Hopeful

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:19). One year ago, this past Sunday, I lead my last pre-COVID worship service. There were no face coverings. We did...

Conference of Bishops

“For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another” (Romans 12:4-5). From Wednesday – Friday of last week the ELCA Conference of Bishops...

Giving Thanks

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossian 3:17). Like many of you, I am putting together all the necessary documents to prepare for tax season. W-2’s, 1099’s, Mortgage...

Jerusalem Collection Bible Study

“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8). Welcome to 2021: The Year of Generosity. Our focus this year will be on Funding the...

Our Words

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). Many of us can recall the words of Psalm 19:14 being prayed from the pulpit on Sunday morning before the pastor started the sermon. Here the...