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Sanctuary Church

Are you wondering what “sanctuary church” means in the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church? Maybe you read the recent article in The Lutheran on the ELCA declaring itself a sanctuary church? Well, here is an explanation from the Lower Susquehanna Synod Bishop James S. Dunlop is a recent pastoral letter to the…

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Awakening to Light

What is so sweet as to awake from a troubled dream and behold a beloved face smiling upon you?  My soul is for the moment bowed down with grief when I cease to feel the touch of their hands or hear a tender word from them; but the light of faith never fades from my…

Pentecost 18 Worship Preview

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise…

Time, Talents, Treasure

This is a time of year when we start to think about our time, talents, and treasures. We make plans for how we will meet our remaining financial commitments for the year and we consider our commitments for the coming year. In a way the money side of stewardship is easy to figure out. We…

Harvest

Thank you to Brendan Armitage for serving again as our guest devotioneer this week. Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves…

Inextricably Connected

Traditional Sermonpentecost 17 I just returned from our annual Deaconess Assembly which was held in Omaha Nebraska. Actually, it was Ashland, a 30-minute drive from Omaha- a place that made me wonder where do people work, or where do they shop?  I saw more wildlife than people – and not always in a good way…

Sister Dottie Almoney
Inextricably Connected

Weaving the four scripture passages together we find several themes about discipleship and faith. The Prophet Habakkuk tells us that God acts in God’s time, and we are not to despair if justice seems to be non-existent. Have Faith. The Apostle Paul tells us that we act in faith through the teachings of Jesus and…