Parking Lot Service
on May 5th, 2020
As I write this letter, my heart is overflowing with gratitude for you, the members of Christ Lutheran Church. I thank you for your prayers and your help and your patience and perseverance. All of these are God’s gifts to you, and through you, to me and the entire staff at Christ Lutheran. I’m writing to share some important news with you, as we continue to be the church under the conditions that are placed upon us with Covid-19 and “Safer at Home.”
Day 2: Vocation Devotion
on May 5th, 2020
I know that work can be a drag sometimes. Perhaps the labor itself is mundane or difficult. Perhaps you have lazy co-workers that make the day much harder than it needs be. Perhaps the worst part about your job is the fact that you butt heads with your boss. Maybe your boss is incompetent, harsh, or rude.
Day 1: Vocation Devotion
on May 4th, 2020
Monday May 4th This Sunday, we are celebrating Stewardship Sunday. This year, our Stewardship team picked out the theme of vocation. Each day this week we will have a brief devotion to prepare and celebrate God’s gift of vocation.
on April 22nd, 2020
As a Christian, there are views about humanity that can really rile me up. Here is an example: The view that humanity can do whatever it wants with this world is wrong. This is the Jurassic Park question. Just because humanity can make dinosaurs, doesn’t mean we should.
on April 16th, 2020
It seems that every time I sit down to write, I begin with a sigh, a prayer, and a time of reflecting upon God’s Word. You’ve probably heard the news that Gov. Evers has extended the “Safer at Home” orders until 8:00 p.m., on Tues. May 26. Of course, we knew this was going to be a marathon, not a sprint. In some ways, the restrictions might be a little relaxed, but, as far as churches, it remains the same.
on April 9th, 2020
Online, many have suggested—and I have been intrigued to consider—that these are the days of a modern Babylonian exile, with the government’s orders to not gather, especially in groups of ten or more and to not get within six feet of people, due to Covid-19. I thought I’d examine that notion against Scripture and see how it stands up.
Pictures Lack a Thousand Gatherings
on March 26th, 2020
I took the above picture on my iPhone back on December 24th, 2018. It was Christmas Eve and I was out at St. John’s in Sigel just about to preach their Christmas Eve service. The sky was magnificent. A Brilliant orange that faded to a deep royal blue and the further back behind the photo you see above was nearly black. The nearly cloudless sky allowed for the several pin pricks of light from th...
Our God and His People
on March 19th, 2020
Just before God kickstarts the great salvation action of the Exodus, he tells Moses about what the upcoming plagues and deliverance will accomplish. In the verse quoted above, the Lord tells Moses that he is ransoming the people of Israel so that they can be his people. And when he takes them as his people, they will also ha...
Covid-10 Response: March 17
on March 17th, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that this letter must be written. The following decisions are not made lightly. But we feel as your called workers in Jesus Christ that these are the best decisions that can be made. Perhaps this will give us time to realize how important we are to one another and what a gift our fellowship in Jesus Christ is.
Your Church Needs You!
on March 15th, 2020
Total credit for my article today goes to the website, fervr.net! They exist for Christian teens, Christian students, and youth ministries. I’ll lump myself in the mix there somewhere, since I’m a kid at heart. The reason I’m sharing this blog (or whatever you’d like to call it) is that it raises some important issues that have been percolating in my mind for a while!
on March 12th, 2020
Covid-19 isn’t just in the news. It’s on all our minds one way or another. Already, our lives have been greatly impacted. Above all else we trust in God during times of crisis to help us as no one and nothing else can. Furthermore, we also seek how we may serve God and help those around us who may be in need. The church exists for times such as this.
Nothing but Cookies
on March 8th, 2020
Nothing but Cookies Growing up, I loved being invited to my Great Grandma Neidinger’s house for Christmas dinner. It was fun and exciting. To me it was simply the best meal ever. I am sure just by reading the title of this article that you can guess what my great grandma served at these Christmas dinners. For this one special meal each year we ate nothing but cookies! Grandma Neidinger took g...