Pastor’s Monthy Blog

Called by Christ, we INVITE all people, SERVE our neighbors, and BUILD a living faith.   On Reformation Sunday, during worship, we had the opportunity to add our signatures to the new Reformation Welcome Statement – a statement that lifts …

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“Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low, the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.”  Isaiah 40:4 Advent, what is that? You are not alone if you have friends, …

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100 years ago – on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (Nov. 11, 1918) – the Armistice was signed ending the hostilities of World War I. One year later, Nov. 11, 1919, the United Kingdom, …

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But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. …

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Pilgrim – Be, Receive, Give Thanks Growing up in Northern Wisconsin, Labor Day weekend marked a time of transition. Summer cabins were swept and sealed until the next season, canvas was draped across boats for winter storage, and as a family, …

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Summer months are often marked by a slower, more relaxed pace of life. But at Reformation ministry was full speed ahead in the month of July. As July began, our group of 10 youth …

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“May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened.” – Ephesians 1:18 W. David O. Taylor wrote in Christianity Today, What if we saw the arts in worship as part of discipleship?  What if we saw the arts as essential, rather …

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“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” – Ephesians 2:8 Every three years, the youth and youth leaders from ELCA congregations come together for a …

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Concerning the Election of a Synod Bishop Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, When our Southeastern Pa. Synod meets in assembly May 4-5 we will elect a new synod bishop. Bishop Claire Burkat was first elected to a six-year term …

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“They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.” Psalm 1:3 Japanese styled gardens with their gentle curves, green mosses, varying sounds of water, entice me to …

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