Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, These past few months have been difficult as we all have had to adjust to our new norm. But God has been an ever present source of strength and hope. The Lord has blessed us to be able to worship from a distance, but now it is time for us to regather and to lift our prayers and praises side-by-side in worship. On May 26, various members from theRead More
What Are You Holding On To? When our boys, and now our grandsons, were quite young and we would be walking with them, especially in winter time, I would want to hold their hand so they wouldn’t slip and fall. There were times they, instead, wanted to hold onto my hand. I let them do so, but in such a way that I, without them realizing it, was also holding onto their hand. Invariably, thereRead More
God’s Word: Relevant in the Past and Present Pastor Paul Rieger talks about how God’s word is not just something for the times of those in biblical times. It is highly relevant to us today. Join us for a wonderful message on how God’s Word fits into our lives today.
Growing Like Trees What do the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet [Who remembers him?], and Batman and Robin have in common with us? All wear masks when out in the public. While I don’t know why all this is happening, I can tell you that somehow and in some way the God of heaven, the silent God, the One Who, from my perspective, seems to be absent, is still in control. The school adjacent to ourRead 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. From The So Help Me God Site In this issue of So Help Me God from the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces,Read More
God Is In Control Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5 As we are born, we are dependent on our parents and others around us. Yet, as we grow older, we strive to be independent. Now I’m not saying independence is bad, but sin can sneak in and ruin it. Sin and Satan will lie to you and make you think that youRead More
God Created, Well, Everything! In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1 This is the powerful opening to our scriptures and our world. From nothing, comes everything, blessed by the hands and words of God. But for centuries we have been striving to figure out just what this all means. How did God create? Did God create? God? Create? As time went on, the question got shorter. But regardless, theRead More
The Strength Of Jesus I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 This verse is like the Christian Nike slogan (Nike says, “Just Do It.”). I’ve seen this plastered so many places. Many seem to interpret this as saying that “I can do anything”. But, as always, context is king. When Paul speaks of being able to do all things, he doesn’t speak of competing in a game. He speaksRead More
Following The Way Pastor Paul Rieger discusses how we should be Following the Way. Listen to the stories of Stephen and others who followed Jesus and proclaimed His Word!.
Seeing the Good And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 Sometimes it’s hard to believe the words Paul speaks here. In life where every day is different, it is hard to see good when we see evil prevail. Looking back upon the history of Paul’s time, Rome was the prevailing empire. And what was RomeRead More