Readings for Sunday April 22, 2018

Sunday April 22, 2018          Readings for this Sunday First Reading: Acts 4:5-12 Second Reading: 1 John 3:16-24 Gospel: John 10:11-18 (New feature: Click the verse to read it now.) The image of the Good Shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

We call it Good Shepherd Sunday. Each year, in the season of Easter, we read several of the scriptures that depict Jesus as the one who cares for the people of God, represented by sheep. The shepherd imagery can be found in many places; Sunday we hear from the Gospel...

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Readings for Sunday April 15, 2018 

Readings for this Sunday First Reading: Acts 3:12-19 Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-7 Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48 (New feature: Click the verse to read it now.) The gospel for the thirdSunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for the meal we...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

Resurrection comes in many shapes and sizes. Have you been aware this week of signs of God bringing Resurrection power into the world? Where have you witnessed to the power of God to bring new life, where there once was death or suffering or despair? Maybe in yourself as well...

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to our sisters and brothers in Christ of Grace Road Congregation!  Their new pastor will begin this Sunday! His name is Byung-Hyun Lee; Pastor Lee and his wife and 2 children have arrived from South Carolina! Please keep the Grace Road community and Pastor Lee and family in your prayers this week....

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Readings for this Sunday 03/11/18

Readings for this Sunday First Reading: Numbers 21:4-9 Second Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10 Gospel: John 3:14-21 The fourth of the Old Testament promises this Lent is the promise God makes to Moses: those who look on the bronze serpent will live. In today’s gospel Jesus says he will be lifted up on the cross...

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Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Fires and Violence. Devastation — and yet hope in Christ…

To receive a message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton about how Christ is with us during these questioning times. Go to:  http://elca.org Also… Presiding Bishop responds to DACA announcement… CHICAGO (Sept. 5, 2017) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued...

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WE ARE A PRAYING PEOPLE

WE ARE A PRAYING PEOPLE Please be in prayer today for the following: All affected by the earthquake on the Iraq/Iran border.  The plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people-fleeing their homeland in Myanmar.  the UN is calling their crisis the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. More than half a million...

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Pastor's Ponderings..

During the Sundays of Lent we are taking a closer look at the covenants God has made with God’s people and walking through the story of Jesus’ teaching, death and resurrection once again. The covenant with Noah shows us a God who promises to not do us harm, but instead...

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