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St. Peter’s is creating a new mission statement and embarking on updating our vision, and you can be part of the process! After more than a year of conversation around this topic, we are ready to develop our mission and vision statement, and you are the crucial first step in this work. Before missions can be…

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Is Hell for real?

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL PEntecost 2 The pit of torment shall appear, and opposite it shall be the place of rest; and the furnace of hell shall be disclosed, and opposite it the paradise of delight. (2 Esdras 7:36) Hell is real.  I visited there today.  It snuck up on me.  I spent much of the day working on some…

We shall not want!

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. —Psalm 23 One of the best known and beloved psalms is Psalm 23, the Shepherd Psalm. There we learn that the Lord is our shepherd. And since He is our…

Pentecost 2 Sunday Preview

Jesus sends out the disciples as laborers into the harvest. In baptism we too are anointed for ministry, sharing God’s compassion with our needy world. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38) From the…

Climbing Out of the Pigpen

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY “I will get up and go to my father.”~~ Luke 15:18 (The Prodigal Son’s words from the pigpen.)  “Landing in a pigpen stinks.  But staying there is just plain stupid.  Don’t spend another minute in the pigpen.  It’s time to rise up”  ~~Max Lucado, Glory Days Do you ever struggle…

Holy Heresy Sunday

TRADITIONAL SERMON HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY Holy Trinity Sunday.  What I think of as “Holy Heresy Sunday.” Beause can’t talk about the Holy Trinity without committing heresy. We just aren’t built to think of something that is two things at one. And yes, I have heard the Wrigley Corp’s promise about their Doublemint Gum.  “Two mints,…

Come One, Come All to VBS!

Hear ye! Hear ye! You are cordially invited to travel back in time 500 years to the start of the Reformation at this year’s Reformation Station Vacation Bible School! Step back into the 1500s and meet Martin Luther and his friends as they take on the teachings of the Catholic Church in order to bring…

Holy Spirit, Holy Unpredictable

Traditional Sermon Pentecost Sunday A woman told me a story about something that happened to her several years before. She was a faithful woman. A lifelong Lutheran. She went to church every single week. Her piety was a quiet one. Not loud, not proud, just pious. One day she went to church and in the…