Advent

It seems as if this year has lasted forever. We have spent eight months so far isolating for a pandemic. We have gone through a polarizing election. We are uncertain about the future. I know that is a normal state for people to be in. I imagine a Roman wondering what was going to happen … More Advent

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! For many this Thanksgiving will be different. Family gatherings are discouraged, and let’s face it 2020 has been a hard year so far. What do we have to be thankful for? Plenty! We are God’s children and His heirs. God’s kingdom is ours. We were given this when we … More Thanksgiving

God’s Choice

Choice is one of the greatest joys that we have. We can choose our clothes. We can choose our cars. We revel in these choices. We love making them. However the Bible doesn’t allow us to choose God. We are sinners and slaves to sin. (John 8:34) Since the will of man is not spiritually … More God’s Choice

What Must I Do?

Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:30-31) What must I do to be saved? That is the seminal question in Jesus’ Kingdom, The Church. There are many who … More What Must I Do?

God’s Service

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” (Mark 10:45a) A lot of things have changed recently. We have seen pandemic, rioting, and peaceful protest. Some of us are not able to gather together in church to be served by God, so God serves them online. We have seen changes. … More God’s Service

A Grand Reopening

What a joyous occasion! We have once again been given permission to meet together at church! June 7th at 10:00 AM will be our first chance to celebrate Divine Service together as a Christian family in many weeks! I look forward to seeing many faces once again, but feel that I should remind those of you … More A Grand Reopening

A New Thing

I know that many of you are looking forward to things getting back to normal. This period of social distancing is hard and scary. I want things to settle down as well. However, I question whether there will be normal again. The 1918 flu pandemic lasted into 1919. That pandemic killed 675,000 Americans. The people … More A New Thing

At Peace.

We have been shut in. I know it has been difficult. It is hard not to be able to see all of the people that you care about. It is hard when our routines are changed through no fault of our own. It is hard when we have to gather in new ways. But this … More At Peace.