Our Hands at God’s Work

As part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's "God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday, Faith Lutheran Church continued its tradition of collecting school supplies for kids in our school districts who don't have enough money to buy their own. After worship, we gathered up all the supplies, sorted them, and packed them into boxes to … Continue reading Our Hands at God’s Work

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Sermon–March 23, 2014–Lent 3A

Third Sunday in Lent A Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 When Pastor Bob arrived at a church in suburban Columbus to begin his call, the church had been in decline for a good number of years, but was still doing okay. A number of … Continue reading Sermon–March 23, 2014–Lent 3A

Sermon–January 26, 2014–Epiphany 3A

Third Sunday after Epiphany A Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27: 1, 4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 When I started at Capital University, a public street ran through the center of campus. This posed a number of problems, not the least of which was the number of cars … Continue reading Sermon–January 26, 2014–Epiphany 3A

Kids Keep Getting Me Into Trouble

When it comes to work in the church, kids keep getting me into trouble. One of my favorite children sermons from my internship year was the story of Samuel's call. I find the story funny; Samuel keeps hearing a voice and, thinking it is Eli, keeps running and waking the poor man up. Since I … Continue reading Kids Keep Getting Me Into Trouble

A Taste of the U.P.

As of this writing, I have driven 17 hours in two days. It took 11 hours to get from Columbus, Ohio to Marquette, Michigan. This morning Debbie and I met with the bishop of the Northern Great Lakes synod. Then we drove 3 hours this afternoon to northeast Wisconsin to meet with a church council … Continue reading A Taste of the U.P.