Words for the Week – January 23, 2020

I love this church and for all the many reasons why, there’s one constant thread:  Peace Lutheran Church is the community that most helps me trust God’s love and follow Jesus.  That’s why I give.   Why do you give?  … Read More

Words for the Week – January 16, 2020

Like many of you, I watched the delivery of the articles of impeachment with heavy emotions.  I pray for our country’s leaders, that they take steps that will lead to real justice.  I pray that the outcome is rooted in … Read More

Words for the Week – January 9, 2020

Wonderful financial news!  Due to your generous end of year gifts, Peace ended 2019 with a surplus.  We are still doing final accounting so stay tuned for exact numbers.  Thank you for all the sacrifices you made to help sustain … Read More

Words for the Week – January 2, 2020

Merry 9th Day of Christmas and Happy New Year. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?  In church on Sunday, instead of New Year’s resolutions, we’re going to be talking about guiding stars.  The wise followed a star to Jesus … Read More

Words for the Week – December 19, 2019

Tonight we have a worship service of Healing and Hope at 7 pm. This is a new service for us. I know I crave a quiet time to pray and listen to the voice of God above all the clatter … Read More

Words for the Week – December 12, 2019

Advent greetings! This Sunday the kids will “preach” through the Advent pageant, People of Promise.  They’ll tell the story of the regular, extraordinary people who paved the way for Jesus. Last Sunday, I preached on “Waiting for Justice.”  The Pharisees … Read More

Words for the Week – December 5, 2019

Greetings church, As you likely already know, beloved member John Clark died on December 1.  We mourn his death and yet also trust the promises of God and give thanks for John’s faithful, loving service. His Memorial Service will be … Read More

Words for the Week – November 21, 2019

Last week, I preached about the depth of tree roots and the reach of trees’ branches.  I encouraged you to remember that God is faithful.  Life can be terribly disorienting, the things we count on to give us security can … Read More

Words for the Week – November 7, 2019

Last week, All Saints Day, I preached about what makes the church distinct.  I used the example of a little boy who was excited about a truck that went around the neighborhood with music.  Then one day, he was elated … Read More

Words for the Week – October 24, 2019

Sunday is Reformation Day, when we celebrate the change that the Spirit brought to Christianity 500 years ago. The spiritual revival of the church that Martin Luther led seem like no-brainers now, but I think it’s important to remember that … Read More

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