CategoryDevotions

Words of devotion shared by our rostered leaders and guests.

Saints that are Human

     EMAIL DEVOTIONAL      week of Pentecost 24 I spent an hour and a half today with ten church members gathered for a Book Club discussion of the book Martin Luther, written by our American Lutheran historian Martin Marty.  It was a fascinating discussion as we marveled at the courage of a simple monk…

Standing on Other’s Shoulders

      EMAIL DEVOTIONAL      week of Pentecost 23 Roll call — Remember.  You may have a busy day. Me too. But today, if you look, you’ll see flags flying at half staff wherever you live and when you do…remember.  Today is Veteran’s Day. Remember. And if you can, say thank you. We’re all here…

We Are the Stuff of Stars

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL – WEEK of all Saints Sunday The iron in our blood, the calcium in our bones and the oxygen we breathe are the physical remains – ashes, if you will – of stars that lived and died long ago.                        ~~Ray Jayawardhama Or…

By Water and the Word

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL WEEK OF Pentecost 19 What does such baptizing with water signify?  It signifies that the old Adam in us should, by daily contrition and repentance, be drowned and die with all sins and evil lusts, and, again, a new man daily come forth and arise; who shall live before God in righteousness and…

Out of the Depths

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL WEEK OF Pentecost 17 Out of the depths I cry to you; O Lord God, hear me calling.  Incline your ear to my distress in spite of my rebelling.  Do not regard my sinful deeds.  Send me the grace my spirit needs; without it I am nothing.  (ELW Hymn 600) Like you, I find myself conflicted.  I am admittedly…

The Blessing of Spiders

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL Pentecost 16 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.            (Psalm 25:10) The Spider‘s Web The spider dropping down from a twig Unfolds a plan of her devising A thin premeditated rig To use in rising.…

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NOTE — please be aware that starting next week (on September 27th), this weekly devotion will start posting on Wednesday mornings.  As we strive to find the right posting balance between the variety of weekly events that air on our website, it seems to make the most sense for us to move the “airing” of…

Yet Another Guest at Our Table

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL Pentecost 13 (Our thanks to our guest devotionerr, Mary Ann Frontz) When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. (Luke 24:30) Two weekend’s ago in the email devotion, Pastor Ross shared a poem “Perhaps the World Ends Here” written by Joy Harjo.  This…