Waiting for the Lord

Isaiah 40:31 gives us the promise that those who wait for the Lord will find their strength renewed. Waiting can be an act of frustration and anxiousness. What does it mean to wait for the Lord? Am I waiting in a doctor's office looking around at the old magazines or getting worried about sitting on... Continue Reading →


Serial vs Self-Encapsulated Story

I enjoy binge watching shows through Amazon or Netflix. I bounce between liking shows that have a long story arc that the screenwriters spread across  several episodes and shows that self-encaspsulate a story into each episode. Recently I started watching a show that started as a spy show with each episode being self-contained. Slowly this show... Continue Reading →

New Growth in the New Year

I am interested with how God will grow our membership as a congregation in 2017. Connection to a local community of believers is important. St. Paul wrote to the people in Ephesus, “There is one body and one Spirit . . . one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who... Continue Reading →


Gottesdienst – Divine Service

The word "worship" in America often brings focus on the activities of a person or congregation. The word's first definition is about the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. The Lutheran Divine Service does not fit into the first definition of the word worship. The service that gathers Christians together, is... Continue Reading →



BaptismI love performing Baptisms at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Baptism of babies, young children, and adults are all priceless moments in the life of our congregation. When I speak the Word of God and I generously pour water over the head of the person, I trust God to be at work delivering the gift... Continue Reading →


In the public square

Life together with the Risen Lord is possible in the public square. We see in the book of Acts that St. Paul brings the gospel to Athens. He sees all their desire for answers and he does not hide from sharing the promise of Jesus. How do we today go forward into the public square... Continue Reading →


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