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What Has ‘Run Out’ In Your Life?
What Has ‘Run Out’ In Your Life?

Last week I preached about worship. I asked you to focus attention on what it means to you to worship God. I pointed out how amazing it was that the wise men recognized the toddler Jesus as someone who was worthy of worship.  They were changed when they worshiped him.  We are too. This week we will hear Jesus’ first…

Pastor Sarah Scherschligt’s Remarks at the ribbon cutting for the new LIRS office at Peace
Pastor Sarah Scherschligt’s Remarks at the ribbon cutting for the new LIRS office at Peace

The following were Pastor Sarah S Scherschligt’s Remarks at the ribbon cutting for the new LIRS field office at Peace Lutheran. December 16, 2021 Greetings honored guests, In the evening of Friday, October 8 – just over two months ago – I was in my car with my family driving to our church retreat when a colleague of mine sent…

The Season of Hospitality
The Season of Hospitality

This is a season of hospitality. You will welcome others and you will be welcomed.  The Christian tradition has a long history of hospitality, with commands to “welcome the stranger (i.e.. foreigner)” repeated throughout Scripture and practiced throughout faith communities. 

The Same Words, A Different Story
The Same Words, A Different Story

Kids often ask for the same book to be read over and over (and over!) again.  They are comforted by familiar words and pictures.  Because they are developing so rapidly, they experience the story differently from reading to reading; understanding a new word, connecting the plot, enjoying a character they hadn’t noticed before.  They hear the same words, but they don’t hear the same story.  

“Roll Out The Red Carpet”
“Roll Out The Red Carpet”

Have you ever been welcomed as if you are the most important person in the world? Can you think of someone who eased your way through a difficult time? I encourage you to pray about who might need you to give them the red carpet treatment.

Veteran’s Day
Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day. We honor those who have served in our military, including many of you and your families.  Please join me in this Veteran’s Day prayer:
Almighty and ever-living God, we give you thanks for the people who have served and defended our country and the values of freedom and justice we hold so dear…

All Saints Day
All Saints Day

Sunday is All Saints Day.  We will light candles as we read the litany of saints who have died.  It is always a holy and beautiful commemoration.