We Did It!

Our first online Service wasn’t perfect, but it is done. We will learn from this and move forward, until such a time as we can meet again. I look forward to seeing you all in person, once again, but for now we will learn and grow through God’s Word online. If you missed Service this … More We Did It!

Blackboard Collaborate Service at Faith Lutheran Church 10:00 AM

Thank you Dennis Witte and Concordia University Chicago for the tech and tools to make this switch! In the face of the Governor’s ban on meeting in groups greater than 10, we are moving Sunday Morning Divine Service online. Denny is our point and technology guy and deserves our thanks. Make sure that everyone knows … More Blackboard Collaborate Service at Faith Lutheran Church 10:00 AM

A New Normal

Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, As we and our community continue to work with the effects of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, I would like to take a moment to answer a couple of questions. The first is a question regarding why God would cause this virus. The answer is that God … More A New Normal

Faith Lutheran Church and Covid-19 3/17/2020

What an incredibly fluid situation we are in. Since yesterday’s announcement that we would go forward with Lenten Soup Supper and Service we have gotten more information. In light of this information we are canceling the soup supper portion of our Wednesday night. As we continue to review more information we will make announcements as … More Faith Lutheran Church and Covid-19 3/17/2020

Focus

In seminary, I was taught that your first vocation, or calling, is always to God, then your family, then your work. But it is sometimes really hard to keep things in order. Your eyes and mind get distracted, pulled away, by the things of the world. I know the first commandment, “You shall have no … More Focus

On Any Sunday

There was an old documentary called, “On Any Sunday.” It was over motorcycle sports. I think it even won an academy award a long time ago. However, motorcycles aren’t my topic today. My topic is the title “On Any Sunday.” On any Sunday people sleep in. On any Sunday people enjoy time with their family. On any Sunday people … More On Any Sunday

Narrativium

One of my favorite authors is a British writer named Terry Pratchett. A thread that traveled through his books, was called narrativium. Narrativium was an element that all people had built into them. What Pratchett meant by using Narrativium was that a part of what made people into human beings was stories. The stronger the … More Narrativium

“Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for His steadfast love endure forever!”

“Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for His steadfast love endure forever!” (Psalm 118:29 ESV) Here we go! Holiday time is coming up fast. We have Halloween, oops I mean Reformation, and Thanksgiving, the ladies have the Gingerbread Bazaar that they work toward all year, then Advent, then Christmas, does it … More “Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for His steadfast love endure forever!”