Forward in Faith

Forward in Faith

By now, you will have received a mailing regarding Forward in Faith, our congregation’s initiative to financially support primarily a senior pastor as well as general operations. When people are asked to increase giving to church, the typical response can often be “I...
What now? The Call Process Status

What now? The Call Process Status

Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished. –1 Chronicles 28:20b The special voters’ assembly did not result...
Children in Worship

Children in Worship

How do we teach children about Lutheran Worship? Parents sometimes think worship is too adult or over the heads of children for them to understand. While teaching a child about worship can seem daunting to a parent, it may be surprising that children can comprehend...
Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

“I don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life. Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone.” —From the song “My Life” by Billy Joel Tragic events during the past few weeks have caused us to think about trends in our society and it doesn’t look good. Locally, two...
One Family in Christ: The Meaning of Membership

One Family in Christ: The Meaning of Membership

The word “membership” once conveyed a meaning of belonging. However, in current culture, membership is more commonly defined through a smartphone or tablet via social media and results in a fragmented, isolated existence. Membership is now determined via “friend” or...
The Results Are In: Congregational Self-Study

The Results Are In: Congregational Self-Study

We had a great meeting on Monday to share the results of the congregational self-study. Thank you to the 69 people who came! Pastor Lee Hovel, our circuit visitor, presented the overall strengths of the congregation. The consensus of the group was that the survey was...