Give Thanks and Celebrate

Dear Friends in Christ, “They offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. The joy of Jerusalem was heard far away” (Nehemiah 12:43). At the end of the Book of Nehemiah, the people...

We Give You Thanks

Dear Friends in Christ, “I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him,” Ephesians 1:17 Martin Luther: A Brief Word on Prayer During our Fall gatherings, I have...

A Message on Prayer

Dear Friends in Christ, “I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers” (Ephesians 1:16). In almost all of St. Paul’s New Testament letters, he begins with a standard Salutation and then launches into a Prayerful Doxology or a...

Do Not Cease to Give Thanks

Dear Friends in Christ, “I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers” (Ephesians 1:16). Last Saturday, we celebrated the ordination of Mary Ann Harris Siefke at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Blackberry Corners. It was a joyous and...