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Past, Present and Future

Whatever moments are to come, this moment is forever.  Nothing that will come to be can make this moment otherwise.  Everything that ever happens in life goes on being a part of that life, not just the thing that happens last.  The man on the cross is also the babe in the manger, the child…

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…

A Meaning-Filled Life

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 8 The Teichmann’s are going on vacation soon! I’ve been counting the days. BUT…first we have to pack. Oh the packing. We started putting together a list of the stuff we’ll need. The list keeps on getting longer. At this rate, we’ll need to tow a U-haul trailer behind us for all…

Holistic Stewardship for Lent

For centuries Lutherans have observed Lent with passionate devotion and prayerful attention to spiritual disciplines. These faith practices strengthen our souls and open our hearts to the resurrected Christ at Easter. This year, try developing a sense of holistic stewardship for your life. Stewardship, of course, looks at how we use not just our financial…

Seasons of Light

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany hang together wonderfully as a unit of the church year. As Advent and December marched on, we all felt the gathering darkness as the days shortened and the nights lengthened. We pushed back this darkness by lighting extra candles, decorating our worship spaces and houses with lights, and by singing songs…