The Blessed Space of Prayer

When Solomon took the throne to lead God's people, he found himself in a dream hearing the voice of God. God told Solomon, "Ask what I shall give you." Solomon responded to this invitation by recalling that God had been generous with him in the past. This dream for Solomon became an opportunity for Solomon... Continue Reading →


Preparing for the Divine Service

I arrive at church on Sunday morning with many things on my mind. I struggle with how to prepare my heart and mind to receive the good gifts of God. Besides my personal spiritual preparations for the worship services and Bible study, I also have a to-do list of things I want to get done... Continue Reading →

Preparing a Parish Report

Preparing the parish report for 2012 gave me the opportunity to reflect on the past year and consider what my goals are for 2013. Ministry moves year to year with a consistency of purpose. I am a pastor. I proclaim the law and the gospel. I administer the sacraments. I visit the sick and homebound.... Continue Reading →


Election Day Prayer

On Election Day, November 6, the congregation I serve will be praying for our nation. From 7am-8pm on that day our sanctuary will be a place of prayer. People are signing up for 15 minute slots and we are seeking to have every slot filled so that there is always someone in prayer on that... Continue Reading →


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