Pastor’s Blog

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

Dec
12

The Star of Bethlehem Video

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"The Star of Bethlehem" DVD will be shown Sunday morning, December 16th, 8:30-9:30, for all Sunday School classes and anyone interested in seeing this intriguing movie of how the stars lined up at just the right time to guide the wisemen to the baby Jesus.  Biblical references will be provided.  Everyone ... Continue

Nov
23

Luther Movie

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We will be offering a showing of the movie about Martin Luther's life and his role in the Reformation.  It will be shown in two parts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, the first half on November 29th and the second half on December 6th.  Then on the next Thursday, December 13th, there will be an ... Continue

Nov
16

Thanksgiving Day Worship 10:00 a.m.

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God has given us so many blessings, we cannot count them all!  It is, however, much better, more fun, healthier and beneficial for us to count blessings rather than problems.  Take time on our national day of Thanksgiving to count your blessings, and worship with us at 10:00 a.m.  You will be glad ... Continue

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