“Then the father said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.” As we gather this weekend to hear the familiar Parable of the Prodigal Son (or Loving Father), each of us might hear this parable differently. Depending upon our present life circumstances, we may see ourselves as […]
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are ny ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:9 We gather this weekend to ponder the awesomeness of our God and his amazing grace in our lives.
“O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home” – ELW # 632 We gather this weekend to give thanks for God’s protection and amazing grace in our lives and to pray for strength to shelter others in need with Christ’s […]
“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness.” – Luke 4:1 We gather this weekend to seek the Spirit’s guidance in the wilderness places of our lives, to receive bread for the journey, and to be empowered to serve others.
“Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray, And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.” Luke 9:28-29 As we gather this weekend, we are reminded of Christ’s power, love, and amazing grace in both the mountaintops […]
“God, when human bonds are broken and we lack the love or skill to restore the hope of healing, give us grace and make us still.” – ELW # 603 As we gather this weekend, our scripture readings challenge us to find love and freedom in the hard work of forgiveness and in the blessing […]
“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. – Jeremiah 17:7-8 As we gather this weekend, we are reminded that we are rooted in Christ through all of the joys and challenges of the […]
“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity!” We gather this weekend to sing powerful hymns and to continue to encounter God’s glory as well as our calling to serve in his name.
“Here I am, Lord, is it I Lord? I have heard you calling in the night I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart..” We gather this weekend to discover some of the unexpected people, places, and circumstances where God’s glory is revealed, to be strengthened to […]
“For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made t drink of one Spirit.” We gather this weekend giving thanks for the unity we share in Christ with all of the joys and all of the challenges and all […]