May 21, 2024 – The Holy Trinity and Simple Faith

We had a wonderful celebration of the Preschool on Sunday. Thanks to the Preschool committee and Connie for a wonderful reception for them. As we announced on Sunday, the preschool is in transition. Heather Uribe is leaving for Alabama. Current staff members, Joy and...

April 30, 2024 – Love Letters

LOVE LETTERS In her later years my mother used to like to “downsize” her collections of memories, pictures, letters, etc. However, what would normally happen is that she would take days reading letters, viewing pictures, and in the end save them all. My daughter,...

April 23, 2024 – The True Vine

The True Vine This Sunday we look at another of the “I am” sayings of Jesus – Jesus as the True Vine. Many people imagine God as an old man with a flowing beard, far removed from the world, looking over things from a distant heavenly throne. In this painting of...

April 16, 2024 – The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd John Chapter 10 is such a comfort as is Psalm 23. They are often chosen for funerals to console those who mourn. I am doing a committal service for Donna Esquer, a lifelong Lutheran who lived most recently at Golden Oaks. We will be at Riverside...

April 6, 2024 – Too Good to be True?

Too Good to be True? Have you ever experienced something that was too good to be True? The women and the disciples did. Chapter 24 Luke tells us the story of three appearances of the Risen Lord. The first is to the women who go to the tomb. They go early in the...

Blessed Beyond a Doubt

Blessed Beyond a Doubt Are there times in life that you feel blessed? As humans we are not geared to focus on the Good Times in life. We are geared to be careful and cautious. We focus on the threats, which were especially helpful when dangers in jungles and forests...