Faith Lutheran News

Message for October 12

The Good Seats A few years ago, Connie and I had the chance to attend a Celine Dion concert in Las Vegas. I had purchased some “value” seats in the balcony, thinking that her voice could project to the upper levels. When we arrived, we were called over to the side and...

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Message for Sept 28

Last week I mentioned the Lone Ranger. This week we read in Gene 2:18 about the original lone person, Adam. The Lone Ranger at least had Tonto. Adam had no one. It was God that looked down and said: “It is not good that man should be alone.” So out of the ground come...

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September 20 Message

Who is that Masked Man? Some of you might remember the Lone Ranger television series. The “Hi-ho, Silver!” to the beat of the William Tell Overture. The Lone Ranger and Tonto would enter a town as strangers. After receiving their help, the grateful town’s people would...

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September 9 Message

The Gospel of Mark was the first Gospel written. Luke writes that he knew of other accounts of Jesus that proceeded him (Luke 1:2). Mark was very likely one of those sources. Mark is the shortest of the Gospels, focusing heavily of the cross of Christ. Mark does not...

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August 24 Message

This is an image I ran across some years ago. If you stare at the center of the image for 15 seconds, then close your eyes, you will see an image of Jesus. What you see at first is not what you get in the end. We return this Sunday to the reading of Mark. Mark, unlike...

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Message for August 10

One of the joys of Christian Community being around good human beings. As your part-time pastor I do not get out much to visit our members. Covid has added to the complexity. Thankfully, you are doing a wonderful job of caring for each other. I did get a chance a week...

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Message for August 3

The Frozen movies were a real hit with me. They helped introduce people to interesting Norwegians. I have met many interesting Norwegians in my ministry. Over cups of coffee, they would share their travels and trials. My mother is 100% Norwegian.  Her family were of...

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Message for July 20

For the next five Sundays we will focus on the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. This miracle is in all four Gospels. We will be reading from the Gospel of John which is covered by an entire chapter. John does not include all the miracles of Jesus. As he says in...

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Message for July 12

One of the earliest images of Jesus is that of the Good Shepherd.  This painting comes from the catacombs. Christians would bury their dead there and adorn the area with images of their faith. The early Christians were often victims of persecution, and the image of...

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June 28 Message

I hope all of you will have a wonderful 4th of July. Connie and I will be traveling to see our daughter Brie and her fiancé this week in Millbrae, CA. We are so happy to have the opportunity to travel freely. Our son, Eric and his wife, Michelle, will be making the...

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