Readings for Sunday June 24, 2018

Sunday June 24, 2018          Readings for this Sunday  First Reading: Job 38:1-11 Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Gospel: Mark 4:35-41 (New feature: Click the verse to read it now.) Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

The disciples were baffled that Jesus was sleeping in the boat as the waves crashed upon them and they took on water.  A treacherous moment; a cartoonist might have a lot of fun with this story.  Can’t you just see Jesus sleepily stretching, yawning, and then like hitting a snooze button, he asked...

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An additional Word

Friends, here are a few additional items that may be of interest to you as you stay abreast of events and invitations here at St. Luke, as well as throughout our Synod and the ELCA churchwide. What follows is: a detailed recap of the recent Synod Assembly, with links to all...

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Readings for Sunday June 3, 2018

Readings for this Sunday First Reading: Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Gospel: Mark 2:23–3:6 (New feature: Click the verse to read it now.) Deuteronomy makes clear that sabbath-keeping is meant for the welfare of all. God delivered the Israelites out of slavery, so they should not ever work anyone else seven...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

On Sunday, following worship, we’ll gather in Pontoppidan Hall for our bi-annual Congregational Meeting.  As a matter of course, we hold 2 congregational meetings each year; 1 in Jan./Feb. to vote on a budget that will fund our mission and ministry for the fiscal/calendar year and a 2nd meeting usually May/June...

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Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study Shares Book Study for the Last 2 Weeks of May: The women’s bible study is finishing their study of Genesis this Wednesday May 16th. For the rest of the month; May 23rd and May 30th, the group will be reading “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant. This is a fictional account of...

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BLOW, SPIRIT, BLOW!!

THIS YEAR Pentecost Day is also a very special day of celebration as Christian Wyliewill affirm his baptismal faith and be CONFIRMED IN CHRIST! Let us surround Christian with our presence, our love and our support for his life-long journey of faith!!

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Readings for Sunday May 20, 2018

Readings for this Sunday First Reading: Acts 2:1-21 Second Reading: Romans 8:22-27  Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 (New feature: Click the verse to read it now.) On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Spirit, through whom and in whom the people of God are created and re-created. Pentecost is sometimes called the church’s birthday,...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

The story of the day of Pentecost is packed with power! The power of the ancient history of the 50 days post Passover celebration within the Hebrew community draws people together. The power of God to transform a point in time into something completely unexpected is once again demonstrated. The...

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