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Welcome the Stranger

Welcome the Stranger

Jesus said: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35 While in France, I visited the home of my father’s patrilineal ancestors, the Rivards. I saw the font where my 6X great...
Welcome the Stranger

Is the Bible appropriate for children?

Siblings in Christ, Is the Bible appropriate for children?! What an outrageous question! It’s the Word of God, who made and loves our children. It’s the stories of Jesus, who we teach is our friend. There are rainbows and lambs, tables full of food and coins being...
Save the date! God’s Work. Our Hands.

Save the date! God’s Work. Our Hands.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) dedicated day of service provides us with an opportunity to be “church together” as we serve our communities in ways that share God’s love with all of God’s people.Since 2013 congregations have put their faith in...
Commencement or Completion? Are we really done?

Commencement or Completion? Are we really done?

Spring months are abloom with new life, fresh beginnings, the greening of creation—at least in our part of the world.Spring months are also abloom with life celebrations: graduations, confirmations, senior celebrations and award banquets, wedding, baptisms, first...
Welcome the Stranger

Love Without Limits: What’s Your Story?

During Lent this year we are going to read the book “Love Without Limits” by Jacqueline Bussie. It explores Jesus’ boundary busting love and how it disrupts our lives and our expectations. At Wednesday worship during Lent, several of you will tell your story about how...