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Global Missions Sunday

Global Missions Sunday Is September 9 Brianna Melhorn, a very special speaker, will join us on September 9 at 9:15am for the Adult Sunday School Class to share her experiences working in a border immersion program in El Paso, TX. Brianna, a Manheim Township alumni as well as a former Spanish Immersion student, is a…

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Where does my offering go?

As we approach the end of the year, our council and committees are busy preparing our budget for next year. A portion of our budget each year is devoted to mission support for our national church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. What is Mission Support? ELCA members in more than 9,300 congregations in the…

Pentecost 21 Preview

“Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For…

Mushroom Grace

It seemed to show up in my lawn overnight and got very comfortable … very quickly.  It wasn’t a miraculous arrival, but it seemed like it.  It enjoyed a couple of days of hospitality, but was then banished to salad-bar fodder for the squirrels and other denizens of our unruly lawn, after I cut the…

Family Halloween Party

Join us Sunday October 28th at 5:00 pm for a family Halloween Party! Come for food, games, crafts, a puppet show and Trick or Treating!  Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes (parents can as well!) We will have our gathering in the Family Life Center. There will be a chance to vote on…

Covenant or Legalism?

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 20 This is the look.  (RAISE SCARED FACE MASK)  Yes, this is the look every preacher gets on her or his face when they realize they have to preach on today’s Gospel Lesson from Mark. We get that look for a couple of reasons.  First off, we recognize that the complexity of…

Pentecost 19 Preview

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God…

Disciplined Prayer

The needed change within us is God’s work, not ours.  The demand is for an inside job, and only God can work from the inside.  We cannot attain or earn this righteousness of the kingdom of God: it is a grace that is given…. In this regard it would be proper to speak of “the…