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Pastor Scott’s January 2019 Message

Pastor Scott’s January 2019 Message

Dear Disciples of the Messiah, IMAGINE HOW MANY MORE MIRACLES JESUS COULD HAVE DONE if he had not been distracted by His cell phone?  You probably appreciate your phone as much as I do mine…but my New Year’s resolution is to put my phone away when I am in...
Lutherans are Different.

Lutherans are Different.

Every day Jesus was teaching in the Temple, and at nightHe would go out and spend the night on the Mount of Olives. (Luke 21:37) Dear Friends of the Coming Messiah, Lutherans are different, especially this time of year. In late fall, Norwegian farmers would put...
Welcoming Guests is the Mission

Welcoming Guests is the Mission

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.                                    –Hebrews 13:2 Dear Friends of the Living Messiah, WHY DOES THE CHURCH EXIST?  The short answer is “mission.”  But so...
Remember That You Are Dust …

Remember That You Are Dust …

By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken:  You are dust, and to dust you shall return. –spoken by the Lord when first humans were expelled from Eden.  Genesis 3:19 There shall be in that great...
Soggy Cereal & Tepid Tea

Soggy Cereal & Tepid Tea

ONE OF MY FAVORITE POEMS is by a seminary professor, the late Gerhard E. Frost.  It seemed fitting to share as we begin a new year with hopes and goals to achieve as individuals, a community, and a church. “SOGGY CEREAL AND TEPID TEA” When I remember that I am a...