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Updates from the National Youth Gathering

Our Youth are hard at work (and play!) at the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. Thirteen kids from St. Peter’s and their fearless leaders joined 30,000 other Lutheran youth from around the country as they deepen their faith and serve others. After arriving in Houston, our group checked in to their hotel and…

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Those Among Whom We Walk Unseen

I saw him again this morning.  The man I think of as my occasional “elevator buddy.”  I don’t see him a lot … maybe every couple of months … always in the hospital … almost always in the elevator.  His accent suggests that he is African – but I can’t be sure … he is…

We Break Bread Together

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 12 Let us pray: Dear LORD, may these thoughts work together with your Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Somethings are just not the same without a slice or two of bread. You can’t spread peanut butter directly on top of jelly . If you unwrap a cheese slice…

Spiritual Road Kill … Rescued

There is a great difference between the skill and the grace of prayer.  The skill is but the outside, the shape, the carcass of our responsibility.  The grace is the soul and spirit that gives it life, vigor and efficacy, that renders it acceptable to God and of real advantage to ourselves.  The skill consists…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Children’s Music Retreat

It’s not too late to register for the Children’s Music Retreat on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00am-12:30pm at St. Peter’s. Register online or find forms on the Musical Arts bulletin board, or in the church office. The Details Children, (rising K-5th graders), will have opportunities to worship God, sing songs, play together, share snacks, create art, and show off what they…

Four Readings on Sunday

And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of…

Control … or Lack of It

I am not in control of my life. I know this already, of course.  I have been married for 38 years.  I promised to share control of my life with my beloved at the altar of Ascension Lutheran Church, Deer Park in August of 1980.  I am also a baptized child of God, who in…

Eating and Living Side-by-Side

John 6: 1-21 Let us pray. Dear LORD: May your holy word and my thoughts work together to provide the spiritual food and energy we need. Help us to recognize your presence and engage ourselves. Amen. ²“A crowd followed him because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick.” (RSV) They were…