ... Continue

Jun
19

June 24th Worship

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I want to remind everyone that Sunday, June 24th, our congregation will worship together at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 9485 N. Maple St. in Hayden.  The service time is 10:30 a.m., not our usual 10:00.  Other LCMC congregations invited are Holy Trinity in Spokane Valley and American in Kellogg.  Pastor ... Continue

Apr
17

Lutheranism 101

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When was the last time you reviewed Luther's Catechism?  Or better still, when was the last time you reviewed the basic tenets and truths of your Christian faith?  You have the opportunity to do both (because Luther's Catechism emphasizes and upholds our Christian faith) beginning Thursday, April 19th, at 1:00 ... Continue

Apr
9

Christ is risen!

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What a glorious resurrection festival worship we experienced!  God blessed us with a beautiful day and an inspirational worship service.  Don't you just love singing those Easter hymns with joy and enthusiasm?  The Easter Season is six more Sundays of joyful hymns and anthems, and Scripture texts filled with the ... Continue

Mar
30

Holy Week

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Something I treasure about our Lutheran theology is that it is a theology of the cross.  This makes it real in this sinful world.  Jesus suffered and died on the cross for us and for our salvation.  Holy Week is the time of the year that the cross is so predominantly ... Continue