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BEING GOOD HOSTS FOR EASTER

BEING GOOD HOSTS FOR EASTER This coming Sunday is EASTER SUNDAY. This is a Sunday that for many churches sees a higher-than-usual number of GUESTS in attendance, along with what some call “C & E” members (Christmas and Easter attenders). Regular attenders have habits. They like to sit on the [...]

Listening Posts

Listening Posts As we enter a formal, transitional phase of the Intentional Interim Ministry, we will begin to have series of “listening posts” where we will sit and reflect on data collected, history of the church, and asking where God is working in our midst. The first of our “listening [...]

THE MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NEW

THE MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NEW “Once we’ve thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it is only here that the new and good begins.”            – Leo Tolstoy – Change. Everybody’s for it until they’re the ones expected to change; then it becomes feared and dreaded and [...]

missio Dei – “Mission of God”

missio Dei – “Mission of God”           As we recall St. John’s account of Resurrection Sunday, we are given a mission – not just any mission – but the missio Dei…the mission of God. Hear Jesus speak to his disciples: “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, [...]

“Developing a Jesus Heart”

Developing a Jesus Heart This past Sunday we saw the “heart” of Jesus on display as he looked out over Jerusalem, weeping and mourning and lamenting over the holy city: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…how I would have gathered your children like a hen gathers her brood, and you were not willing!” [...]

Transitions

Transitions Deuteronomy 34:7-8    “Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days. Then the days for weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.” Intentional Interim Ministry [...]

SEVEN THINGS CHURCH MEMBERS SHOULD SAY TO GUESTS

Seven Things Church Members Should Say to Guests One of the most important aspects of churches growing is what happens on a Sunday morning. A lot of first impressions are the small things: a friendly greeting when people get out of their car; help finding doors; ushers who are cheerful [...]

“A FORESHADOWING OF THINGS TO COME”

A FORESHADOWING OF THINGS TO COME This first Sunday of March 2019 will be “Transfiguration Sunday.” It is the last Sunday before we begin the penitential season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. All kinds of things “change” with the season of Lent: we no longer sing “Alleluias” and the Graduals [...]

“If You Have Your Bibles with You”

“If You Have Your Bibles with You” “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”  Proverbs 20:5 I received a notice from the IRS one year that my taxes had been reviewed and I had made a mistake. The result was [...]

Pastor Hollar’s Retirement Celebration

After 26 and a half years of serving Resurrection Lutheran Church and School, and over 40 years in the pastoral ministry, Hank and Rita Hollar were celebrated, toasted and honored by their church, family members and friends. Over two hundred people packed the Fellowship Hall and Youth Room Saturday evening [...]