Pastor’s Blog

Oct
29

Day of Thanksgiving

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November is the month of our national Day of Thanksgiving.  Peace Lutheran Church will gather for worship at 10:00 on that Thursday morning.  Have you ever really considered the significance of a Day of Thanksgiving?  Initially, the Pilgrims had a celebration of thanks for a bountiful harvest, after a winter ... Continue

Oct
11

Reformation!

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On October 31st nearly 500 years ago, Martin Luther started the REFORMATION that changed the Church and the world forever!  The Church and its leadership had perverted the Gospel and revised the Scriptures to suit their own purposes.  Because the Pope needed funding for St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the ... Continue

Aug
21

Returned from Sabbatical

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THANK YOU, Peace Lutheran for the past three months of renewal!  It has been a most rewarding experience; God blessed me and our congregation during these summer months.  I will write a detailed, informative article for the September newsletter.  Until then, know that I am back in the office, with ... Continue

Jul
26

A Time of Rest…

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Sabbatical is based on the Biblically-mandated period of rest. All of creation needs rest as is evidenced in the seasons, human sleep, and the Sabbath. In recent years many Lutheran congregations have adopted Sabbatical policies for their pastors, realizing that being a pastor can be challenging dealing with the many ... Continue

Apr
1

Every Sunday is A Celebration!

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Have you ever wondered why more people attend worship services on Easter Day than on any other day of the year? As a pastor, it may be more obvious to me than to you, but I’m sure you’ve noticed. Worship attendance actually increases 50-100% and sometimes more on Easter! Thanks ... Continue

Feb
28

Reflections on Easter

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Holy Week begins this year on March 24th with Palm/Passion Sunday when we remember Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and the beginning of the events that led to his passion, crucifixion and death. I’ve often been asked why we place special emphasis on these moments in Jesus’ life. Can’t we ... Continue

Feb
8

New Congregational Officers

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Congratulations to our new officers: President, Stephanie Lauritzen; Vice-President, Lee Ely; Secretary, Joann Carlson; and Treasurer, Mike Hill.  The Council Liaisons for each of our Ministry Teams are: Fellowship/Hospitality, Joann Carlson; Property/Maintenance, Lee Ely; Stewardship, Spike Shine; Education/Youth, Kit Carey; Worship/Music, Barbara Hunley and Becky Hocking; and Mission/Vision, Boomer Danly.  ... Continue

Jan
31

The Season of Lent

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THE LENTEN SEASON begins on February 13th with Ash Wednesday Worship at 7:00 p.m., preceded by our Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. Traditionally, Lent was the forty day period (not including Sundays which are resurrection celebrations) prior to Easter when Baptismal candidates prepared for their entrance into the Church through ... Continue

Jan
3

A Different Epiphany Story

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The story has been told for centuries now.  The story of the three Wiseman, Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, and the gifts they brought to the newborn king.  And what were their gifts?  Everyone knows that.  They brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  But suppose that there may be more to the ... Continue

Dec
19

Christmas Blessings!

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"The angel said to them, 'Don't be afraid!  I have good news for you, a message that will fill everyone with joy.  Today your Savior, Chirst the Lord, was born in David's city.'"  (Luke 2:10-11)  This is exactly the news we want to hear; what we need to hear!  May Jesus be ... Continue

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