Month: November 2018
Build Each Other Up The end of the church year has arrived and we begin to look to the new year. And that brings us to the Advent season. Advent means “coming” and it foretells the coming of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day. But before that happens, Pastor Rieger will talk about our faith and how we doubt. Doubt Do you ever doubt your faith? Of course we all do. But how do we dealRead More
Advent 2018 The beginning of the new church year is beginning! We celebrate the Advent season which has the meaning of “Coming”. It is during this time period, we look forward to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Advent celebrates both the beginning, the birth of Jesus, as well as the forthcoming end, when Jesus comes back to raise up the saved people of His Father. We prepare for His birth during the fourRead More
Joyful Giving Join us for Pastor Rieger’s message entitled “Joyful Giving” based on Matthew 25:13-30. Listen as he discusses how giving of one’s time, talent and treasure is important for our mission at the church. As Pastor Emeritus Robert Snyder told Pastor Rieger, “Money follows Mission.” That is so true in today’s world. Money is required for most charitable organizations to function. From managing staff to making sure there is ample material to accomplish whateverRead More
Thanksgiving As with every November, I think of Thanksgiving. The thanksgiving readings every year feature the story of the lepers who are healed by Jesus and the one leper who returns thankful to Jesus in Luke 17. After you preach on it a couple of times it starts to lose meaning for you. So I started looking a little differently at it. What I want us to reflect upon is how can we be someoneRead More
In this message, Pastor Paul Rieger takes us back to the Israelites and their journey out of Egypt to eventually heading into the promised land. Listen as pastor talks how we moved from the Law to the Gospel and went from animal sacrifice to the sacrifice of God’s Son Jesus for us. That ultimate sacrifice saved us from eternal death. It’s a wonderful message we have today! Once and for all, our sins were takenRead More
From the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces. We invite all of you to read the newsletter, which highlights what the church is doing for our military members. Providing ministry support to the armed forces is a big undertaking and the LCMS, along with our congregations worldwide, has taken on the challenge.
The Multitudes Before God While All Saints’ Day was really October 31, we celebrate today. We look back at those we have lost this past year and rejoice that they have joined our Heavenly Father. Pastor Rieger discusses what a saint is and how we view them in the Lutheran Church. Holy Scripture says in Psalm 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” On this All Saints’ Day,Read More